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Toronto: “The SpongeBob Musical” runs December 17-22

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Canadian premiere of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL will play Toronto’s Meridian Hall for the 2019 holiday season. Performances begin December 17 for eight performances only. Winner of both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is led and conceived by visionary directorTina Landau (2018 Tony Award® nominee) and a Tony Award®-winning design team.

Tickets, starting as low as $35, are available online at, by calling 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754, or in person at select TO Live box offices.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL stars Lorenzo Pugliese as SpongeBob SquarePants, Beau Bradshaw as Patrick Star, and Daria Pilar Redus as Sandy Cheeks, with Cody Cooley as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Zach Kononov as Mr. Krabs, and Tristan McIntyre as Sheldon Plankton.

Rounding out the company, the ensemble features Joshua Bess, Morgan Blanchard, John Cardenas, Chris Cerreto, Natalie L. Chapman, Richie Dupkin, Teddy Gales, Stephen C. Kallas,Méami Maszewski, Stefan Miller, Mary Nickson, Dorian O'Brien, Caitlin Ort, Elle-May Patterson, Helen Regula, Sydney Simone, Ayana Strutz, Miles Davis Tillman, Rico Velazquez, and Rachel Wong.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL explodes with energy and features an original pop and rock-infused score by a legendary roster of award-winning songwriters: Yolanda Adams, Steven Tylerand Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani & Lil’C and songs by David Bowie & Brian Eno, and by Tom Kenny & Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton with additional music by Tom Kitt.


TO Live presents


December 17 – 22, 2019

Meridian Hall (formerly the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)

1 Front Street East


Performance schedule:

Tuesday, December 17, 7:30PM

Wednesday, December 18, 7:30PM

Thursday, December 19, 7:30PM

Friday, December 20, 7:30PM

Saturday, December 21, 2PM & 7:30PM

Sunday, December 22, 12:30PM & 6:30PM


Single tickets range from $35 - $150

(Additional fees may apply)

Tickets are available online at, by calling 

416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754, or in person at the following

TO Live Box Offices:

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Box Office 27 Front St. E.

Monday-Friday, 12pm – 6pm

Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St.

Tuesday-Saturday 1pm-6pm



SpongeBob SquarePants  launched on July 17, 1999, and has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base.  SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in Viacom International Media Networks history, seen in more than 208 countries and territories, translated in 55+ languages, and averaging more than 100 million total viewers every quarter.  SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.  The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurable optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.