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Toronto: “The SpongeBob Musical” arrives in Toronto December 17-22 – tickets on sale April 8

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The critically acclaimed, award-winning THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, declared “BRILLIANT!” by The New York Times, will play Toronto’s Meridian Hall for the 2019 holiday season.  Performances begin December 17 at Meridian Hall (formerly the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts) for eight performances only until December 22, 2019.

Presented by TO Live, tickets for THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL go on sale Monday, April 8, 10AM and will be available online at, by calling 1-855-872-7669, or in person at select TO Live box offices.

Wonders pour from the stage in a ravishing stream of color and invention” (Time Out New York) as Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humour, heart and pure theatricality in a neon-sparkly “party for the eyes and ears” (Daily Beast). Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe—until a most unexpected hero rises to take centre stage. This “creative explosion” ( is “nothing short of genius” says Theatermania, so bring the entire family to celebrate friendship and cooperation, and learn the power of unity and inclusion.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL explodes with energy and features an original pop and rock-infused score by a legendary roster of Grammy® Award-winning songwriters. Led and conceived by visionary director Tina Landau (2018 Tony Award nominee) and a Tony Award®-winning design team, the production brings the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality. THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL features a book by Kyle Jarrow, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt, musical supervision by Julie McBride & Tim Hanson, and choreography by Christopher Gattelli. The design team includes scenic and costume design byDavid Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigrini, sound design by Walter Trarbach, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, make-up design by Joe Dulude II, foley design by Mike Dobson, and casting by Stewart/Whitley.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is a one-of-a-kind musical event with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and 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 by Jonathan Coulton. Additional music by Tom Kitt.

The Original Cast Recording is available now from Masterworks Broadway wherever music is sold and streamed.

Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world.

TO Live presents


December 17 – 22, 2019

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

1 Front Street East

Eight performances only. 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 $55 - $180

(Prices include per ticket fees. Order/delivery fees may apply)

Tickets are available online at, by calling 1-855-872-7669, 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

Toronto Centre for the Arts Box Office, 5040 Yonge St.,

Tuesday-Saturday 1pm-6pm

Ticketmaster phone lines operate 9:30am – 8pm Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 8pm Sundays and holidays. On-line sales operate 24 hours per day.