It’s The Best Day Ever With The SpongeBob Musical

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT), the non-profit 501c3 organization currently in its 15th year at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, PA, will present their youth cast production of The SpongeBob Musical youth edition at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 7 p.m. Saturdays September 9-17, 2023. Limited reserved seating tickets are available now at 

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny, and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau.

Under the direction of Chad-Alan Carr and Carrie Conklin, The SpongeBob Musical is suited best for ages 4+ and features a cast of local actors including: Olivia Pellegrino from Aspers, Thea Mathers from Littlestown, Caroline Edwards from Newville, Reese Shamer from Spring Grove, Lillie Myers from Fairfield, Nikki Berkey, Chloe Sainer, Rowan Sainer, Hadley Petruzzelli, Greta Hartley, Liesel Suerdieck, Cooper Grimmer, Greyson Grimmer, Dovi Erwin, Nattie Adams, Avery Walker, Dexter Walker, Caden Miller, Audrey Trax, Tessa Trax, Aurelia Dittrich, Kai Dittrich, Rebecca Williams, Helena Rose Patrono, Emma Luque Valmisa, and Grayson Wallace from Gettysburg.

GCT only seats 80 per performance, so ordering tickets in advance is highly encouraged. GCT also has upcoming youth productions of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer the musical December 1-10, as well as adult productions of Jekyll And Hyde the musical in October and Senior Moments (a comedy with Senior actors) in November. GCT hopes to see YOU at the theatre this year. The public can subscribe free to the theatre email list to be kept up to date on all educational, volunteer, audition, and performance opportunities. Additionally on their website you can order tickets, register for classes, and make donations any time of the year. GCT is currently looking for new volunteers for costumes, props, scenic painting, and ushers. Contact if interested in becoming a volunteer at GCT.

GCT Mission Statement: To inspire creativity and confidence, provide cultural enrichment, and instill a love of the theatre arts in people of ALL ages and abilities through quality education and performance.

Featured image caption: Cast members during a dress rehearsal of The SpongeBob Musical youth edition, which will perform 2pm & 7pm Saturdays and 2pm Sundays September 9-17, 2023 at Gettysburg Community Theatre located at 49 York Street within the first block of Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square. [Linda Toki]

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John Walsh
John Walsh
8 months ago

YEA… Cooper Grimmer, Greyson Grimmer….yea Sponge Bob !!
John “Cousin”, Oswego, NY 9/10/23

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