The SpongeBob Musical at the Middletown Arts Center July 14–16 + 21–23

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By Stacey Jones July 5, 2023

The MAC Players at the Middletown Arts Center make a splash this summer with The SpongeBob Musical, a stunning, all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show running over two weekends, July 14-16 and July 21-23. When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world. A delight for audiences young and old, The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg and a book by Kyle Jarrow.


Fri, July 14 and Sat, July 15 at 7 p.m. | Sun, July 16 at 2 p.m.

Fri, July 21 at 7 p.m. | Sat, July 22 at 2 p.m. (Family Matinee) and 7 p.m. | Sun, July 23 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $12.50–$30 for adults and $12.50–22.50 for students/seniors with reserved seating. Purchase tickets online at or call the MAC Box Office at 732.706.4100 and tell them you saw it on Macaroni Kid. 

The Middletown Arts Center is located at 36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ (next to the Middletown train station). Free parking is available onsite with additional free parking available in the station-metered lot on weekday evenings after 6 p.m. and on weekends.

The SpongeBob Musical features 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.

The MAC Players’ production of The SpongeBob Musical is directed by Jim Devivo with musical direction by Melanie Colby and choreography direction by Samantha Amaral. The play stars Joseph Bryant (SpongeBob SquarePants), Victoria Keiser (Sandy Cheeks), Sal Racioppi (Patrick Star), Colleen Gilgan (Pearl Krabs), Justin Jajalla (Eugene Krabs), Aidan Panno (Squidward Q. Tentacles), Sean Ferguson (Sheldon Plankton), Mads Ferguson (Karen The Computer) and Aidan Falzon (Patchy The Pirate).


The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) is an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility in Middletown, New Jersey that offers performances, exhibits, classes, demonstrations and camps centering on the arts. Its convenient location across from the Middletown train station on Church Street enables easy access and its expanded MAC Annex is minutes away at the Middletown Reformed Church’s Education Building. The MAC is operated by a non-profit 501c3, the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council which is dedicated to bringing quality arts programming and events to Middletown and surrounding communities. Visit for more information and to join our mailing list for updates on classes, camps and activities at the Middletown Arts Center.