Words by Léna Fontaine
He’s not just a simple sponge! The casting is now complete for the upcoming National Tour of “The Spongebob Musical”.
Stepping into the yellow-character shoes is Lorenzo Pugliese as Spongebob Squarepants, Beau Bradshaw as Patrick Star, and Daria Pilar Redus as Sandy Cheeks. The touring cast also includes Christopher Cody Cooley as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Zach Kononov as Mr. Krabs, and Tristan McIntyre as Sheldon Plankton.
Also in the company are Joshua Bess, Morgan Blanchard, John Cardenas, 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, and Rico Velazquez.
The National Tour will launch in September 22nd in Schenectady, New-York. The tour will have stops in Boston, Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, San Antonio and Las Vegas.
The show previously opened on Broadway in December 17, 2017 at the Palace Theatre with Ethan Slater in the title role. The musical later closed on September 1-, 2028 and was nominated for Best Musical at the 2018’s Tony Awards.