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“The SpongeBob Musical” to wrap up Cameron University theatre season

The Cameron University theatre arts program will conclude its 2022-2023 “Monster of a Season” with “The SpongeBob Musical,” based on the popular animated television series “SpongeBob SquarePants.” The production will be presented in the University Theatre from Thursday, April 20, through Sunday, April 23. The curtain goes up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens, military, Cameron faculty and staff, and $12 for non-Cameron students. Cameron students, faculty and staff are admitted at no charge with a valid CU ID. To reserve tickets, please call 580-581-2346 or order online at https://www.cameron.edu/art-music-and-theatre/events/buy-tickets.

Written by Kyle Jarrow and featuring songs from popular artists, the musical comedy follows SpongeBob SquarePants and company as they try to save their homes in Bikini Bottom from the volcanic eruptions of Mount Humongous.

Shalyn Bowles, Geronimo, plays SpongeBob. She is joined by Shayson Lenee’, Comanche, as Patrick, and Grace Norbury, Lawton, as Sandy. Also from Lawton are Dakota Weeks as Squidward, Victor Quinones as Plankton, Kyleigh E. Garmon as Karen, Alexander Ernest as Old Man Jenkins, Shade Linville as Johnny the Bartender, Maliah Davis as Security Guard/Sardine, Skylar Edwards as Buster Bluetang, Jared Long as Mr. Krabs, Araia Heathcott as Pearl and Joey Roberts as the voice of the French Narrator. Joining them from Duncan are Merlin Nicole Phillips as Perch, Victoria Spruill as Ms. Mayor, Jaiden Standridge as Security Guard/Sardine, and Natalie Small as Mrs. Puff. Heather Heinz, Fletcher, plays Larry the Lobster.

Carmen Head, Alvarado, Texas, is the stage manager for the production. She is joined by her sister, Abby Head, who is on the running crew. From Duncan, Jaiden Standridge is the properties designer, Natalie Small is the properties, designer, and Riah Pettigrew is one of the spotlight operators. From Lawton, Curtis Myers is the assistant stage manager, Sidney Dalby is the light board operator, Jericho Carmona is a follow spot operator, Allee Passmore is in charge of publicity, Grace Alford is part of the running crew, and MacEwan Sanders will be running the fly system. Shayson Lenee’ is the make-up designer.

The pit orchestra will feature Nicholas Raso and Bellemarie Saucedo, Comanche; Mykala Waller, Jackson; Alyssa Price and Jason Villarreal, Lawton; Melody Veloz, Elgin; and Danielle Angeloni, Cache.

Faculty and staff working on the show include associate professor Eric Abbott, costume and make-up design; assistant professor Ben Williams, scenic and lighting design; Dr. Gregory Hoepfner, music director and conductor; adjunct professor Katherine Veenhuizen, choreographer; and theatre facility manager Joey Roberts, sound design and soundboard operator. Professor Emeritus Scott Richard Klein directs the production.

This production is sponsored in part by the Richard T. Brittingham Musical Theatre Endowed Lectureship.



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