F-M High School will present “SpongeBob SquarePants,” the musical adaptation of Nickelodeon’s long-running animated children’s sitcom of the same name.
Performances will take place in F-M High School’s auditorium, located in House 1, 8201 E. Seneca Turnpike, Manlius, on the following dates and times:
- March 4: 7 p.m.
- March 5: 2 and 7 p.m.
- March 11: 7 p.m.
- March 12: 2 and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10-15 and can be purchased online at any time or in person in the high school foyer 1-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday starting Feb. 28.
If still available, tickets may be purchased at the door starting one hour prior to each performance. Guests are encouraged to check the musical’s website for ticket availability as shows often sell out.
F-M resident senior citizens may obtain a complimentary pass from the F-M District Office, 8199 E. Seneca Turnpike, Manlius.
SpongeBob’s pleasant existence is abruptly interrupted when it is discovered that Mt. Humongous, a nearby volcano, will erupt within the next 48 hours and completely obliterate Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob, trying to prove to himself and the world that he is not “just a simple sponge,” resolves to save the day when everybody else has given up all hope.
Though SpongeBob SquarePants is incredibly fun and family-friendly, its timeless story of identity, crisis and community is also a witty allegory that examines and critiques the politics of the modern era, and it does so in such a way where children will appreciate and understand the plot line, while adults can read between the lines and extract even more from the musical’s message. SpongeBob SquarePants features an eclectic score of music, each song having been written by a different musical artist with the purposes of recreating the type of musical hodgepodge exhibited by the original television series.