Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Spongebob on Broadway at The Palace Theatre
Thanks to Nickelodeon, Jace and I got to experience SpongeBob on Broadway a couple weeks ago and it was unbelievable. When I think of Nickelodeon the first thing that pops into my head is usually the yellow quirky sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea, I mean cmon he's been around for about 18 years. That's pretty insane to me as I am 30 years old now, and remember when it first appeared on the television. Still, it is one of the most watched shows on Nickelodeon that kids and adults of all ages enjoy tuning into for a good laugh. I honestly had no idea what to expect, and it turned out to be more than just a show. So many meanings and life lessons being taught throughout it that it made you really understand the characters as more than just characters. I won't give too much away because it is such a wonderful family event I would suggest you find time for soon.
I do want to say that I was skeptical if Jace was really going to be into it as he has watched SpongeBob just here and there. But he was stunned by everything. The backdrops, the costumes, the music, the interaction. It was just a perfect way to open his eyes up to the world of Broadway. It was his first Broadway show, and most definitely not his last. He enjoyed it so much that he is now highly anticipating another show soon.
We laughed but also were taught the true value of friendship and SELF-love. It was a big thing that they were trying to explain as SpongeBob was being told he was just a simple sponge and was not capable of much he decided to not listen to what everyone else had to say and took matters into his own hands to prove just how much he was able to achieve. He shows that anything is possible if you just believe in yourself, and stay true to yourself.
When I asked Jace about his favorite part he said he loved watching the friendship that SpongeBob(Ethan Slater)has with Patrick(Danny Skinner). He said they were able to be silly together but at the same time come up with a solution together to their problems. He said it reminded him a lot of like a brother kind of bond like the one he has with his little brother. It was sweet that he noticed that, and was able to
My favorite part of the show has got to be Sandy Cheeks(Lilli Cooper). I absolutely love how they showed her character to be empowering and fearless. She was a woman who felt she didn't belong because she was "different" and didn't fit the standards everyone had, "too witty", "too brainy". She rose above it and at the end of it all was the true hero that helped her whole community even when they were against her. It was a great platform that they chose for her, and her character as the brains of the group.
If you ever wanted to feel like you were part of Bikini Bottom, just waiting in line for a yummy Krusty Crab burger than this is the show for you. And just when you thought it couldn't sound any better the musical includes some original songs from Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, Steven Tyler, They Might Be Giants, and T.I, plus many more.
Currently showing at The Palace Theatre in NYC. Thank you to Nickelodeon for hosting us, and letting us have a really cool Meet and Greet with some of the actors/actresses that are part of the musical. They also gave us some really cool Merch that we would love to share with you guys! To win some SpongeBob goodies, just go comment below and you will be entered to win!