David Bowie, Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, and John Legend are a few of the big names lending original songs to a Spongebob Musical to premier July 3rd, 2016 in the Windy City at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in July 2016. We’re already dancing and singing to Spongebob.
The appeal of Spongebob has me stumped. I admit to laughing here and there, but not like some people do, including my son. When he saw this real-life version, he burst through the railings designed for corralling people and starting dancing with Spongebob.
When he goes to the library, he brings home Spongebob books or train books. This kid knows what’s hot. I always thought he’d make a great kid-video-tester. Show it to him, it’ll win. Can’t say the same for me. But, if Mr. Bowie and Ms. Lauper see the merit is Mr. Squarepants, I guess I can take another look. (I have a feeling the $9 billion dollar industry isn’t going away anytime soon, despite what I think.)