Firestone Theatre and the Akron School for the Arts are housed at the Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron, Ohio. We present a full season of award-winning plays and musicals that provide meaningful experiences for students both onstage and off. Our nationally-recognized academic theatre education program is a challenging and comprehensive course of study for the serious high school student. Our facility is state-of-the-art and offers students the opportunity to practice their craft both onstage and off.

The SpongeBob Musical

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg Book by Kyle Jarrow Conceived by Tina Landau Original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I. And songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley
When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world. With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises up. The power of optimism really can save the world!

There will be a brief pre-talk held in the school's LRC at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

There will be a brief talk-back immediately after the performance on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

On Sale

Sep 25, 2023 at 12:00pm to

Mar 16, 2024 at 12:00pm

Run Time

2 hours


Linda B Kersker Auditorium

Akron School for the Arts at Firestone CLC


Musical , Contemporary

Box Office Contact


1 Hour prior to curtain


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Accessibility Offerings

Wheelchair Seating

Service Animals Welcome

All Gender Restrooms

Nursing Mothers and Changing Stations

Relaxed Performances will be Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 PM and Sunday, April 24 at 10:00 AM. Large Print Materials available upon request.

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