April 13, 2022

Sedalia, Missouri April 13, 2022 – The State Fair Community College Theatre Arts program will present the children’s musical “The SpongeBob Musical” at 7 p.m. April 21-23 and April 28-30 and at 2 p.m. April 24 and May 1. A character dinner theatre will be held at 6 p.m. April 23 and 30. Performances will take place in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus. 

The musical is based on Nickelodeon’s number one children’s cartoon series, “SpongeBob SquarePants,” by Stephen Hillenburg from 1999 to 2016. Kyle Jarrow, award-winning author and musician, wrote the book for Broadway’s “The SpongeBob Musical,” for which he received a Tony nomination. Tina Landau developed the musical production of the book. SFCC’s Theatre Arts program coordinator Ryan P. Mahannah is the director, and Jan Turley is the musical director. Torrie Shelly is the choreography director.  

The story finds SpongeBob and the citizens of Bikini Bottom in a struggle to save their undersea world from destruction. When it seems they are losing the battle, an unexpected, optimistic hero comes forward to save the day. Original songs by numerous artists such as Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, David Bowie, and others are a popular feature of the musical. 

Tickets can be purchased online at evenbrite.com or by calling the Box Office at (660) 530-5814 from 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets are $5 and seating is reserved. Tickets for the character dinner and performance on April 23 and 30 are $18. Seniors over 60 years may get a free ticket to the 2 p.m. performances on April 24 and May 1.  Wheelchair seating is available upon request. For special accommodations, email Mahannah at rmahannah@sfccmo.edu.  



SpongeBob SquarePants – Avory Nail, Lexington 

Patrick Star – Peter Stevens, Warrensburg 

Sandy Cheeks – Ainsley McKellips, Coffeyville, Kansas 

Squidward Tentacles – Kaden Green, Sedalia 

Sheldon J. Plankton – Braden Miller, Platte City  

Karen – Audrey Phillips, Higginsville 

Eugene H. Krabs – Quincy Wilson, Oak Grove 

Pearl – Annie Henson, Clever 

Perch – Walker Schotte, Sedalia 

Patchy – Garrett Lampert, Kansas City, Missouri 

Old Man Jenkins – Ethan Courter, Knob Noster  

Buster – Addie Hunsaker, Sedalia 

Larry the Lobster – Tyler Klenschmitt, Trenton 

Johnny the Bartender/Gary’s Voice – Carri Macek, Sedalia 

Mayor – Kennedy Keele, Sedalia 

Mrs. Puff – Sarah Hensel, Provencal, Louisiana 

Security Guard 1 – Miranda Duryee, Warrensburg 

Security Guard 2 – Taylor Kremer, Loose Creek 

Electric Skates – Ethan Courter, Taylor Kremer, Miranda Duryee 



Director – Ryan Mahannah, SFCC Theatre Arts program coordinator 

Music Direction – Jan Turley, Sedalia 

Choreography – Torrie Shelly, Warrensburg 

Technical Direction – Tim Wells, SFCC faculty 

Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Elise Hawley, Sedalia 

Assistant Stage Managers – Bailey Mitchell, Columbia; Payton Lawrence, Norborne 

Costume Designers – Kennedy Keele, Annie Henson 

Make and Hair Designer – Miranda Duryee  

Props Master – Sarah Hensel 

Assistant Scene Design/Master Carpenter – Quincy Wilson 

Fly Master – Payton Lawrence 

Light Board Operator – Levi Norman, Sedalia 

Sound Board Operator – Haley Gulley 

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