‘The SpongeBob Musical’ hits the Open Door

February 23, 2023

Soak in the Effervescent SpongeBob Musical with Open Door Theater at The Dragonfly Theater, R.J. Grey Jr. HS in Acton March 24-April 2, 2023 at www.opendoortheater.org

Open Door Theater, based locally in Acton, is one of the only integrated, accessible theater companies in the nation to stage full-scale productions featuring actors with disabilities, who are deaf, on the autism spectrum, neurodiverse, and have blindness, mobility and cognitive challenges. 

For its 43rd season, Open Door Theater is performing The SpongeBob Musical through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, with seven shows in March 2023.

  • Over half of the 52-person cast self-identify as having disabilities. 
  • The multi-generational/multicultural production includes actors ages 9 and up.
  • Lead roles are played by diverse actors.

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Take a deep dive and get absorbed in this irreverent, delightful adaptation of the beloved cartoon.The cast includes actors who are Deaf, neurodiverse, on the Autism spectrum, have Down syndrome, and/or have mobility and cognitive challenges, with a fantastic score and brilliant choreography. In true Open Door fashion, it highlights diversity, courage, and friendship. 

Since 1980, Open Door Theater has been an all volunteer, non-profit, multi-generational community theater with a social justice mission of access, inclusion and diversity.