Synopsis

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. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

ACT ONE

Scene 1 Bikini Bottom

  • “Bikini Bottom Day” (by Jonathon Coulton)

Scene 2 The Krusty Krab

  • “Bikini Bottom Day” (Reprise) (by Jonathon Coulton)

Scene 3 Bikini Bottom

  • “No Control” (by David Bowie and Brian Eno)

Scene 4 Patrick’s Rock

  • “BFF” (by Plain White T’s)

Scene 5 Bikini Bottom Town Square

  • “When The Going Gets Tough” (by T.I., Domani Harris, and Darwin Quinn)

Scene 6 Bikini Bottom

  • “(Just A) Simple Sponge” (by Panic! At The Disco)

Scene 7 The Krusty Krab

  • “Daddy Knows Best” (by Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros)

Scene 8 The Chum Bucket/The Krusty Krab

  • “Hero Is My Middle Name” (by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman)

Scene 9 Patrick’s Rock

  • “Super Sea-Star Savior” (by Yolanda Adams)

Scene 10 Bikini Bottom

  • “Tomorrow Is” (by The Flaming Lips)

Scene 11 Jellyfish Fields

Scene 12 Bikini Bottom

INTERMISSION

ACT TWO

Scene 1 Patchy Interruption

  • “Poor Pirates” (by Sara Bareilles)

Scene 2 The Pineapple

  • “Bikini Bottom Day” (Reprise 2) (by Jonathon Coulton)

Scene 3 Bikini Bottom

Scene 4 The Chum Bucket

Scene 5 Bikini Bottom Bandshell

  • “Bikini Bottom Boogie” (by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith)

Scene 6 Mount Humongous

  • “Chop To The Top” (by Lady A)

Scene 7 Bikini Bottom/Mount Humongous

  • “I Guess I Miss You” (by John Legend)

Scene 8 Bikini Bottom Bandshell

  • “I’m Not A Loser” (by They Might Be Giants)

Scene 9 The Chum Bucket

Scene 10 Bikini Bottom Bandshell

Scene 11 Mount Humungous/The Chum Bucket

  • “Simple Sponge” (Reprise) (by Panic! At the Disco)

Scene 12 Bikini Bottom

  • “Best Day Ever” (by Andy Paley and Tom Kenney)
  • Finale: Bikini Bottom Day (Reprise 3) (by Jonathon Coulton)
  • “SpongeBob Theme Song” (by Derek Drymon, Mark Harrison, Stephen Hillenburg, and Blaise Smith)

 

Cast

Cast

Cast

Mr. Krabbs

Cast

Cast

SpongeBob Squarepants

Rachel can’t believe that this is her 4th and final musical at BHS. She is grateful for the time she’s spent over the years with people who have encouraged her to do what she loves. She’s glad you’re here and hopes you enjoy the show as much as she does!

 

Cast

Cast

Sheldon J Plankton

Drew is very excited to play Julian Marsh in this years musical. He has been acting since age 6 and this is his 4th show at the BFAC. He would like to thank the cast, crew, and directors for all their hard work and dedication.
Cast

Cast

Patrick Star

Mateo is a Senior at Batavia High School and has loved theater since childhood. This is his first show at BHS and he is thrilled to be back on the stage! Mateo thanks Mr. Cattero and all his new friends for welcoming him to the department and being so supportive!

Squidward Q Tentacles

This is Desert’s 12th and final show here at the BFAC. It’s been one crazy journey these past 4 years but he’s glad to be ending it off playing his personal idol Squidward. He hopes that you will be blown away by this spectacle of a show.

Cast

Cast

Cowboy Fish, Sardine Devotee

T.J. is a senior at BHS, and this is his 8th production in the drama program here. He is so excited for you to experience this wonderful show, and would like to thank everyone involved.

Sandy Cheeks

Ally is a senior and this is her 5th show at BHS. Some of her past roles include Mira in The Theory of Relativity and Lisa in Mamma Mia. She is also in Chromatics, BSF improv troupe, and Swingsingers show choir. She would like to give a special thanks to Kyle, Mr. Cattero, and Mr. Barsch for making this possible. Enjoy the show, YEEHAW!

Cast

Cast

Sardine, Pirate, Electric Skate, Plankton Backup Dancer, Sea Anemone

Josue is a senior at BHS and is so excited to share this show with all of you! This is his second show at BHS, but he has always been involved in music through Swingsingers and Chromatics. He is so happy you are here and hopes that you enjoy the show!

Cast

Cast

Sardine Devotee, Pirate, Girl Fish

Gemma, a senior, was previously in shows such as I Remember Mama (Christine), Theory of Relativity (Julie), and Animal Farm (Napoleon) at the high school, as well as the play Columbinus (Rebel) at the Albright Theatre. She also studied at Actors Training Center in Wilmette and Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston.

Cast

Cast

Security Guard, A Fish, Perch Perkins, Pirate

Matthew is utterly thrilled to present each and every one of you beautiful people with this magical show. Matthew hopes that his skills learned in The SpongeBob Musical, Theory of Relativity, and BSF (BHS’ Improv Troupe) will aid in dazzling you all. Put on your groovin’ pants; It’s time to boogie.

 

Cast

Cast

Security Guard, A Fish, Sponge Chorus

Ravyn is so excited to be in 42nd Street! This is only her second musical at the high school after doing Spongebob last year. Learning tap for 42nd Street has definitely been a challenge but she loved doing it and performing in this show.

Cast

Cast

Plankton Backup Dancer, Sea Anemone, Assorted Sea Creatures

Maddie is a sophomore and is thrilled to be in her second show here at the BFAC. She has loved working on the show and spending time with her castmates. She would like to thank her family for always encouraging her to be her best, and she hopes you enjoy the show!

 

Cast

Cast

Sardine Devotee, Sponge Chorus, Another Fish, Pirate

This is Miranda’s final show at Batavia High School and she could not be more thrilled that it’s 42nd Street! This show has been beyond memorable and she is extremely grateful to be a part of it. She is unbelievably thankful for all of the incredible moments.

 

Cast

Cast

Larry the Lobster/Gary/Ensemble

Ashlyn is a senior at BHS and is so excited to be in this years production of 42nd street! She is so proud of all the work her and her costars have put into this show and hopes you enjoy it! She would like to thank her family for always supporting her, even as she enters college to major in theater.

 

Cast

Cast

Plankton Backup Dancer, Pirate

Kale has been involved in drama for the majority of their life, and is very excited for this production! They and the rest of the cast have been working incredibly hard, and can hardly wait to present the show.

Cast

Cast

Sponge Chorus, Assorted Sea Creatures

This is the fourth production Sophia has been a part of at BHS and first one this year as a sophomore. She has had a lot of fun working on this show and can’t wait for all of you to see it.

Cast

Cast

Sponge Chorus, Old Man Jenkins

This is Matthew Harmon’s 8th theatrical performance and his 2nd at BHS. He has performed past roles such as Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical, John Northbrook in Mary Poppins, and Young Scrooge in a Christmas Carol. He is super excited for Spongebob and hopes that you enjoy the show!

Cast

Cast

Sponge Chorus, Assorted Sea Creatures

Charlie Liska is a freshmen at BHS. They recently moved here from Montgomery, Illinois. Charlie loves to write, read, and act. They were in the play, Nevermore. This is their second production at BHS.

Cast

Cast

Sardine Devotee, Sponge Chorus, Johnny Bartender, Pirate, Electric Skate

This is Eli’s 4th musical and he is so excited to put on a show for everyone! He loves to put on shows! Eli started singing and dancing in middle school and loves this cast for 42nd Street! You are going to love it!

Cast

Cast

Plankton Backup Dancer, Sea Anemone, Assorted Sea Creatures

Megan Cooper is a sophomore at batavia highschool and she is so excited to be a part of such an amazing show. She is so proud of this show and so proud of all the people who came together to make it happen. She wants to thank her family for all of their love and support, as well as her directors and choreographers who always push her to do her best. Enjoy the show!

Cast

Cast

Sardine Devotee, Buster Bluetang, Pirate, Sea Anemone, Electric Skate

This is Will’s third show at BHS and he’s so thrilled for it! Previously he has played Sky in Mamma Mia and Anthony in Theory of Relativity. He’d like to thank the whole cast and crew for making his last show so memorable.

Cast

Cast

Sponge Chorus, Assorted Sea Creatures, Pirate

This is Kate’s fourth show and second musical at BHS. She is so excited for everyone to see 42nd street and would like to thank everyone who worked so hard for it to be possible. Enjoy the show!

Cast

Cast

Pearl Krabs, Sea Anemone

Kayla, a senior, is so excited to share this underwater spectacular with you as the cast dives deep into the meanings of friendship and perseverance. This is Kayla’s 7th and final show at Batavia High School and she couldn’t be happier to end it off with a bang. She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she does!

Cast

Cast

Sponge Chorus, Assorted Sea Creatures

Mackenzie is a sophomore. She has done four shows with BHS. She is very excited to be in this show and hopes you enjoy it.

Cast

Cast

Karen The Computer, Pirate, Sea Anemone

Erin is a junior at Batavia High School and this is her fourth production at BHS. She is so excited for everyone to see this amazing show and hopes you enjoy!

Cast

Cast

Sardine Devotee, Mrs. Puff, Girl Fish, Pirate, Sea Anemone

Chloe is thrilled to be a part of her 10th BHS show, 42nd street! She is honored to be this cast’s dance captain and help her cast mates master tap. She is so very proud of how they’ve stepped up to the plate. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Cast

Cast

Sardine Devotee, Girl Fish, Patchy the Pirate

Clara Patterson is a senior and 42nd Street is her fourth and final musical performance at BHS! Clara is incredibly proud of all the hard work this cast and crew put in to make this show amazing, and hopes you enjoy the performance.

Mayor, Sponge Chorus, Pirate, Sea Anemone

This is Zoe’s 12th and final show at BHS. She is so excited that the audiences gets to experience this one of a kind performance in person. With things finally feeling as close to normal as they can, she hopes that everyone has as much fun watching the show as she did during this process.

Cast

Cast

Sponge Chorus, Assorted Sea Creatures

Mitch is in his sophomore year at Batavia High School and has done several plays and a musical.  This is Mitch’s 2nd musical. Mitch is super excited for being able to participate in the theater program and having the opportunity to get more experience with acting. He really hopes that you enjoy the show!

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Hello! Ben is a junior at Batavia High School and this is their first time stage managing a show at Batavia. They’ve assistant stage managed two previous shows and been in crew prior. They hope you enjoy the show!

Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

This is Ryan’s 4 show at the BFAC. He enjoys all his work backstage and helping stage manage this wonderful show! He is so thankful for all of the effort and long hours of everyone who has made this production possible. He hopes you fall in love with 42nd Street!

 

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Despite this only being Lily’s second year at Batavia High School, this will be her 4th theater production through BHS’ drama program. She has previously been a part of the crew for Animal Farm and Nevermore, and she was an assistant stage manager for SpongeBob the Musical. She’s thrilled to have the chance to be stage manager for this year’s musical.

Cast

Cast

Crew

Sarah Katz is a sophomore at Batavia High School. She has been in a few shows there, including Animal Farm, Nevermore, and was in tech for SpongeBob. She is very happy to be in 42nd Street, and she hopes you enjoy the hard work everyone has put into the show.

Crew

Crew

Crew

Ronni is a Senior here at BHS and is so excited to be apart 42nd street. This is Ronni’s second year doing crew but has been in many other performances on the stage as well. Enjoy the show!

Crew

Crew

Crew

Lexie is excited for the show! This is her 3rd production at BHS and 2nd as a crew member. She has been involved in both community theatre as well as school shows since she was in third grade. She hopes that everyone enjoys the show!

Cast

Cast

Crew

Jayden, a Sophomore, is excited to be in his 4th show at BHS(Animal Farm, Nevermore, Spongebob, and 42nd Street). Even if he’s just a guy who walks across the stage with a rope, he says, “It’s still a great experience, with lots of friends. Enjoy the show!”

 

Crew

Crew

Crew

Tim is a senior at BHS and this is his final show. Having an extensive background in theater, he is over thrilled to be on the crew for BHS for the first time. Hesitant about SpongeBob at first, he is so glad he did this technical marvel of a show and is ecstatic about how amazing it has turned out.

Cast

Cast

Crew

Julia is very excited to be a part of this wonderful production of 42nd Street! This is her third production at BHS, and her second production acting. She is very grateful for the wonderful cast, crew, directors, and parent volunteers and would like to congratulate everybody on a job well done!

Crew

Crew

Crew

This is Naomi’s second time participating in crew at BHS. She has previously been in 13 other productions at RMS, Vero Voce, and the Albright Theatre. Naomi is so excited to show everyone all of the hard work cast, crew, pit, and directors have put into this show to make it what it is. She hopes you enjoy the show.

 

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Riley has been an active member of different musical groups through all 5 years that he has been involved with BHS, namely concert band, jazz ensemble, and marching band. This is his second musical, having played in the SpongeBob pit last year, and is ecstatic to play in the pit orchestra again for 42nd Street.

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

This is my sixth year playing Saxophone. I’ve always wanted to play in the pit and I have grown up watching SpongeBob, so this is the perfect combination for me! I didn’t know there was a SpongeBob musical until recently, but I’m so excited to get to play in it!

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Zoe has been in music programs since the fifth grade, with this being her first year in the pit. She’s very excited for the performance and hopes that you all enjoy the show!

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Hello there, I’m Tommy. I like jazz music and punk and I am really excited to do pit again for the musical. I play guitar (Known as guitar guy) and I’m looking forward to all sorts of musical shenanigans.

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

I have been an active member of different musical groups through all 4 years that I have been at BHS, namely concert band, jazz groups, and show choir combo. I was lucky enough this year to be in the pit for Spongebob and I have enjoyed every minute of it!

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Ethan is heavily involved in BHS’s other music programs, such as concert band, Marching band, Pep band, and Jazz band. Ethan mainly plays trombone, but can also play baritone and piano. Ethan is planning on attending Iowa State University this fall.

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

I am a musician who loves music and plans on doing this for the rest of my life and I hope this teaches me new things and I grow to get better.

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

I’m so excited to be a part of the pit for Spongebob this year; I couldn’t imagine a better way to end my senior year! I want to thank Mr. Barsch, Mr. Knautz, Mr. Owen, BVK, and my friends and family for being an integral part of my musical journey.

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Tristan played guitar in Mamma Mia two years prior and is excited to return to the musical scene. He’s been playing guitar for 6 years now and hopes everyone enjoys the show!

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Hello! I am so excited to be a part of the Spongebob production in the pit this year. Thanks for coming!

Cast

Cast

Pit Orchestra

Abe is super excited for his last musical at BHS, and is grateful to be a part of such an amazing production. He enjoys being very involved in the amazing music and theatre programs here at BHS. Past productions include Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, The Theory of Relativity, Animal Farm, and Spongebob the Musical. He is also on the improv troupe But Seriously Folks…, and enjoys being in Chromatics and Swinsingers at BHS. He thanks his family and friends for supporting him in doing something he loves and will cherish for the rest of his life. Enjoy the show!

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Emilie is a clarinet and tenor sax player for the musical and will be doing it for her second year. She is a marching band leader and strives to continue improving as a musician.

Cast

Cast

Pit Orchestra

Chloe is a junior this year and really looks forward to this years production of 42nd street! She was involved in the pit orchestra for Spongebob last year and now dances in the show this year. She loves to dance and sing and has had so many amazing times during rehearsals. She hopes you enjoy the show and looks forward to bringing 42nd street to life!

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

KJ is a sophomore and this is his second year playing in the pit. He has been in music since fifth grade and is also involved in orchestra, jazz band, and marching band. He hopes you enjoy this years production of 42nd Street!

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Pit Orchestra

Makeup Artist

Makeup Artist

Tori is a senior with a long history in the music department, having 3 years with the BHS Wind Symphony and 4 years with the Marching Band under her belt. She’s very excited to be involved with the school musical for the first time as a makeup artist.

Make Up Artist

Make Up Artist

Make Up Artist

Bella is a Freshman and she is very excited, Since this is her first time doing makeup for a show. She hopes you’ll enjoy what you see in the show!

Make Up Artist

Make Up Artist

Make Up Artist

Kendall is senior who has been involved in art throughout highschool. They have taken AP Art participated in Rock the Runway all four years.

Make Up Artist

Make Up Artist

I’m not a theater kid, but i thought i’d try this out.

Make Up Artist

Make Up Artist

Make Up Artist

Tanner Fleury is a senior artist at Batavia High School. Tanner has always had a passion for design and plans on pursuing it in college. They also were a lead creative director for BHS Rock the Runway and are a part of the National Art Honor Society Executive Board.

Make Up Artist

Make Up Artist

Sydney is a Senior at BHS, president of the National Arts Honor Society, and is excited to start an education in the arts field in the fall.

Artistic Team

Dominic Cattero

Dominic Cattero

Artistic Director

Dominic Is a Batavia native, graduating from BHS in 1999, at which point he attended Illinois Wesleyan University, where he earned a BFA in Theatre Arts. Following a short stint as a freelance director, he settled in Quincy Illinois at Quincy Community Theatre and served as their Director of Student Theatre and Head of Education from 2003-2005 at which time he transitioned to the position of CEO and Managing Artistic Director from 2005 – January of 2011. Dominic has also been appointed and served a three-year term with the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and served as an adjunct professor of Theatre Arts and Acting with Hannibal-LaGrange University from 2008 to 2010. A Theatrical Dominic met his wife Miranda on stage in Grease and they have four children, Brayden, Delaney, Mirabella, and Bianca.

Directing Credits Include: The Sound of Music, Urinetown, The Producers, Little Shop of Horrors (twice), Miracle on 34th Street, Steel Magnolias, Jesus Christ Superstar, On Golden Pond, The Graduate, Chicago, Little Brother, Lucky Stiff, Forever Plaid, Footloose, The Importance of Being Earnest, All Shook Up, Jake’s Women, Everybody, Death of a Salesman, Lost in Yonkers, Shrek, Beauty and the Beast, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Dear Edwina, The Theory of Relativity, 9 to 5 The Musical, Arsenic and Old Lace, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Bridge to Terabithia, I Do! I Do! and many more. He is also the founding Director and coach for But Seriously, Folks… improv troupe founded in 2003.

Awards & Reccognition
* West Central Illinois 20 Under 40 recipient
* Individual Artist recipient for Wes Central Illinois?SouthEastern Iowa/North Eastern Missouri
* Arts Educator of the year – 2009
* Enid Ireland Award
* Batavia/Geneva/St. Charles 30 Under 30 recipient
* Batavia Hall of Honor

Peter Barsch

Peter Barsch

Music Director

Peter Barsch is excited to help bring 42nd Street to life with this talented and hardworking team. He has been the Music Director for 19 shows, including Les Miserables, Chicago, Ragtime, and many more. He holds a Master’s Degree in Choral Music Education from NIU and two Bachelor’s Degrees from the Honors Program at Loyola University Chicago.
Special thanks to his supportive and patient wife Annie and his three wonderful kids through these long hours!

Kyle Donohue

Choreographer

Kyle Donahue is thrilled to be working with the great cast and artistic team of 42nd Street! He has loved the chance to choreograph previous BHS productions of Spongebob, Theory of Relativity, Mamma Mia, Chicago, and Cats and is so impressed by the dedication and hard work of this tap dancing cast!  He has choreographed and performed around the world on regional theatre, theme park and cruise ship stages. Some choreography credits include Pippin, Legally Blonde, GreaseAll Shook Up, Oklahoma!, and Forever Plaid.  In the Chicagoland area, Kyle has been seen on stage at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook and New American Theatre, and has choreographed at Fox Valley Repertory, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, Rockford University, and College of Dupage. He serves as the Cultural Arts Supervisor at the Arlington Heights Park District, and resides locally with his beautiful wife Julie and their four little ones Lulu, Lincoln, Finn and River. He sends a big thank you to Dominic for this opportunity and the cast and artistic team for their hard work and excitement! Kyle holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Rockford College.

Mike Baglieri

Lighting Designer

Joseph Andersen

Joseph Andersen

Technical Director

Justin Knautz

Justin Knautz

Orchestra Director

Mr. Knautz is the Pit Director for the musical. He is currently teaching music at J.B. Nelson. Mr. Knautz graduated from Batavia High School in 2017 and graduated this winter from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with his music education degree. He has greatly enjoyed working with the amazing students of the pit orchestra and is very proud of them.

Jennifer Melendez

Jennifer Melendez

Make Up Designer

Jennifer Melendez has been an educator in the BHS Art & Media Department for 13 years. She graduated from DePaul University for her undergraduate degree in 2009, and from Northern Illinois University for her masters degree in 2013. Jennifer enjoys creating her own art pieces during her spare time. This is Jennifer’s second musical as the makeup director, the first being BHS presents Cats the Musical in 2017.

Jason Jakubaitis

Jason Jakubaitis

Head Electrician

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson

Audio Engineer

This is Heather’s 14th production at Batavia High School. Heather is a graduate of West Aurora High School and Illinois State University. By day, she can be found working at Marklund Day School where she helps make everyday life possible for students with mild to complex disabilities, including autism. By night, she can be found at one of the local theatres. She shares her theatre talents with numerous productions in the area throughout the year. If you can’t find her in either of those places, then she’s probably at home with her cat, Smudge.

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

This is Madeline’s second show assistant directing and she couldn’t be more excited. Seeing each cast member grow and shine in their own way is so exciting. She cannot wait for everyone to enjoy the magic that is 42nd street.

Student Musical Director

Student Musical Director

Student Assistant Music Director & Foley Fish

Lily is so thrilled and grateful to be part of such an amazing production team! As a junior at BHS, she is a part of Chamber Singers, Wind Symphony, and Chromatics. 42nd Street is her fifth production at BHS and her second as the Student Music Director. She is so thankful for her family and friends as well as Mr. Barsch and Mr. Cattero for supporting her!

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