Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group, with partner Broadway Asia Entertainment (BAE), has announced the latest expansion of one of the popular franchise SpongeBob SquarePants, with a first ever live tour based on the top kids' show.
SpongeBob SquarePants Live! The Sponge Who Could Fly!, launching in Singapore at The Singapore Expo Hall on May 31, 2007, will be the first customization of the property into a live musical event and also marks the first time Nickelodeon has ever premiered a live tour outside the US. The lovable sea sponge, his best starfish buddy Patrick and friends will embark on a pan-Asia tour presented by Nickelodeon Live Theatricals and Broadway Asia Entertainment, the tour will travel to five cities across Asia (Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok, Manila) before making its way to Australia and New Zealand. In Fall 2007, a Mandarin language version of SpongeBob SquarePants Live! The Sponge Who Could Fly! is scheduled to premiere in China and Hong Kong. Details of the Australia, New Zealand and China legs of the tour will be announced shortly," state press notes.
"SpongeBob Squarepants Live! The Sponge Who Could Fly! is based on the SpongeBob SquarePants series episode entitled The Lost Episode/The Sponge Who Could Fly. The live stage production features a magical set that transports the audience to SpongeBob's underwater world of bikini bottom. The apt transition of 'SpongeBob SquarePants' from on-air to theatrical live show was supervised by series creator Stephen Hillenburg and Executive Producer Paul Tibbet."
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