Drama Talk & Drinks: The SpongeBob Musical & We Are Moving to Instagram!

After almost 7 years of Drama Talk and Drinks, we decided it was time to do a bit of a refresh: We’re rebranding to: Making a Scene in SF

And we’re moving to Instagram: Follow us!!! @makingasceneinSF

We’re expanding the type of content and culture we cover: We’ll be reviewing shows, exploring The Bay, getting to know some of the incredible talent that comes through our amazing area, and inviting you in to more of what we’re watching and talking about outside of the theatre. 

Also, WE are Katie Cruz and Lisa Raphael, a couple of former-and-forever theatre nerds and pop culture obsessives.

There will still be drama talk. And there will still be drinks. 100% there will still be drinks.

In the meantime, here is our last post on Mission Mission, to give you a hint of what you can expect to see on @makingasceneinSF. It’s ironic this will be about The SpongeBob Musical… but such is life. 

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PHOTO CREDIT: JEREMY DANIEL

HIGHLIGHTS?

Katie: Hmmm…. I would say, it was the creative use of sound effects, costumes, projections and lighting. 

Lisa: On stage, it was the general ENERGY. I loved the look and how they created the cartoon scenes IRL. I loved the sound effects and the guy on stage playing them. Incredible pipes on many in the cast as well. Off stage, the highlight for me was watching SpongeBob STANs react (freak tf out). It was a trip.

LOWLIGHTS?

K: The story…the songs…the realization that this cartoon was indeed turned into a Broadway musical and that there must be no more original ideas. 

L: The plot and some of the songs felt a bit generic (yknow, character skips around his beloved town in a sweeping, scene-setting song to open the show).

FAVORITE SONG?

K: Even with the star power of John Legend and T.I, there were no memorable songs.

L: It’s hard to watch anyone rap onstage after seeing Hamilton multiple times (not to brag) but I did think “When the Going Gets Tough” was really fun to watch. Katie is rolling her eyes rn 😝 Also Squidward’s eventual song, “I’m Not a Loser.” Also the sponge song… 

WHO WOULD YOU BE CAST AS?

K: Squidward, because I’m jaded and bitter. 

L: LOL ^^^ I can’t explain, but that one (sexy?) hamburger stole the show for me. I would want to be that hamburger — er, krabby patty?

WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS SHOW TO?

K: Seven year olds or adults who LOVED SpongeBob as a kid. (You could probably guess I am neither of those demographics) 

L: People who LOVE SpongeBob, this is a damn must. People who LOVE edibles, you will also enjoy this pairing. 

EMOJI VERDICT?

K: 🤨

L: 🥳

The SpongeBob Musical plays at the Golden Gate Theatre through this weekend only. Tickets are still available on the BroadwaySF website

Keep in touch with us!

Follow us: @makingasceneinSF

Email us and invite us to your show: makingasceneinsf@gmail.com


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