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Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre ‘The SpongeBob Musical’ Stars Youth From 18 Alexandria Schools

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Oct. 24, 2022

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Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre ‘The SpongeBob Musical’ Stars Youth From 18 Alexandria Schools

Alexandria, Va. — The last lick of paint is drying on set and the final stitches of costumes are complete. After hours of rehearsals, the Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre (MVCCT) performers are almost line and pitch perfect.

Opening night for this year’s fall production, The SpongeBob Musical, is Nov. 11 and the cast couldn’t be more excited for curtain up.

This year, the family-friendly performance showcases talent from 18 schools across Alexandria. In addition, youngsters from schools in Springfield and Arlington also star.

“It’s great to see so many talented kids come together from all over Alexandria and beyond and work together so well to bring the public this amazing performance,” said Lexi Keogh who produces the show alongside Kelly Gerstenberg. “The cast is so excited to finally see an audience so please come out and show your support for our kids,” added Gerstenberg.

The 44 young actors, who range in ages from eight to 18, have been rehearsing three times a week since September to prepare for the run of four evening and two matinee shows..

The MVCCT adaptation of the hit Broadway musical is based on the popular kids TV cartoon starring the adventures of the underwater yellow sponge and his friends and frenemies; Patrick, Squidward, Plankton and more.

Directed by Chinara Hill, it is packed full of songs, humor and thrills and is suitable for all ages. Come and see if SpongeBob’s optimistic spirit can save Bikini Bottom from certain doom. The clock is already ticking!

Performances are held Nov. 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 13 and 20 at 3 p.m. at Bryant High School, Popkins Lane.

Tickets can be purchased here

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