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Last week the group put on an early show for elementary school students.
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Drury Performing Arts To Stage 'SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical'

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Drury Performing Arts in collaboration with the 21st Century Afterschool Program, announced their 2024 production of Kyle Jarrow's book and musical production of Tina Landau's "SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical".
Performances will be held on Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 6, at 3 and 7 p.m.
All performances will take place in the Drury High School auditorium, 1130 South Church St.
Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets will be sold at the door.
According to a press release:
"Plunge into this stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show! When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world. With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises up. The power of optimism really can save the world."
The SpongeBob musical is based on the animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau.
The creative team behind "SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical" is made up of Drury faculty.
The show is directed and choreographed by theater teacher Liz Urban. Musical direction is by band teacher Christopher Caproni. Technical direction is by arts tech teacher Greg Caproni.
Art direction is by visual arts teacher Amanda Hartlage.
"SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical'' is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
This project has been supported by a grant from the Gateway Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

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BAAMS' Monthly Studio 9 Series Features Mino Cinelu

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — On April 20, Berkshires' Academy of Advanced Musical Studies (BAAMS) will host its fourth in a series of live music concerts at Studio 9.
Saturday's performance will feature drummer, guitarist, keyboardist and singer Mino Cinelu.
Cinelu has worked with Miles Davis, Sting, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Tracy Chapman, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Vicente Amigo, Dizzy Gillespie, Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis, Pino Daniele, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Salif Keita.
Cinelu will be joined by Richard Boulger on trumpet and flugelhorn, Dario Boente on piano and keyboards, and Tony Lewis on drums and percussion.
Doors open: 6:30pm. Tickets can be purchased here.
All proceeds will help support music education at BAAMS, which provides after-school and Saturday music study, as well as a summer jazz-band day camp for students ages 10-18, of all experience levels
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