Spongebob the Musical set made of recycled materials

Nickelodeon’s “Spongebob the Musical” is coming to Virginia Wesleyan on Oct. 21 through Oct. 24. The cast and crew have worked together to incorporate the sustainability initiatives of the University into this upcoming musical by building their set out of recycled materials. 

“The idea for the recycled materials came from the cartoon itself. So much of Bikini Bottom is made up of things that would be found at the bottom of the ocean, so with that in mind we decided to try and build as much of the set, props, and costumes, with the same mentality. Along with being able to embody the creativity of the show, this also allows us to showcase how many things people are throwing into the ocean,” said Trey DelPo, Director of the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The set is still being built and the crew is in need of more recycled materials. If you are interested in donating either plastic bottles or cardboard boxes, feel free to drop them off in the loading dock of the Goode Performing Arts Center. 

Tickets are free to VWU students, faculty and staff. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21-23 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 24. For more information about the musical itself coming at the end of October, head to www.vwu.edu/the-arts-at-virginia-wesleyan/theatre-production.

By Lauren Faulkner