Wellington Brothers Head To Bikini Bottom In ‘SpongeBob’ Show

Two Wellington brothers and Dreyfoos School of the Arts alumni will share a professional stage for the first time when the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Slow Burn Theatre Company present The SpongeBob Musical from Saturday, June 8 through Sunday, June 23 at Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater.

Now in his third season with the Slow Burn Theatre Company, Michael Materdomini, who graduated from Dreyfoos 2017, portrays Larry the Lobster in the musical. His most recent Slow Burn credits include Sister Act (Ernie), The Little Mermaid (Grimsby), Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Father), Newsies (Teddy Roosevelt) and Mary Poppins (Ensemble).

Making his professional theater debut with the Slow Burn Theatre Company and sharing the stage for the first time with his brother, 2023 Dreyfoos graduate Mason Materdomini will play an ensemble role and Electric Skate. Mason has trained at Webster’s Sargent Conservatory and is continuing his musical theater BFA training at the University of Central Florida. He starred in the title role in the 2023 Dreyfoos production of Pippin (Pippin), Pride and Prejudice (Mr. Darcy) and Shakespeare in Love (Burbage).

A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners, including Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper and John Legend, help bring one of the world’s most beloved characters to the stage. Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series, SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation — until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage and the power of optimism saves the world.

The SpongeBob Musical earned 12 Tony Award nominations, making it the most nominated musical of the 2017-18 season, and was named Outstanding Musical by the Drama Desk Awards in addition to its wins as both Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score from the Outer Critics Circle.

Performance times vary, with an open captioned performance on Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m.

Single tickets to Slow Burn Theatre’s upcoming 2024-25 Season are now on sale. Supported by American National Bank, the season in the Amaturo Theater features five musicals with enduring stories that have captivated audiences in movie theaters and on stage: The Witches of Eastwick (Oct. 19 – Nov. 3); Anastasia The Musical (Dec. 21 – Jan. 5); Parade (Feb. 8 – 23); Something Rotten! (March 29 – April 13); and The Bodyguard (June 7 – 22).

Buy tickets online at www.browardcenter.org or www.ticketmaster.com; by phone at (954) 462-0222; or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.