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Broadway in Chicago Experience

Posted in Life in Chicago by Stefanie on 22 Jun 2016

So far, this blog has talked about all the many reasons Chicago is famous, all the things Chicagoans like to do, and how students adapt to them. However, I have not yet started to talk about the things Chicago as adopted from other places...and there is a long list. Plays and musicals, for sure, are at the top of that list. It is true that Chicago is incredibly famous for their stand-up and improv comedy shows. I mean, we have Second City, and if you ask anyone from Chicago, Second City practically means "comedy." But if I mention "musicals", this surely sounds more like New York, or am I wrong?

Lately, the demand for musicals has increased to a level that if you are visiting Chicago, a play or a musical must be on your 'things to do' list. The city also has many famous theaters, like the Chicago Theatre, The Cadillac Palace, The Oriental Theater, The Private Bank Theatre and so on. Believe me, they are stunning on the inside. The organization, Broadway in Chicago brings to our city the most famous musicals from their home: New York. And guess what? Last week, Solexians decided to see SpongeBob The Musical!

The story is about SpongeBob Squarepants and all of Bikini Bottom facing the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts, and just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. It will sound very much like from your childhood, but this musical also contains original songs from Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith, Lady Antebellum, Panic! at the Disco, Sara Bareilles, Cindy Lauper and even the great David Bowie. Starring Ethan Slater from the Plain White T's as SpongeBob Squarepants, the musical consists of two acts of eight songs each and an alluring stage that will transport you to Bikini Bottom.

The whole experience was over the top! The photos can't describe it, you just have to see it yourself :)