Strutting around a Broadway theatre dressed as a hulk Krabby Patty competence make some, well, crabby.
But that’s not the many severe partial of the pursuit for the Queens actor who plays the signature sandwich in “SpongeBob SquarePants,” the low-pitched opening Monday at the Palace Theatre.
Jon Rua must quick trip in and out of the unwieldy dress given he also stars as Patchy the Pirate, a shellfish, a cowboy fish and a member of the Sardine Corps, among other roles, in the show formed on the renouned Nickelodeon cartoon.
“The many formidable partial of this pursuit is the consistent backstage traffic, stage changes, super discerning dress changes and handling a offset appetite in this drum coaster of a show,” Rua tells the Daily News.
But at slightest the Krabby Patty getup isn’t too heavy.
“The Krabby Patty dress is froth and surprisingly light — and startling forgiving of opposite total — since I’ve had it on as good as the people who wear it in the show,” says David Zinn, the musical’s set and dress designer. “It’s combined by a smashing craftsperson in New York City named Sam Hill.”
As fans of the charcterised TV series already know, a Krabby Patty is a burger with a top secret recipe that’s served at the Krusty Krab, a illusory quick food restaurant.
The Krusty Krab is where the show’s pretension character, the sea consume named SpongeBob SquarePants, works as a grill prepare for Mr. Krabs, who owns the eatery.
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“He dreams of being manager there one day, but Mr. Krabs believes SpongeBob is zero some-more than ‘a elementary sponge,’” says Tina Landau, the Broadway show’s director. “In the musical, when the city learns that a volcano will means certain drop the following day, SpongeBob determines that, even if he can’t be a grill manager, he can at slightest be a favourite and save the day.”
The show facilities two scenes that take place at the Krusty Krab. The first stage introduces us to SpongeBob’s adore for the joint, which is located in Bikini Bottom, the underwater city where the show is set.
“The second occurs as Mr. Krabs and his daughter Pearl are make-up up to leave Bikini Bottom forever, and Mr. Krabs introduces the thought of a ‘One More Krabby Patty Before the End’ campaign,” Landau explains. “If the universe is going to end, at slightest he can make some income selling the last Krabby Patties ever!”
In that second scene, a sign reading “Apocalypse Special!!!, Buy Me!!” points to a list surfaced with patties done of 3D printed plastic.
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Landau says that no mural of SpongeBob would have been finish but featuring the character’s favorite place.
“The Krusty Krab means all to him,” the executive says. “And he’s so unapproachable to be the best grill prepare there — even if he is the only grill prepare there. The Krusty Krab represents SpongeBob’s aspirations and, in the show, his ultimate success.”
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