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Summer 2023 June 20th - July 23rd

A professional theatrical experience is waiting for your student! We are so proud to collaborate with the Cultural Center of the Arts and ArtsinStark to bring a full-length, all-youth production of SpongeBob Musical on the MAINSTAGE!

Students will immerse themselves in the musical theater experience through work on music, acting techniques, and choreography as we perform a full production of SpongeBob Musical on the Cultural Center Main Stage.  Your children will work with a team of professional teaching artists who value their time with your children, and work to create a community of inclusion, empathy, respect and creativity.  Every child shines at New Direction Performing Arts Academy.  We recognize each student’s individual theater journey and create a safe space for them to continue to grow and learn.


Participation Requirements:

Due to the nature of the rehearsal process, it is important that we only accept those students with previous musical theater experience- this is a musical theater intensive program, not a fundamentals of theater workshops. Students must have participate in a fundamental theater class, theater productions, drama workshops, or dance training in order to participate, unless otherwise approved by the Executive Director based on experience.  All students must be age 8 or older up to 18.


SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. The bold, original musical celebrates friendship, cooperation, and the power of unity and inclusion.  The power of optimism really can save the world.


Please enroll today to secure your child’s spot!


Course Fee:

$650 per student

Before & After Care included


SpongeBob Musical Team

Director- Carrie Alexander Spina

Choreographer- Katy Russell

Musical Directors- Drake Spina & Tanya Headrick


June 20th- July 23rd 

  Monday- Thursday 9am- 3pm 

Before Care: 8am- 9am / After Care: 3pm- 4pm 

TECH WEEK (mandatory)- July 17th - July 21st 

PERFORMANCES: July 21st -July 23rd


Cultural Center for the Arts MAIN STAGE

1001 Market Ave North,

Canton, Ohio 44705

* payment is due in full by June 20, 2023. No refunds.

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