“The music in the show is spectacular!”
– The Daily Beast
“Effervescent candy for the spirit!”
- New York Magazine

All Tickets are sold at the gate prior to each performance.
No advance ticket sales.

Performance Dates

The SpongeBob Musical

Yanney Heritage Park – Cope Amphitheatre
2020 11th Street • Kearney, Nebraska

June 19-July 2 7 pm

Admission (All Ages) $5
All tickets are sold at each performance, beginning at 6:00 pm. No advance sales.

A Summer Musical Spectacular!

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and is now headed to Kearney? It’s SpongeBob SquarePants! Join him and all his friends as they come to life on stage in this brilliant, bright, and hilarious production. The stakes are higher than ever as SpongeBob, Patrick, and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! With wave after wave of original songs by the world’s most iconic rock and pop artists, including Steven Tyler, Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, and more, there’s something for everyone! Join Crane River Theater under the open sky at Yanney Park in this fun-filled musical, perfect for the whole family!

Frequently Asked Questions

All tickets are sold at the admission gate each night. There are no advance ticket sales. Each ticket is just $5 for all ages. Age 1 and under is free.

Admission gates open at 6:00pm each night, and the show begins at 7pm.

If you are a season ticket holder, you should have received your ticket voucher(s) in the mail. If you did not receive your vouchers, please contact our office at 308-627-5796.

Parking is available in the following locations:

  • North parking lot – near the Peterson Senior Center. Entrance is off of 11th Street.
  • South parking lot – near the playground and splash pad. Entrance is off of Yanney Avenue.
  • Overflow parking – if parking lots are full, we will open the overflow parking lot in the grass to the south of the South parking lot.
  • Yanney Avenue – parking is allowed on the east side of Yanney Avenue (the side the park is on). No parking is allowed on the west side of the street.

We will have golf carts routinely traveling to both parking lots to assist patrons in getting to the hillside.

We recommend bringing lawn chairs or blankets for your seating. There is bleacher seating available, but it is limited. We will reserve the front portion of the hillside for blankets only, so you don’t have to worry about chairs being placed in front of you.

Depending on weather, we certainly recommend items like sunscreen, bug spray, a jacket or blanket, etc.

We will have a full concession stand available each night, featuring items like pizza, popcorn, cotton candy, sno cones, soda, water, candy bars, and more. The concession stand will open around 5:30pm and will remain open through intermission. Cash and credit is accepted.

You are also welcome to bring in food or drinks if you wish. Please note that alcohol is prohibited, as it is a city park.

The show runs just over two hours, including the intermission.

In the case of inclement weather, we will make announcements on our social media pages, so we encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

If there is a chance of inclement weather during the show, we will designate a volunteer to keep watch on all conditions, so we can make any announcements/changes as needed.

If you have any additional questions, you can reach out to our office at 308-627-5796.



Old Man Perkins/Electric Skate/Ensemble/ SpongeBob Understudy
Buster Bluetang/Electric Skate/Ensemble
Squidward Tentacles
Larry the Lobster/Ensemble
Mrs. Puff/Ensemble
Gary the Snail/Ensemble
Sandy Cheeks
Patrick Star
Mr. Krabs
Perch/Electric Skate/Ensemble
Patchy the Pirate/Ensemble
SpongeBob Squarepants
Carpenter/General Technician/Crew
Scenic Artist
Charge Artist
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Scene Designer/Technical Director
Assistant Technical Director
Music Director
Props Director

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