It was a hit on Broadway, and the Neighborhood Acting Company (NAC) performed it on stage at the Wayne Performing Arts Center at Wayne Central High School. Spongebob the Musical.
With songs by various artists and a book by Kyle Jarrow. It is based on the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants and had its world premiere in June 2016 at the Oriental Theater in Chicago. After a month of previews, the musical opened on Broadway at the Palace Theater in December 2017. The musical received critical acclaim and garnered twelve Tony Award nominations. A North American tour began on September 22, 2019.
Now The Neighborhood Acting Company is getting into the fun musical. The NAC is looking for people who want to have fun and work hard. If you did theater in school and haven’t been on stage in a while, come join in. It’s a great show to start over, according to the director. You need positive energy and the desire to entertain the audience. All walks of life are welcome…whether you’ve been on stage a million times or just want to try. The NAC is truly a community theatre. They do the shows to raise scholarships and the cast and crew become their own little communities. The cast can be a mix of older, younger adults and students ready to take the stage.
All shows are presented at the Wayne Performing Arts Center at Wayne Central High School. It’s a long-standing relationship, dating back to the 70s.
The musical performances of SpongeBob will take place on November 11, 12 and 13. Auditions for this show will be at 6:30 p.m. on August 29 and 30 The Neighborhood Acting Company (NAC) If you have any questions, email [email protected] give us your details and we’ll get back to you.
The Neighborhood Acting Company started in the late 1970s with a few teachers from Wayne Central. It started as a way for teachers to get together and perform skits for each other, their students, and their neighbors. The Wayne Central PTA was also involved in the productions.
Marian Wulfert, Nancy Jordan and James DeMarte officially organized and incorporated the Neighborhood Acting Company in 1978.
Shows were played from the early 1970s until 1983, when the band phased out for a few years.
In 1991, the band reformed with Marian Wulfert at the helm. NAC drafted a charter, drafted bylaws and applied for nonprofit status. It obtained its 501C-3 status in 2014 for the sole purpose of providing scholarships* to senior graduates who participated in the shows in various capacities: on stage and backstage. It was the vision.
Over its 35-year history, the NAC has produced many Broadway musicals, including: Something Rotter!, State Fair, Willy Wonka, Big Fish, The Pajama Game, All Shook Up, It’s a Wonderful Life, the Musical, Young Frankenstein, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Oklahoma, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, White Christmas, Ragtime, South Pacific, Seussical, Camelot, Hello Dolly, Oliver, Guys and Dolls, Annie, Li’l Abner, Fiddler on the Roof , The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Bells are Ringing, Annie Get Your Gun, Damn Yankees, Anything Goes, Finian’s Rainbow, The Boys from Syracuse, Kiss Me Kate and Calamity Jane.
Currently, the Board consists of: Chair: Scott Measday, Vice Chair: Kendra Hacker, Secretary: Barb Midura, Treasurer: Michele Farnung, Board Members at Large: Morgan Bates, Jeremy Cummings, Tom Erb , Al Heary, Andy Kittleson