Voice of Spongebob Hosts Free Speakeasy Easter Show

What could be better than serving up smiles?

Get ready to do a double-take: The real-life Spongebob Squarepants and the Easter Bunny will host a free show open to all at the Speakeasy in April.

The Speakeasy, known for its 1920s immersive theater, will be opening its doors in the daytime for “a special Easter Egg-Stravaganza” with Tom Kenny, known as the voice of Spongebob Squarepants. Kenny will host a show with his 14-piece rock band The Hi-Seas — who may or may not consider mayonnaise an instrument — on April 21 at the Palace Theater in North Beach that’s free, open to all, and family-friendly.

“The cost of admission? Smiles!,” the invitation reads. What could be better than serving up smiles?

Kenny will lead a meet and greet in a Spongebob suit with the Easter Bunny before giving a musical performance, says Speakeasy spokesperson John Hill. The show comes with an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, face painting led by Speakeasy actors, balloons, and storytelling. (This ought to include the sash-wringing, trash-thinging, mash-flinging, hash-slinging slasher.)

Easter festivities end at 2 p.m. but Kenny and The Hi-Seas will return for a ticketed music-and-comedy show for adults at 6 p.m., this time with the bar open. The show marks a prompt return for Kenny and his band, who appeared at the Speakeasy with Michael Ian Black in January for SF Sketchfest.

Bubble Bowl, here we come.

Easter Egg-Stravaganza, Sunday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, free, and with Tom Kenny and The Hi-Seas, 6 p.m., $35, at the Palace Theater, 644 Broadway, boxcartheatre.org 

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