Woodcock Foundation helps underwrite 'SpongeBob' show

Published 06.25.2021


The SpongeBob MusicalThe Community Arts Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts to underwrite this summer's youth production of “The SpongeBob Musical.”

“The CAC has had a long-standing partnership with The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts and we can’t thank them enough for their steadfast support over the years,” said Ana Gonzalez-White, the CAC's development director.

The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the ArtsEach summer, the Student Summer Stock program offers the region’s seventh through 12th grade students an opportunity to participate in production of a Broadway-type musical onstage at the center’s historic Martin Theatre. Working with Penn College, Lycoming College, the CAC and local theater professionals, the young people hone their skills in weeks of rehearsal before opening in late July. Virtual auditions were completed in May and the 37-member cast began rehearsing on June 1. The ensemble moves onstage in mid-July to complete preparations for the July 29-Aug. 1 performances.

“The passion, dedication and time the CAC has devoted to bringing the appreciation of the arts to the community has been remarkable, and many lives have been enriched,” Woodcock trustee Lynne Gale said.

For more information, contact Chuck Still, CAC executive director, at 570-327-7654 or White at 570-327-7657.