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New technology brings ‘The SpongeBob Musical’ to life at Bismarck State College

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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – “The SpongeBob Musical” opens at Bismarck State College Wednesday. It’s been in the works for nearly a year, and the cast has been rehearsing for about 10 weeks. The popular characters from the Nickelodeon cartoon will come to life on stage.

While that’s good news for lots of kids, it’s not really what this story is about.

This story is about the technology being used to bring the musical to life, and how working on “The SpongeBob Musical” is preparing students for the real world.

Dean Belin is using his cell phone to control the stage lights in the Sidney J. Lee Auditorium. Other lights are controlled from his laptop. It’s a hands-on experience he hopes might prepare his students for all sorts of careers.

“If you’re in automation, if you are in robotics, if you’re in any of these sorts of fields, technical theater has something for you,” explained Belin, the technical director for the performance. “This is…

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