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Book, Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez


Book Adapted by Lindsay Anderson


Music and Orchestrations Adapted and Arranged by Myrna Conn


Based on the 2003 Disney / Pixar film Finding Nemo written by

Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds and directed by Andrew Stanton

Directed by Roxann Wheeler

Co-Director: Will Duvall

Music Director: Kim Scott

Orchestra Conductor: James Merrit

Producer: Jen Blalock & Regina Ruisi

Choreographer: Nora Blalock

Assistant Choreographer: Macey Coughlin

Stage Managers: Harry Fitzgerald & Melissa Detwiler

Show Dates:

October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

School Show Dates:

October 10, 14, 17

(School show dates subject to change)

Audition Dates:

June 28 and 29

Potential callbacks June 30

June 28th @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

auditions will be held at the Masonic Theatre

514 Hancock St.

New Bern, NC 28562

June 29th @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

auditions will be held at X-Tension Fit Camp

2500 Trent Road

New Bern, NC

Please fill out your pre-audition form HERE. Please read thoroughly.

Local teachers - more information coming soon about signing up classes to attend school showings! Please follow us on social media for the latest information.


Please come prepared to slate before you audition. Be prepared to introduce yourself, tell the team what you're singing.

Music - please prepare to sing a song that shows your vocal ability - about 1 minute. It can be a song from the show, but it doesn't have to be. You can sing acapella or with a track. If you need a track, please bring your own device.

Dance  - There will be a movement portion of the audition. Auditionees will be taught choreography, so please come prepared to move.

Video Auditions:

Video auditions are being accepted. Please fill out the above form that you will be sending in a video and the production team will reach out to you the week of auditions for video requirements. Be prepared with a song (see requirements above) and to dance.


Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure. 

Character Breakdown

NEMO (any gender)

a curious young clownfish, born with a “lucky fin,” who brims with a sense of wonder and an eagerness for adventure


MARLIN (male)

Nemo’s anxious and overprotective father, a clownfish who prefers the safety of his anemone to the unknowns of the open ocean


DORY (female)

an optimistic, bubbly, and sociable blue tang who experiences frequent short-term memory loss


CORAL (female)

Nemo’s brave mom and Marlin’s wife


PEARL (any gender)

an excitable and friendly flapjack octopus


SHELDON (any gender)

an H2O-intolerant seahorse with an appetite for trouble


TAD (any gender)

a self-admittedly obnoxious butterflyfish


PROFESSOR RAY (any gender)

emo’s enthusiastic, encyclopedic stingray teacher


SCUBA MASK DANCER (any gender)

a performer who floats the diver’s mask through the water, dance experience preferred


BRUCE (any gender)

the intimidating ringleader of the sharks who is dedicated to adopting a vegetarian diet


CHUM and ANCHOR (any gender) two of Bruce’s loyal shark cronies


BUBBLES (any gender)

a friendly yellow tang who is captivated by bubbles and exclusively uses the word to communicate


BLOAT (any gender)

an open-minded and supportive blowfish who is proud to be part of the Tank Gang


GURGLE (any gender)

a nervous royal gramma fish who enjoys the regulated cleanliness of the aquarium tank


PEACH (any gender)

a mature, down-to-earth starfish who offers guidance and reassurance to all


GILL (any gender)

a relentless and inspiring leader with a set of battle scars and a torn fin who will stop at nothing to return to the freedom of the ocean


NIGEL (any gender)

a friendly, sharp-eyed pelican who is proud to know all the local happenings of Sydney Harbour


CRUSH (any gender)

a laid-back 150-year-old sea turtle who knows how to hang loose


SQUIRT (any gender)

the fearless, buoyant offspring of Crush



the SEA CHORUS, an assortment of ocean creatures that Marlin and Dory interact with on their journey, including ANGELFISH, DAMSELFISH, BARRACUDA, MOONFISH, JELLYFISH, SEA TURTLES (1 & 2), GROUPER, LOBSTERS (1 & 2), OCTOPUSES (1 & 2), ELECTRIC EELS (1 & 2), and SEAHORSES (1 & 2); the REEF PARENTS, including SHELDON’S PARENT, PEARL’S PARENT, and

TAD’S PARENT, adult sea creatures who drop their kids at school; the SHARKS, a frenzy of sharp-toothed ex- carnivores and the nervous FISH “FRIENDS” they bring along to prove their newfound vegetarian ways; the SEAGULLS, a pesky flock of birds, and the frustrated VACATIONER they bother for a snack; and the SEA TURTLES, a righteously chill group, including KAI, BREEZE, and SEA TURTLE KIDS

Break a leg!

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