Junior Artists Company
“Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr.”

In Junior Artists Company, you will truly hone your skills over this 3-Week period as the class works to bring a script to the stage while working with some of the best performing arts facilitators in Nashville. This summer, our Junior Artists Company presents Disney's Finding Nemo Jr.

Junior Artists Company
“Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr.”

In Junior Artists Company, students will truly hone their skills over this 3-week rehearsal period. Working with a script, the class will culminate in a full-scale production with a professional set, projections, costumes, puppets, and lighting designed and produced by local professionals. During rehearsal, students will rehearse their parts and receive individual coaching, play ensemble games to build their teamwork as a cast, and develop their expressive theatre skills through drama games and exercises. In addition, through participating in musical theatre processes, students will further develop their “triple threat” skills of singing, acting, and dancing. The show will be directed by our Drama School Manager, Matthew Hayes Hunter.

Audition Date:
Saturday, May 11th
10am-2pm

Anyone ages 11-14 may register for this camp, but registered students must complete an audition. All registered campers will perform in our Junior Artists Production. The audition will help the directors to assign specific roles.

Students will be asked to sing, dance, and read sections of the script. More information will be sent to all registered students closer to audition date.

Video auditions will be accepted for registered students who live out of town, and must be submitted by Saturday, May 11th at 2pm CST.

Please contact Matthew Hayes Hunter, Drama School Manager, at with any questions about auditions, including requirements for video auditions.


Rehearsal Dates:
May 28th – June 1st
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 4pm

June 3rd – 7th
Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm

June 10th – 14th
Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm

(Students will be dismissed at 3pm on Friday, June 14th and called back before show time.)

(No absences will be permitted June 10th – 16th)

Free Before Care and After Care are available for all Junior Artists Company students.
Before Care Opens at 7:30am
After Care Closes at 5:30pm

Performances:
June 14th at 7pm (5pm Call Time)
June 15th at 7pm (4pm Call Time – Photo Call before show)
June 16th at 2pm (12pm Call Time)


Ticket Information
All students receive four complimentary tickets for the weekend run. Comp tickets will be available 2 weeks prior to performance dates. To set up comp tickets, you will need to call the box office at 615-252-4675, let them know which student you are connected to, and how many comps you would like to use for which performance. You can split the comps over the weekend, however, there are four comps total for each student. If you have siblings in the show, both of those students receive four comps. Additional tickets will be available to purchase at $15 per ticket.
We are performing in the main theatre, so there are plenty of seats – PLEASE invite all of the folks you know to the show – we’d love for them to see their work!

Show Description:
This summer, the Junior Artists Company presents Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr.

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,” Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure. 


Join us for a production and not only fill three weeks of your summer puzzle, but also save on summer! Our productions run the course of three weeks, which comes to $265 per week. That is $70 off per week of our typical summer camps! This price includes free extended care.

NCT offers free extended care for our families. Before Care opens at 7:30 am and After Care closes at 5:30 pm. You can add this service during registration or on a day-to-day basis during the camp week. Extended care consists of supervised unstructured free time. Students are welcome to bring a book or electronic device (that NCT is not responsible for). Additionally, NCT provides coloring sheets, board games, marble towers, etc. for students who are interested. Also, during after care, we will also have a daily option of a G or PG-rated children’s movie playing as an activity choice.

Check out our NEW Summer Camp Guide! This guide has our camp logistics, FAQs, and policies all in one handy-dandy document.

Dates

Tuesday - Saturday
May 28th - June 1st

Monday - Friday
June 3rd - June 7th
June 10th - June 14th

PERFORMANCES:
Fri, June 14th at 7:00pm
Sat, June 15th at 7:00pm
Sun, June 16th at 2:00pm

ages

11–14

Class length

9:00am-4:00pm

Cost

$795

Register for this Class

Space is limited for this class. Please don’t hesitate and register today!

Every Child Belongs Here

Our Drama School continually strives to learn and grow as the world changes in relation to access and inclusion practices. Here are just a few of the ways we accommodate every student.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Informed Teachers

All Teaching Artists have continued training on inclusion, implicit bias, and trauma-informed practices.

Sensory Regulation

Classrooms have ‘calm corners’ where students can regulate if activities become over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones and fidget tools are also available. All students also have access to visit our Sensory Room with a staff member.

Attention Aids

Visual class schedules are utilized so students know what to expect each day. We also use visual time timers to help students with time-management.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written agreements. Students help with the creation of and thus understand classroom behavioral expectations.

Inclusive Nametags

Nametags are printed using the class color as well as listing the color names for colorblind students. Additionally, student and teacher pronouns are listed on all nametags.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Informed Teachers

All Teaching Artists are have continued training on inclusion, implicit bias, and trauma-informed practices.

Sensory Regulation

Classrooms have ‘calm corners’ where students can regulate if activities become over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones and fidget tools are also available. All students also have access to visit our Sensory Room with a staff member.

Attention Aids

Visual class schedules are utilized so students know what to expect each day. We also use visual time timers to help students with time-management.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written agreements so students help with the creation of and understand classroom behavioral expectations.

Inclusive Nametags

Nametags are printed using the class color as well as listing the color names for colorblind students. Additionally, student and teacher pronouns are listed on all nametags.

A class Social Story can be found below to help navigate our classes. A Social Story is a tool to help improve a child’s understanding of expectations during an unfamiliar event and were originally designed to support neurodivergent students. However, this can be a useful tool for any student who is unsure about what to expect from a new experience. We share these resources to make NCT classes inclusive for ALL students.

We invite you to learn more about all of our accessibility and inclusion practices as well as our departmental teaching philosophy.

NCT Scholarships

We believe that all young people in Middle Tennessee deserve access to high-quality arts programming. NCT offers scholarships, ticket discounts and more.

Got questions?

Policies, logistics, locations, and times, we’ve answered our family’s most common questions on our FAQ page Have a question not listed? Contact our team.

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In Junior Artists Company, you will truly hone your skills over this 3-week period as the class works to bring a script to the stage while working with some of the best performing arts facilitators in Nashville. This summer, our Junior Artists Company presents Disney's Finding Nemo Jr.

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