Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo

April 6 – May 19, 2024

Theatre for Young Audiences Version
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Book Adapted by Lindsay Anderson, Music and Orchestrations Adapted & Arranged by Myrna Conn
Based on the 2003 Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo written by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds & directed by Andrew Stanton

About the production

The beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo comes to life on stage, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen). 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.

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Language

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Violence & Scariness

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  • There is a barracuda attack in the first scene in which Coral and all but one of the eggs are taken away and don’t come back.
  • Nemo gets captured by a sea diver and Dory gets swept up with Moonfish by a net.

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Sensory Advisories

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  • This is a musical and thus, there may be times where the music gets loud.
  • There are theatrical effects, such as lighting and sound, throughout the show.

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Potentially Anxious Moments

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  • Marlin experiences distress and grief over his son missing.
  • Nemo feels sad and misses his father.
  • There are sharks that can be scary.
  • Reference the Violence and Scariness and Potentially Anxious Moments sections mentioned above.

Other Things to Know

Themes for Social and Emotional Learning: hope, pride, humility, courage, grief, building others up, teamwork

This musical is based on the Disney Pixar movie Finding Nemo. There will not be an intermission.

Social Story

A Social Story is a tool to help improve a child’s understanding of expectations during an unfamiliar event. They were originally designed to support neurodivergent individuals. However, this can be a useful tool for any person who is unsure about what to expect from a new experience.

Cast & Crew

Meet the people behind the production.

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James Rudolph II

Tad, Gill, Baby Turtle, Ensemble Sea Creatures

LaDarra Jackel

Coral, Tad's Mom, Gurgle, Baby Turtle, Ensemble Sea Creatures

Alex Pineirro

Sheldon, Anchor, Bloat, Multiple Roles

Annabelle Fox

Pearl, Chum, Multiple Roles

Darci Wantiez

Dory

Eric D. Pasto-Crosby

Marlin

Tyler Evick

Professor Ray, Bruce, Nigel, Crush

Kenny Dozier

Mr. van Daan

Abby Austin

ASM/PA

Hannah Boner

Stage Manager

Ernie Nolan

Director/ Choreographer

James Rudolph II

Miss Gulch/ Wicked Witch of the West

Richard Daniel

Multiple Roles

Jonah Jackson

Toto/ Nikko/ Multiple Roles

Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva

Cowardly Lion

Gerold Oliver

Tinman

Matthew Carlton

Uncle Henry/ Multiple Roles

Megan Murphy Chambers

Prof. Marvel/Wizard

Shelby Smith

Dorothy Gale

Corrie Maxwell

Aunt Em/Glinda

Ben Friesen

Scarecrow

Kenny Dozier

Mr. van Daan

Abby Austin

ASM/PA

Hannah Boner

Stage Manager

Ernie Nolan

Director/ Choreographer

James Rudolph II

Miss Gulch/ Wicked Witch of the West

Richard Daniel

Multiple Roles

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What To Expect

Accessibility

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Attention Aids

We always us visual schedules - so students know what to expect. We also include access to sand timers, bubble timers, and visual clock timers.

Chill Corner

Our ‘chill corner’ is a place where students can take a break if an game is becoming too over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones are also available.

Helpful Visuals

We always us visual schedules - so students know what to expect. We also include access to sand timers, bubble timers, and visual clock timers.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written expectations so students understand classroom behavioral expectations

Class Nametags

All class nametags are printed in the color and have the name of the class color printed on them for colorblind students.

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