On Sale to FlexTix & SCOOPS – May 8, 2023
On Sale to the Public – May 15, 2023

In the Big Blue World There Are 3.7 Trillion Fish. They’re Looking For One.

The Long-Running Disney World Hit Finally Reaches SBC!

Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is an adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT-winner Robert Lopez (Frozen, Coco). 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. 

Opens: Thursday, JUNE 1, 2023
Closes: Sunday, JUNE 4, 2023
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse,
on the campus of Centenary College

Music and Orchestration Adaption & Arrangement | MYRNA CONN

Based on the 2003 Disney•Pixar film
Finding Nemo
and Directed by ANDREW STANTON

SATURDAY | JUNE 3 | 2:00PM & 6:00PM
SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 2:00PM

Tickets: On Sale to the Public on May 15.
All Tickets: $15.

Direction | JARED WATSON
Choreography | KATIE DUPONT
Musical Direction & Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | TBD
Sound Design | BRYAN GRISHAM

Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo (Junior Edition)

Enrollment took place March 1 – 15
IMPORTANT NOTE ON OUR CORE VALUES: Before enrolling in our production class, please consider the following…
**You are agreeing to commit your child to the class’s production and schedule. At Stage Center’s SoPA we believe that a good process begets a good product. Every enrolled student will be required to audition as a part of this process. The audition is for the instructors to assess each student’s skill-level and vocal/physical type so that they can be placed in the role that best serves the production and our educational goals. We do not cast based on seniority within the company, nor do we pre-cast any role on student productions. The cast list will be posted at the start of rehearsals. All students interested in our production classes are taught to show up with open minds and hearts, eager to have a life-enriching experience. We are not interested in working with students and families who are only seeking leading or featured roles. We teach that theater is about an ensemble coming together to tell a story, and every person involved has a vital role for its success. We allow each student to submit two absences during contract provided they are approved prior to the first class, and do not fall within two weeks of performances. We ask that you check below for dates and times before enrolling, so that the rehearsal schedule can be thoughtfully made with no last-minute hiccups/absences. If you are unsure about some conflicts with our schedule, please feel free to ask us so we can help you decide if it’s realistically something you have the time to make such a big commitment. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED TO STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW AFTER COMPLETING ENROLLMENT.

A detailed schedule/call sheet will be issued no later than Thursday, March 30.
Two conflicts are allowed during contract, only if submitted by the deadline of Saturday, April 1.
NO CONFLICTS are allowed within two weeks of performances, this includes May 20 & May 25 thru June 4.

Thursday, March 30 | Audition workshop for enrolled & wait-listed students/Conflicts Due ~ 5:00-6:00 (grades 3-5) | 6:00 (grades 6-12)
Saturday, April 1 | 2:00-3:30 (Cast Meeting/Read-through), 3:30-4:00 (Mandatory New Parent Orientation/Addt’l T-shirt orders/Costume Fee due)
**Enrollment will be capped once we reach our threshold, so sign up early! NOTE: Students enrolled in our skills-based Triple Threat classes are given priority access to enroll in our production classes. All students who are wait-listed will be given the opportunity to audition.

THU, April 6 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, April 8 – 2:00pm-5:00pm

THU, April 13 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, April 15 – 2:00pm-5:00pm

THU, April 20 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, April 22 – 2:00pm-5:00pm

THU, April 27 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, April 29 – 2:00pm-5:00pm

THU, May 4 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, May 6 – 2:00pm-5:00pm

THU, May 11 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, May 13 – 2:00pm-5:00pm (Program Ads/Payment Due)

THU, May 18 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, May 20 – 2:00pm-5:00pm (No Conflicts)

WEEK EIGHT (No Conflicts Allowed)
THU, May 25 – 5:00pm-7:00pm (No Conflicts)
SAT, May 27 – 2:00pm-5:00pm (No Conflicts)
SUN, May 28 – 5:00pm-8:00pm (Tech I – No Conflicts)

WEEK NINE (Production Week – No Conflicts Allowed)
MON, May 29 | 5:00pm-8:00pm (Tech II/Partial Dress- No Conflicts)
TUE, May 30 | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (First Dress- No Conflicts)
WED, May 31 | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (Final Dress/SCOOPS Sneak Peek- No Conflicts)
THU, June 1 | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (Opening/Performance #1- No Conflicts)
FRI, June 2 | 9:00am Call | TBA GO’s (School Sneak Peeks) | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (Perf. #2- No Conflicts)
SAT, June 3 | 1:00 Call, 2:00 Go (Perf. #3) | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (Perf. #4- No Conflicts)
SUN, June 4 | 1:00 Call, 2:00 Go (Perf. #5- No Conflicts)
+STRIKE/LOAD-OUT (Mandatory for all cast/crew members, and volunteer help is requested. Everyone should plan to be there from 3:30-7:30, or until we finish, whichever happens first)


“The music is so catchy and infectious – you could have sworn you’ve heard it before..” – The Travel Guide

“Finding Nemo teaches the classic Pixar/Disney lessons about the importance of family, acceptance, kindness, and love, but it also an exciting tale of adventure, overcoming adversity, and teamwork..” – Rotten Tomatoes


Enrollment took place March 1 – 15.

A curious young clownfish who brims with excitement to explore the wonders that lie beyond the Great Barrier Reef. Born with a “lucky fin” – or what humans would call a limb difference – Nemo quickly learns that the world possesses incredible dangers in addition to the promise of big adventures. By making new friends, finding strength within, and practicing teamwork, Nemo transforms into a capable and brave leader, able to self-advocate and take on challenges big and small. Cast an energetic performer who can capture Nemo’s innocence and sense of wonder. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: C4

An anxious clownfish and Nemo’s overprotective father, who, after the tragic death of his wife Coral, prefers the safety of his anemone to the frightening unknowns of the open ocean. Forced to travel across the sea in search of Nemo, Marlin develops the courage to face the unpredictable ocean and the wisdom to trust others – including his own kid. Consider casting an older, mature actor to play this helicopter parent who eventually learns to lighten up and embrace the clown in “clownfish.” Vocal range top: Eb5, Vocal range bottom: C4

An optimistic and bubbly blue tang, experiences frequent short-term memory loss and finds herself wandering through the ocean with no place to call home. Sparking friendships with whomever she meets, Dory immediately offers to help Marlin find his lost child, and the two set out on an adventurous journey through the ocean. Along the way, Dory’s kindness and bright spirit ease Marlin’s fears, and the unlikely duo finds comfort and family in each other. Look for a performer with great charisma and a stage presence that can light up a room. Consider auditioning several Marlins and Dorys together, as the two should be able to playfully banter with great comic timing. Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: B3

A loving mother-to-be clownfish, married to Marlin, who will stop at nothing to protect her eggs. After your actor has finished with this role, have them join the Sea Chorus or other ensemble group for the rest of the show.

Sea Chorus
Functions as the general ensemble, creating the environment of the play and becoming the characters that Marlin and Dory interact with on their journey to Sydney. They will also help with the transitions from the Ocean to the Aquarium Tank. Roles include: Angelfish, Damselfish, Barracuda, Moonfish 1-6, Jellyfish, Sea Turtles, Grouper, Lobsters (1 & 2), Octopuses (1 & 2), Electric Eels (1 & 2), & Seahorses (1 & 2).

Reef Kids
PEARL, a friendly flapjack octopus who is, quick to befriend Nemo.

SHELDON, an H2O-intolerant seahorse with an appetite for trouble who taunts Nemo to swim beyond the reef.

TAD, a self-admittedly obnoxious butterflyfish who joins Sheldon in encouraging Nemo to swim past the Drop-Off.

Reef Parents
Roles include: Sheldon’s Parent, Pearl’s Parent, and Tad’s Parent

Professor Ray
A stingray and Nemo’s enthusiastic teacher, takes pride in sharing the curiosities and marvels of the world with the class and encourages every student to be a brave explorer. Cast a performer with excellent diction to handle the large scientific words in this professor’s advanced vocabulary.

Scuba Mask Dancer
A performer responsible for floating the diver’s mask through the water whenever it appears onstage.

An intimidating great white shark, is the sharks’ ringleader. Despite Bruce’s best efforts to adopt a vegetarian diet, Bruce loses control and is sent into a frenzy, threatening to devour every fish in sight. Part of the Sharks.

Chum and Anchor
Two of Bruce’s shark friends, try to live vegetarian lifestyles but are eventually forced to restrain an out-of- control Bruce from eating innocent fish. Part of The Sharks.

Fish “Friends”
Forced to attend the sharks’ party but aren’t quite so convinced that their hosts will be satisfied with a kelp-only diet.

A yellow tang who is captivated by bubbles, is the first to welcome Nemo to the tank. This friendly fish exclusively uses the word “bubbles” to communicate.

An open-minded and supportive blowfish, is proud to be part of the Tank Gang family and helps keep everyone’s spirits up, even when things seem bleak.

Frightened of strangers and the germs they carry with them, is a royal gramma who enjoys the safety and regulated cleanliness of the tank.

A mature and down-to-earth starfish, offers guidance and reassurance to all those who need it.

A relentless and inspiring leader who will stop at nothing to return to the freedom of the ocean. This Moorish idol fish believes in the Tank Gang and concocts countless plans to bust them out of the aquarium. Gill is the first fish Nemo has ever met with a similar “fin difference,” quickly becoming a mentor and inspiration for the young clownfish.

A sharp-eyed pelican, is the Tank Gang’s feathered friend and only connection to the outside world. This bird is someone you can count on to know all the latest news on the happenings of Sydney Harbour.

Are a pesky group of birds who persistently try to snatch an unlucky VACATIONER’s snack on the boardwalk.

Sea Turtles & Sea Turtle Kids
CRUSH, a 150-year-old sea turtle who knows how to hang loose, teaches Marlin a thing or two about being a good parent. Look for a strong singer who can confidently belt “Go With the Flow” to make it a truly radical jam.

SQUIRT, offspring of CRUSH, fearlessly twirls through turbulent waters of the ocean and enjoys trying out cool new moves in the high-speed EAC.

KAI and BREEZE each have individual singing solos in “Go With the Flow”.