FALL YOUTH MUSICAL - 2023
Directed & Choreographed by Colleen Walker
Music Directed by Jeanna Daebelliehn
Costume Designed & Assistant Directed by Donna Badtke
Monday, August 21 (5 - 7pm)
Tuesday, August 22 (5 - 7pm)
October 20-22, 2023
Friday & Saturday - 7:00 PM
Sunday matinee - 3:00 PM
Saturdays (10-12pm), Thursdays (5-7pm) & Mondays or Tuesdays (5-7pm)
Who: Auditions are open to all youth grades 1 - 12!
What: Auditioners should be prepared to sing any song*; there will also be readings from the script**.
*You may sing acapella (without any music), but there will be a piano accompanist if you bring sheet music, a CD player if you bring a CD, and a bluetooth speaker if you use your phone.
**For young readers, we will accomodate with a helper to assist them!
Where: CHRISTIAN ARTS CENTRE
N2490 Cisco Road, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Any questions about auditions, email email@example.com
or call the church office at 262.245.9122
About the show:
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.
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.
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.
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.
A loving mother-to-be clownfish, married to Marlin, who will stop at nothing to protect her eggs.
SEA CHORUS - general ensemble
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).
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.
Roles include: Sheldon’s Parent, Pearl’s Parent, and Tad’s Parent
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.
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.
CHUM & 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.
Forced to attend the sharks’ party but aren’t quite so convinced that their hosts will be satisfied with a kelp-only diet.
Part of the “Tank Gang” that helps Nemo escape the Sydney Harbor Aquarium and return to the ocean. 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.
Part of the “Tank Gang” that helps Nemo escape the Sydney Harbor Aquarium and return to the ocean. 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.
Part of the “Tank Gang” that helps Nemo escape the Sydney Harbor Aquarium and return to the ocean. Frightened of strangers and the germs they carry with them, is a royal gramma who enjoys the safety and regulated cleanliness of the tank.
Part of the “Tank Gang” that helps Nemo escape the Sydney Harbor Aquarium and return to the ocean. A mature and down-to-earth starfish, offers guidance and reassurance to all those who need it.
Part of the “Tank Gang” that helps Nemo escape the Sydney Harbor Aquarium and return to the ocean. 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, Nigel 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
Righteously mellow creatures featured in “Go With the Flow.”
a 150-year-old sea turtle who knows how to hang loose, teaches Marlin a thing or two about being a good parent.
offspring of Crush, fearlessly twirls through turbulent waters of the ocean and enjoys trying out cool new moves in the high-speed EAC.
KAI & BREEZE
each have individual singing solos in “Go With the Flow”.