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Finding Nemo Jr

The Artisan Center Theater

Production of


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


Directed by Paloma Magaña

Music Directed by Rose Ivie


AUDITION DATES: May 20, 2024 and May 21, 2024 from 6:00pm –  9:00pm 

Callbacks (if needed): May 22, 2024 from 6:00pm –  9:00pm


  • Audition form and more information at: https://www.artisanct.com/auditions
  • Auditions will be held at First United Methodist Church of Hurst located at 

521 W Pipeline Rd, Hurst, TX 76053

  • Rehearsals begin May 28, 2024 at FUMC Hurst, and are generally Monday through Friday from 6-9pm and Saturdays from 10-1pm. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal. 



The production runs July 5 - 27, 2024  Performances will be at 11am and 1pm on Thursdays and Saturdays, and Fridays at 6:30pm. Additional performances may be scheduled based on cast availability. 



  • Please prepare a 32-bar (1-minute) cut of a song in the style or theme of the show. This may include (but is not limited to) Broadway or Disney repertoire. 
  • Please bring a device with an accompaniment or karaoke track, as no accompanist will be provided. Singing acapella is discouraged. 
  • There may be a dance component to the audition at callbacks for certain roles (bring appropriate footwear and dress to move).
  • Actors will be doing cold readings from the script at both auditions and callbacks. 
  • Roles may be double cast depending on actor availability.
  • If you are unable to attend, please send an audition video to auditions@artisanct.com. You will still be required to complete all digital paperwork and come to callbacks in person if requested. 


Please see the registration link for the conflict calendar. It is critical that you let Artisan Center Theater know all of your conflicts when you register to audition. Artisan Center Theater will be unable to accept conflicts after casting is done unless they are emergencies.



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.


We encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, body types, ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.


NEMO – A curious, enthusiastic young clownfish born with a “lucky fin,” who becomes a capable, brave leader despite being taken far from home. 

MARLIN – An anxious clownfish and Nemo’s overprotective father, who develops the courage to face the open ocean and the wisdom to trust others again after losing his wife, Coral. 

DORY – An optimistic, bubbly blue tang who experiences frequent short-term memory loss. 

CORAL – A loving clownfish and mother-to-be who will stop at nothing to protect her eggs.  

SCUBA MASK DANCER – The inspiration behind Marlin’s and Dory’s quest to find “P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney” 

PROFESSOR RAY – A stingray and Nemo’s enthusiastic teacher who takes pride in sharing the curiosities and marvels of the ocean, encouraging every student to be a brave explorer. 

PEARL – A friendly flapjack octopus who is quick to befriend Nemo at school. 

SHELDON – An H2O-intolerant seahorse classmate with an appetite for trouble. 

TAD – A self-admittedly obnoxious butterflyfish and classmate to Nemo.

REEF PARENTS – Parents to Pearl, Sheldon, Tad, and Professor Ray’s other students. 

BRUCE – A well-intentioned yet intimidating great white shark who loses control and is sent into a frenzy. 

CHUM and ANCHOR – Two of Bruce’s shark friends who try to live vegetarian lifestyles and are eventually forced to restrain an out-of-control Bruce from eating innocent fish. 

BUBBLES – A friendly yellow tang who is captivated by bubbles in the tank. 

BLOAT – An open-minded, supportive blowfish who is proud to be part of the Tank Gang family and helps keep spirits high. 

GURGLE – A royal gramma who enjoys the safety and regulated cleanliness of the tank. 

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

GILL – A relentless and inspiring leader who will stop at nothing to return to the freedom of the ocean. Moorish idol fish who believes in the Tank Gang and concocts countless plans to bust them out of the tank. Mentor and inspiration to Nemo. 

NIGEL – A sharp-eyed pelican, the Tank Gang’s feathered friend and only connection to the outside world. 

CRUSH – A 150-year-old sea turtle who knows how to hang loose and teaches Marlin a thing or two about being a good parent. 

SQUIRT – Offspring of Crush who fearlessly twirls through turbulent waters of the ocean and enjoys trying out new moves in the high-speed EAC. 

FEATURED SEA CHORUS – (including but not limited to) Angelfish, Damselfish, Barracuda, Moonfish, Jellyfish, Sea Turtles, Sea Turtle Offspring, Grouper, Lobsters, Octopuses, Electric Eels, Seahorses, Sharks, Vacationer, Seagulls. 



Artisan Productions is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating dreammakers in its community through hope, joy, and optimism in the performing arts. Artisan Children's Theater produces children's shows each year where children perform for children. As part of their charge to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003, Artisan has been blessed to serve, entertain, and offer theater opportunities to hundreds of thousands of people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond. The theater is closed on Sunday. For more information on Artisan, visit www.ArtisanCT.com




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