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

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, late arrivals, or early pickups will be permitted for Tech Rehearsals and Performances)

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

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.

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NCT Drama School
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Ages 11 - 14
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