Finding Nemo Jr. Auditions

We are pleased to announce open auditions for our upcoming For Kids By Kids production of Finding Nemo Jr. Auditions will be held on Tuesday December 12, 2023 and Wednesday December 13 from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center Street, Hilliard Ohio. Callbacks, as needed, will be held on Saturday December 16, 2023 from 9:00am -12:00pm. A mandatory parents meeting for those cast and the first rehearsal will be on Wednesday, January 3 2024, 7:30-8:30pm. The production will run for 8 performances over 2 weekends: March 1-3 and 8-10, 2024.

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.

Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. 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. 

Sign up auditions for the production will be held for children in Grades 4-8.  The cast will include children from Hilliard and the surrounding community. Auditions should be scheduled through a convenient sign-up tool at

With plenty of parts to go around, Finding Nemo Jr. is ideal for this 2024’s first “For Kids, By Kids” production.  There are 30 speaking roles including 3 lead roles: Nemo, Marlin and Dory.  There are also opportunities available for participating in the ensemble.

Auditions will consist of a reading from the show (audition sides available below)   and 16 bars of a song of your choice.  An accompanist will be provided.  A cappella or use of karaoke tracks are not acceptable. 

Each auditioner must:

  1. Sign up online for an audition time at
  2. Bring completed audition form (including schedule conflicts) and behavior contract.  Forms can be downloaded below.
  3. Picture and resume.  ( if you have one)
  4. Bring sheet music and be ready to sing 16 bars of a  song of your choice with accompanist. 
  5. Review the audition sides and choose one or two that you’re interested in.
  6. Dress comfortably and be able to dance/ move to music.
  7. Be respectful of other auditioners and directors.

For information on the audition process, see our Audition Q&A or visit our audition page.

While COVID vaccinations and masking  are not required for participation in this production, the Director may require masking and/or social distancing measures as needed if there are COVID outbreaks during the rehearsal period.


Based on auditions, some performers will be invited to attend callbacks on Saturday, December 16th from 9am-12pm. Callbacks will consist of assigned vocal selections from the show, readings from the script, and light dancing. Attendance at callbacks is by invitation from the directors only.

Click the button below to access and prepare all you can ahead of time in anticipation that you may be called back; paper copies of the music will be available at callbacks, but please look over this digital version before your callback – we are so excited to watch you shine and explore this Big Blue World together :




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