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'Finding Nemo' Musical Theatre Program

Dive Into The World Of Theatre!

Explore the big blue world with this lively new stage musical based on the beloved Pixar film!  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.

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Tickets

Available from February 10 at 10 AM, priced $22-28 (reserved seating).

March 10, 2024

1:00 PM

Finding Nemo Jr. Show #1

John & Nancy Hughes Theater at Gorton Center

400 E. Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045

March 10, 2024

3:00 PM

Finding Nemo Jr. Show #2

John & Nancy Hughes Theater at Gorton Center

400 E. Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045

About the Program

Directed by the talented Kathleen Myers, our 'Finding Nemo Jr. Musical Theatre Program' welcomes children from 2nd to 8th grade to embark on a thrilling journey into the world of musical theatre. This program is not just about learning lines or mastering dance steps; it's an immersive experience where every student gets the chance to act, sing, and dance, bringing the enchanting story of 'Finding Nemo Jr.' to vibrant life on stage.

Through rehearsals that are as fun as they are educational, participants will develop a range of skills. They'll enhance their singing, refine their dancing, and sharpen their dialogue delivery. But that's just the start! This journey with us also fosters self-confidence, sparks creativity, hones problem-solving abilities, and strengthens teamwork.

From embodying characters to performing catchy musical numbers and engaging in lively dance routines, students will fully immerse themselves in the dynamic and colorful world of this beloved tale. Every step of the way, they'll be guided by the expertise and passion of Kathleen Myers, ensuring a rich and rewarding experience.

Join us and dive into an underwater adventure where the stage becomes a canvas for imagination, talent, and endless possibilities!

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KATHLEEN MYERS

Musical Theatre Program Director

[Read Kathleen's Bio]

Program Details

  • Who Can Join: Open to children in 2nd-8th grade.

  • Casting Rehearsal: First rehearsal is casting day! Don't worry, every child gets a role.

  • Rehearsals: Saturdays, 9am-12pm, Jan 13-Mar 9, at LoMastro Performing Arts Academy. Most students will rehearse for 2 hours within this timeframe. Rehearsal schedule will be emailed after the casting rehearsal on Jan 13.

  • Performances: Dress Rehearsal and 2 Shows at John & Nancy Hughes Theatre at Gorton Center on March 10.

  • Tickets: Available from February 10, priced $22-28 (reserved seating).

Policies & Expectations

  • Home Practice: Regular practice of lines, songs, and dances at home is vital.

  • Punctuality: Please arrive 1-2 minutes early. Late admittance is up to the director's discretion.

  • Attendance: Essential for all! More than 2 absences will affect stage time or participation.

  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing, jazz shoes, hair up, no jewelry.

  • Costumes & Props: Simple, and provided by LPAA. Parents may be asked to supply certain items.

  • Casting: Everyone gets an onstage role. Roles assigned after the casting rehearsal on Jan 13. All casting decisions are final.

Tuition

Invest in a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience!

  • Program Fee: $405

 

Included in Tuition

  • Duration & Schedule: 9 weeks of magical theatre experience, with approximately 2 hours of rehearsal every Saturday from January 13th to March 9th. Dress Rehearsal and 2 Performances on March 10th.

  • Complimentary Cast T-Shirt: Every participant will receive a special 'Finding Nemo Jr.' cast t-shirt, a keepsake to remember their role in this amazing journey.

  • Wall of Fame Recognition: Each child's individual photo will be proudly displayed on the Wall of Fame at the theatre, celebrating their participation in the program.

  • Performance Video: A digital download of the performance video will be available, allowing you and your family to relive the magical moments of the show anytime.

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Dive into a Day of Discovery and Fun!
Join us on Saturday, December 2nd

'Finding Nemo Jr.' Preview Workshop

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Introducing the 'Tiny Tidal Troupe'!

A Special Opportunity for Our Youngest Stars!​

We're thrilled to announce a unique addition to our 'Finding Nemo Jr. Musical Theatre Program' - the Tiny Tidal Troupe! This special segment is designed exclusively for our youngest performers, Kindergarten through 1st Grade.

What's It About?

The 'Tiny Tidal Troupe' offers our littlest stars a chance to dip their toes into the magical world of theatre. With a limited yet enchanting role in our production of 'Finding Nemo Jr.', these young performers will get to experience the joy and excitement of being part of a big stage production, tailored just for them! 

Program Details

  • Duration & Schedule: 8 weeks of magical theatre experience, on Tuesdays January 16 - March 5.  45 min. Weekly sessions will be part skill development and part rehearsal for the show. We promise it's going to be an ocean of fun!

    • K & 1st Graders: 3:45-4:30 or 5:45-6:30

  • Performances: Dress Rehearsal and casting in 1 of 2 Shows at John & Nancy Hughes Theatre at Gorton Center on March 10.

  • Tickets: Available from February 10, priced $22-28 (reserved seating).

  • Complimentary Cast T-Shirt: Every participant will receive a special 'Finding Nemo Jr.' cast t-shirt, a keepsake to remember their role in this amazing journey.

  • Wall of Fame Recognition: Each child's individual photo will be proudly displayed on the Wall of Fame at the theatre, celebrating their participation in the program.

  • Performance Video: A digital download of the performance video will be available, allowing you and your family to relive the magical moments of the show anytime.

 

Tuition

Program Fee: $254

 

Join the Adventure Under the Sea!

Does your little one dream of the spotlight? The 'Tiny Tidal Troupe' is the perfect place to start! Click here  to sign up and be ready to make a splash in the world of theatre.

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