AUDITIONS FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS!!
Maryland Ensemble Theatre will be holding auditions for Disney’s Finding Nemo, Jr.
When: May 6 & 7 from 3-5pm. Actors are asked to arrive and to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time
Where: Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
Who: Young performers ages 10-16.
What to Prepare: Please prepare one of the songs and 2 sides from our Audition Page. Bring a photo and resume if possible.
Th. July 20 @ 7pm
Fr. July 21 @ 7pm
Sat. July 22 @ 2pm & 7pm
Rehearsals: Mon-Thur 4-6pm and Sat/Sun 12-2pm, June 5-July 19
All roles are open to students ages 10-16.
PERFORMANCE/MATERIALS FEE IF CAST: $100
DIRECTED BY JULIE HERBER & KARLI COLE
Synopsis: 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.
Nemo, 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 energetic performer who can capture Nemo’s innocence and sense of wonder. Gender: Any/Vocal range top: D5/Vocal range bottom: C4
Marlin, 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. Gender: Male/Vocal range top: Eb5/Vocal range bottom: C4
Dory, 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. Gender: Female/Vocal range top: F5/Vocal range bottom: B3
Coral, A loving mother-to-be clownfish, married to Marlin, who will stop at nothing to protect her eggs. Will also double in the Sea Chorus. Gender: Female
Sea Chorus, Functions as the general ensemble, creating the environment of the play and becoming the characters that Marlin and Dory interact with on their journey to Sydney. They will also help with the transitions from the Ocean to the Aquarium Tank. 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). Gender: Any
Reef Kids, Nemo’s classmates. Roles include: 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. Gender: Any
Reef Parents, Roles include: Sheldon’s Parent, Pearl’s Parent, and Tad’s Parent. Gender: Any
Professor Ray, 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. A performer with excellent diction to handle the large scientific words in this professor’s advanced vocabulary. Gender: Any
Scuba Mask Dancer, A performer responsible for floating the diver’s mask through the water whenever it appears onstage. Gender: Any
Bruce, 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. Part of the Sharks. Gender: Any
Chum and Anchor, Two of Bruce’s shark friends, they try to live vegetarian lifestyles but are eventually forced to restrain an out-of- control Bruce from eating innocent fish. Part of The Sharks. Gender: Any
Fish “Friends”, Forced to attend the sharks’ party but aren’t quite so convinced that their hosts will be satisfied with a kelp-only diet. Gender: Any
Bubbles, 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. Gender: Any
Bloat, 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. Gender: Any
Gurgle, 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. Gender: Any
Peach, 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. Gender: Any
Gill, 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. Gender: Any
Nigel, 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 Harbor. Gender: Any
Seagulls, a pesky group of birds who persistently try to snatch an unlucky VACATIONER’s snack on the boardwalk. Gender: Any
Crush, a 150-year-old sea turtle who knows how to hang loose, teaches Marlin a thing or two about being a good parent. A strong singer who can confidently belt “Go With the Flow” to make it a truly radical jam.
Squirt, offspring of Crush, fearlessly twirls through turbulent waters of the ocean and enjoys trying out cool new moves in the high-speed EAC.
Kai and Breeze, each have individual singing solos in “Go With the Flow”. Gender: Any
Sea Turtles & Sea Turtle Kids, Righteously mellow creatures featured in “Go With the Flow”
WHAT TO BRING
- Bring your calendar. Directors must be notified of all rehearsal conflicts at the time of auditions. Absences during TECH WEEK (the week leading up to performances) are not permitted.
- Bring a headshot and resume if available
- Bring your audition sides
- Bring a smile!
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Sign-in when you arrive
- Fill out auditions form
- Review the audition song & sides you have selected (copies will be provided if needed)
- Stretch, relax, warm-up your voice
- When you audition you will sing one of the audition songs, as well as read or recite, one of the audition sides. You may be asked to read another side. Have fun!
- Please prepare to sing one of the auditions songs from the selections below. You will sing to the instrumental in your audition.
That’s My Dad (vocal guide and Karaoke)
Marlin- Big Blue World (guide vocals and karaoke)
Dory- Just Keep Swimming (guide vocals and karaoke)
Chum/Bruce/Anchor/Sharks- Fish are Friends Not Food (guide vocals and karaoke)
Crush/Sea Turtles- Go With the Flow (guide vocals and karaoke)
Ensemble- Big Blue World (guide vocals and karaoke)
(click on side to bring up pdf)