Finding Nemo Kids is coming to Herriman!

Who can audition?

Children ages 7-12 (As of September 1, 2024) can audition to be in Finding Nemo Kids.

Looking for a show for older youth? Try The Little Mermaid, Jr.

How do I audition?

Auditions are held by video submission. You may only submit one video per actor. Your audition video is due by June 30, 2024 at 10 pm. Submit your video using our audition form (button below).

In-person callbacks will be July 12 (5:30 to 8:30 PM) and July 13 (9 AM to 2PM) at Herriman City Hall. You may not be required for both days, and you may still be offered a role even if you are not called back.

What is the show schedule?

  • July 17 — 7 to 9 PM: A mandatory parent meeting for cast members. (This will be streamed; if you need this option, please contact the team after your child has been cast in the show.)
  • Aug 3 — 11 AM to 1 PM: First rehearsal. All cast required.
  • Aug 6 to Aug 24 — Rehearsals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30 to 7 PM, and on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30 in the community room at City Hall.
  • Aug 27 to September 11 — Rehearsals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 to 6:30PM and on Saturdays from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Butterfield Park.
  • Aug 31 — (Saturday) No rehearsal – Labor Day weekend
  • Sept 3 to 11 — Rehearsals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 to 6:30PM, and on Saturdays from 11:30 to 2:00 at Butterfield Park.
  • Sept 12 —Tech rehearsals begin. No rehearsals or performances may be missed starting this date.
  • Sept 12 to Sept 19 — Tech week rehearsals; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 4:00 to 6:30. Saturday from 11:30 to 2:00. All at Butterfield Park.
  • Sept 19, Sept 20, Sept 21, & Sept 23 — Performances. Call time: 4:30. Show time: 6PM. (If you can, stay after to see our teens in The Little Mermaid at 8 pm!)
  • Sept 24 — Breakdown; 5 to 8PM. An adult from each family is asked to help. No one under 16 can be present due to use of heavy equipment.

What is expected of participants?

  • Each actor pays a $75 participation fee. (A limited number of waivers available for those in need, thanks to Salt Lake County Zoo Arts & Parks grant.)
  • Each family is asked to participate in 2 volunteer slots before Sept 19. You will learn more about this at the parent meeting. There are lots of ways you can help, even from home.
  • All actors are expected to follow our participation policy.

What roles are available in Finding Nemo Kids?

None of our roles are pre-cast, so all roles are open for audition.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets available soon!

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Audition Videos

You need to submit a single video that contains the following elements:

  • Slate (this is where you tell us your name, your age, the part you want, and that you are auditioning for Finding Nemo Kids)
  • Your singing audition (around 30 seconds of a Broadway song in the style of Finding Nemo Kids)
  • Your dance audition
  • Your memorized reading sides (see below for details)

Our production team has created an “audition 101” video to tell you all about this process.

Singing Audition

Please record yourself singing 16 bars (or about 30 seconds) of you singing a song in the style of the show. Please do not sing without accompaniment—we need to hear how you match pitch to the song you have chosen.

To find a backing track for your song, we recommend going to YouTube and searching for your song with the words “Karaoke” or “Minus Track” or similar.

For example, here is a search for Go with the Flow Nemo Kids Karaoke.

Pick a song that is in your range that showcases your singing ability. We love it when you pick songs from your favorite Broadway or Disney shows, but it can be any song you want.

You probably won’t be able to play the music on the device you are using to record your video, so you’ll want to have a computer or other device close by (with the volume up) to play the song.

Audition Sides

What is an audition side? An audition side is a monologue that you memorize and perform for us. The sides link has three different monologues you can memorize. First, pick a character—it doesn’t have the be the character you are auditioning for—then memorize a side that you feel matches that character.

Remember, this is a performance. Use your voice, your face, and your whole body to perform this as the character you picked. It’s really important you speak clearly so we can understand all the words of your monologue.

Dance Audition – Choose an audition type

This year we are doing something different: we’re adding a special dance ensemble that will be comprised of a handful of dancers who will help transport the audience to the ocean setting.

Those who want to audition for the dance ensemble will do a different kind of choreography than those who are not auditioning for the dance ensemble. Those cast in the dance ensemble do not necessarily need to be singers, and DO NOT need to record audition sides OR a singing audition, but need to do BOTH dance videos. We’d love to find dancers who don’t think they can be in a show because they don’t prefer singing but are heavily interested in dance.

All – Dance choreography instructions

Watch this video to learn the dance steps for that portion of your audition video.

Here is the audio for you to use as the backing for the dance portion of your audition video.

Listen to it here…

… and download it here:

Dance ensemble only – Audition instructions

You will perform a self-choreographed or improvised performance of the song “Abduction.”

We’re looking for lyrical dancers who can express the emotion of a scene with their bodies and faces. The plan is for the dance ensemble to portray “the ocean” throughout the show.

Audition Checklist

This list will help you make sure you have everything you need to submit your audition video and fill out our audition form.

  • Video contains a slate. Don’t forget the phrase “I’m auditioning for Finding Nemo Kids.”

  • Video contains about 30 seconds of a singing audition (everybody but dance ensemble).

  • Video contains the dance audition (either the Dance Ensemble audition or the Cast Ensemble audition).

  • Video contains the reading side you selected (this is the monologue you picked; everybody but dance ensemble)

  • Video is uploaded to YouTube and is set to Unlisted.

  • Have the YouTube URL ready to paste.

  • Have a photo ready to upload (or be ready to take a photo; there’s a button on the form to take a picture).

  • If you have one, have your acting resume ready, or be ready to describe your singing and acting experiences.

  • Be prepared with a list of any conflicts you would have during rehearsals through the end of the show in September. (See the key dates near the top of this page.)

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