Walt Disney World is now holding auditions for the newest musical set to hit Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2022.
Disney revealed details for the new Finding Nemo musical earlier this year during the Destination D23 event, titled Finding Nemo: The Big Blue and Beyond. Previously, a permit for construction on the show’s theater showed that work was already underway.
Disney Parks Blog announced that the musical would be set in the timeline of the movie Finding Dory.
A couple months ago, we revealed that next year we’ll be bringing a reimagined version of “Finding Nemo: The Musical” to Theater in the Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Today, we’re thrilled to share some additional details with you about this newly updated show, which we’re calling “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!” Our new show is set in the timeline of the movie “Finding Dory.” When you take a seat in the theater, you’ll find yourself at the Marine Life Institute.
As the show begins, we catch up with the fish from Dr. P. Sherman’s office in “Finding Nemo,” who have made their way across the ocean to California. They tell the story of Nemo and how they all got there, incorporating many of the beloved songs and production numbers from the original show. The team is hard at work getting “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!” ready to open in 2022, and we look forward to sharing more with you soon.
The open roles for the musical can be found on Disney’s audition page and are as follows:
Nemo: Early 20s. Plays youthful boy. Adorable, endlessly curious, spirited, childlike and fearless, yet at the same time naïve and vulnerable. Bright and youthful mix or belt. Vocal Range Ab3-Eb5.
Ensemble: Musical Theatre style. Strong vocalist and mover, with strong storytelling ability. Casting will have an intentionally inclusive BIPOC approach.
Ensemble characters will be realized by a diverse array of puppetry styles, including rod, bunraku and hand puppetry.
Disney also notes that additional roles not identified may be cast from this call.
There’s no doubt Disney fans will be excited to see the beloved musical return with an all-new look and feel when it debuts next year.
What was your favorite song from Finding Nemo: The Musical and what are you looking forward to most in Finding Nemo: The Big Blue and Beyond?