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Summer Theatre Camp 2024


 Performances JUNE 28 at 6:30pm and June 29 at 2:00


Directed by Sharon Marty, Jean Goad, Anna Kopacek

The Grand Rapids Players Production of

Disney and Pixar's

Finding Nemo JR.

Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez Robert Lopez

Book Adapted by Lindsay Anderson

Music and Orchestrations Adapted and Arranged by Myrna Conn

Based on the 2003 Disney / Pixar film Finding Nemo written by

Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds and directed by Andrew Stanton


Finding Nemo, JR. is a musical. It has many featured roles and unique characters. Nemo, Marlin and Dory, have significant roles, as do the Reef Dwellers (Pearl, Sheldon, Tad, their parents, Prof. Ray), the Tank Gang (Bubbles, Bloat, Gurgle,Peach, Gill), Sea Turtles (Crush, Squirt, Kai, Breeze), Sharks ( Bruce, Chum, Anchor), Moonfish, Jellyfish, a colorful and fun Sea Chorus, a pelican, and seagulls.
While many of us, remember the original animated movie and music for Professor Ray’s “Big Blue World” and Dory’s “Just Keep Swimming,” much of the music will new to summer camp participants. We will use “Big Blue World” for auditions.

Based on the 2003 Disney / Pixar film Finding Nemo written by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds and directed by Andrew Stanton Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. 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. 

Disney's Finding Nemo JR.

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Knock Knock

Written By: Jason Pizzarello and Kathryn Funkhouser

Length: 30-45 minutes

Cast Size: 4-23 actors (suggested casting: 8 any)

Genre: Comedy

When you deliver packages, anyone might be behind your next door, from your elementary school teacher to a burglar on the job. Jaded veteran Logan thinks she's seen it all, while newbie Sam is convinced attitude is everything.  The only sure thing in this job? They're both going to be surprised. Knock Knock is a rapid-fire comedy that delivers.

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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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