Finding Nemo the big blue and beyond

Disney Casting More Roles for ‘Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney is casting more performers for “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!” which is replacing “Finding Nemo: The Musical” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Disney began casting for Nemo and ensemble members last year, but is now seeking more specific characters.

  • Bruce:  30s. A vegetarian great white shark. Can go from screaming rockers to an elegant soft shoe. Comedic baritone and able to handle harmonies.
  • Crush:  20s – 30s. Laid back and fun-loving “surfer dude” turtle. Wise old father with the ability to rock. High tenor, must have effortless, sustained, full voice/mix high ‘C’.
  • Dory:  Mid – 20s. A forgetful, yet very optimistic lady fish and Marlin’s companion during this journey. Extremely quirky and an expert with comedic material. Character singer.  
  • Marlin:  Mid – 20s. Over-protective yet very loving father, vulnerable. Huge heart, great comedic talent. Scared of virtually everything. Baritone and able to handle musical ‘patter’.
  • 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.
  • Gill:  30’s/40’s. Baritone. Tough talking maverick who comes with a great deal of wisdom and history. A wounded war hero type who carries his scars with him.
  • Ensemble:  Musical Theatre style. Strong vocalist and mover, with strong storytelling ability.  Casting will have an intentionally inclusive BIPOC approach.

All roles will be realized by a diverse array of puppetry styles, including rod, bunraku, and hand puppetry.

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Vocalist: Seeking strong, energetic vocalists of all ethnicities and gender identities, who can handle solos and background vocals in multiple styles (pop, rock, R&B, and musical theatre) for a wide variety of events. Specific need for mezzo-sopranos with a strong mix/belt to F5 and G5. Also looking for female identifying vocalists of Polynesian descent.

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  1. This makes no sense! Why would they need a new cast if it’s just the same show. Tom has stooped to an even lower low smh

  2. I wonder what is really going on here with casting. Your previous post on this same subject was back in November of 2021.

    Was there a massive Covid delay? A pay scale disagreement?

    Thanks for digging into this story further.

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