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Cast Size: Large (21 or more performers)
Cast Type: Children

Character Breakdown


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.

Gender: any
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3

An anxious clownfish and Nemo’s overprotective father who prefers the safety of his anemone to the frightening unknowns of the open ocean. As he travels 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: A3

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. Look for a performer with great charisma and a stage presence that can light up a room.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Nigel, Sprit, Tiller & Jib

A knowledgeable pod of pelicans, are the show’s helpful narrators. These informative birds are responsible for conveying important plot points and must be played by enthusiastic actors with excellent diction and volume.

Gender: any
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. Your Sea Chorus can be filled with any species of sea creatures you would like, but below are the featured roles that can emerge from this Ensemble:

  • YOUNG SEA TURTLES (1 & 2),
  •  SEAHORSES (1 & 2)
  • FISH are a school of fish, including FISH 1
Reef Kids
  • 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
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.

Gender: any
Scuba Mask Dancer

A performer responsible for floating the diver’s mask through the water whenever it appears onstage. You can make this role’s choreography as complex or as simple as you like depending on your selected actor’s dance level and experience.

Gender: any

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.

Chum and Anchor

Two of Bruce’s shark friends, try to live vegetarian lifestyles but are eventually forced to restrain an out-of- control Bruce from eating innocent fish.

Gender: any

A yellow tang who is captivated by bubbles, is one of the first to welcome Nemo to the tank. This friendly fish exclusively uses the word “bubbles” to communicate.


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

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

A mature and down-to-earth starfish, offers guidance and reassurance to all those who need it.

Gender: any

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
Sea Turtles & Sea Turtle Kids

Righteously mellow creatures featured in “Go With the Flow.”

  • CRUSH, a 150-year-old sea turtle who knows how to hang loose, teaches Marlin a thing or two about being a good parent. Look for 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.”