Musical-Specific Audition Songs

The Best Audition Songs for Finding Nemo JR./Kids

Do you have an upcoming audition for Finding Nemo JR. or Finding Nemo Kids? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. Here’s our list of audition songs for Finding Nemo JR., by character.

Since Finding Nemo JR. is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary shows as well. In addition, there are lots of Disney and family-friendly vibes below in order to match the style of the show.


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Step 1: Read your audition details

Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.


Step 2: Get to know the show

In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to read through the synopsis while listening to the song samples➝.


Step 3: Pick an audition song

Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide whether you’d like to audition for the ensemble or a specific character. Just keep in mind that if you audition for a specific character, you still might not be chosen for that particular role.

There’s usually a spot on the audition form asking if you are open to being in the ensemble or accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every role is important, and you will earn valuable experience in a show.

And on that same note, even if you audition for the ensemble (rather than a specific character), there’s always a chance of being cast in a leading or supporting role!

To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, decide which character you’d like to audition for. And finally, choose a suitable song from the list below!


Dory

* Try the “transpose” feature on Musicnotes to find a key that’s best for your vocal type!

I Love Play Rehearsal” – Be More Chill

Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks

Notice Me, Horton” – Seussical

Right Hand Man” – Something Rotten!


Marlin

* Try the “transpose” feature on Musicnotes to find a key that’s best for your vocal type!

Be the Hero” – Big Fish

Dancing Through Life” – Wicked

Lost in the Woods” – Frozen 2 [2010s film/non-theatre]

The Pants Song” – Be More Chill


Nemo

* Try the “transpose” feature on Musicnotes to find a key that’s best for your vocal type!

Home Again” – Captain Louie

It’s Possible” – Seussical

Middle of a Moment” – James and the Giant Peach

On Your Way Home” – James and the Giant Peach


Ensemble

Note: There are lots of very important ensemble roles in Finding Nemo JR./Finding Nemo Kids. Choose the song that feels most comfortable for you to sing, and use the “transpose” feature on Musicnotes to find a key that’s best for your vocal type!

Cool Kid” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

How Far I’ll Go” – Moana

Know Who You Are” – Moana

Lava” – Lava [2010s short film/non-theatre]

Lunch Box” – Junie B. Jones

One Pal” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday

Sticks & Stones” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Time to Play” – School of Rock

When I Am Older” – Frozen 2 [2010s film/non-theatre]


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Finding Nemo JR.:

All of the following monologues can be found on Drama Notebook➝. Make sure to cite both the author and ‘Drama Notebook’ in your recitation.

• “A Seagull’s Struggle” by Chris Foley

• “The People Zoo” by Alex Tuzov

• “Vegetarian Shark” by Lila Drowos

• “What Are You So Afraid Of?” by Trinity Marmo

• “Why Can’t I Fly?” by Kallie Gatrell


Final Step: Prepare for your audition

After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!


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Finding Nemo JR. Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Finding Nemo JR./Kids along with which characters sing in each of them. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for character research purposes.


Act 1:

“Big Blue World (Part 1)” – Marlin, Nemo

“Big Blue World (Part 2)” – Nemo, Marlin, Ensemble

“Abduction” / “Big Blue World (Reprise)” – Nemo, Marlin

“Dory’s Ditty” – Dory

“Fish Are Friends Not Food” – Ensemble

“Where’s My Dad” – Nemo

“We Swim Together” – Nemo, Ensemble

“Just Keep Swimming (Part 1)” – Dory, Marlin, Ensemble

“Just Keep Swimming (Part 2)” – Marlin, Dory, Ensemble

“Not My Dad” – Nemo

“Go With The Flow” – Dory, Marlin, Ensemble

“One Dedicated Father” – Ensemble

“That’s My Dad” – Nemo

“We Swim Together (Reprise)” – Nemo, Ensemble

“Just Keep Swimming Together” – Nemo, Marlin, Dory, Ensemble

“Finale Part 1” – Nemo, Marlin

“Finale Part 2” – Nemo, Marlin, Dory, Ensemble


Which of these audition songs for Finding Nemo JR. did you choose?

And what role are you auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.


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Stacy Karyn, Author of Audition Songs for Finding Nemo JR.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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