Finding Nemo TYA

November 6 - December 30, 2024

The Coterie Theatre
in co-production with What If Puppets

Disney & Pixar’s

Finding Nemo TYA

Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Book Adapted by Lindsay Anderson
Music and Orchestrations Adapted & Arranged by Myrna Conn
Based on the 2003 Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo written by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds & directed by Andrew Stanton
Directed by Khalia Davis

The beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo comes to life on stage in a new Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) version featuring new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen). 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, Australia, 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.

for everyone

Approx. Length: 60 Minutes

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Special Performances

Throughout the run of the show, there are several special performances:

  • Opening Night: November 8 at 7 pm
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performance: November 23 at 2 pm
  • Audio Described Performances with verbal commentary to assist patrons who are visually impaired: December 6 at 10 am and December 7 at 2 pm
  • Sensory Friendly Performances for neurodiverse audiences featuring technical adjustments, sensory supports, house lights on and flexible audience expectations: December 6 at 10 am and December 7 at 2 pm

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Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department’s student staffed agency, MICRO. Disney & Pixar’s Finding Nemo TYA design by Yeongu Kang.

Disney & Pixar’s Finding Nemo TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Additional funding for this production is provided by: