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The Youth Theatre Summer Mainstage offers a full scale production experience designed for students of all abilities who are interested in furthering their musical theatre knowledge and gaining performance experience. Auditions typically are held in May - all are accepted into the program! Rehearsals typically begin early or mid-July, with performances the first or second weekend of August.


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Book, Music and Lyrics by

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and 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

& Directed by Andrew Stanton

BAM is thrilled to be producing DISNEY'S FINDING NEMO JR. for its Youth Summer Mainstage Production for 2023!

AUDITIONS - Saturday, May 6, 2023

(Audition Information Below!)

CALLBACKS - Sunday, May 7, 2023

Rehearsals begin Monday, July 10!

Rehearsals will be held Monday - Friday from 5 - 9pm. Please note that the schedule is a broken down call meaning that the full cast is not called to every rehearsal. Typically, younger students are released earlier in the evening!


August 3 - 5, 2023

Auditions & Performances will take place at

Avenue Christian Church (5750 Holmes Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL).

Rehearsals will take place at Pure Vibe Dance Studios (702 Chestnut Ave, Westmont, IL).

Tuition: $550

(Additional Costume Fee - estimated $125 - due after rehearsals commence.)

View BAM's tuition policy.

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Step 1:

Auditions will take place on Saturday, May 6. Students wishing to audition should sign up for a 90 minute time slot using the button below. Students should plan to stay for the full 90 minutes. If needed, callbacks will take place on Sunday, May 7. All casting will be notified by phone by Monday, May 22!

Step 2:

The group audition will consist of a vocal audition as well as a dance audition. For the vocal audition, students are asked to prepare the audition cut for ONE of the audition song options and ONE spoken line. All song and line options will be available on this website in March! No preparation is needed for the dance audition, but please wear clothes that you can move in!

Step 3:

Once you've scheduled your audition time, prepared your audition selections, the last thing you need to do is attend the audition - the FUN part! There are a few things you need to bring with you to the audition: (1) Your completed Audition Form, (2) A recent photo or headshot, and (3) Your Resume (resumes are not required).

Step 4:

After auditions, all actors will be notified about casting. Everyone who auditions for the play is cast in the show!!! Later in May there will be a parent & cast informational meeting where students receive the script, rehearsal schedule, and other important information. 


Rehearsals will take place Monday - Friday evenings from 5 - 9pm. Please note that the schedule is a broken down call meaning that the full cast is not called to every rehearsal. Typically, younger students are released earlier in the evening!


If you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to reach out! We are so excited to have you involved! 

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BAM's Stage Crew Summer Program provides a thorough introduction to theater production. Led by industry professionals, participants gain hands-on training in set construction, lighting design, sound engineering, prop management, and stage management. Through interactive projects, students develop technical skills, equipment operation, troubleshooting, and teamwork. Ideal for those passionate about behind-the-scenes work and eager to explore the exciting world of theatrical stage crew.

Finding Nemo Stage Crew is open to students entering Grades 6 - 10.

Program Dates:

Tuesday, July 11, 5 - 9pm

Tuesday, July 18, 5 - 9pm

Tuesday, July 25, 5 - 9pm

Friday, July 28, 5 - 9pm

Sunday, July 30, Load-in (Time TBD), 5 - 9pm (Tech)

Monday, July 31, 5 - 9pm (Tech)

Tuesday, August 1, 5 - 9pm (Tech)

Wednesday, August 2, 5 - 9pm (Tech)

Thursday, August 3, 5pm Call, 7pm Performance

Friday, August 4, 5pm Call, 7pm Performance

Saturday, August 5, 9am Call, 11am Performance

Saturday, August 5, 1pm Call, 3pm Performance, Strike

Call times may be adjusted as needed. Tuition for Finding Nemo Stage Crew is $200/student.

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