MACademy Youth Theatre


Fall 2023

Finding Nemo Jr!   

Based on Pixar's "Finding Nemo"
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Book by Lindsay Anderson

Grades 1-9
Rehearsals: Tue, Wed, Thu 4:30-6pm
Dates: Sept 5 - Nov. 9
Performances: Nov 11, 7pm & Nov 12, 2pm
Cost: $150

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Scholarships are available. Please ask before enrolling.

MACademy Youth Theatre 

Season Sponsor:

SPS Companies, Inc.

Gold Sponsors:

Manhattan Optimist Club

Click HERE to register for MACademy Youth Theatre class!
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Things to know before registering for MACademy Theatre:

  • This is a 10-week commitment for rehearsals, Tues/Wed/Thu, 4:30-6pm. The final week we ask performers to get here as close to 4 as possible so that we can start dress rehearsals as close to 4:30pm as possible. Rehearsals this week may run a bit past 6pm.
  • Participants are expected to attend all rehearsals, arrive on time, and remain for the whole rehearsal.
  • This show is performed from memory so memorizing lines early is key to participants' success. 
  • This is real theatre - that means that sometimes there is waiting for your turn to come on stage. Patience is a virtue here. 
  • Performance tickets are not included in the tuition. To see a performance, please plan to buy show tickets. Tickets go on sale to participant families first, then to the general public.

Helping Kids Deal with Disappointment:

There are many talented children with interest in the performing arts here in our community. Sometimes an actor doesn't get the role they want. With many students auditioning for a limited number of roles, the decisions of the directors are always very difficult. 

Should your child not receive the role they wanted this time, we encourage you to consider the following:

  • Give your child some time. Things might not seem nearly so bad tomorrow.
  • Talk about it – what was their favorite part of auditioning? 
  • Discuss what they could do even better next time. (working on singing/acting skills, taking direction, etc.) 
  • Every role in a show is important and we want every actor to take their part seriously.
  • Even if they may not have a lot of lines, actors have other jobs - waiting quietly and patiently backstage, ensuring they are in their proper places and that they have the correct props, etc. - there are lots of things to learn and practice, not just lines.

How one responds to disappointment is a tremendous test of character. Children will look to you as an example of how to react. Compliment them for their efforts and for taking a risk by being part of the show!  

There is always another show at MAC and we look forward to seeing you again!