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About the Program

Glen Ellyn Theatre Company is a recreational theatre program that creates quality theatre programs with young actors. Cast members are children ranging in age from 7 to 18. Age-appropriate musicals, suitable for family viewing, are performed. Participants observe the process of producing a show from start to finish, learn songs and dance routines, create props, and more.

Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr. | Fall Production

About the Show

This season’s production, Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr., is a musical rendition of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his child Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, 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 (Music Theatre International).


Offered on August 9 and August 10 at Main Street Recreation Center. Registration is required and can be completed online at There is no fee to audition.

Casting & Participation Fee:

All who are cast after auditions must pay a participation fee ($275 for residents, $300 for nonresidents) prior to the first rehearsal. Fee includes a t-shirt and cast party. Costumes will need to be provided by participants closer to the performance.


August 16 to November 2 at Main Street Recreation Center from 5:30 to 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. A call sheet will be sent out weekly. Tech week will take place November 6–8 from 5pm to 8pm at the Oakbrook Terrace Park District and will require all actors. A parent and cast meeting will take place after rehearsals begin.


November 9–12. Tickets will be sold at an additional cost.

Past Performances

Annie Jr. | November 2021

Seussical Jr. | March 2022
Addams Family Young@Part | November 2022


Drama classes for children are available each season. Offerings includes auditioning workshops, acting classes and improvisation courses. View the Playbook or visit our online registration portal for current programs.


For more information, email Katy Speck at or call (630) 942-7268.