2024 Production

Finding Nemo Jr.

Adapted from the 2003 movie Finding Nemo, this musical tells the story of Marlin and Nemo, a father-son duo who get separated when Nemo is captured and taken away from their home. Marlin faces his fears to embark on a grand adventure to rescue Nemo and meets some memorable characters along the way while Nemo – with the help of some friends – overcomes his own challenges to be reunited with his father.


June 8 at 3:30 p.m.

June 9 at 9 and 11 a.m.

Live language interpretation & live stream available (complimentary ticket required for access – only one ticket necessary per device)

Click here to view the Playbill.

67 Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL

Join the Crew

Get involved in the production! We have multiple volunteer opportunities to help bring our show to the stage (see the list below). Interested in joining the crew? Email Brenda at bkuntz@willowcreek.org.

Floating Mentor: Come alongside an artist when their assigned mentor is unable to attend rehearsal to help the artist continue to learn and be successful.

Tech Booth Helper: Play music tracks, turn on mics, and put slides on the screens for Saturday rehearsals.

Artist Specialist: Set up the break area and come alongside artists who need extra assistance.

Hallway Greeters: Greet participants and families and guide them toward computer check-in. Help monitor bathrooms as needed.

Snack Helpers: Sign up to provide a snack or water for a given rehearsal.

Scenic: Help paint, build, and design the sets for each scene in the show. All skills are accepted!

Props: Collect props needed for the show from a provided list.

Costumes: Design, sew, or create costumes for the cast.

About Willow Friends Productions

Willow Friends is an inclusive ministry for all our friends with intellectual disabilities and their peers. Each year, this ministry puts on a full musical starring our Artists (kids with intellectual disabilities) and their Peer Mentors. It has become a Willow favorite and we are in our 11th year of performing for our community!


About the show

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Cast & Crew Resources

Resources for the cast and crew are available here. Find rehearsal schedules, tutorials, and more!