Disney / Pixar’s Finding Nemo animated movie comes to life in the Broadway style show known as Finding Nemo – The Musical found in the Theater in the Wild of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. This attraction will likely please everyone in your family from the grandparents down to the newborns and offers a family friendly experience after the older ones get back from riding the exciting Dinosaur Ride.
Finding Nemo – The Musical opened on January 2, 2007. It combines the song writing efforts of Tony Award winning composer Robert Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez along with puppet designer Michael Curry and initial direction provided by Tony Award winning director Peter Brosius. The combination of all of this proven talent along with a basic storyline taken from the animated movie all but insured a success.
The storyline surrounds the young clownfish known as Nemo, his overprotective dad Marlin, the memory lacking fish Dory and a cast of many others. To condense the full movie down to a more manageable thirty minute performance, the show centers on the theme that the world is both a beautiful and a dangerous place.
To that end, several songs were written to be used in the show that were not a part of the non-musical animated movie. This includes “(In The) Big Blue World,” “Fish Are Friends, Not Food,” “Just Keep Swimming,” and “Go With the Flow,” all of which will keep reverberating in your head for the next several hours following your attendance at the show.
Those interested in seeing the show just need to head to the Theater in the Wild before one of the several times offered daily. The theater is found in the DinoLand U.S.A of the Animal Kingdom. While the theater is relatively large, it is probably in your best interest to get in line for the showing at least about a half an hour early (or more depending on how crowded the park is). The theater is air-conditioned.
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