Willingham Performing Arts Academy

Willingham Performing Arts Academy – OPEN AUDITIONS

Finding Nemo Jr. – April 27 (12-2pm & 2-4pm) in the Willingham Theater

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Willingham Performing Arts Academy – OPEN AUDITIONS – Finding Nemo Jr. – April 27 (12-2pm & 2-4pm)

The Willingham Performing Arts Academy (in partnership with the Yadkin Arts Council) is producing “Finding Nemo Jr.” The Musical this summer on the Willingham Theater Stage! Whether you are a seasoned performer or just looking to get your feet wet (all puns intended), we would love to see you at auditions! This is a fully-fledged, main-stage musical and not a camp. Please review our “Finding Nemo Jr. Audition Packet” in it’s entirety before filling out an “Audition Form” in preparation for your in-person (or virtual) audition!


Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid 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. Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.


Saturday, April 27th on the Willingham Theater stage at the Yadkin Arts Council (226 E. Main St. Yadkinville, NC 27055)

Two optional audition times: 12pm-2pm, and 2pm-4pm (you only need to attend one)

Possible Call-Backs: Saturday, April 27th from 4-5pm


You must be 18 years old or younger to audition for a role in “Finding Nemo Jr.”. If you are older than 18 and would like to assist with tech (lighting, set, painting, props) please reach out to Charlie Kluttz at: charlie@yadkinarts.org to express your interest.



The “Audition Packet” is your 1-stop-shop for all things audition-related. Please review the packet in it’s entirety before filling out an “Audition Form”



Fill out an “Audition Form” so we know to expect you at auditions and so we can get to know you!

Whether you prefer to study privately or with a group, WPAA is a great place to grow your artistic talents and sharpen your skills. Offering lessons in vocal, piano, and youth acting throughout the year.

Meet Our Artistic Director

Meet Our Artistic Director

A Little Bit About Charlie:

Charlie Kluttz was born and raised in Concord, NC and moved to Winston-Salem, NC in 2010 to study voice at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He obtained his Bachelors in Music (Classical Vocal Performance) and worked extensively with community theaters in the area while at UNCSA. Kluttz currently serves as a Music Director, Scenic Painter, and Scenic Designer for the Yadkin Arts Council in Yadkinville, NC. Kluttz also serves as the primary group and private lesson instructor for the Willingham Performing Arts Academy. Additionally, he is the current Music Theatre instructor for the Acting Out! program which operates under the UNCSA School of Drama.

We hope to see you this fall at the Willingham Performing Arts Academy!

Costume Rentals!

Our Spark Costume Shop if an offshoot of the academy and offers a wide variety of rental options for all types of performances and events.

If you are interested in signing up for a class, renting a costume, or would like more information about auditioning for a show please email info@yadkinarts.org