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BOTS Junior


Every director with BOTS has an advanced degree in the performing arts and/or commensurate professional and performance experience at the collegiate and/or professional level. 

We believe that the success of an individual depends on how that student responds when challenged, and when high expectation and goals are set. The foundational principles acquired in the serious pursuit of any area of the arts will positively affect every aspect of an individual's life, including schooling and self-esteem. Our mission to revitalize theatre in communities through education and cultural access is fulfilled through this program.

By providing your child or yourself with the best education available, you are opening every window of opportunity.

General Information
What's Up Next

Broadway On The Side is looking for youth for our upcoming BOTS Junior productions. Participants will enhance their singing, dancing, acting, and social skills as they learn an abridged version of a musical or one of our next MainStage productions. They will have the opportunity to receive feedback and mentorship from our seasoned BOTS performers as well as world-class direction from our highly qualified directors. See below for audition/registration information.

In a BOTS Jr. show the sets, props, and costumes are minimal. We are more focused on an affordable theater experience than with putting on a "main stage" production. For this reason, we are able to keep the cost of participation and tickets VERY low. A cast t-shirt and digital cast photos are included with the participation fee so there are no additional or hidden costs.

We also follow the vision of our cabaret and mainstage productions. Often times a performer is not cast in a role because they do not fit the director's vision which we understand and respect. What this can mean is that someone who may be cast as Cinderella may never get the chance to play a Wicked Step-Sister (or vice-versa) due to the constraints of casting a full-fledged musical. So what we do is something a little different, something that allows us to cast against or with the standard and gives our youth performers a chance to do something they may not otherwise have the opportunity to do. Maybe it's a role they are not the right gender for, maybe they like watching shows but rarely get to be in them, or maybe there's a wonderful song they would love to perform but probably never will because the show it is from is simply terrible. This is why we do what we do and hope you will join us! 


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. 


Total Cost: $149* for o
($99* per student when signing up as a Friends & Family group BEFORE February 10th)

*NO ADDITIONAL FEES – The program cost includes everything (i.e. materials, photography, shirt, etc.).

Rehearsal Dates: February 10 - March 20
(view schedule for specific rehearsal dates and times)

Show Dates: March 21 - 30 (8 performances)
(Thursdays & Fridays with 2 shows on Saturday)

Parent Meeting & First Rehearsal on Saturday, February 10, 10 AM - 12 PM (parents and participants). Audition materials will be given and reviewed during this meeting so you do not want to miss! Auditions will take place during rehearsal on Tuesday, February 13, 4 PM - 5 PM. Everyone who registers will be in the show and have a featured part.
About BOTS Jr.
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