Finding Nemo: The Musical (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)

*Sung lyrics in bold

(Preshow Announcements)

CRUSH
Hey, human dudes! It’s the Crush man—with my little guy, Squirt.

SQUIRT
Dudes!

CRUSH
And we’re wondering if any of you human dudes speak turtle? If you do, say “Chah!”

AUDIENCE
Chah!

CRUSH
Whoa! Well, Squirt here’s gonna give you the lowdown on the turtle speak.

SQUIRT
Okay, first we need everybody to say “Totally!”—real loud, on the count of three. Ready? One, two, three!

AUDIENCE
Totally!

SQUIRT
Okay, everybody. Now say “Sweet!”—real loud, on the count of three. One, two, three!

AUDIENCE
Sweet!

SQUIRT
Okay, now put those two words together, and say ’em both really, really loud! Ready? One, two, three!

AUDIENCE
Totally sweet!

SQUIRT
One more time!

AUDIENCE
Totally sweet!

SQUIRT
Whoa! Did ya hear ’em, Dad? Did you hear?

CRUSH
Huh-huh! Totally! Now, put your fins together, human dudes—’cause you just talked like a turtle! Awesome!

ANNOUNCER
Welcome to Finding Nemo: The Musical. Please remember, there is no smoking inside the theatre. For the safety of our performers, absolutely no flash photography or video lights are allowed. We ask that you please turn off all cellphones and pagers. Once the show begins, the theatre will be filled with effects and performers in the aisles around you. If for any reason you must leave before the end of the show, please contact one of our ushers who can direct you safely toward an exit. Thank you!

(Spanish safety spiel.)

And now, on behalf of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we are proud to present Finding Nemo: The Musical!

(Overture begins. Curtain rises to reveal MARLIN and CORAL in their nest filled with eggs, looking out over the ocean.)

MARLIN
Wow… Look at this spectacular view! Did your man deliver or did he deliver?

CORAL
(Laughing) Marlin, shh! You’re gonna wake the kids! We still have to name them. I like Nemo.

MARLIN
Nemo? Well, we can name one Nemo, but I’d like most of them to be Marlin Jr.

(Music turns ominous.)

What was that? Get inside Coral. No, Coral, don’t go out there. Leave it alone! Coral!

(Sound of zapping and CORAL disappears along with all the eggs except one.)

Coral?! (To the remaining egg.) Oh… There, there. Daddy’s got you. I promise, I will never let anything happen to you… Nemo.

(Change of scene as NEMO gets older.)

NEMO
First day of school! Time for school!

MARLIN
All right, we’re excited. It’s your first day of school, Nemo. We’re ready to learn—to get some knowledge.
Now what’s the one thing we remember before we head out from here?

NEMO
The ocean’s not safe,
So we have to check if the coast is clear.

MARLIN
Right.
We go out,
And then back in.
And then we go out,
And then back in.
And one more time, out,
And then back in.
And sometimes,
If you want to do it four times—

NEMO
Come on!

MARLIN
Okay…

NEMO
Hey Dad, hey Dad, wouldn’t it be cool
If I maybe met a shark while I’m at school?

MARLIN
No!

NEMO
Or an angel fish!
Is it true that they have wings?

MARLIN
I don’t think so.

NEMO
Can you believe there are so many things
In the big, blue world?
I’m gonna go explore!
In the big, blue world,
That I’ve never seen before.
So many creatures,
Swimming ’round the sea.
In the big, blue world,
And all of them are waiting for me!

MARLIN
That’s what I’m afraid of!

NEMO
Hey, Dad! Do you know how old sea turtles are?

MARLIN
Sea turtles? I don’t know…

NEMO
Sandy Plankton said that they could live to be a hundred!

MARLIN
Well, If I ever meet one, I’ll ask him.

NEMO
Me too! Maybe I’ll meet a sea turtle and a shark!

MARLIN
I know you’re excited,
But let’s take a little pause.
Sharks are not our friends, Nemo.
Haven’t you seen Jaws?

NEMO
What?

MARLIN
You don’t want to meet a swordfish;
You don’t want to meet a whale.

NEMO
I want to meet a whale!

MARLIN
You need me around to watch your tail!
In the big blue world,
You’re just a little fish.

NEMO
Aw, Dad…

MARLIN
In the big blue world
You’ll be seen as a tasty dish.

NEMO
No!

MARLIN
You mean so much to me.
I don’t know what I would do
In this big blue world,
If something should happen to you.

NEMO
No need to worry, Dad,
I’ll be okay!

MARLIN
I’m scared you’ll end up as a clownfish filet.
We can turn right around,
We could wait one more year.

NEMO
Don’t be so boring, Dad—
I belong here!

(Curtains open to reveal all kinds of SEA CREATURES on stage and in the aisles.)

Wow! Isn’t it beautiful?!

MARLIN
Nemo!

NEMO
Come on, dad!

MARLIN
Hold my fin! Hold my fin!

SEA CREATURES
Take a look around you.
The ocean’s alive!
In the big blue world,
It’s time for you to arrive.

MARLIN
Is this where we meet his teacher?

DADS
Yup. Sure is. Mhmm.

TAD
What’s wrong with his fin?

TAD’S DAD
Be nice! It’s his first day of school!

MARLIN
He was born with it, kids. We call it his lucky fin.

NEMO
Dad!

MR. RAY (Entering)
Let’s name the zones,
The zones, the zones!
Let’s name the zones of the open sea!

KIDS
Mr. Ray!

MR. RAY
Climb aboard explorers! Who’s this?

NEMO
I’m Nemo.

MARLIN
He’s got a little fin. I find if he gets tired, just give him a break. Ten, fifteen minutes—

NEMO
Dad!

MR. RAY
Don’t worry. We’re gonna travel as a group.

MARLIN
Nemo, you’re such a special kid.
Want me to come with you?
I’d feel better if I did.
Remember everything I’ve told you…

NEMO
Dad, I’ll be alright.

MR. RAY
Climb aboard explorers!
Hold on tight!
Are you ready?

NEMO
Yes, I’m ready!

MR. RAY
Really ready?

MARLIN
I don’t think I’m ready.

MR. RAY AND NEMO
We’re ready to go!

ENSEMBLE
In the big, blue world!
(We’re ready to go!)
In the big, blue world!
(We’re ready to go!)
In the big, blue world…

SHELDON’S DAD
You’re doing really well for a first timer.

PEARL’S DAD
I remember I was a mess when my kid first went to The Drop-Off.

MARLIN
Well, what are you gonna do? You gotta let ’em go sometime—The Drop-Off?!

(Applause. Change of scene to The Drop-Off. The KIDS look up at a boat.)

SHELDON
What’s that?

TAD
Sandy Plankton said it’s called a “butt”…

PEARL
Whoa, that’s a pretty big butt!

SHELDON
Look at us… We’re gonna touch the butt!

PEARL
Come on, Nemo!

TAD
How far can you go?

NEMO
Um, my dad says it’s not safe—

MARLIN (Appearing)
Nemo!! No, you can’t be anywhere near here!

NEMO
I wasn’t gonna—

MARLIN
You’re not ready! I was right. We’ll try school again next year.

NEMO
But dad!

MARLIN
You know you can’t swim well.

NEMO
I can!

MARLIN:
No you can’t! Now come along.
You think that you can do these things,
But you are wrong!

NEMO
I hate you.

(He starts to swim toward the boat.)

MARLIN:
Nemo! What are you doing? You get back here! You are in big trouble, young man. Do you hear me Big, big—

(NEMO is captured in a net.)

NEMO
Ahh!! Daddy, help me!!

MARLIN
Nemo!!! Oh, no, please, please! Wait. Please, slow down!

(Mask falls from the diver, but NEMO is gone.)

He’s gone. He can’t be gone! Has anybody seen a boat? Please, they took my son! I’m coming, Nemo!

(DORY enters, singing.)

DORY
La la la la la la la la,
La la la la la la la la,
La la la la la—
Lookout! (She crashes into MARLIN.) Ooh, sorry, sir.

MARLIN
He’s got my son. He’s got Nemo. Have you seen a boat?

DORY
A boat? I’ve seen a boat! Follow me!
La la la la la la la la,
La la la la la la la la,
La la la la la.
(Looking at MARLIN suspiciously.) Do you mind?

MARLIN
What?

DORY
I’m tryin’ to swim here.

MARLIN
But we’re trying to find Nemo. You were showing me which way the boat went.

DORY
A boat? I’ve seen a boat! Follow me!
La la la la la la la la,
La la la la la la la la,
La la la la la.
(Eyeing MARLIN again.) Do I know you?

MARLIN
Yes, you were showing me which way the boat went.

DORY
A boat? I saw a boat—

MARLIN
Wait! We already did this.

DORY
We did? Oh dear
I guess I should explain—
I got this problem with my brain.
Things get really scrambled in my head!
I have no short term memory,
Forget things almost instantly.
I’m not even sure what I just said.
May I help you?

MARLIN
There’s something wrong with you, really. You’re wasting my time. I have to find my son.

DORY
Chico?

MARLIN
Nemo!

BRUCE (Appearing behind them)
Hello, love.

DORY
Well, hi!

BRUCE
Name’s Bruce.

DORY
I’m Dory, and this is…

MARLIN
You don’t need to know. I’m nobody, really. I was just leaving—

BRUCE
I’d like to invite you morsels to a little party I’m having.

DORY
Hey look—balloons! It is a party!

BRUCE
(Laughs.) Mind your distance, though. You wouldn’t want one o’ them to pop! Anchor! Chum!

ANCHOR
It’s about time, mate. I’m starvin’.

CHUM
What’cha bring for us, mate?

BRUCE
Couple o’ tasty bites.

(The SHARKS laugh and make sounds of hunger.)

BRUCE
Alright then! Our meeting has officially come to order. Let us all say the pledge!
Fish are friends.

ANCHOR
Fish are friends.

CHUM
Fish are friends.

SHARKS
Not food!

Though we have long sharp teeth,
We’re nice sharks underneath.
We know that fish are friends, not food.

CHUM
Well, sometimes we know.

SHARKS
Sure we could eat you whole,
But we have self-control!
We know that fish are friends, not food.

MARLIN
I’d like to be your friend!

BRUCE
The stress of life in the ocean
Will lead to emotional eating.

ANCHOR AND CHUM
Yes it will!

BRUCE
When you need help gettin’ through it,
And kelp just won’t do it,
Don’t start feeding—

SHARKS
Swim to our meeting!

Oh yes, we’ve seen the light.
Each day we fight the fight.
To curb our appetite,
And change our attitude.

BRUCE
Fish are friends…

ANCHOR
Fish are friends…

BRUCE
Fish are friends…

CHUM
Fish are food!

BRUCE AND ANCHOR
No!

SHARKS
Fish are friends, not food!

BRUCE
Like we rehearsed, gentlemen.

SHARKS
Doo, doo, doo, doo, etc.

MARLIN
Look! That mask belonged to the diver that took my son!

DORY
Harpo?

MARLIN:
Nemo! What do these markings mean? I can’t read human.

DORY
Hey look—sharks! I bet they can help!

MARLIN
No, no, no! Dory!

DORY
Hey fellas? Guys? Hey?

MARLIN
No Dory!

DORY
If you could just—

MARLIN
Gimme it!

DORY
I know what to— (The mask snaps and gives her a bloody nose.) Ow!

MARLIN
Oh, I’m sorry! Is you’re nose bleeding?

DORY
You really clocked me there!

BRUCE
(Smells the blood.) Ooh that’s good!

ANCHOR AND CHUM
Intervention!

BRUCE
I need a little taste!

ANCHOR AND CHUM
No!

BRUCE
Why let ’em go to waste?

ANCHOR AND CHUM
Bruce!
Remember fish are friends, not food!

ANCHOR
Remember the steps!

ANCHOR AND CHUM
He’s really not so bad.
He never knew his dad.

BRUCE
I need some food!
I need some food!
I need some food!!

(SHARKS start to chase MARLIN and DORY.)

MARLIN
There’s no way out!

DORY
Es-ca-pay! That’s funny, it’s spelt the same as “escape.”

MARLIN
Dory… You can read?

DORY
I can read? Hey, I can read!

MARLIN
Well, read the mask!

BRUCE
I’ve got you in my sight,
I’m having fish tonight!!

DORY
This way!

ANCHOR AND CHUM
Remember fish are friends.
Remember fish are friends.
Remember fish are friends…

(Sound of bombs about to explode.)

BRUCE
Swim away! Swim away!

ANCHOR AND CHUM
Not food.

(Big explosions. Applause. Change of scene to dental office.)

P. SHERMAN
You haven’t been flossing, mate. This won’t hurt a bit. (Sound of dental drill and patient screaming.) Well, maybe a little bit… How’s the missus?

(Patient tries to talk through dental gauze.)

See this little fish? Found him on the reef. Thought he’d make a good present for my niece’s birthday on Friday.

NEMO
Dad? (Bumps into glass side of tank.) Daddy?!

Where’s my dad? I’m all alone.
I’m too small to be here on my own.
I swam away, ’cause I got mad.
But now I really need him.
Where’s my dad?

(Fish tank comes to life with chanting and dancing.)

TANK GANG
Wannahockaloogie! Wannahockaloogie! Wannahockaloogie! Wannahockaloogie! Wannahockaloogie! Wannahockaloogie! Wannahockaloogie! 
Welcome!!

NEMO
Daddy!

DEB
Oh no. We scared him!

PEACH
I don’t know why we just can’t say “hello”?

NEMO
I wanna go home! Daddy!

PEACH
Honey, your dad’s probably back at the pet store.

NEMO
Pet store?

BLOAT
Yeah, ya know. Like I’m from Bob’s Fish-Farm.

DEB
Fish-O-Rama!

BUBBLES
Mail-order…

PEACH
eBay.

NEMO
I—I’m from the ocean!

NIGEL
The ocean, eh?

NEMO
Ahh!

TANK GANG
Hi, Nigel.

NIGEL
I’m from the ocean too! Sorry If I ever took a snap at ya, lad. So what have we got today, mates?

PEACH
Root canal!

NIGEL
Ooh! Has he loosened the periodontal ligiment?

P. SHERMAN
Shoo! Shoo! He’s not your fish! He’s going to my Darla!

(Theme from Psycho plays ominously.)

BLOAT
Darla?! (Puffs.) Oh no!

NEMO
What? What’s wrong with her?

PEACH
Every year, she gets a fish.

DEB
Every year, she shakes the bag!

BLOAT
And every year, that fish goes belly-up!

TANK GANG
She’s a fish killer!

NEMO
I can’t go with that girl—I need my dad! I gotta get back to my dad. Daddy!!

GILL
Hey, kid! You’ll get back to your dad. I’ve been watching you, and you’re small enough to break us free.

NEMO
I don’t swim well. I’ve got a bad fin…

GILL
One bad fin has never stopped me.

PEACH
Your escape plans never work, Gill.

GILL
But this time we’ve got him. I promise, we will all get out, as long as we can swim…
Together!
We swim together!
Cooperation is the secret to our success.

BUBBLES
Bubbles?

GILL
We swim in harmony…

BLOAT
And we start at dentistry.

GILL:
We’re the fish of Pablo Sherman, D.D.S.

This little guy is one of us now. And we can’t send him off to his death. Darla’s coming in five days, but he’ll be long gone by then. We all will—if we do this the way we do everything else!

GILL
Together…

TANK GANG
We swim together!
And together we’ll get out of here as a group.

BLOAT
Oh, I believe we can!

NEMO
Yeah, but what’s the plan?

GILL
We’re gonna jam the filter and fill this tank with poop!

TANK GANG
Huh?

GILL
When this kid jams the filter, the tank will get filthy, and the dentist will have to clean it. He’ll put us into individual bags and we’ll roll out the window into the ocean!

TANK GANG
Ohhh!

BLOAT
The whole “poop” thing threw me.

ALL
Together!
We swim together!

GILL
Little clownfish you’re our ticket to breaking free.

ALL
And if we all join fins,
Everybody wins!
And we’ll swim together
In the open sea!

GILL
So what’s your name, kid?

NEMO
I’m Nemo!

(Applause. Change of scene to somewhere in the ocean. DORY and MARLIN are both talking in their sleep.)

MARLIN
Nemo…

DORY
That sea-monkey has my money… Yes, I’m a natural blue…

MARLIN (Waking)
The mask! It’s gone! Wake up!

DORY
Ahh! I was framed! I was framed!! Good morning.

MARLIN
What’s so good about it? That mask was the only chance I had of finding my son.

DORY
Chico?

MARLIN
Nemo! His name is Nemo. And I may never see him again!

DORY
Hey, Mr. Grumpy Gills,
Life’s full of little spills.
Don’t throw your fins up in disgust!
Oh, what’s the use of floatin’ there,
Not going anywhere?
Swish your tail,
And dive on in,
And trust
That… if… you…

Just keep swimming.
Just keep swimming.
Life isn’t all that grim!

MARLIN
Ugh!

DORY:
Just keep swimming.
Just keep swimming!
What do we do?

MARLIN
We swim?

DORY
Right!
La la la la la la la la,

MARLIN
No singing.

DORY
La la la la la la la la,

MARLIN
No singing, please!

DORY
La la la la la la la!

MARLIN
Ugh! Now that song is going to be stuck in my head!

DORY
Look there’s a shiny thing!
Hey, that looks interesting.

MARLIN
Please, Dory, try to stay on task!

DORY
It says “P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.”
Hmm, I guess it’s nothing.

MARLIN
No, Dory! That’s the mask!

DORY
Yay! We did it!

MARLIN
Yeah, but now what?
We don’t know how to get there.

DORY
So we follow our gut!

MARLIN
But—

DORY
Just keep swimming.
Just keep swimming!
Everything’ll be okay. See?
Just keep swimming.
Move your tail,
And sure enough we’ll find our way.

Oh, sometimes things look bad,
Then poof! The moment is gone.
And what do we do?

BOTH
We just keep swimming on.

DORY
To P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!

MARLIN
Hello there! Yeah! Excuse me!

DORY:
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.

MARLIN:
I’m looking for my son…

DORY:
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!

MARLIN
Wait a minute! I’m trying to talk to you! Please!

DORY
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!!

MARLIN
Stop!!!

Look, you’ve been really great,
And I appreciate
All of the little things you’ve done.

DORY
Well, thanks!

MARLIN
But, perhaps I think it’s best
If you and I gave this a rest.

DORY
Huh?

MARLIN
How ’bout you stay here, while I go and find my son?

DORY
Wait!
Come back!
Don’t leave my on my own!

MARLIN
Sorry, but I really want to carry on alone!

(A school of MOONFISH enters and gathers around MARLIN threateningly.)

SOLO MOONFISH
Hey, lady. Is this guy bothering you?

DORY
I don’t remember. Were you?

MARLIN
No, no, no, no. Do you guys know how I can get to P. Sherman—

SOLO MOONFISH
Look, pal—we’re talking to the lady.

MARLIN
Fine!

DORY
Go easy on him, fellas. He lost his son, Fabio.

MARLIN
Nemo.

DORY
Hey, any of you ever heard of P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney?

MOONFISH
Sydney?
Aaaahhh!
(They form the shape of the Sydney Opera House.)

SOLO MOONFISH
What you want to do is follow the E.A.C. That’s, uh, the East Australia Current.

MOONFISH
Just keep swimming!
(Swimming, swimming!)

SOLO MOONFISH
Big current. You can’t miss it. It’s in that direction.

(MOONFISH form the shape of an arrow.)

MOONFISH
Just keep swimming!
(Swimming, swimming!)

SOLO MOONFISH
And that little baby’s gonna put you right past Sydney!

MOONFISH
It’s a big blue world out there,
That can make a fish feel small…

DORY
They’re good.

MOONFISH
But when friends point the way,
It’s not so big at all.

MARLIN
To Sydney!

MOONFISH
Aaaahh!

SOLO MOONFISH
Oh, hey, ma’am, one more thing. When you come to this trench, swim through it, not over it.

DORY
Through it, not over it. Got it!

MARLIN
I don’t like this trench one bit.
We’re swimming over it.

DORY
Something’s telling me we should swim through.

MARLIN
Why do I waste my breath?
That way leads to certain death.

DORY
Come on, partner! Trust me on this!
It’s what friends do!

MARLIN
Okay, I guess. If you say so…
Hey look—something shiny!

DORY
Where?

MARLIN
Over the trench!

DORY
Let’s go!
La la la la la

MARLIN
La la la

DORY
La la la la la

MARLIN
La la la

DORY
La la la la
(She gets stung by a small jellyfish.)
Ow ow ow ow
Owwwww!!

MARLIN
Dory! That’s a jellyfish! You’ll be all right. Let’s be thankful it was just a little one. (He notices they are surrounded by jellyfish.) Uh-oh.

DORY
Ooh, hey! Watch this! (She bounces on top of the jellyfish.) Boing! Boing! Boing!

MARLIN
Dory, I have an idea. A game.

DORY
Ooh a game! Pick me! Pick me!

MARLIN
First one out of the jellyfish without touching the tentacles wins. Ready, set, go!

DORY
Better move fast if you wanna win!

MARLIN
Just keep swimming!

DORY
Just keep swimming!

DORY AND MARLIN
Life isn’t always grim.

MARLIN
Just keep swimming!

DORY
Just keep swimming!

DORY AND MARLIN
What do we do?
We swim.

MARLIN
Just keep swimming!

DORY
Just keep swimming!

MARLIN
Just keep swimming!

DORY
This fish was built for speed.

MARLIN
Haha!
Just keep swimming!

DORY
Just keep swimming!

MARLIN
Just keep swimming.
And the clownfish takes the lead!

(DORY gets stung by several big jellyfish.)

Dory! Dory! Oh no.

DORY
Am I disqualified?

MARLIN
No. You’re actually winning. But you have to listen to me.

Just keep swimming.
Stay awake, now.
Everything will be okay.
Just stay with me
‘Til we get to

DORY
42 Wallaby Way

MARLIN
Right.
Sometimes things look bad,
Then poof, the moment is gone.
And what do we do?

DORY
We just… keep… swimming…

(Both DORY and MARLIN falls unconscious. Applause. Change of scene to the tank.)

GILL
Heya, Sharkbait.

NEMO
I’m so sorry I ruined your plan, Gill. I couldn’t jam the filter, and now we’ll never get out.

GILL
Never say “never,” kid. There’s other ways out of this place. Remember, all drains lead to the ocean. We got a sink right there, and a toilet over there.

NEMO
Ew.

GILL
Besides, you got your dad out there looking for you. I bet he’s on his way right now.

NEMO
Not my dad,
He’s not brave enough.
He’s afraid of whales and sharks and stuff.
He’s prob’ly angry
Cause I was bad.
I’m sure that he’s not coming,
Not my dad.

(Applause. Curtains close. Psychedelic lights and music.)

ENSEMBLE
Dude.
Focus dude.
Dude.

(Curtains open on the E.A.C., where CRUSH carries MARLIN on his back. MARLIN wakes up, groaning.)

CRUSH
He lives!

MARLIN
What happened?

CRUSH
You took on the jellies, mini man. You saved Little Blue!

MARLIN
Little Blue? Dory! Is she okay?

DORY
(Enters, followed by little turtles.) P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.

LITTLE TURTLES
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!

DORY
Hi Crush!

MARLIN:
I gotta get out of here! I gotta find my son! I gotta get to the E.A.C! Hey! How do I get to the E.A.C!?

CRUSH
Dude,
You have traveled far.
Ya must be swimmin’ under a lucky star!
You’re exactly where you’re meant to be,
So grab some shell and surf the E.A.C with me.

Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

ENSEMBLE
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

ENSEMBLE
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow!

ENSEMBLE:
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)
Go with the flow!

CRUSH
Don’t be a high-strung fellow.
Kick back and keep it mellow!
Whoa, whoa, whoa,
Go with the flow!

Jelly-man, Offspring.

MARLIN
Hi.

CRUSH
Offspring, Jelly-man.

SQUIRT
Jellies? Cool!

DORY
Show him your 360, Squirt!

SQUIRT
Check this out.

(SQUIRT gets pulled out of the current. MARLIN panics.)

MARLIN
Oh my goodness!

CRUSH
Kill the motor dude.
Why don’t you take it slow?
Let us see how Squirt does flyin’ so-o-lo.

SQUIRT (Re-entering)
Whoa! That was so cool!
Dad, did ya see what I did?

MARLIN
Well, I’ll be a sea-monkey’s uncle!

CRUSH
You so totally rocked, Squirt!
You’re such an amazing kid.

MARLIN
Children, huh?

CRUSH
It’s awesome—
They’re eggs’ on a beach,
Then coo-coo-ca-choo!

ENSEMBLE
(Coo-coo-ca-choo!)

CRUSH
They find their own way back to the big ol’ blue.

MARLIN
All by themselves?
But what if they’re not ready?
I mean how do ya know?

ENSEMBLE
(How do ya know?)

CRUSH
Well, ya never really know,
But if they’re ever gonna grow…

CRUSH AND ENSEMBLE
Then ya gotta let ’em go.
Ya know?

CRUSH
Just go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

SQUIRT
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.) 

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

SQUIRT
(Rip it, roll it, curl it. Ride inside it; twirl it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flow!

ENSEMBLE
Go with the flow!

CRUSH
When you’re raising sons and daughters,
It’s like surfin’ the muddy waters.
Whoa, whoa, whoa!

ENSEMBLE
Go with the flow.
Go with the flow.

CRUSH
Get ready for Sydney, dude! You’re exit’s coming up!

MARLIN
Oh wait, I forgot. How old are you?

CRUSH
150, dude! And still young!

ENSEMBLE
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

CRUSH
Righteous! Yeah!

(Applause. Curtains close on E.A.C. MARLIN and DORY ad lib.)

MARLIN
Now, on to the harbour!

DORY
Uh, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, right?

MARLIN
Yep, we just gotta swim straight.

DORY
Oh, hey—How ’bout we play a game?!

MARLIN
Okay…

DORY
Okay! I’m… thinkin’ of something orange and small…

MARLIN
It’s me.

DORY
Right! Okay! Ooh, it’s orange and small.

MARLIN
It’s me.

DORY
Okay, Mr. Smarty Pants.

MARLIN
Mm-hmm.

DORY
Now, it’s orange and small with white stripes.

MARLIN
It’s me. And the next one—just a guess—me!

DORY
Okay, that’s just scary.

(Blackout. Lights up on OCTOPUS MOM and her OCTOPUS BABY.)

OCTOPUS MOM
Did you hear about that poor little clownfish father whose son was taken from the reef?

OCTOPUS BABY
Mom? Mom? Mom? Mommy? Moooom??!

OCTOPUS MOM
Not now, sweetie!! Mommy’s only got eight hands!

(Blackout. Lights up on two LOBSTERS with Boston accents.)

LOBSTER #1
He went to three ferocious sharks. He’s wicked scared. But what does he do? He goes and blows ’em up!

LOBSTER #2
Wow! Now that’s a tale!

LOBSTER #1
(Referencing his tail.) Why, thank you!

LOBSTER #2
I, uh, didn’t mean it that way…

(Blackout. Lights up on two sword-fighting SWORDFISH.)

SWORDFISH #1
I heard he went face to face with a jellyfish.

SWORDFISH #2
You heard incorrectly old chap. It was an entire jellyfish forest.

SWORDFISH #1
Be that as it may, he escaped unharmed.

SWORDFISH #2
He may have, my good man. But will you?

SWORDFISH #1
Touche.

(Blackout. Lights up on two flying PENGUINS.)

PENGUIN #1
And then this whale comes along and takes him straight to Sydney Harbour and shoots him out his spout! Isn’t that amazing?

PENGUIN #2:
That is amazing! Wait a minute. We’re penguins… We can’t fly!

PENGUINS (Falling)
Ahhhhh!!!!

(Curtain opens on the tank.)

NIGEL
Nemo! Nemo! Your dad’s been fighting the entire ocean looking for you!

NEMO
My father? Really?

NIGEL
He’s travelled hundreds of miles! He’s made friends with whales and sea turtles! And he’s battled sharks and jellyfish!

NEMO
Sharks? That can’t be him.

NIGEL
Sure it is. It’s Marlin, the little clownfish from the reef!

NEMO
Whoa!
That’s my dad!
I knew all along!
Underneath he’s really brave and strong.
He’s on his way now,
And I’m so glad
Of all the fish in the ocean,
That’s my dad!

NIGEL
Word is, he’s in Sydney Harbour right now! I’ll go find him!

(A net reaches into the tank.)

GILL
Nemo! Look out!

NEMO
Gill! Help me!

GILL
Everybody jump in!

(The TANK GANG all gets into the net.)

TANK GANG
Together!
We swim together!

(The net is taken away.)

Yay!

(Theme from Psycho plays and Darla is seen.)

TANK GANG
Oh no! Darla!

(Theme from Psycho plays again. A plastic bag goes into the tank and traps NEMO.)

NEMO
Gill!

(Theme from Psycho plays again.)

P. SHERMAN
Happy birthday, Darla.

DARLA
Fishy!

NIGEL
Nemo! I found your father!

MARLIN (Entering)
Nemo?!

DARLA
Fishy! Fishy! Wake up, Fishy!

DORY
Oh no!

(NEMO goes belly-up in the bag.)

MARLIN
No!! We’re too late!

DORY
Hey, I’m so sorry.

MARLIN
It’s over. Nemo’s gone.  I couldn’t—I’m going home, now.

DORY
Wait! Where ya goin’?

MARLIN
Dory, if it wasn’t for you, I never would have made it here.  So thank you.

DORY
Wait. Stop! No one has ever stuck with me this long before. Please, don’t go away! Please.

(Sound of gurgling.)

NEMO
Whoa! Whooooaaa! (He appears from the drain.) Dad!!

MARLIN
Nemo?

NEMO
Dad!

DORY
You’re alive!! And you are…?

MARLIN
This is Dory. She helped me find you! I thought I’d lost you—I saw you belly-up!

NEMO
I wasn’t dead! I was just pretending so they would flush me down the drain!

MARLIN
Thank goodness, you’re safe.

SCHOOL OF FISH
(Entering from the drain.) Swim away! Swim away!

(DORY gets caught in a net along with several other FISH.)

DORY
Ah!! Get us out! Get us out!

(NEMO swims toward the net.)

MARLIN
Nemo! You get back here!

NEMO
I know what to do!
We have to save Dory!

MARLIN
I have to think of you!

NEMO
But I’m small enough to get in there.
Dad, I have a plan!

MARLIN
You think that you can do these things, but—
I know you can.

NEMO
Tell everybody to swim down!
Together.
Swim down together!

MARLIN
You heard my son!

MARLIN AND NEMO
Together.
We swim together.

DORY
Just keep swimming.
Just keep swimming, etc.

MARLIN AND NEMO
Together.
We swim together!

ENSEMBLE
Swim together, swim together, etc.

MARLIN
Swim down!!

NEMO
That’s my dad!

MARLIN
That’s my son!

ALL
Together.
We swim together!
Aaaahh!!

(The net breaks apart, releasing the fish.)

MARLIN
Dory, are you okay?

DORY
Yeah. Why wouldn’t I be?

(MARLIN sees NEMO unconscious on the floor.)

MARLIN
Nemo? It’s okay. Daddy’s here. Daddy’s got you.

(NEMO coughs and wakes up.)

NEMO
Daddy?!

MARLIN
Nemo!!!

NEMO
I don’t hate you.

MARLIN
Oh, no. No! I’m so sorry, Nemo. Hey, guess what?! I met a sea turtle and he was a hundred and fifty.

NEMO
A hundred and fifty?! But Sandy Plankton said that—

MARLIN
Sandy Plankton?! Do you think after what I’ve been through, I don’t know as much as Sandy Plankton?

NEMO
So tell me, Dad,
What’s it like to cross an entire sea?

MARLIN
Well, son I don’t know.
Let’s go home together,
Then you’ll tell me.

DORY
Wanna make it three?

LITTLE FISH (Entering)
Time for school! Time for school!

DORY
I go to school?

MARLIN
Not really.

MR. RAY (Entering)
Climb aboard explorers!

MARLIN
Now, go and get some knowledge!

DORY
And come home when you’re done.

NEMO
Don’t worry—I’ll be careful!

MARLIN
But remember to have fun!

MR. RAY
Everybody, find a buddy!
Nemo, that means you.

NEMO
Wait!
There’s something I forgot to do.

(Swims back to MARLIN.)

Love ya, Dad!

MARLIN
I love you too, Son. Now go have an adventure!

ALL
In the big, blue world,
We’re gonna go explore!
In the big, blue world.
Things we’ve never seen before!
What’s waiting out there,
We can never know!
In the big, blue world—

We’re ready to go!
(In the big, blue world!)
We’re ready to go!
(In the big, blue world!)
We’re ready to go!
(In the big, blue world…)

DORY
Bye, Elmo!

MARLIN
Nemo!

NEMO:
Bye, Dory! Bye, Dad!

MARLIN
Bye, son.

(NEMO swims off. Blackout. Curtain call.)

CRUSH
Just go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

ENSEMBLE
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

ENSEMBLE
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow!

ENSEMBLE
Go with the flow!

CRUSH
When you’re raising sons and daughters,
It’s like surfin’ the muddy waters.
Whoa, whoa, whoa!

ENSEMBLE
Go with the flow.
Go with the flow.
Go with the flow!

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

(Applause.)

ANNOUNCER
We hope you enjoyed this performance of Finding Nemo: The Musical.

SEAGULLS
Mine! Mine! Mine!

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