With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique?

Will some good advice from the wise old Octopus persuade the Rainbow Fish to share her gifts with those around her? ArtsPower has turned Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book into a delightful and touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others.

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Type: Musical
Grades: K - 2
Performance: 55 minutes
Curriculum connections: Family Relationships, Language/Communication Skills, Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based
Credit: Based on the book, “The Rainbow Fish.” Written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister. Copyright ©1992. Published by North-South Books, Zurich, Switzerland. Presented under a special agreement. All rights reserved.

“The Rainbow Fish” was fantastic! The cast and crew were great and the kids had a wonderful time!

Anna Helgeson, Education Director, Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI

“The Rainbow Fish” was a success! Both the students & teachers enjoyed the show!

Tavetia Hughes, Director, Youth Performing Arts Series, Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, MS

“The Rainbow Fish” went exceptionally well today. The show was great, the company was very efficient and nice and the audiences were very responsive!

Janet Herman Barlow, Director, Stocker Center, Elyria, OH

The show went well today! “The Rainbow Fish” team is wonderful to work with! The kids are really enjoying the shows, well done!

Mandy Copp, Program Coordinator, Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Greenville, SC