The Rainbow Fish Musical


Director & Music Director: Sarah Baumgardner
Choreographer: Ron Chisholm


Saturday, January 8th 2:00-5:00pm

Sunday, January 9th 4:00-6:00pm

Callbacks: Monday, January 10th TBD as needed

Matthews Playhouse
Matthews Community Center 

100 E McDowell Street

Matthews, NC 28105

Face masks are required while inside the building and during auditions.

Proof of vaccination will be required upon arrival.



February 25th - March 6th

see important dates information below for more details


Matthews Playhouse is proud to announce auditions for The Rainbow Fish Musical! We are seeking performers ages 12-70 for this fun and energetic show sure to please families. Based on the popular children’s book, this musical has roles that span a diverse range of ages. We would love to see adults and children alike as part of this show, so if you can sing, dance and act we would love to have you come and audition! We ask that all actors be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 as we will be rehearsing and performing near one another. All rehearsals will be held at the Matthews Community Center and face masks will be required for all rehearsals per Community Center guidelines.


Audition Info: 

  • All auditions will take place in-person at the Matthews Community Center (100 E. McDowell St. Matthews NC 28105) Face masks are required while inside the building and during auditions.

  • Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon arrival (either digital or physical card are accepted) 

  • Auditions will take place on Saturday, January 8 from 2:00-5:00pm AND on Sunday, January 9 from 4:00-6:00pm. Actors will only need to attend one of the audition dates. 

  • All actors should come prepared to sing 16 bars (~approx. 30 seconds) of a song from a musical and come dressed to move.

  • Callbacks will be on Monday, January 10 TBD as needed. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script.

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: (please note that not all actors are called to all rehearsals)

  • Rehearsals begin January 12, 2022

  • Monday-Thursday 6:30-9:00pm

  • Saturdays 10:00am-6:00pm

  • Sundays 2:00-5:00pm


Important Dates:

  • Load-In: February 13

  • Tech Week: February 20-24

  • Strike: March 6 immediately following the show


  • Friday February 25 at 7:00pm

  • Saturday February 26 at 2:00pm AND 7:00pm

  • Sunday February 27 at 2:00pm

  • Monday February 28 at 9:30am AND 11:30am

  • Tuesday March 1 at 9:30am AND 11:30am

  • Wednesday March 2 at 9:30am (HOLD) AND 11:30am (HOLD)

  • Thursday March 3 at 9:30am AND 11:30am

  • Friday March 4 at 9:30am AND 11:30am AND 7:00pm

  • Saturday March 5 at 2:00pm AND 7:00pm

  • Sunday March 6 at 2:00pm

Cast List:

  • Rainbow Fish - ages 15-25 - a sheltered prince who is young, naive, and self-centered. His self worth is based on his appearance. He has a limited worldview having never left the reef where he is a local celebrity.

  • Little Fish - ages 12-18 - a kid fish who is unafraid and curious, but also aware that those qualities don’t always add up to positive social interactions. Believes being annoying is an acceptable outcome for getting what you want.

  • Starfish - ages 12-30 - the court jester, happy, unflappable, simpleton. Should have dynamic facial expressions and abilities for acrobatics or movement.

  • Ms. Minnow - ages 25-55 - a gentle, guiding teacher. 

  • Octopus - ages 35-and up - a sage, wise, and handy, soothsayer type who dwells in a cave far from the coral reef.

  • Pufferfish - ages 20-50 - the stuff aristocrat and style editor for the Coral Chronicle.

  • Hermit Crab - ages 12-18 - a kid crab who is a member of the school and is a happy, unflappable nerd.

  • Sardine - ages 12-18 - a kid fish who is sarcastic.

  • Clownfish - ages 20-50 - another stuffy aristocrat in charge of the garden society and is easily annoyed by circus clown remarks.

**Please note that some of the roles may be double cast**

Questions? Contact: 704-846-8343 or

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Please submit an audition form AND sign up for an audition slot using these links. 
You will need to complete BOTH parts below in order to audition.



Note: You will have the opportunity to attach an optional resume and/or headshot with the audition form.  

We are not accepting any physical form submissions, only forms submitted through the website.