Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts
MainStage Productions Presents

The Rainbow Fish Musical

February 25th - March 6th

A musical for young people in one act.


  • Friday, February 25th @ 7:00pm

  • Saturday, February 26th @ 2:00pm

  • Sunday, February 27th @ 2:00pm

  • Friday, March 4th @ 7:00pm

  • Saturday, March 5th @ 2:00pm

  • Sunday, March 6th @ 2:00pm


  • $14 for adults

  • $12 for students, seniors, children

  • On sale beginning January 10th

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Script, Music, and Lyrics by Austin Zumbro.
Adapted from the book written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister.
Translated into English by J. Alison James.

Matthews Playhouse is glad to offer a credit for a future show or camp should you be unable to attend due to illness or COVID-19 related concerns. We regret that we are unable to offer a refund, and hope that you will  be able to join us for future programming. 

Please note that masks must be worn at all times when in the facility.

On sale January 10th

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About the show...

Everybody loves the international bestseller and award-winning book, The Rainbow Fish, with its wonderful message of friendship and belonging.  Now you can experience the magical, colorful world of the deep blue sea on stage! 

With shiny, multi-colored scales, Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in all of the ocean, and the only one of his kind.  When Rainbow Fish refuses to share his vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature.  Unhappy that no one adores him anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus, who helps him learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful. 

With a bubbly, energetic score, the universal message at the heart of this delightful musical becomes much more than just a simple children’s story, it teaches young audiences that the joy of beauty is in sharing it with others.