'The Rainbow Fish Musical' to be performed by Palatine Park District's Family Friendly Theater

  • Palatine Park District presents "The Rainbow Fish Musical" at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center on Mondays, July 17 and 24.

    Palatine Park District presents "The Rainbow Fish Musical" at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center on Mondays, July 17 and 24. Courtesy of Palatine Park District

 
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Family Friendly Theatre, a Palatine Park District program, presents "The Rainbow Fish Musical" by Austin Zumbro. Performances will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, June 17 and 24, at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., in Palatine. Ticket prices are $6 for regular admission and $5 for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, visit cuttinghall.org or call (847) 202-5222. Additional ticketing fees may apply.

With shiny, multicolored scales, Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in all the ocean, and the only one of her kind. When Rainbow Fish refuses to share her vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Unhappy that no one adores her anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus, who helps her learn that it's far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful. Playwright Austin Zumbro adapted this musical from the book written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister.

Palatine Park District Cultural Arts Coordinator Ashley Schiavone said, "I am excited for the opportunity to share this timeless children's book and take it to the stage. This is the first year this stage adaptation is available and I am proud to bring such a powerful childhood tale to the Palatine community."

Family Friendly Theatre schedules performances throughout the year on days off school. The shows are suitable for children ages 3 to 12 years.

According to Julie Selof, Community Relationship manager, Andigo Credit Union is proud to be presenting sponsor for "The Rainbow Fish Musical." Founded in 1939, Andigo is not-for-profit and offers all the services of a bank. Open to the community, they have a branch in Schaumburg on Meacham Road and their newest branch is located in Carol Stream.

For more information about "The Rainbow Fish Musical" and Family Friendly Theatre, visit palatineparks.org or contact Ashley Schiavone at 847-496-6237 or aschiavone@palatineparks.org.

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable, and affordable parks, programs, and recreational facilities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors while being fiscally responsible stewards of community assets and tax dollars.

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