Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Fun Freetime: The Rainbow Fish at Children's Theatre Company

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to announce the production of The Rainbow Fish, running March 10, 2020 through April 5, 2020, directed and designed by Jim Morrow with music by Steven Naylor. This original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colorful stories uses innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and delightful original music that will mesmerize the entire family. Together, you’ll travel with the beautiful Rainbow Fish through the great unknown deep sea, discover new worlds, meet a wise octopus and a helpful starfish, and learn what it means to share your most prized possession. 

This show was created by Mermaid Theatre in Nova Scotia, Canada (last seen at CTC with its production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites). It is based on the books The Rainbow FishRainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea, and Opposites by Marcus Pfister. The puppets are painted with fluorescent paint, so they glow under black light. Along with visual storytelling, the show features music and narration of the stories by Broadway’s Tony® Award winning actress Laura Benanti (recorded). You may remember Mermaid Theatre from our 2013 – 2014 Season, in which they presented The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites!

The Rainbow Fish runs March 10 through April 5 on the UnitedHealth Group Stage and is recommended for all ages. Ticket prices range from $15 through $71 (subject to change) with ACT Pass tickets for $5. For more information, visit us online at or call the ticket office at 612.874.0400. This production is proudly supported by Deluxe, Wells Fargo, and Treat & Company. 

THEMES:            Climate; ocean; friendship; self-empowerment; giving; generosity; individuality; community; respect; belonging; philanthropy; sharing.

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people and serves a multigenerational audience. It creates theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire for more than 295,000 people annually. CTC is the only theatre focused on young audiences to win the coveted Tony Award® for Outstanding Regional Theatre and is the only theatre in Minnesota to receive three Tony® nominations (for its production of A Year with Frog and Toad). CTC is committed to creating world class productions at the highest level and to developing new works, more than 200 to date, dramatically changing the canon of work for young audiences.

CTC’s engagement and learning programs annually serve more than 93,000 young people and their communities through Theatre Arts Training, student matinees, Neighborhood Bridges, and early childhood arts education programs. ACT One is CTC’s comprehensive platform for access, diversity, and inclusion in our audiences, programs, staff, and board that strives to ensure the theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community.

Runtime: 1 hour, with no intermission.

The Ticket Office is accessible by phone two hours prior to most performances. These posted hours are subject to change.
Email: (inquiries only, no ticket processing)
Phone: 612.874.0400
Subscription packages are available. Please see website for complete details:
Lap passes available for children newborn to three years for $5
ASL/AD Performance: Friday, April 3 at 7pm

Group tickets up to 10% off regular tickets for groups of six to nine.
Group tickets up to 25% off regular tickets for groups of ten or more.

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