Rainbow Fish: A Shiny New Musical! January 9 & 10

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

December 10, 2015

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325, kdellaporta@museumofplay.org

Rainbow Fish: A Shiny New Musical!
at The Strong Museum
January 9 & 10

Enjoy performances of Rainbow Fish: A Shiny New Musical! and related activities at The Strong® museum on Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10. Delight in full-length musical performances Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m.

Rainbow Fish: A Shiny New Musical! is an adaptation of the popular children’s book that tells the story of a lonely fish who only wants to be noticed, and how his life is changed forever when he meets Rainbow, a beautiful fish with scales of every color. The musical incorporates themes of generosity, kindness, and self-acceptance, and features a variety of musical genres including pop, rock, jazz, and more. Rainbow Fish: A Shiny New Musical! was written and composed by Alec Michael Powell of Rochester and is presented by Spectrum Creative Arts. The musical premiered in September 2015 to a nearly sold-out crowd as a part of the Rochester Fringe Festival at Blackfriars Theatre.

Stop by the Rainbow Ranch in the museum’s Caterpillar Atrium to create a colorful craft, play games, and more on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy story readings of Rainbow Fish, A Bad Case of Stripes, Elmer, and Planting a Rainbow on Saturday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.               

All Rainbow Fish: A Shiny New Musical! activities are included with general museum admission fees.

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister © 1992 North South Books, Inc. Cast image courtesy of Jon Ferguson photography.


Museum Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $14, under age 2 free, members free.  

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis during regular museum hours. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.