The Penguin Project production of The Rainbow Fish Musical
March 3 - March 12, 2023
Youth Theatre Musical - A Penguin Project Production
With shiny, multi-colored scales, Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in all of the ocean, and the only one of their kind. When Rainbow Fish refuses to share their vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Unhappy that no one adores them anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus, who helps the fish learn that it's far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful.
"With lovely original music composed by Belinda Foo tying everything together, the overall result is a winning production that's highly pleasing to the eyes and ears and the mind." -LittleDayOut.com
Rating: Recommended for Family Audiences
THE PENGUIN PROJECT
Established in 2004, Penguin Project gives youth and young adults with special needs the opportunity to participate in the community theatre experience. The Penguin Project is open to any individual ages 9 to 26 with a disability. This includes those with cognitive, learning, motor, hearing and visual impairments as well as genetic and neurological disorders. They are joined on stage by a dedicated group of "peer mentors" - youth the same age without disabilities who have volunteered to work side-by-side with the artists throughout the entire rehearsal and performance process.
The program provides a supportive environment for children with disabilities to explore their creative talents. It has also demonstrated that participation in the performing arts has therapeutic value by enhancing social interaction, communication skills, self-confidence and self-esteem. The impact of the program has reached beyond the stage to create a social network for children who previously had very few friends and limited social opportunities.
Join us on Saturday, October 15 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm to learn more about the Penguin Project. There will be a general introduction to the program, then youth will learn a little song and dance while the adults have time to learn more about the program and ask questions. If you are unavailable to come to this event, please reach out to AnnMarie at AMiller@KazooCivic.com for information and/or a tour.
Registration required. For more information and to register, please visit our audition workshop information page.
To learn more about the Penguin Project, click here.
Director - Jacki Stahr
Music Director - Wendy Wheeler
Mentor Coordinator -
Scenic Designer -
Costume Designer - Elaine Kaufman
Lighting Designer - Delaney McKenzie
Sound Designer - Jacob Myny
Technical Director - Phillip A. Miller
Properties Master - Stacy Bartell
Director of Volunteers - Mike Artis
Executive Director - Laura M. Zervic
Stage Manager - Kaia Jordan
Assistant Stage Manager - Brandon Wolfgang
Production Stage Manager - Stacey Jaeger
Scenic Carpenters - Christopher Lewis & Ryan Burke
Scenic Artist - David Kyhn
Properties Artisan - Ian Whistler
Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 2:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 2:00pm
Friday, March 10, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 2:00pm - ASL Interpreted, Audio Described, & Sensory Friendly
Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 2:00pm
329 S. Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Free parking is available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot in the northeast corner of Lovell and Park streets. Additional parking is located behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available for free after 5pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the box office at 269.343.1313.