Press Release for The Rainbow Fish

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Suzé DiPietro

Interim Director
Phone: (609)652-4927
Fax: (609)626-5523




Where the Arts Come Alive!”


GALLOWAY, NJ, JANUARY 11, 2017 – Possessing outward beauty isn’t the most important thing, when inner beauty is the true measure of self-worth. Children will enjoy the ‘inner and outer’ beauty of “The Rainbow Fish” when it swims into the Campus Center Theatre on Saturday, February 11th.

Show time is 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $12 and may be ordered online at or by calling the Box Office at (609) 652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and ninety minutes before the performance. For Group Sales, call (609) 652-4786.

With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique?

Will some good advice from the wise old Octopus persuade the Rainbow Fish to share her gifts with those around her? ArtsPower has turned Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book into a delightful and touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others.

Intended for kindergarten through second grade, “The Rainbow Fish” may not seem particularly sophisticated in its plotting: a self-centered character comes to recognize the value of sharing with others. But there are more complex issues of identity involved. It is not talents or possessions that the Rainbow Fish must share; she must learn to give of herself. She eventually recognizes that her shiny scales are indeed quite special, and that she herself is a special creature, but also sees that her external traits are not what will bring friends close to her. She instead lets go of part of herself as she allows others to take the silver scales, and in so doing proves that her innermost identity is even more beautiful than her outward appearance. Looking into the mirror, she sees that she is at her best when surrounded by those who love her. Paradoxically, it is by making certain crucial sacrifices – giving up the safety of isolation and total self-absorption – that she becomes happy and whole.

For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair accessible seating, large type programs, and listening assistive devices. Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.

The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of Stockton University, on Jimmie Leeds Road in Pomona (Galloway Township). Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the Center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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