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The Rainbow Fish on stage
Dayton Live Presents

Discovery: The Rainbow Fish

Mar 18, 2024

60 Minutes

No Intermission


THERE IS A WAITLIST FOR THIS SHOW. Please register below and you will be added to the waitlist.

The first of three tales introduces the most beautiful fish in the sea, whose scales shimmer in all the colors of the rainbow. He is admired – and resented – by the entire underwater world, until a clever octopus advises him to give each fish one of his scales. Further adventures follow as the Rainbow Fish finds the courage to explore the great unknown deep sea, discovering a new world with wonderful sights and friendly creatures of all shapes, sizes and colors who are eager to make his acquaintance. The underworld wonderland is the setting for an introduction to the concept of opposites. As a fitting finale, the story ends with the most satisfying opposite of all –give and take – as Rainbow Fish shares one of his shining scales with a friend.

Written by Marcus Pfister. Directed and production design by Jim Morrow. Music composed by Steven Naylor. Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

Resource Guide

Resource Guide coming soon!

Academic Standards Met

Science: ENV.ES.1; ENV.ES.5
English/Language Arts: RL.K.3; RL.K.9; RL.1.3; RL1.9; RL.2.1; RL.2.3; RL.2.9; RL.3; RL.3.3; RL.3.4
National Core Arts Standards: TH:Re7.1.PK; TH:Re7.1.K; TH:Re7.1.1; TH:Re7.1.2; TH:Re7.1.3; TH:Cn10.1.PK; TH:Cn10.1.K; TH:Cn10.1.1; TH:Cn10.1.2; TH:Cn10.1.3; TH:Cn11.1.PK; TH:Cn11.1.K; TH:Cn11.1.1; TH:Cn11.1.2; TH:Cn11.1.3; TH:Cn11.2.PK; TH:Cn11.2.K; TH:Cn11.2.1; TH:Cn11.2.2; TH:Cn11.2.3

Age Recommendation

Best for grades PreK-3.


We recognize that the heart of an arts organization will always be the people we bring together and experiences we share.

The 11:30 a.m. performance will be sign interpreted and/or audio described upon request. Please indicate your need for interpreted and/or audio description on your Discovery order form or let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.

Ticket Information


THERE IS A WAITLIST FOR THIS SHOW. Please register below and you will be added to the waitlist.

Just click the “BUY TICKETS” button below to order your tickets! You’ll be taken to the order form.

If you’d like to request ticket scholarship assistance, visit our Discovery Series Scholarships page.

If you are a home educator, Dayton Live is an ACE Qualified Education Service Provider!

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Carolyn Seymour

Manager – Education & Engagement

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The Rainbow Fish on stage


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