Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

February 23, 2013

Arts Council presents ‘Rainbow Fish’

By Leah Blackard
Navarro Council of the Arts

Corsicana — The Navarro Council of the Arts is pleased to present, The Rainbow Fish, for all K-2nd graders in Navarro County.  Students grades K-2nd will have the opportunity to see the National Tour of The Rainbow Fish on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5 at the Corsicana Palace Theatre.  

The Rainbow Fish wonders why none of the other fish want to talk to him. He won’t share his silver scales with them, but he is still magnificent to look at.  Isn’t that enough? The wise old octopus, though, has some advice; she tells him to share his gift with those around him in order to make friends at last.  This advice takes the Rainbow Fish by surprise at first, but he decides to give it a try when a little blue fish asks for one tiny scale. He is shocked to discover that spreading his splendor to others rather than keeping it all for himself is a wonderful feeling! Even without the only shimmering scales in the ocean, the Rainbow Fish has become truly happy.

ArtsPower has turned a bestselling book into a joyful celebration of unselfish friendship and discovering one’s inner beauty that is sure to delight young audiences.

The Rainbow Fish Peformance Schedule

Palace Theatre

Monday, March 4

9:30 a.m.    Navarro Elementary, Kerens Elementary and Frost Elementary

1:15 p.m.    Bowie Elementary, Dawson Elementary

Tuesday, March 5

9:30 a.m.    Fannin Elementary, Mildred Elementary, Collins Catholic School

1:15 p.m.    Carroll Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary

This performance is brought to the children of Navarro County with the gracious help from The J. Tom Eady Charitable Trust, the EM Sheppard Foundation, the JN and Macie Edens Charitable Trust, The Annie Lee Robbins Charitable Trust, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Thornell Charitable Trust, The Rena Fleming Foundation for Youth, Navarro County Co-op Charitable Foundation, and many more generous local contributors.  For more information on this event, contact the Navarro Council of the Arts at 903.872.5411.

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Leah Blackard is executive director of the Navarro Council of the Arts