Weathervane Theatre’s Patchwork Players Present “The Rainbow Fish Musical”

Based on the award-winning book, this bubbly under the sea musical adventure will play at the Weathervane as well as in Bethlehem (Colonial Theatre), Lisbon (Lions Club Community Field, and Colebrook (Great Woods North Center for the Arts).

Jack Prisco and cast in Weathervane Theatre's Patchwork Players production of THE RAINBOW FISH performed at Bethlehem's Colonial Theatre. July, 2023. Photo by Carrie Greenberg
Jack Prisco and cast in THE RAINBOW FISH MUSICAL. Photo by Carrie Greenberg.

WHITEFIELD, NH—Weathervane Theatre’s 2023 Patchwork Players are proud to present The Rainbow Fish Musical.Sponsored by Crosstown Motors, Little Village Toy & Book Shop, and New England Wire Technologies, this bubbly under-the-sea musical adventure, based on the award-winning book, will perform throughout the North Country July 19 – 28.


With shiny, multi-colored scales, Rainbow Fish is beautiful and one-of-a-kind. When Rainbow Fish refuses to share its shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Unhappy and no longer adored, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus to learn the universal lessons of love, friendship, sharing, and kindness. 

“I definitely had a poster of The Rainbow Fish on my wall as a child and its lessons still stick with me today,” said Weathervane Theatre’s Marketing Director Carrie Greenberg. “You’re never too old or too young to learn to be a little kinder and a little more thoughtful.”

The Rainbow Fish Musical is directed and choreographed by Weathervane Intern Program Director Marisa Kirby. It is music directed by Andrew Morrissey. The Rainbow Fish also features designs by Joseph Rivera (sound design), Rien Schlecht (set design), Kathryn Sutton (props and puppetry design), and Pyper K Williams (costume design). Additional creative team: Scout Hough (production manager), Emma Aldrich Jordan (stage manager) and Camden Dalie Keech (technical director).

Composing the cast of The Rainbow Fish are the 2023 Patchwork Players, six early-career artists selected from a highly-competitive nationwide search. The 2023 Patchwork Players are Jaheim Hugan (Baldwin Wallace University), Langley Leilani (University of Utah), Evan Lilienthal (Baldwin Wallace University), Madison Mintzer (University of Central Florida), Jack Prisco (Baldwin Wallace University), and Justine So (Rollins College). Madison Mintzer, Justine So, and Joseph Rivera all appear courtesy of the William Daniel Mills Theatre Apprentice Program of Central Florida.

For the fourth consecutive season, performances at the Weathervane will be held outside as part of the popular Picnic with Patchwork series. Performances are held every Friday at 11 AM. At this pet friendly event bring a blanket and a snack and enjoy a great show for the whole family (even the family dog!). In case of rain, alternate arrangements will be made (Check Facebook for latest updates). 

In addition to performances at the Weathervane (July 21 and 28), The Rainbow Fish Musical will also play on the road at Bethlehem’s Colonial Theatre (Wednesday, July 19), the Lions Club Community Field in Lisbon (Tuesday, July 25) and Colebrook’s Great North Woods Center for the Arts (Wednesday, July 26). All performances are at 11 AM.

Patchwork performances at Weathervane’s outdoor stage will be sold at the door for $8.50. For touring performances, check with the venue about ticket pricing and ordering. For more information call 603.837.9322, email [email protected] or visit our website



The Weathervane Theatre was founded in 1965 by Gibbs Murray and the late Tom Haas and is under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini. For over half a century, it has presented high quality professional productions of plays and musicals. One of the few remaining alternating rep companies in the United States, the Weathervane is recognized as a historical institution nationwide, boasting among its alumni 2021 Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley, Tally Sessions, four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn and recent Tony Award Winner Ari’el Stachel. 

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