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The Rainbow Fish

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.

Grades PreK - 3

The Rainbow Fish

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.

Grades PreK - 3

The Rainbow Fish

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.

Grades PreK - 3

The Rainbow Fish

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.

Grades PreK - 3

Oscar Nominated Short Films

For the 19th consecutive year, WHBPAC, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered again this year – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! Screen all three categories or choose to view just one. A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts before the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 10th.


Tickets go on sale January 22!

Giraffes Can't Dance

All the animals in the jungle know their own special dance, but Gerald the Giraffe can't seem to move without a clumsy step.  But with the help of a wise cricket, he finds his own song, and dances to the beat of his own drum! In this stage adaptation of the beloved children's book, with puppets, African rhythm, and lots of dancing, Gerald learns that his differences are what make him special.

Grades PreK - 2

Giraffes Can't Dance

All the animals in the jungle know their own special dance, but Gerald the Giraffe can't seem to move without a clumsy step.  But with the help of a wise cricket, he finds his own song, and dances to the beat of his own drum! In this stage adaptation of the beloved children's book, with puppets, African rhythm, and lots of dancing, Gerald learns that his differences are what make him special.

Grades PreK - 2

U2 Decades

Embark on an electrifying journey with "U2 DECADES" - a spectacular celebration of U2's legendary music, spanning an incredible 35 years! From the raw energy of "Boy" to the profound depths of "Songs of Experience," this show is an all-encompassing feast for the senses. Imagine immersing yourself in an audio-visual extravaganza, where multimedia video elements don't just echo but amplify the essence of U2's most iconic live performances. Your eyes and ears won't believe the spectacle unfolding before you!

Enter Michael Schmidt, embodying Bono with such passion and precision that even the most ardent U2 aficionados will be blown away. Witness a performance that transcends tribute, capturing the spirit and evolution of U2 from their early anthems to the intricate layers of "Songs of Innocence." Every note, every move, resonates with the authenticity of a live U2 concert.

Don't just hear about it - experience it! "U2 DECADES" isn't just a show; it's a journey through the heart and soul of U2's music. Come, see, listen, and be transported. This is your chance to judge for yourself and be part of a musical odyssey that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary!


Tickets on sale January 22!

The American Revolution

History in 50 minutes—seven actors, two feet off the ground, share 21 square feet of space and recreate the entire American fight for independence from Lexington to Yorktown. Using only the actors’ bodies, voices and (pantomimed) cannons, the show evokes an epic time period in American history. Combining tongue-in-cheek humor with a dash of derring-do, the American Revolution displays the company’s rowdy brand of bare-boned and imaginative  physical theater.

The American Revolution

History in 50 minutes—seven actors, two feet off the ground, share 21 square feet of space and recreate the entire American fight for independence from Lexington to Yorktown. Using only the actors’ bodies, voices and (pantomimed) cannons, the show evokes an epic time period in American history. Combining tongue-in-cheek humor with a dash of derring-do, the American Revolution displays the company’s rowdy brand of bare-boned and imaginative  physical theater.

Bill Blagg: Magic in Motion

In this highly visual, interactive show, students will be on the edge of their seats as they explore how science creates magic right before their very eyes!  Their jaws will drop in amazement as ordinary objects come to life, while others defy gravity with  a simple clap of the hands and so much more!

Students will learn first-hand how to create illusions using core scientific principles such as force, energy, friction, motion and more.  Together with Bill they will apply these  principles in a variety of magical experiments that will bend the laws of science and create the impossible!  Science and magic will collide as students instantly become stronger than their teachers, stop moving objects with their minds and even make a teacher’s cell phone invisibly travel through time!   You have to see it to believe it!

Grades 4 - 7

Bill Blagg: Magic in Motion

In this highly visual, interactive show, students will be on the edge of their seats as they explore how science creates magic right before their very eyes!  Their jaws will drop in amazement as ordinary objects come to life, while others defy gravity with  a simple clap of the hands and so much more!

Students will learn first-hand how to create illusions using core scientific principles such as force, energy, friction, motion and more.  Together with Bill they will apply these  principles in a variety of magical experiments that will bend the laws of science and create the impossible!  Science and magic will collide as students instantly become stronger than their teachers, stop moving objects with their minds and even make a teacher’s cell phone invisibly travel through time!   You have to see it to believe it!

Grades 4 - 7

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

Experience the unparalleled exuberance of guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel in a must-see show on May 12, 2024. With the ability to play three parts at once on his acoustic guitar, Tommy's unbridled joy and infectious passion illuminate every performance. His upcoming album, Accomplice Two, showcases a diverse range of musical collaborators, including legends like Michael McDonald and Jorma Kaukonen, making it a highly anticipated follow-up to his 2018 hit Accomplice One. Tommy's television special, Accomplice LIVE! featuring Emmylou Harris and more, aired on PBS in March 2023. Don't miss the chance to witness the magic of Tommy Emmanuel's music, inspired by his lifelong friendship with Chet Atkins and recognized with numerous awards and accolades.

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Ms. Greer's classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist's curiosity can lead her to solve any problem.

A fun musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist   Scientist by Andrea Beaty, which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).

Grades K - 4

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Ms. Greer's classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist's curiosity can lead her to solve any problem.

A fun musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist   Scientist by Andrea Beaty, which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).

Grades K - 4

The Allman Betts Band

The Allman Betts Band includes Devon Allman & Duane Betts on guitars and vocals, Johnny Stachela on slide guitar, John Ginty on Hammond B3 (Robert Randolph/Dixie Chicks) and Devon Allman Project percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.  The show features original music from their two recent BMG albums, songs from their solo projects as well as classic songs by The Allman Brothers Band, the legendary group founded by Devon and Duane’s fathers, Gregg Allman & Dickey Betts.

Their sophomore album, Bless Your Heart, was released on August 28, 2020.  Like their debut album, Bless Your Heart was recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley).

John Hiatt

A master lyricist and satirical storyteller,John Hiatt delivers songs filled with tales of redemption,relationships and surrendering on his own terms. Hiatt's finest album is 1987's Bring the Family; other catalog highlights include the pop and rock of 1983's Riding with the King, the rough-hewn blues-rock of 2008's Same Old Man, and 2021's Leftover Feelings. His lyrics and melodies have graced more than 20 studio albums, have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt and scores of others, and have earned him a place in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, a BMI Troubadour award, and a lifetime achievement in songwriting designation from the Americana Music Association.