GREENEVILLE – Niswonger Performing Arts Center presents The Rainbow Fish at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27. 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.

The Rainbow Fish is an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colorful story as well as two of the author’s companion tales Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites.

Tickets are $15 for orchestra and mezzanine seating and $10 for balcony seats. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679.

NPAC offers online seat selection with no processing or delivery fees. There is an additional $1.50 ticketing fee per ticket regardless of purchase method. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The 1150 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School. For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit