‘Rainbow Fish’ show opens Saturday, Nov. 23


Cydni Richard

The theater department presents "Rainbow Fish," a musical starting Nov. 23.

Cydni Richard, Staff writer

The theater department’s musical, “Rainbow Fish,” will be performed  Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. for the public and next week for Calallen ISD students:  Monday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Theater teacher Deborah Leal-Ramirez sat down with a Wildcatter reporter to discuss the show.

Do you have any general comments or feelings about the show “Rainbow Fish”?

“This is the first musical I’ve directed. I think it’s the first musical for several of the kids in the drama program and as challenging as it was,  we really stepped up to the plate and have put together something really fun and exciting, so I’m really proud of what is about to be seen tomorrow and next week.”

What audiences are for each of these daytime performances for?

“The Wood River (Elementary) kids are coming on Monday  and the East Elementary kids are coming on Tuesday, and then we have the seventh period performances that are open to the high school kids to come and see if they want to. It’s a very general audience: “Rainbow Fish” is a children’s book  so it has a good lesson and moral for everybody. The public performance is on Saturday at 7  p.m. in the auditorium.”

Can you describe without spoilers what your favorite moments and scenes are in the show?

“There’s a lot of excitement with Rainbow Fish and how they bring so much joy and beauty to this ocean, but they have to learn that it can’t just be all about him.”