Thompson & Russell's IT TAKES A RAINBOW to Teach Children at MITF

By: Jun. 16, 2017

Seven little lizards leave their lodgings... in IT TAKES A RAINBOW, with book & lyrics by Emily Clare Thompson and music by Richard D. Russell, playing as part of MITF: Summer 2017, which runs July 15 - Aug 6, 2017 at WorkShop Theater, 312 W.36th Street, NYC.

Performance Schedule: Fri 8/04, 11:00am; Sat 8/05, 12:00pm; Sun 8/06, 12:00pm. For tickets and more information, visit

Seven little lizards, all the same, venture forth from their safe home in search of the colorful world.

The experience is so exciting that each little lizard transforms into one of the colors of the rainbow. But when they return home their parents hardly recognize them... very quickly, though, they all agree that it's what's inside that counts. After all, "it takes a rainbow to make a lizard's world complete."

This delightful children's musical giving today's audience a perfect parable of equality and acceptance is brought to you by one of the leading teams of writers of theatre for young audiences. Emily Clare Thompson & Richard D. Russell have written more than a half dozen musicals with a message. They won the 2011 citation from the Character Education Partnership, they founded Musicals with Character to better brand what they do. The Character Education Partnership cited the team's work for the way they "...present a moral and promote character education ... students view characters correcting wrong choices and taking healthy steps to create a supportive community."

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