No Dogs Allowed!

No Dogs Allowed!

No Dogs Allowed!

Written by "Maria" from Sesame Street - Sonia Manzano
Music by Stephen Lawrence
Lyrics by Billy Aronson

Directed by Edith Weiss

Leaving the Bronx for a day at the lake is a real treat for Iris and her close-knit, extended family. Despite Papi’s instructions to pack light, Mami brings enough food for the tri-state region and Iris sneaks in the family dog.  After all, El Exigente is part of la familia. The trip is marked by memorable misadventure, but the family finally arrives at the lake, only to discover there are … No Dogs Allowed! Humor and cooperation save the day in this warm and cheery family venture.

Times & Pricing:

10 a.m. and 12 noon performances, Tuesday – Friday
11 a.m. and 1p.m.some Saturdays

Weekday general admission tickets: $8
Weekend and holiday reserved tickets: $10


Sonia Manzano, writer,
Sonia Manzano,
"Maria" of Sesame Street

2013 Accessible Performances

Audio Described - November 5 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Shadowed - November 6  at 10 a.m., and  November 7 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Throughout the school year, the Arvada Center offers several performances of this unique art form so children with special needs can enjoy and participate in live theater alongside their peers.

Shadow-interpreted theater utilizes specially trained American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to perform as “shadows” on stage alongside actors. Shadow theater marries sign language with choreographed movement, allowing the sign language to become a seamless part of the theater experience.  In this way, audience members who are deaf, hard of hearing or language delayed can simultaneously see and “hear” the complete theater performance in the same way as hearing audiences.  Shadow theater is also enjoyed by hearing audiences as an innovative art form and educational opportunity.  Similar to watching a film with subtitles, viewers benefit from a rich bilingual experience and gain an appreciation for another language.

Hope you can join us for this very special production!

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Seth Caikowski

Cailin Doran

Rachel Graham
El Exigente

Sarah Grover 

Rebekah Fernandez

Angela Mendez

Matthew Peters

Tyrell Rae
Don Joe


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