"No Dogs Allowed" Comes to TheatreWorks New Milford Theatre for Young Audiences Series
NEW MILFORD, CONN. (April 1, 2010) — On April 24 and 25, TheatreWorks New Milford, in conjunction with The Ridgefield Theater Barn, will present three performances of NO DOGS ALLOWED – a musical production in the Theatre for Young Audience Series designed specifically for pre-school and elementary school children. Produced and directed by Theater Barn Kids program director, Missy Slaymaker-Hanlon, this production will feature local actors – not a touring company – in order to provide the best local theatre for young audiences.
"We kicked off this new program in January with a production of BLUE’S CLUES, which was an enormous hit," said TheatreWorks President Glenn R. Couture. "It’s immensely gratifying to be able to introduce young children to theatre with such high-quality shows."
Written by Sonia Manzano, best known as "Maria" on Sesame Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Lawrence and Billy Aronson respectively, NO DOGS ALLOWED shows us that sometimes the unexpected is even more fun than the best-laid plans. Iris, her family, the neighbors, and dog take a road trip to the lake. First, the cars break down. Then they get lost. And when they finally arrive at the lake, they see a "No Dogs Allowed" sign. What to do? Iris' family's make-do attitude saves the day, for as they go about their beach activities while trying to figure out what to do with the dog, each takes a turn taking care of their canine friend. Soon the day is over, and the dog, which never left the parking lot, has had the best time of all – the beach had been brought to him.
NO DOGS ALLOWED runs Saturday, April 24 at 10:30AM & 1:00PM and Sunday, April 25 at 1:00PM. Tickets for all shows are $15 general admission. Reservations can be made online at www.theatreworks.us or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863. This production is recommended for children in grades K-5.
TheatreWorks is an award-winning, regional theatre company located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, Conn.