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Hartford's most affordable and intimate professional theater, Playhouse on Park is nestled on Park Rd in West Hartford, where the parking is free, the actors are right off Broadway and the back row is just four seats from the stage. Mention us @playhouseonpark & discuss with fellow theatergoers using #playonpark

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"…In the spirit of full disclosure I should note that I’ve been taking tap classes from Darlene Zoller, the show’s creator/choreographer and Stop/Time’s founder, for a while now. With that out of the way, here goes… 

What worked?

  • Anytime Tyler Knowlin or Spencer Pond were on the stage, they had our attention.  Mr. Knowlin, a remarkably compelling tapper, earned his “special guest” program designation by making it all look so easy and taking ownership of the best parts of both acts.  Mr. Pond, who was on stage throughout the show — even at it’s most crowded — always commanded it. Both lithe and quick-witted, he always left this audience member wanting more.
  • Act II’s company-wide “Tap Jam” and the trio on Bob Fosse’s “Steam Heat” (with an especial shout-out to Constance Gobeille). 
  • The energy, enthusiasm, and commitment that Stop/Time dancers always bring to their shows.
  • The chemistry between angels Hillary Ekwall and Victoria Mooney.
  • The simple poignancy of the choreography for “Remember Me,” s song written by Music Director Sean Pallantroni….

If a good dance show is one that highlights talented dancers in a variety of styles, then Darlene Zoller and Company have provided the audience with that (and more).  Sure, it’s not perfect, but, when you go, you’ll be rewarded by the sheer joy that the performers bring to the stage.  And, if perchance you like disco, you’ll enjoy it even more…”

"I’d Rather Be Dancing" runs at Playhouse On Park, 244 Park Road West Hartford, 06119, through April 13th. Order tickets online or at the Box Office: 860-523-5900 x 10. 

Photo by Rich Wagner

The Kit Kat Girls of “Cabaret” are busy getting ready for the show…Do you have your tickets yet?

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Epic Tap Dance to The Weeknd’s revamp of “Dirty Diana” at Mama D’s Outrageous Romp at West Hartford’s Playhouse on Park Theatre

Took this on my Blackberry so it’s a dark for a bit in the middle, but it brightens back up! Listen for the fancy foot work at the end! Love it! 

by: Andrew Beck

"The feisty Playhouse on Park, West Hartford’s energetic and active entertainment venue, is prepping to begin its fourth season of live, professional theater, as well as …performances by its own resident dance company… stand-up comedy, improv theater, educational activities, children’s theater programs and any number of unique special events..”

Check-Check-Check…. is this thing on? 

TONIGHT (AUGUST 7TH, 2012) 7:30-10:30PM 

OPEN MIC | PLAYHOUSE ON PARK - 244 PARK ROAD WEST HARTFORD, CT 06110

You could be better than you are; you could be Swinging On a Star!
Now - July 29th

All I Want to do is Dance!

We’re proud to announce our Mainstage Series for Season 4! You’ll find drama and comedy and an extended run musical along with a special 10th anniversary stop/time show. Don’t delay - order your season subscription today and experience a season of live entertainment for virtually the price of one Broadway show. At the Playhouse, you’re close to the action no matter where you sit. Call the box office to subscribe: 860-523-5900 Ext. 10.




October 10th - 28th

Adapted from John Steinbeck’s famous novel, Of Mice and Men follows the lives of George and Lennie, two drifters that dream of owning their own land. When their journey brings them to a ranch where they hope to earn enough money to finally buy their own property, trouble stirs and their plans must change. In this moment, George is forced to make a decision that challenges the core of human nature and morality. In this critically acclaimed drama, Steinbeck brings the trials of the Great Depression to the forefront, while providing an honest and heart wrenching depiction of these tragic characters. As a unique opportunity to see this iconic tale onstage, educational programs are encouraged to attend.

"Timely and devastatingly effective." - The New York Times

"Even if you already know how Of Mice and Men ends, you may be surprised
how much more powerful it is onstage.” - Colorado Springs Independent

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Last Show of the Season: The Johnny Burke Musical, Swinging On A Star, runs July 11th-29th! Photo by: Rich Wagner