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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

Check out the BRAND NEW Hartford Advocate brochures with The Playhouse on Park on the back!! @hartfordadvocate #weha #westHartford #hartford #theatre #hartfordadvocate #ct #Connecticut #awesome

“…This production will entertain as much as it provokes you to look at the world differently as you leave the theater.”

The Show runs through July 21st; Get your tickets!

…A terrific production, the best I’ve seen at the Playhouse. It’s dark, disturbing and decadent — with a wicked sense of playfulness and tragedy, too. The staging, the performances, the orchestra all mesh into a chilling, thrilling whole…

- Frank Rizzo, Hartford Courant

The Show runs through July 21st; Get your tickets!

“…A must see for any lover of high quality entertainment in the Hartford area” – Teddy Love, Reviewer.

The Show runs through July 21st; Get your tickets!

Photo by: Rich Wagner

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

Photo By: Rich Wagner

Play it Again, Sam at Playhouse On Park. (March 6th-24th) 

"Kudos to the cast and the exceptional production team for their attention to detail and allowing the spotlight to shine on this story of Hollywood history with passion, whimsy, and good, old fashioned fun!" - Shea Cohen, In the Spotlight. 

Moonlight and Magnolia’s is on stage through February 10th! Get your tickets for this fabulous farce!

Moonlight and Magnolias takes the stage: January 23rd - February 10th

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!