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‘Better When I’m Dancing’ for 150 Days and Counting

Darlene Zoller celebrates 150 days! Courtesy photo

Darlene Zoller, the co-founder and co-artistic director of West Hartford’s Playhouse on Park, has just celebrated her 150th consecutive day of ‘Better When I’m Dancing’ on Facebook Live.


Darlene Zoller is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, and when the stay at home order began in March 2020 and the theatre had to shutdown for the foreseeable future, she started doing live classes on Facebook.

Zoller just celebrated 150 consecutive days of dance/workout classes, and she does not plan on stopping anytime soon!

Every day at noon, you can find Zoller dancing in her driveway with friends, family, or members of the community as her special guests. She has received wonderfully supportive feedback over the past 150 days, and has a growing number of loyal Facebook Live watchers.

Want to join in on the fun? Dance live on her page here: https://www.facebook.com/darlene.zoller

At Playhouse on Park, Zoller has directed and choreographed CABARET, CHICAGO (Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World) SWINGING ON A STAR and THAT HOLIDAY FEELING among others. She is the founder, director and choreographer of stop/time dance theater, the resident dance company of Playhouse on Park, now in its 18th year. She was voted Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World for 2014’s production of I’D RATHER BE DANCING. She IS Mama D of MAMA D’s OUTRAGEOUS ROMP; a grown ups only music, dance and comedy event exclusive to the Playhouse. Darlene is an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School where she directed and choreographed CHICAGO and did the choreography for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and SMILE.

About Playhouse on Park: It’s Connecticut’s most affordable and intimate professional theatre, located in West Hartford’s historic and diverse Park Road neighborhood. Playhouse on Park is managed under the direction of Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2009 by Tracy Flater, Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller. The trio quickly took over a vacant theatre space and opened Playhouse on Park, an intimate 163-seat theater space with seating on three sides of the stage. PTG, Inc. produces award-winning theatre year-round, including a Main Stage Series consisting of plays and musicals; a Theater for Young Audience Series, which is part of our Literature Alive Field Trip Program; Comedy Nights; Dance; Music; Improv, an extensive educational program and more. For more information, call the Box Office at 860-523-5900 x10 or visit www.playhouseonpark.org.

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