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Playhouse on Park to Produce World Premiere of ‘Dandelion’

"Dandelion" at Playhouse on Park. Courtesy image

‘Dandelion,’ based on the famous children’s book will have its world premiere this spring in West Hartford as part of Playhouse on Park ‘s Theatre for Young Audience Series.


“Dandelion,” adapted from the children’s book by Don Freeman, will run from April 25 through May 14 at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT. This production is part of Playhouse on Park’s Theatre for Young Audience Series, and is recommended for Grades Pre-K-3.

“Dandelion” will be directed by Jill Zarcone, with music direction by Kevin Barlowski and choreography by Darlene Zoller.

This musical tells the story of Dandelion, a shy, awkward lion. He is filled with middle school angst when he is invited to Jennifer Giraffe’s impromptu party. Dandelion decides to reinvent himself, but ultimately discovers it is better just to be yourself! In addition to the theme of being yourself, the musical raises issues of bullying and social exclusion. Book and Lyrics by Joan Ross Sorkin. Music by Mary Liz Mcnamara.

The performance schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 13 at 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 14 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

In addition, there will be a Sensory-Friendly Performance on Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m., sponsored by the Miracle League of CT.

Tickets are now on sale for DANDELION for $25. Children, students, seniors, and military discount of $2.50 is available. Inquire about group rates today!

Playhouse on Park also offers LITERATURE ALIVE, a field trip program through their education program, Playhouse Theatre Academy. LITERATURE ALIVE extends the classroom by allowing students to see daytime professional theatre productions at Playhouse on Park! Field trips for “Dandelion” can be booked for April 25-May 12. To learn more about LITERATURE ALIVE, visit www.PlayhouseTheatreAcademy.org.

About Playhouse on Park: Managed under the direction of Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., Playhouse on Park is Greater Hartford’s award-winning destination for the performing arts. Playhouse on Park offers a wide range of thought-provoking, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable professional theatre productions that leave audiences often smiling, sometimes crying, and always talking about what they have just experienced.

For more information on “Dandelion,” or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 860-523-5900 ext. 10 or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.

West Hartford’s Playhouse on Park. Courtesy image

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