stop/time dance theater’s ‘Stop Time Dance Machine’ begins March 22 at Playhouse on Park.
stop/time dance theater is Playhouse on Park’s resident dance company; conceived, directed, and choreographed by Darlene Zoller. stop/time dance theater is gearing up to take the stage for their next annual production, “Stop Time Dance Machine,” running March 22-April 2.
This will be the 18th original stop/time show and their 14th show as the resident dance company of Playhouse on Park. Their cast of 15 promises to entertain with original choreography and memorable music. Singing, dancing, and lots of heart make stop/time an audience favorite. When their fearless leader Darlene disappears, the stop/time dancers set off on a time traveling journey to find her. Join the group as they explore exciting music and dance styles along their way. Do they ever find Darlene? You’ll need to come to the show to see how it all turns out.
Darlene Zoller is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park where she has directed PIPPIN, NUNSENSE, CHICAGO (Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World,) PINKALICIOUS, ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE, SWINGING ON A STAR and THAT HOLIDAY FEELING, SAY THINGS FUNNY, and choreographed; PIPPIN, INTO THE WOODS, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, IN THE HEIGHTS, A CHORUS LINE, HAIR, CABARET, PASSING STRANGE 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 twentieth year. She was voted Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World for I’D RATHER BE DANCING. CT Critics Circle nominee for Best Choreographer for HAIR, ROCKIN’ THE FOREST and IN THE HEIGHTS. She IS Mama D of MAMA D’s OUTRAGEOUS ROMP; a grown ups only music, dance and comedy event-exclusive to the Playhouse. Social media followers know her as “the driveway lady” for having taught 450 consecutive days of WE’RE BETTER WHEN WE’RE DANCING dance classes online during the pandemic where she gathered a loyal following. 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, SMILE, CURTAINS and NUNSENSE. She also teaches dance classes for adults at The 224 ECOSpace, Simsmore Square and Ballet Theatre Company and is a dance/fitness instructor at Big Sky Fitness in Vernon.
Tickets are now on sale for “Stop Time Dance Machine,” and range from $22.50-$45. Group rates available. Student and senior discounts are also available. Previews are on March 22 and 23, with all tickets at $22.50. Matinees, at 2 p.m., are on Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday. There will be a talk back with the cast after each Sunday matinee.
COVID-19 Policy: Vaccination card checks and masks are not required. However, masks are strongly recommended.
For more information or tickets, call the Box Office at 860-523-5900 x10 or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. Playhouse on Park offers discounts for group sales; inquire today. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.
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