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Stop/Time Dance Company Will Bring ‘Superstition’ to West Hartford

The cast of stop/time dance theater's 'Superstition.' Submitted photo

Playhouse on Park’s stop/time dance theater will begin its run of ‘Superstition’ with a preview night on March 30.

The cast of stop/time dance theater's 'Superstition.' Submitted photo

The cast of stop/time dance theater’s ‘Superstition.’ Submitted photo


Playhouse on Park‘s resident dance company celebrates its 13th year with Superstition, a singing and dancing extravaganza exploring the world of black cats, lucky pennies, and stepping on sidewalk cracks. Opening night is on Friday, April 1, at 8 p.m., with a wine and cheese reception preceding the show.

Superstition is conceived and directed by Playhouse on Park‘s co-artistic director and founder of stop/time dance theater Darlene Zoller, with musical direction by Emmy-award winning musician Sean Pallatroni. The excitement starts when someone decides to open an umbrella in the theater. Audience members are sure to be in luck as the evening unfolds with live music, dazzling dancers, and sensational singers!

Director and Choreographer Darlene Zoller is the co-founder of Playhouse on Park where she has directed and choreographed CHICAGO (Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World) SWINGING ON A STAR and THAT HOLIDAY FEELING. Other choreography credits include: PASSING STRANGE, CABARET, HAIR, FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD among others. Zoller was voted Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World for 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 forON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and SMILE.

Darlene Zoller. Submitted photo

Darlene Zoller. Submitted photo

Musical Director Sean Pallatroni is an EMMY Award-winner and alumnus of The Hartt School. His credits include the 2012 NYC premiere of his musical BEYOND THIS PARADISE (Thespis Theatre Festival Finalist) and orchestral arrangement WHEN THE GRASS WAS STILL GREEN (2010 Alabama Orchestra Association’s Composition Competition), as well as scores for Connecticut Public Television’s EMPOWERING CONNECTICUT, INFINITY HALL LIVE, and ALL THINGS CONNECTICUT.

Sean Pallatroni. Submitted photo

Sean Pallatroni. Submitted photo

Performances run until April 10, with previews on March 30 and 31. Tickets range from $22.50-$35.00, all seats reserved. Student, senior and Let’s Go Arts discounts are available. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 860-523-5900 x10 or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.

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