WEST HARTFORD — Darlene Zoller is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Playhouse on Park in West Hartford. When the stay at home order began, and the theater had to shutdown for the foreseeable future, Darlene started doing live classes on Facebook. She just celebrated 150 consecutive days of dance/workout classes, and she does not plan on stopping anytime soon, said an email from Playhouse on Park.
Every day at 12 p.m. eastern, you can find Darlene 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 at www.facebook.com/darlene.zoller.
At Playhouse on Park, Darlene 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.”
Playhouse on Park is Connecticut’s most affordable and intimate professional theater, 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 theater space and opened Playhouse on Park, an intimate 163-seat space with seating on three sides of the stage. PTG, Inc. produces award-winning theater 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.