stop/time dance theater celebrates their 16th season with an homage to both classic and contemporary American films. Audience members can expect amazing original choreography from Playhouse co-founder and co-artistic director Darlene Zoller and will, without a doubt, leave the theater with a smile on their face!
Previews on March 27 & 28, all seats $17.50 for Previews only. For other pricing, see our tickets page.
Opening Night: March 29 - wine and cheese reception before the show.
Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm, followed by a talk back with the cast.
ALI BARNEY is thrilled to be back performing for the sixth time with her favorite dance family! Ali works for the Hartford Public Schools as a speech-language pathologist and is a new dog mommy! She is forever thankful for her loving husband, family and friends for continuing to support her passion for performing. She would also like to thank Darlene for her many years of guidance and for allowing her to always be her goofy self! Enjoy the show!
LISA CAFFYNÂ has been dancing ever since she can remember! An original member of stop/time, this is her 16th season.Â Â A teacher at Sedgwick Middle School, Lisa is also mom to Rachel, Caitlin, and Liam.Â She would like to thank her husband of 16 years, Sean, who is extremely supportive of her and her pursuit of dance. Hugs, kisses and thanks are also sent out to Lisa's mother and in-laws who allow her to be involved with this amazing company! Also, many thanks to Darlene for the opportunity to perform on stage!!
LYNSEY CHARTIER is proud to be taking the stage for the 9th year with her stop/time family. Dance has been her passion ever since she began studying at age three, particularly classical ballet which she has studied at schools such as The Nutmeg Ballet and The University of Hartford. She began teaching dance at age 16 and has choreographed numerous musicals for her local community theater. Lynsey is currently the House/Grounds & Administrative Supervisor at Putnam Plastics and is the proud Mother of her amazing 10-year-old son William. She would especially like to thank her parents for all their love and support and Darlene for the opportunity to continue doing what she loves with such a fabulous & talented group of people.Â
JENNIFER CHECOVETESÂ is grateful to perform with such a talented group of people. She began dancing at the age of three and hasnâ€™t stopped! A special education preschool teacher by day, Jennifer also teaches dance at Mid Connecticut Dance Company where she co-directs the competitive dance team with her sister, Erica.Â In addition, Jen is involved in a number of community theatre productions throughout Connecticut, both as a featured dancer as well as a choreographer.Â She would like to thank Darlene for the opportunity to be a part of the stop/time family and Dan for all of his support!
BECKIE CORREALE is so happy to once again share the stage with her stop/time family.Â A math teacher at South Windsor HS by day, she also teaches Musical Theater at Toriography Dance Center.Â She is blessed to have the love and support of her husband, Derek, beautiful daughters Kylie and Claire, and her parents Jan and Greg.Â And thank you to Darlene for giving each of us the opportunity to shine in our own way!Â Enjoy the show!
SHANNON DELGIUDICE Â is thrilled to be performing in her 9th stop/time show and is so happy to have been a member of this amazing company for 12 years. Shannon would like to thank her family for introducing her to dance at the age of 3, because if it wasn't for them she may not have found her passion and become a part of the stop/time family. Shannon works as a full time medical assistant in a primary care facility in Enfield. She would also like to thank her fiance Nick for his unwavering support, for his contribution to this years show, by making one of the props, and to let him know how happy and lucky she is to be marring him in September. And last but not least a huge thank you to Darlene for believing in her year after year.
AMELIA FLATER is thrilled to be performing with her stop/time family once again! She has been dancing for 23 years and made her stop/time debut in 2007. You can also find her onstage during MAMA Dâ€™s! Amelia is currently in her final year of a Physician Assistant graduate program at the University of Saint Joseph and will graduate in May. In her free time, she volunteers with Dog Star Rescue and spends time with her own two pups, Oliver and Ronnie. Amelia would like to thank Darlene and her fellow stop/time dancers for another amazing opportunity to do what she loves most. Forever grateful to those that continue to support me and my dreams. To my Hotsy Totsy crew -- thank you for being my rock!
AMANDA FORKER is grateful to be back with this amazing stop/time family! Last summer, she had the time of her life performing in â€œSay Things Funny: A Loving Tribute to Carol Burnettâ€�. Most recently she was the Host of Mama Dâ€™s Homecoming â€™99: Murder on the Dance Floor, this past New Yearâ€™s Eve. Additional POP credits include: Heidi [TITLE OF SHOW], Mrs. Pinkerton (PINKALICIOUS) and Miss Nelson/Viola Swamp (MISS NELSON IS MISSING).Â Amanda is a Wethersfield native with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from WCSU. In addition to performing, sheâ€™s a lover of all things literary; follow her bookish adventures on Instagram at: @yoursfaithfullyamanda.Â
RICK FOUNTAIN is an original member of stop/time dance theater and proud of his 25 year association with Darlene Zoller. He has performed on this stage in 21 productions, including Playhouse on Parkâ€™s award-winning CHICAGO as Amos Hart. In February, Rick was seen as Hysterium in Opera House Playersâ€™ production of A FUNNY THINGâ€¦ FORUM. He next project is playing Stine in CITY OF ANGELS at Arts at Angeloriaâ€™s (Southington) in June. Some favorite roles: Bert in DISNEYâ€™S MARY POPPINS, Bobby in A CHORUS LINE, Jimmy Winter in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, Cosmo in SINGINâ€™ IN THE RAIN, Billy Lawlor in 42ND STREET. Much gratitude to Darlene, Amanda and Tori, and love to all the stop/time family. Thank you Melanie! Love forever to CC and Julia. #keepdancing
CONSTANCE GOBEILLE is an original member of stop/time dance theater and has been dancing with Darlene since 1989. Sheâ€™s a project manager at The Hartford by day. She is so thankful for the fortune she has found in stop/time.Â Hereâ€™s to 16 more years of friendship, love and memories.Â Enjoy the show!
MEREDITH LONGO began her dance training when she was 4 years old at the Burton Dance Studio in Manchester, Connecticut. She met Darlene through the Hartt School adult dance program five years ago. This is Meredith's fourth year performing with stop/time. Meredith would like to thank her family and friends for their support. Meredith would also like to thank Darlene for always challenging her to be a better dancer.
LAURIE MISENTI is incredibly proud to be an original Stop/Time member and to have never missed a show in our now 16-year run. Dancing since the age of 3 has added so much to her life and where she discovered her passion. Over the years she has taught, danced competitively with her brother Frank and has shared this very stage with her daughter Erica numerous times. The desire for more has carried over into Higher Ground Core, a cardio/fitness/dance company, where she is the proud Co-owner along with her daughter Erica. Youâ€™re all invited to join in the fun at www.highergroundcore.com where â€œYour Best Body Awaitsâ€�. Laurie is forever grateful for her wonderful children Erica and Phillip and for her amazing family and friends. I love you all! Thank you for all your love and support and to Darlene for giving me the opportunity to perform and be a part of the talented & fun stop/time family.
VICTORIA MOONEY was born and raised on Hilton Head, SC! After Tori moved to CT in 2009, sheâ€™s performed at theaters across the state. Tori is a teaching artist at Hartford Stage Education, currently directing SEUSS-ICAL KIDS! During the holiday season Tori can be seen entertaining on the North Pole Express as Pixie Poinsettia. Otherwise you'll probably find her at the Playhouse....TEACHING kiddos, HOUSE MANAGING, & PERFORMING in MAMA Dâ€™s, children's shows, & stop/time! This marks her 6th stop/time production and she feels incredibly blessed to be part of this family!
ERICA Oâ€™KEEFE has been dancing and performing for as long as she can remember, and is happy to be sharing the stage with such a talented group of dancers.Â A physical therapist at Advanced Physical Therapy in Wolcott, Erica is also a mom to her adorable 2-year-old son, Stephen.Â She also teaches dance at Mid Connecticut Dance Company in Southington where she co-directs the competitive dance team with her sister, Jennifer.Â She thanks her husband, Mike, for always supporting her, as well as Darlene for the opportunity to perform!Â
SHERI RIGHIÂ loves to dance - plain and simple. She is extremely thankful for fortuitously meeting Darlene at Hartt School dance classes, and being invited to join the stop/time family 15 years ago! Sheri is a director at a healthcare IT consulting company, SMC Partners in Hartford, where she often can be found tap dancing in the break room. She has also choreographed high school renditions of THE WIZ and FOOT-LOOSE. She is extremely grateful for the countless blessings in her life, and her loving extended family is at the top of this list - especially husband Tom and their two amazing children, Madison (16) and Camden (12).Â Â
MELISSA B. SHANNON is one of the original members of stop/time dance theater and has been dancing with Darlene for over 30 years. Melissa is a 4th grade teacher at Somers Elementary School. She has four children ranging in ageÂ from 4-12. She appreciates her husbandâ€™s support in allowing her to make time for dance rehearsals every week. Melissa sends a huge thank you to Darlene for allowing her to be a part of this amazing group of people.
ALICIA VOUKIDES has been dancing since the age of 3.Â Outside of the dance studio, Alicia is a general dentist.Â She is most grateful for the never ending support of her husband, Steve, and to Darlene for the opportunity to share the stage with the incredible men and women of stop/time.
COURTNEY WOODS is very excited be on stage with her dance family again! She began dancing at the age of 3 and is an original member of stop/time. By day, Courtney is an elementary school teacher in Enfield and a Developmental Therapist for Birth to Three. She is also mom to 4-year-old Carter and 2-year-old Chloe. Courtney would like to thank her husband Brian for all his support and Darlene for giving her the opportunity to continue doing what she loves.Â Courtney dedicates this performance to her little angelâ€¦OGW.
DARLENE ZOLLER (Director/Choreographer) Â is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park where she has directed and choreographed CHICAGO (Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World CT) SWINGING ON A STAR, THAT HOLIDAY FEELING,Â A CHORUS LINE andÂ PINKALICIOUS. Â Playhouse choreography credits: PASSING STRANGE, CABARET, HAIR, FRECK-LEFACE STRAWBERRY,Â A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, Â among others.Â She is the founder, director and choreographer of stop/time dance theater, the resident dance company of Playhouse on Park, now in its 16th year. Â 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 choreographed ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, THOR-OUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SMILE, CURTAINS and NUNSENSE. Â She also teaches at The 224 Ecospace in Hartford and is an instructor at Big Sky Fitness in Vernon.Â
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the professional union for actors and stage managers.