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Open mic begins after the 8pm performance of In The Heights

Come to the show and stay or come on over just for open mic. Take the stage or sit back and cheer on those who are performing! Open mic nights are free and open to the public, and BYOB (tips for the pianist are encouraged). Bring your own sheet music or choose from ours; we’ll provide an accompanist!

Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Rd West Hartford,… Continue reading

Playhouse on Park presents Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical!

Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship.

Inspired by Civil… Continue reading

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WEST HARTFORD – In the spirit of Jesse Eisenberg’s The Revisionist, which is making its New England Premiere at Playhouse on Park, the theater is hosting an inter-generational night on Friday, April 20 at 8pm. Patrons are encouraged to come out for a night at the theater with a friend or loved one from a different generation other than their own. Tickets for this event are now on sale, ranging from $30-$40. Student and senior discounts are available!The ticket… Continue reading
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WEST HARTFORD – The next installment of Adult Improv classes at Playhouse on Park continues on April 30 with Intermediate Improvisation. This class will work on the fundamental principles of improvisation through short-form improv games. Students can expect a focus on concepts such as establishing relationships, agreement, defining objectives, status, tilt and re-incorporation. Intermediate Improv will also explore using the environment and non-linear narrative. There will be emphasis on character work and playing with commitment. The semester will conclude with… Continue reading
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Playhouse on Park seeks a Scenic Charges for our upcoming productions of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical! and In The Heights

 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement the paint elevations as set forth by the Scenic Designer
  • Purchase all required Paint/Materials, staying within budgetary constraints
  • Work efficiently and accurately
  • Supervise paint over-hires and volunteers as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Scenic Charge/Charge Artist experience preferred.
  • Evening/Overnight availability preferred, but not required.

Job Dates:

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WEST HARTFORD – Join Playhouse on Park in designating the Greater Hartford area as a premiere destination for the cultivation of innovative theatrical work! The Playwrights on Park Reading Series was created for this very purpose, and our next evening in this exciting series is Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30pm with Adam Bertocci’s Miranda from Stormville. Miranda from Stormville is Shakespeare’s The Tempest loosely retold in a small town in the wilds of New Jersey. … Continue reading
The cast for The Revisionist at Playhouse on Park has been announced! The Off-Broadway hit play by Jesse Eisenberg, star of The Social Network and frequent contributor to The New Yorker, sees its New England Premiere at the Playhouse from April 11-29.

In this comedic drama, a young science fiction writer named David journeys to Poland to stay with his 75-year-old second cousin, Maria, a widowed Holocaust survivor. While David is searching for a quiet space to unblock his… Continue reading

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Come participate in Playhouse on Park’s Youth Theater classes!

Class Description: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Students will participate in games, exercises, and scenes to allow them to gain comfort and technique in portraying a character both on and off camera. Topics will include basic scene work, storytelling, and movement with a focus on bringing their performance to a media standpoint. Students will be filmed throughout the class. Media exercises will include: news anchor, weather reports, news releases, public announcements, commercial… Continue reading

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Puttin’ on a Show (Grades 1-3)

Class Description: This class is geared more towards the process of putting together a script and a performance utilizing the fundamentals that our students have previously gained from the CREATIVE KIDS class. Children will continue to study theatre through creative play. Exercises and games will focus on acting, storytelling, puppetry, music, and movement. A story will often be included. By the end of the class, students should be using their bodies and voices… Continue reading

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WEST HARTFORD – Playhouse on Park continues its Season Nine Comedy Series, presented by Series Sponsor Shop Rite, on Saturday, March 31 at 8pm. Tickets are now on sale for the show featuring co-headliners Davin Rosenblatt and Jane Condon.  Davin Rosenblatt “is not your stereotypical mild-mannered Jewish comic. He is bold, full of confidence, and in complete control of the audience and the stage,” raved one prominent New York comedy club manager. He is always in tune with whatever… Continue reading
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