Tampa’s Community Theatre since 1981

No matter who we are individually, together we are Carrollwood Players….

Now on Mainstage

Join us January 6-28, Friday and Saturday – 8pm and Sunday 3pm

Directed by Stephan Bielawski | Produced by Deb Kelley

— Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, & Nicholas Hope

In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins—Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette—could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, a saucy firebrand and the number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it’s time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. And Jimmie Wyvette, the rough-around-the-edges store manager of Whatley’s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on and Gaynelle’s hosting it; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a jaw-dropping high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!

Carrollwood Players Opening Night presented by Wow Fast & Fresh

The Red Velvet Cake War opens on Friday, February 10

wow2 On opening Friday night, you are invited to stay after the show for complimentary pizza sponsor by our friends at Wow! That’s Fast. Pizza party is included in cost of admission ticket.

Fundraisers

Adopt a Musical

Carrollwood Players gave you, our patrons, the power to decide our next musical for the 2017-2018 season! Thank you to everyone who voted!

And the winner is….

Hamburger Mary’s Annual Drag Queen Bingo Fundraiser

Thanks to Hamburger Marys Ybor City, you – our incredible patrons, volunteers, friends and family, along with many cast and crew members from LIE, CHEAT, GENUFLECT, THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, and many CWP board members, our annual Drag Queen Bingo Fundraiser brought in over $2600 in bingo tickets, raffle baskets, and 50/50 raffle. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coming out to support Tampa’s longest running live community theatre.

Our Mainstage and Black Box Season at a Glance

2016-2017 season tickets available for purchase online!

The Red Velvet Cake War

Mainstage

February 10- March 4, 2017

Fridays & Saturdays 8pm – Sundays 3pm

General Admission
$23 Adult
$20 Seniors, Military, Students with ID, CABA

The Laramie Project

Black Box

February 19 & 26, 2017

Sundays 7pm

General Admission
$10

 

RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL – Belle Barth is BACK! – ADULT MUSICAL

Black Box

March 10 & 11, 2017

Friday and Saturday 8pm

General Admission
SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF NEW MUSICAL HEADED TO NEW YORK
$25
Adult Content

The Divine Sister

Black Box

March 12 & 26, 2017

Sundays – 7pm

General Admission
$10
Adult Content

La Cage aux Folles (Musical)

Mainstage

March 17 – April 8, 2017

Fridays & Saturdays 8pm – Sundays 3pm

General Admission
$27 Adult
$24 Seniors, Military, Students with ID, CABA

All My Sons

Mainstage

April 21 – May 6, 2017

Fridays & Saturdays 8pm – Sundays 3pm

General Admission
$23 Adult
$20 Seniors, Military, Students with ID, CABA

KIDSPEAK

Black Box

April 29 & 30, 2017
Saturday 3pm and Sunday 3pm

General Admission
$10

BURN THIS

Black Box

May 12 & 13, 2017
Friday and Saturday -8pm

General Admission
$10
Adult Content

One Act Weekend
8 original short plays

Mainstage

May 19 -21 , 2017

Friday & Saturday 8pm – Sunday 3pm

General Admission
$12

A Thousand Clowns

Black Box

May 26 & 27, 2017
Friday and Saturday -8pm

General Admission
$10
Adult Content

Incorruptible

Mainstage

June 2 – 17, 2017

Fridays & Saturdays 8pm – Sundays 3pm

General Admission
$23 Adult
$20 Seniors, Military, Students with ID, CABA

A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking

Black Box

June 4 & 11, 2017
Sundays -7pm

General Admission
$10
Adult Content

An Act of the Imagination

Mainstage

July 7 -22, 2017

Fridays & Saturdays 8pm – Sundays 3pm

General Admission
$23 Adult
$20 Seniors, Military, Students with ID, CABA

Agnes of God

Black Box

Sundays, July 9 & 16, 2017 – 7pm
Friday, July 28 & Saturday, 29, 2017 – 8pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017  – 3pm

General Admission
$10

A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone

Mainstage

August 4 – 19, 2017

Fridays & Saturdays 8pm – Sundays 3pm

General Admission
$23 Adult
$20 Seniors, Military, Students with ID, CABA

Upcoming Auditions

Plan Ahead – 2016-2017 Auditions

Auditions 7pm Sunday and Monday night

BLACK BOX (Staged Reading)- KIDSPEAK April 2, 3
BLACK BOX (Staged Reading)- Burn This April 2,3
MAINSTAGE –  One Acts Mar 5,6
MAINSTAGE – Incorruptible Mar 19, 20
MAINSTAGE – An Act of the Imagination April 23, 24
BLACK BOX (Staged Reading) – A Thousand Clowns May 7, 8
BLACK BOX (Staged Reading) – A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking May 7, 8
BLACK BOX (Memorized Production) – Agnes of God May 7,8
MAINSTAGE – A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody May 28, 29

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email deb.kelley@carrollwoodplayers.org.