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Our Mainstage and The CWP Black Box Season at a Glance

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$23 Adults, $20 Seniors, Students, Military


$27 Adults, $24 Seniors, Students, Military





The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Sept. 7-29, 2018

Directed by Gabe Flores

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing….


Dracula, The Vampire Play

Oct. 12-Nov. 3, 2018

Directed by Derek Baxter

When Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist in obscure maladies, discovers that beautiful Lucy Westenra is the victim of a vampire, suspicion falls on a mysterious neighbor, Count Dracula, and his frighteningly beautiful wives, who receive special emphasis. The large cast contains many fine acting parts, from the haunting vampire wives to the ever-popular Renfield….


A Moon for the Misbegotten

Nov. 9-17, 2018
Directed by Hippie Griswold

A Moon for the Misbegotten brings James “Jamie” Tyrone, Jr. to the home of his tenant farmer, Mike Hogan, a salty Irish geezer. There he encounters, after years, Hogan’s voluptuous, Amazon-like daughter, Josie. During one moonlit night, as the lovestruck Josie seems to claim him….


A Christmas Cannoli

Nov. 23-25, 2018
Directed by Beth Behner

In this hilarious comedy take on the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the classic characters become a colorful collection of mobsters. You’ve never seen a funnier adaptation of A Christmas Carol! Fuhgettaboutit….


A Christmas Carol

Nov. 30-Dec. 22, 2018
Directed by David W. Collins

A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man….


Play It By Ear (Experimental Comedy)

Jan. 4-5, 2019
Directed by Christen Preziosi

What happens when a group of actors takes to the stage to perform a hilarious staged reading of a comedy play they’ve never heard of? In Play it By Ear, our actors will have NO advance knowledge of the play they must perform. The real title of the play will be kept TOP SECRET….


Steel Magnolias

Jan. 11-Feb. 2, 2019
Directed by Aaron Washington

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon….



Feb. 8-10, 2019
Directed by Deb Kelley

Our Annual KidSpeak Youth Playwriting Competition and Production offers local young people the opportunity to write, direct and produce their own original short plays, performed as a staged reading by an adult cast….


The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Feb. 15-Mar. 9, 2019
Directed by Ashley Ryan Lord

“Adult language and subject matter

This happy-go-lucky view of small-town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas….


My Big Fat Rowdy Irish Funeral

Mar. 15-17, 2019
Directed by Madison Claire Rice

The audience are “mourners” at an Irish funeral for a poor fellow named Paddy who met his maker, with cast members mixed in with the audience members. The show is a raucous musical comedy revue featuring funny eulogies, emotional breakdowns, drunken confrontations, Irish drinking songs, etc….


A Comedy of Tenors

Mar. 22-Apr. 13, 2019
Directed by Bo Smith

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century….


Excursion Fare

Apr. 26-May 11, 2019
Directed by Thomas Pahl

This play shows a way station of the dead enroute to eternity that houses people whose bodies have never been found. With Amelia Earhart, Judge Crater, Ambrose Bierce and Jimmy Hoffa are a young man whose car careened down a mountain and a girl who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge….


Love, Loss and What I Wore

May 17-25, 2019
Directed by Isabel Bertram

A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black….


The Jungle Book, A Musical

May 31-June 22, 2019
Directed by Drew Eberhard

Alone in the jungle, how will Mowgli survive in this terrifying but wonderful new world? Will he be able to outwit the mischievous monkeys and the powerful python Kaa, while escaping from the claws of the vengeful tiger Shere Khan….


One Act Weekend

June 28-30, 2019

8 original never-before-seen-in-Florida short plays….


Karaoke Roulette

July 5-6, 2019
Directed by Gretchen Suarez-Pena

Singers have to sing a song picked from a hat (submitted by audience). If they don’t know the song they have to do a stupid human “dare”. Multiple Small prizes could be awarded to songs that stump the singers.


The Importance of Being Earnest

July 12-Aug. 3, 2019
Directed by Clareann Despain

Two young gents have taken to bending the truth to put some excitement into their lives. Worthing has invented a brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolyn….


A Doll’s House

Aug. 9-17, 2019
Directed by Rosemary Luycx

This epochal drama of marriage and the individual portrays a controlling husband, and his wife, a submissive young woman who, when their idealized homelife collapses, comes to the realization that she must finally close the door on her husband, children, and life in “a doll’s house” in order to find and live as her true self.


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Excursion Fare – Feb 17 & 18, 2019
The Jungle Book – Musical – Mar 3 & 4, 2019
One Act Weekend – Apr 14 and 15, 2019
The Importance of Being Earnest – May 5 & 6, 2019a

Love, Loss and What I Wore – Mar 17 & 18, 2019
Karaoke Roulette – May 19 & 20, 2019
A Doll’s House – Jun 23 & Jun 24, 2019

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Give Day Tampa Bay

In 2017, due to the HUNDREDS of CWP supporters who donated or helped us spread the word during Give Day Tampa Bay, CWP won the Gobioff Foundation prize of $5,000 plus a $200 bonus prize! Added to the more than $6,000 you contributed directly, we raised over $11,000 in ONE DAY for YOUR community theatre. We thought that was amazing, but….

In 2018,  YOU donated AND raised a total of over $14,500 in 24 hours to ensure a strong and exciting future for Tampa’s longest-operating, non-profit community theater.

This total includes the generous $5,000 prize grant from the Gobioff Foundation, rewarding the small non-profit arts organization who could show the largest number of individual donors. We fully expect this award to be certified! It also includes an extra $1,000 YOU won by having the most unique donors during one of TECO’s “power hours”.

Just think about that prize – the largest number of individual donors. It’s all about community. YOUR community. YOUR community theatre. Together, WE are CWP!

Thank you from all of us at CWP! We couldn’t have done it without you!

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2018-2019 Sustaining Members
Judith Sachs

2018-2019 Patron Members
Ronald & Laura Ernstad
James & Bernadine Riley
Christine Smith & Patricia Donohue

2018-2019 Trouper Members
Trish & Steven Farber
Jen & JC Martin

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Carrollwood Players is proud to offer theatre for all with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commisioners.

Our Mainstage and Black Box shows are presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.


2018-2019 Ticket Prices – General Admission

Non Musical Ticket Prices

$23 adults under 62
$20 seniors (age 62+)
$20 students, military (with I.D.)

Musical Ticket Prices

$27 adults under 62
$24 seniors (age 62+)
$24 students, military (with I.D.)

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About Carrollwood Players

Carrollwood Players Inc is a not-for-profit
Florida corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Any gifts are tax-deductible under this section.

Street Address
4333 Gunn Highway
Tampa, FL 33618

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 270116
Tampa, FL 33688


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