Tampa’s Community Theatre since 1981

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

Now on Mainstage

Join us – Friday and Saturday – 8pm and Sunday 3pm

Written by Ron Bernas | Directed by Joie Marsh | Produced by Jen Martin

This six-character comedy is a spoof of and love letter to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and to stage mysteries in general. It is a one-set, two-act piece featuring witty dialogue and slapstick comedy. As the bodies fall, dim-witted daughter Bunny contemplates calling off her wedding to unwitting Donald since all the intended gift-bearing guests are dying. Enter Detective Plotnik – a Sam Spade reincarnation who suspects everyone, but hasn’t a clue. That is, not until Donald stumbles upon Julia and gentlemanly butler Buttram in what Donald mistakenly perceives as a compromising situation. Donald jumps to the conclusion that Julia is the murderer – trying to murder Matthew! It ends in a nice bang and with a bit of a message about the importance of love.

Carrollwood Players Opening Night presented by Wow Fast & Fresh

Show opens on August 4

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.


Give Day Tampa Bay

To the HUNDREDS of CWP supporters who donated or helped us spread the word during Give Day Tampa Bay 2017 yesterday! We wanted to let you know, IT’S OFFICIAL!

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.


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….

Upcoming Auditions

Plan Ahead – Mainstage and Black Box Auditions

Auditions 7pm Sunday and Monday night

2017-2018 Season
MAINSTAGE – The Curse of Frankenstein’s Castle Aug 6, 7
BLACK BOX – Bus Stop (Full Production) Aug 27, 28
BLACK BOX – Holiday Revue Sept 5,6 (Tuesday/Wednesday)
MAINSTAGE – A Christmas Carol Sept 17, 18
MAINSTAGE – The Miracle Worker Oct 29, 30
BLACK BOX – Play It By Ear (Experimental Comedy)(Staged Reading) Nov 26, 27
MAINSTAGE – Jekyll and Hyde Musical Dec 10, 11
BLACK BOX – The Penis Monologues (Staged Reading) Jan 7, 8
MAINSTAGE – The Foreigner Jan 28, 29
BLACK BOX – KIDSPEAK (Staged Reading) Feb 18, 19
MAINSTAGE – Nice Work If You Can Get It Musical Mar 25, 26
BLACK BOX – Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Staged Reading) April 8,9
The Great War – A WWI Musical Revue Apr 22, 23
BLACK BOX – Pop Goes America Apr 22, 23
MAINSTAGE – Ripcord May 6, 7
MAINSTAGE – Arnie & The Itch May 20, 21
BLACK BOX – ‘Night, Mother (Full Production) Jun 3, 4

Thank You to Our Sponsors & Donors

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

2016-2017 Sustaining Members
Chris Debari     Judith Sachs

2016-2017 Patron Members
Bob Conner & Joe Kosmal    Donna & Richard Puleo
Ronald & Linda Erstad    James & Bernadine Riley
Trish & Steve Farber    Samuel & Theresa Schomer
Christine Smith & Patricia Donohue

2016-2017 Trouper Members
Phyllis Johnson      Rob, Ann, Scott & Conner Wallace