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Join us January 6-28, Friday and Saturday – 8pm and Sunday 3pm
Directed by Stephan Bielawski | Produced by Deb Kelley
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!
The Red Velvet Cake War opens on Friday, February 10
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.
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….
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.
2016-2017 season tickets available for purchase online!
February 10- March 4, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm – Sundays 3pm
$20 Seniors, Military, Students with ID, CABA
March 10 & 11, 2017
Friday and Saturday 8pm
SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF NEW MUSICAL HEADED TO NEW YORK
March 12 & 26, 2017
Sundays – 7pm
March 17 – April 8, 2017
$24 Seniors, Military, Students with ID, CABA
April 21 – May 6, 2017
April 29 & 30, 2017
Saturday 3pm and Sunday 3pm
May 12 & 13, 2017
Friday and Saturday -8pm
May 19 -21 , 2017
Friday & Saturday 8pm – Sunday 3pm
May 26 & 27, 2017
Friday and Saturday -8pm
June 2 – 17, 2017
June 4 & 11, 2017
July 7 -22, 2017
Sundays, July 9 & 16, 2017 – 7pm
Friday, July 28 & Saturday, 29, 2017 – 8pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 – 3pm
August 4 – 19, 2017
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
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Non Musical Ticket Prices
$23 adults under 62
$20 seniors (age 62+)
$20 students, military or CABA (with I.D.)
Musical Ticket Prices
$27 adults under 62
$24 seniors (age 62+)
$24 students, military or CABA (with I.D.)
Black Box Ticket Prices
Season Ticket Holders and Groups over 10 can call Box Office at 813-265-4000. Save time in line and buy online.
Curtain times are 8:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday and 3:00 P.M. on Sundays.
The theatre lobby will be opened one hour before curtain time.
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