Mainstage

2018-2019 Season

With a 2018-2019 Season Ticket purchase, you can see any or all of the Mainstage season shows below or you can also buy individual tickets.

Ticket Prices: $23 Adult, $20 Seniors, Students & Military (with ID) GENERAL ADMISSION
Musicals $27 Adult, $24 Seniors, Students & Military (with ID) GENERAL ADMISSION

2018 – 2019 SEASON TICKET PRICES
Senior
6-PAK [Excludes musicals]: $100
9-PAK [All Shows]: $150

Adult
6-PAK [Excludes musicals]: $120
9-PAK [All Shows] -$180

 

 

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Music & Lyrics by William Finn
September 7 -29, 2018 -A Musical
Musicals are not included in 6-show Season Ticket
4An 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 words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout­-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of 1he bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

DRACULA, THE VAMPIRE PLAY
Adapted by Tim Kelly from the classic novel by Bram Stoker
October 12 – November 3, 2018 -A Classic Hallowee11 Drama
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. This haunting retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic novel features many colorful characters, including 1he ever-popular Renfield, who fancies a diet of flies and spiders. There are young lovers, comic staff members, sanatorium guests and Jonathan Harker, first to fall victim to the vampire’s thirst. The story of his journey to Dracula’s fortress will have you on the edge of your seat. Intermingled with the drama is a fine thread of comedy that helps relieve mounting tension and chills.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted from the classic st01y by Charles Dickens
November 30- December 22, 2018-A Holiday Classic
An adaptation of the st01y of Ebenezer Scrooge’s joumey from an embittered, ungenerous creature into a giving, caring human being at the hands of three spirits, who, one Christmas Eve, show him what life means. A CWP Tradition!

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Robert Harling
January 11 – February 2, 2019 -A Classic Comedy/Drama
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, the outspoken, wise-cracking Tmvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, Miss Clairee, and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on their underlying strength and love.

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
Book by Lany L. King & Peter Masterson, Music and Lyrics by Cai·ol Hall
February 15 – March 9, 2019 -A Classic Musical
Musicals are not included in 6-show Season Ticket
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. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona’s cozy bordello, until that Puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.

A COMEDY OF TENORS
by Ken Ludwig
March 22-April 13, 2019-A Farce
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? In this sequel to Lend Me a Tenor, it’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century -as long as producer Hemy Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.

EXCURSION FARE
by Dennis Smith
April 26 – May 11, 2019 -A Comedy
This play shows a way station of 1he dead on route to eternity. It specifically houses people whose bodies have never been found. Wi1h Amelia Earhatt, Judge Crater, Ambrose Bierce and Jimmy Hoffa and a young man whose car careened down a mountain and a girl who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge. All have some hope for what is yet to come, even those who abandoned all hope entering here. There are games and contests, some comic, some deadly serious, including the last one which determines why they fear facing their destinies in eternity.

THE JUNGLE BOOK
Music by BB Cooper, Book & Lyrics by Toby Hulse, Original Lyrics by Rudyard Kipling
May 31 – June 22, 2019 -A Classic Musical
Musicals are not included in 6-show Season Ticket
A new and thrilling musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story. Alone in the jungle, how will Mowgli survive in a terrifying but wonderful new world? Will he be able to outwit the mischievous monkeys and 1he powerful python Kaa, while escaping from the claws of the vengeful tiger Shere Khan? In 1his funny and heart-warming story, Mowgli is taken on a journey of self-discovery by his friends Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Akela the wolf, where he must learn the laws of the jungle and uncover his true identity.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde
July 12 – August 3, 2019 -A Classic Farce
Two young gents have taken to bending the truth to put some excitement into their lives. Worthing has invented a brother, Eatllest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolyn. Montcrieff decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Worthing’s young and beautiful ward, Cecily. Things start to go awry when they end up together in 1he country and 1heir deceptions are discovered.

This schedule of shows is subject to availability from the publishing companies.

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.)

Black Box Ticket Prices

$12

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About Carrollwood Players

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Florida corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Any gifts are tax-deductible under this section.

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