A Play With No Rehearsals?

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Carrollwood Players loves welcoming actors of all experience levels. As a non-profit arts organization, a large part of our mission is theatre education. And there may be no better way to learn how to act than to audition and get on stage! Trying…

Things You Don't See Volunteers Doing at CWP

Most people know that small non-profit community theater groups are run by volunteers. That is certainly true at Carrollwood Players. Volunteers perform in our plays and musicals. Volunteers help build and paint sets, make costumes, find props,…

A Broadway Holiday Mashup!

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What happens when you re-write Broadway show tunes to celebrate the holidays? Tampa actress, writer, and director Tiger von Pagel was chatting with some friends in the lobby of Carrollwood Players one night and her husband Greg almost jokingly…

A Small Moment in Time

by Marc Sanders Having participated in local community theatre for close to 25 years, much of the experience has become old hat and routine. Auditions are always nerve racking. Memorizing lines is always a struggle. Fellow actors for…

Cumulative Transformation

by Deborah Bostock-Kelley It had been (covers mouth) years since I’d stepped on a theatre stage and to be perfectly frank, I was terrified. While I was a reporter for AOL Patch for three years, I was able to interview the incredible actors who…

The Top Five Easy to Fix Mistakes That Actors Make

by Jim Russell I love community theatre for many reasons, but one of the top reasons is that it gives people an opportunity to try something they’ve never done before – acting. And it gives directors like me a chance to help them shine doing…

Fret Not!

by Marc Sanders Having performed, directed, produced and written for Carrollwood Players since 1993, I can honestly say that auditioning for the latest up and coming play has never been a familiar experience for me.The fact is, what I’ve…

How I Survived Joining Carrollwood Players

by Jen Martin “How do I join?” – I hear this question fairly often about Carrollwood Players. For some reason, community theaters sometimes seem to have an air of exclusivity and mystery when it comes to their players. I’d like to…

Why Community Theatre?

by Eric Misener It’s 2014. The cable guide includes channels in the thousands. There is a device, which I can carry around, on which I am able to talk to and see my brother and his daughters in New Jersey, in real time. I can watch movies…