Plaza Suite

Mainstage Comedy

by Neil Simon

September 11th – 26th, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the famed Plaza Hotel.

A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted, and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned.

This wry tale of a marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields.

The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom to get married!

Plaza Suite is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company


Scotland Road

Black Box Mystery – Staged Reading

by Jeffrey Hatcher

October 2nd – 4th, 2020
Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm

In the last decade of the twentieth century, a beautiful young woman in nineteenth-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. When rescued, she says only one word: Titanic.

The woman, Winifred, is taken to an isolated spot on the coast of Maine where an expert on the sinking of the liner, a mysterious man named John, has arranged to interrogate her for six days.

His goal: to crack her story, get her to confess she’s a fake, and reveal her true identity; his one clue: her enigmatic references to an unknown place called “Scotland Road.”

Scotland Road is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


The Rocky Horror Show

Mainstage Musical

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien

October 9th – 31st, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler.

Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic musical is more fun than ever.

The Rocky Horror Show is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.


Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Black Box Dramatic Comedy

by Ed Gracyzk

November 13th – 22nd, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

In a small-town dime store in West Texas, the “Disciples of James Dean” gather for their twentieth reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago in nearby Marfa.

One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies’ congenial reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning-but-familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments.

Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.


A Christmas Carol

Mainstage Holiday Classic

by Charles Dickens

December 4th – 19th, 2020
Fridays at 8 pm. Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm. Sundays at 2 pm

Our annual holiday tradition returns as we present the classic story of Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas.

Each year, we present a different stage adaptation of Dickens’ famous Victorian-era novella.

Will Scrooge find redemption by Christmas day? A Christmas Carol remains one of our top selling shows each season, and is perfect for the entire family!


Murder On The Nile

Mainstage Mystery

by Agatha Christie

January 8th – 23rd, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile.

Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill.

The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.

Murder on the Nile is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.


The Mountaintop

Black Box Drama

by Katori Hall

February 12th – 21st, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

A gripping re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside.

When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

The Mountaintop is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


Godspell

Mainstage Musical

Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

March 12th – April 3rd, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables with games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing.

An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage.

Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs.

Godspell is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Jukebox Saturday Night

Mainstage Musical

Developed by Jim Russell, Directed by David J. Valdez

April 16th – 25th, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Join us for an evening of the greatest songs of the late 50s and early 60s, sung by four hopeful and energetic teenagers gathered around a jukebox on a Saturday night.

Featuring the hits of Paul Anka, Connie Francis, Elvis, Ray Charles, The Drifters, The Marcels, The Platters, Frankie Avalon, Patsy Cline and many more.

It’s a Saturday night in September, 1962 at Big Bart’s Burger Barn, somewhere in the Midwest. Head waitress Norma and her teen-aged crew Ellen, Arnie, Margie and Dean are expecting the usual rush of kids when a freak snowstorm strands them at Big Bart’s with no customers for the night.

With nothing else to do, the young foursome settles around the jukebox to pass the time while Norma spends most of the night in the kitchen flirting with Big Bart.

No matter what your age, you’ll love traveling back in time with us to Jukebox Saturday Night!

Paper Walls

Mainstage Musical

Book, Music and Lyrics by Gabriel Flores, Directed by Gabriel Flores

May 14th – 29th, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Six friends embark on a coming-of-age road trip as their final time together after college graduation.

The story examines the highs and lows of life on the road, and the ambitions and secrets that only close proximity can reveal.

This modern musical with a powerfully energetic script and score created by a local artist is not to be missed!


Tickets on Sale February 14th, 2021

Auditions: March 14th and 15th, 2021

Pop Goes America

Mainstage Musical

Developed and Directed by Jim Russell

June 18th – July 3rd, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

American history takes on a whole new sound in Pop Goes America! This lively and spirited musical uses hilariously (and sometimes movingly) re-written modern pop music to tell the story of our
nation, from the pilgrims to the revolution, the civil war, and beyond.

A re-written Madonna song telling the story of the suffragettes? A re-imagined Adele song bringing the D-Day invasion to life? Thomas Jefferson singing about the Declaration of Independence to the tune of Mambo Number 5? This is Pop Goes America!

Featuring parodies of modern pop hits by these artists plus Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Coldplay, the Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Pentatonix, Macklemore, Pink, Christina
Aguilera and many more.

We promise the entire family a funny, touching, educational, patriotic musical extravaganza featuring all your favorite songs from the radio – with all new words and a story about the forging of a nation like none other on the planet. A must see for all ages.


Tickets on Sale March 11th, 2021

Auditions: April 18th and 19th, 2021

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Black Box Play

by William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Cinda Goeken

July 9th – 18th, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

First performed around 1596, Shakespeare’s comic fantasy about a group of humans who find themselves bewitched by fairies is a sly reckoning with love, jealousy and marriage. For centuries, it’s been one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.

Discover what happens when Greek lovers and amateur actors get lost in a forest inhabited by naughty, magical creatures.

Enter an enchanting fantasy world as we transform our intimate Black Box Theatre as never seen before. This whimsical full production will delight all ages!


Tickets on Sale April 9th, 2021

Auditions: May 2nd and 3rd, 2021

The 2021 One Act Festival

Mainstage Special Event

by Various Playwrights

July 23rd – 25th and July 30th – August 1st, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm. Sundays at 2 pm. 

For the first time ever, our hugely popular One Act Weekend expands to a two-weekend festival!

Weekend #1 will feature 8 original short plays written and directed by adults. Weekend #2 will feature 8 original short plays written and directed by teens.

Audiences will experience an eclectic mix of short plays never-before produced in Florida, featuring comedy, drama, and everything in between!

In addition to thrilling sell-out crowds, this exciting event provides playwrights with an opportunity to see their work produced and provides emerging directors with experience under the guidance of seasoned mentors.


Tickets on Sale April 23rd, 2021

Call for Directors: January 17th – February 17th, 2021

Call for Plays: January 17th – March 17th, 2021

Auditions: May 23rd and 24th, 2021

40 Years of Broadway

Mainstage Musical

Developed and Directed by Aaron Washington

August 13th – 21st, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of great community theatre at Carrollwood Players, we will close our 2020/2021 Mainstage season with this special song and dance extravaganza.

Featuring songs from musicals we’ve produced over the decades, this high energy show will have audiences tapping their toes and smiling wide.

With songs from Broadway musicals such as The Fantasticks, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, Once Upon a Mattress, 1776, Pippin, Urinetown, Working, Nunsense, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, and more!


Tickets on Sale May 13th, 2021

Auditions: June 6th and 7th, 2021

Acting on Social Justice

Black Box Special Event

August 27th – 29th, 2021
Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm

Outcast Theatre Collective and Carrollwood Players Theatre present this interactive Theatre of the Oppressed event exploring questions of racial equity in the theatre community. Featuring live performances with audience participation.

Developed by Brazilian theatre professional, Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a suite of techniques designed to de-mechanize the body and decolonize the mind. Through TO, participants release their creativity from the confines of the “cops on their heads” to allow them to become better collaborators in addressing social problems.

Forum Theatre, in particular, is a “rehearsal for reality” in which we move from spectator to spect-actor as we discover the power we have to change the world around us. In this Forum, we will come together as a theatre community (of both artists and audiences) to explore issues of racial equity through acting.

As part of theatre’s ongoing reckoning with how best to create a theatre more reflective of who we are and who we want to be, Outcast Theatre Collective and Carrollwood Players Theatre offer this opportunity to become part of the solution.


Tickets Available June 27th, 2021

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 Commissioners.

Since 2018, Carrollwood Players Theatre has been awarded more than $30,000 in cultural development funding by Hillsborough County.

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Ticket Prices

Non Musical Ticket Prices

$24 adults under 62
$21 seniors (age 62+)
$21 students, military (with I.D.)
$20 groups of ten or more tickets purchased in same transaction for same performance

Musical Ticket Prices

$28 adults under 62
$25 seniors (age 62+)
$25 students, military (with I.D.)
$24 groups of ten or more tickets purchased in same transaction for same performance

Black Box Ticket Prices

$15 all ages

Theatre For All

Carrollwood Players offers a limited number of FREE tickets to every performance for low income families receiving Florida SNAP benefits. For more information on how to request tickets, click HERE.

Seating and Box Office Information

Curtain times are generally 8:00 P.M. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 P.M. on Sundays.

All seating is general admission, unless otherwise advised.

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About Carrollwood Players

Carrollwood Players, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

A copy of the official registration and financial information my be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state.

Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

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