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!


Tickets on Sale November 1st, 2020

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.


Tickets on Sale October 1st, 2020

Auditions: October 4th and 5th, 2020

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.


Tickets on Sale November 12th, 2020

Auditions: November 15th and 16th, 2020

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


Tickets on Sale December 12th, 2020

Auditions: December 13th and 14th, 2020

You Can’t Take It With You

Black Box Comedy – Staged Reading

by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

April 16th – 18th, 2021
Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm

At first, the Sycamores seem mad, but it isn’t long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys.

Add to this recipe a big disagreement about a proposed marriage, and a bevy of strange and hilarious characters engaged in strange and hilarious activities, and the scene is set for a madcap comedy that has endured as one of the most popular plays of the modern era.

You Can’t Take It With You is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


Tickets on Sale January 16th, 2021

Auditions: March 7th and 8th, 2021

Run For Your Wife

Mainstage Farce

by Ray Cooney

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

In this classic, laugh-a-minute British farce, a clever taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule.

Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding. Virtually continuous hi-jinks promise a rollicking fun time for all!

Run For Your Wife is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.


Tickets on Sale February 14th, 2021

Auditions: February 21st and 22nd, 2021

Cabaret

Mainstage Musical

Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the Play by John van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb

June 11th – July 3rd, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret.

With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish.

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


Tickets on Sale March 11th, 2021

Auditions: March 14th and 15th, 2021

That Championship Season

Black Box Drama

by Jason Miller

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

Following their annual custom, five men—a high-school basketball coach, now retired, and four members of the team that he guided to the state championship twenty years earlier—meet for a reunion.

The occasion begins in a lighthearted mood but gradually, as the pathos and desperation of their present lives are exposed and illuminated, the play takes on a rich power of rare dimension.

As the evening progresses, all that these men were—and have become—is revealed and examined with biting humor and saving compassion. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.

That Championship Season is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


Tickets on Sale April 9th, 2021

Auditions: May 2nd and 3rd, 2021

The 2021 One Act Weekend

Mainstage Special Event

by Various Playwrights

July 23rd – 25th, 2021
Friday at 8 pm. Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm. Sunday at 2 pm. 

Each year, we invite playwrights from around the world to submit original short plays that have never been seen in the state of Florida.

We receive hundreds of submissions, and choose the best of the best for presentation in our hugely popular One Act Weekend.

This event also provides young, first-time directors the opportunity to grow as artists at Carrollwood Players Theatre.


Tickets on Sale April 23rd, 2021

Auditions: May 16th and 17th, 2021

Gem of the Ocean

Mainstage Drama

by August Wilson

August 13th – 28th, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Set in 1904, August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean begins on the eve of Aunt Esther’s 287th birthday.

When Citizen Barlow comes to her Pittsburgh Hill District home seeking asylum, she sets him off on a spiritual journey to find a city in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Gem of the Ocean is the ninth work in Wilson’s ten-play cycle that has recorded the American Black experience and helped to define generations.

Gem of the Ocean is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.


Tickets on Sale May 13th, 2021

Auditions: June 6th and 7th, 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

$12 all ages
$11 groups of ten or more tickets purchased in same transaction for same performance

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.

Street Address
4333 Gunn Highway
Tampa, FL 33618

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 270116
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Contact
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