More than two years into the pandemic, the financial impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Carrollwood Players Theatre remains extremely challenging. As a result of event cancellations and reduced attendance, we have lost more than $100,000 in revenue.

Our community has given heroically during this difficult part of our 40 year history, but we're not out of the woods yet.

As things gradually improve, we are working hard to emerge from the financial impact of the past two years, but the reality is, we have depleted most of our reserves and need continued extra help to complete our return to solvency.

During our Month of Giving, we are asking our patrons to help us address urgent needs including:

"Keep Theatre Cool" (Air Conditioning Repairs and Venue Expenses)

Community theatre is a place where anyone can come and learn about and participate in the magic of live theatre. That's pretty cool.

But with summer approaching, we are currently facing emergency air conditioning repair and maintenance expenses and other challenging venue expenses.

Our AC units are old and need lots of TLC every summer. One of our units is not operational and needs to be replaced. We need to raise $15,000 to address AC repairs/maintenance and other venue expenses through the summer. Your can help us keep theatre cool with a gift today.

A generous CWP COOL CAT has pledged $3,000 to help keep theatre cool and is challenging our community to support this urgent need!

Direct your gift of $500 or more to help keep theatre cool and you'll be named a "CWP Cool Cat" and will receive a complimentary cold beverage every time we see you at a performance between now and May, 2023.

"Let's Put on a Show!" (Royalties and Artistic Expenses)

Did you know? The large publishing houses, who provide us with the rights to perform many of our musicals and plays, require us to pay the royalties in full before we can announce titles.

Royalties for musicals can be as high as $5,000 and our full season of non-musical titles can add up to thousands more.

In the past, we were able to pay for all the royalties for an entire season up front, but our current financial reality has changed things.

In order to be able to announce our full 2022/2023 season soon (and you're going to love it), we need to raise an additional $15,000.

Direct your gift of $1,000 or more to "Let's Put on a Show" and you'll be named as the "Presenter" of a non-musical production in our 2022/2023 Season.

Direct your gift of $3,000 or more to "Let's Put on a Show" and you'll be named as the "Presenter" of a musical in our 2022/2023 Season.


EVERY GIFT will make a difference, no matter the amount. Please support our month of giving and help us keep telling great stories.



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