Nunsense - The Mega Musical!

Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin

A CWP Mainstage Musical Production

March 1st – 17th, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

Following a tragic cooking disaster, the Little Sisters of Hoboken must raise money to put the convent back in order. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease,” and all heaven breaks loose!

Presented with the support of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

Nunsense is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.  www.concordtheatricals.com

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A Play Gets Murdered

by John Sallustio

A CWP Black Box Production in Partnership with Fourth Wall Comedy

March 22nd - 30th, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

It was a dark and stormy theater....

Suddenly, a scream rings out!! The curtain opens to find a distraught woman. Her husband, the very wealthy Theodore Bodhi lays dead on the divan in his study. But who would have killed him, and why? Find out in this outrageous, unique comedy that will leave you laughing throughout.

Presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

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Rumors

by Neil Simon

A CWP Mainstage Production

April 5th – 20th, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though it's only a flesh wound, Charlie Brock's self-inflicted injury sets off a series of events causing four couples to experience a severe attack of farce.

As their tenth wedding anniversary party commences, Charlie lies bleeding in another room, and his wife Myra is nowhere in sight.

The first guests, lawyer Ken Gorman and his wife Chris, scramble to get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Adult language and subject matter.

Presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

Rumors is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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Jukebox Saturday Night - 80s Edition

by Jim Russell

A CWP Black Box Production

April 26th – May 5th, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

It’s 1987 somewhere in the Midwest. At Big Bart’s Burger Barn, local kids have been singing around the jukebox, drinking shakes, and falling in love since the 50s.

Now, some of those kids are all grown up and have children of their own. Arnie and Margie, who worked at the diner as teens, now own it. They hope to pass the business onto their son.

Arnie and Margie’s best friends, Dean and Ellen, and their son, run a nearby potato farm and are still part of the Big Bart’s family. Everyone is very happy and thoroughly enjoying the 80s.

But when an evil land developer and his strange daughter threaten to take the diner, everyone must band together and use the music of the 80s to save Big Bart’s.

During the fight of their lives, they use the power of music to battle darkness, find love, and save the best burger joint in the tri-county area.

Presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

Jukebox Saturday Night - 80s Edition is presented through special ASCAP concert licensing.

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August: Osage County

by Tracy Letts

A CWP Mainstage Production

May 10th – 18th, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets.

Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

Adult language and subject matter.

Presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

August Osage County is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, New York, NY.

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A Little Ditty About Jacques and Diane

by John Sallustio

A CWP Black Box Production

May 24th – June 2nd, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

It is opening night of the play, “A Little Ditty About Jacques and Diane”, a nice two-act love story.

Act I plays out as scripted until the end when the lead character, Jacques, gives Diane more than just a stage kiss. Act II does not go quite as planned.

Presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

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Rodgers and Hammnerstein's Cinderella

Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

Adapted for the Stage by
Tom Briggs
From the Teleplay by
Robert L. Freedman

A CWP Mainstage Musical Production

June 7th – 29th, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.

Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium.

Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother.

As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, this romantic fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike.

Presented with the support of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

CINDERELLA is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.
www.concordtheatricals.com

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Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw

A CWP Black Box Production

August 2nd - 11th, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

In the original 1912 play that inspired the beloved musical My Fair Lady, Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, is so confident that he can train anyone to speak perfect English that he makes a bet with his associate Colonel Pickering that he will train a poor Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess.

Higgins first encounters Eliza in Covent Garden. Later she shows up at his door and he reluctantly takes her in. While he has some initial success polishing her speech, the tone of her conversation is still coarse. This does not stop the young, dashing Freddy Eynsforth-Hill from finding her alluring when he first meets her at one of Higgins’s mother’s genteel ‘at-homes’.

Mrs Higgins is concerned about the effect her son’s bet will have on Eliza, but he dismisses her worries. Having passed for a woman of wealth and high status with great success at a society ball, Eliza becomes frustrated and upset at the way she has been treated and the uncertainty of her future.

Will Professor Higgins finally see Eliza as more than a test subject? Will Eliza find the answer to the question "what's to become of me?"

Presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

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