Pop Goes America

Developed and Directed by Jim Russell

A CWP Mainstage Musical

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.

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

Please select a performance
Fri, Jun 18th, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Jun 19th, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Jun 20th, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Fri, Jun 25th, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Jun 26th, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Jun 27th, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Fri, Jul 2nd, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Jul 3rd, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Adults: $24.00 each

Student, Senior, Military, CABA: $21.00 each

Groups, 10 or more tickets, purchased in same transaction, all ages: $20.00 each

Optional Add-Ons:

Co-Sponsor this performance for $25 to show your support for the arts! Your name will be announced in our curtain speech and you will help Carrollwood Players Theatre continue to be Tampa's leading non-profit community theatre!

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, click HERE.


1. Seating will be limited to a maximum of 30 seats per performance.

2. Certain rows and seats will be blocked to ensure physical distancing.

3. All audience members will be assigned seats and are required to sit only in their assigned seat.

4. You may note any special seating requests in the "special needs" pop-up during the ticket order process. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

5. Protective face coverings that cover the mouth and nose MUST be worn by all patrons from arrival until departure from the venue. We will not admit patrons who are not properly wearing a face covering during the entire visit to our venue.

6. All persons entering the venue will have their temperature taken with a no-touch thermometer. Patrons with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be admitted. Patrons who refuse a temperature check will not be admitted.

7. Any patron who is not admitted, or notifies us in advance they will not attend due to health concerns, will receive a credit or refund.

8. The lobby will open 30 minutes prior to curtain time. The house will be opened at the same time. Patrons wishing to arrive earlier will be asked to remain in their vehicles.

9. All areas of our venue will be thoroughly sanitized before opening. Restrooms will be sanitized additionally during each Act.

10. There will be no cast meet and greet following the performance and all audience members are asked to leave the venue upon the completion of the performance. If you need to wait for a cast member, please do so outside.

Ticketing and Seating Policies

Please note - online ticket sales are closed 2.5 hours before performance time.

Accessible seating is available on a limited basis for disabled patrons. Please indicate any special needs at time of purchase, or email boxoffice@carrollwoodplayers.org to request accessible seating.