Lickspittles, Buttonholers, and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens

by Johnna Adams

A CWP Black Box Staged Reading

May 20th - 22nd, 2022

Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m.

During the Napoleonic wars, three extraneous Danish court officials—a professional loudmouth (the buttonholer), a brown-noser for hire (the lickspittle), and a successful dastard (the go-between)—are tossed out of court just as Denmark’s merchant fleet becomes of strategic importance.

The three men journey to France and meet Napoleon’s top lickspittle, buttonholer, and go-between—who are females.

Unnecessarily complex plots abound, flying machines are destroyed, and the head of Marie Antoinette is discovered during the madcap struggle to save Copenhagen from British howitzers.

With an extraordinary use of rhyming alexandrine verse, plus cameos by sestina, haiku, free verse, limericks, and sonnets, this wild farce is a delightful romp no matter your poetic preferences.

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

Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, New York.

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Pool Party!

Presented by Daytime Delusions Improv

Saturday, May 28th, 2022 at 8 pm

Daytime Delusions is back at Carrollwood Players Theatre for more unrehearsed antics!

GET SET TO GET WET, GAMERS!

It's Summer and you know what that means!

We've got fun in the sun and a teammate on the run!

While Jeron is in Texas Kara, Kimmy, and Dan are throwing a raging improv pool party and you’re invited!

It’s going to be filled to the absolute brim with pool toys, beachy vibes, and special guests! Join us for an evening of short-form games and an improvised scene that's sure to leave you saying "Hey nobody told me the front row was a splash zone?!

Live on Stage at Carrollwood Players Theatre

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The Wedding Singer

Music by Matthew Sklar. Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy. Lyrics by Chad Beguelin.

Based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy.

A CWP Mainstage Musical Production

June 10th - July 2nd, 2022

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

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.

Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer's sparkling new score does for the '80s what Hairspray did for the '60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.

It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.

Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

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

The Wedding Singer is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. www.mtishows.com

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2022 One Act Festival

A Special CWP Mainstage Production

by Various Playwrights

July 15th – 23rd, 2022

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

Join us for one of our most popular events, featuring 8 original short plays in one theatrical experience

Audiences will enjoy an eclectic mix of short plays, featuring comedy, drama, and everything in between!

NEW FOR 2022: Choose from FIVE different performances of our show over two weekends!

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.

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

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The Odd Couple - Female Version

by Neil Simon

A CWP Mainstage Production

August 5th - 20th, 2022

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

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple.

Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit.

The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

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

The Odd Couple, Female Version is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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