Auntie Mame

by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Based on the novel by Patrick Dennis

A CWP Mainstage Production

Directed by Joie Marsh

January 10th – February 1st, 2020

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

Besides being the source for one of Broadway’s most popular musicals, Auntie Mame, the play, set a standard for comedy that’s been sought after ever since.

She was a handsome, sparkling, scatterbrained and warmhearted lady who brightened the American landscape with her whimsical gaiety, her slightly madcap adventures and her devotion to her young nephew.

Anyone who has ever been loved – or has yearned to be loved – by a larger than life spirit, must see this funny, uplifting, soul-pampering play

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

Auntie Mame is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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Let's Talk About Sex

A CWP Black Box Staged Reading

by Various Playwrights

Directed by Nic Harrington

February 7th through 9th, 2020

Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm

We brought you The Vagina Monologues. We brought you The Penis Monologues. Now we’re opening Pandora’s box with original monologues, by local writers, about sex!

Expect an evening of laughter, reflection, and naughty storytelling as our cast performs a staged reading of the best submissions. Leave the little ones with a sitter!

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

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Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida

Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls & Henry David Hwang

A CWP Mainstage Musical Production

Directed by Aaron Washington

February 14th – March 7th, 2020

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

Winner of four Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.

With an unforgettable score, featuring soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Aida is a modern triumph that embraces multicultural understanding and love.

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

Elton John and Time Rice’s Aida is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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The Wizarding World of Burlesque

Presented at Carrollwood Players Theatre by CRH: The Crazy Random Happenstance.

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 - 11 pm

Welcome once more to the sensual and sexy side of the Wizarding World!

This Wizarding World themed burlesque show is back with a whole new set of acts for your viewing pleasure! Will a Niffler steal your heart (or your wallet)? Will you become a Death Eater after Bellatrix tempts you to the dark side?

You don’t need to go to Divinations Class to see these acts, all you need is a ticket! Make sure to bring at least 9 3/4s extra in cash because you’ll definitely want to tip at this one!

18+. Please bring photo ID.

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Comedy Tonight!

A CWP Black Box Cabaret

Developed and Directed by Jess Glass

March 13th through 15th, 2020

Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm

Broadway musical comedies are good for the heart, and have been making people laugh for over 200 years.

We’re rolling in the piano, setting up the spotlight, and bringing in some of the funniest singers around to take you on a madcap cabaret-style journey through some of the best Broadway comedy songs of all time.

Get ready to laugh out loud, and don’t be surprised if you hear something familiar, because it’s time for Comedy Tonight!

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

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A Streetcar Named Desire

by Tennessee Williams

A CWP Mainstage Production

Directed by Clareann Despain

March 20th – April 11th, 2020

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

In one of the most renowned plays of the American theater, Blanche DuBois, a school teacher, arrives in New Orleans and takes a streetcar named “Desire” to the French Quarter, where her sister, Stella, and Stella’s husband, Stanley Kowalski, live.

Blanche’s affectations of refinement set her immediately at odds with blue-collar Stanley. The apartment becomes a pressure cooker of sensuality and class tensions, ultimately erupting in some of the most iconic dramatic moments seen on the modern stage.

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

A Streetcar Named Desire is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, on behalf of The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

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A Cabaret Evening: “Girls on Fire”

A benefit for Carrollwood Players Theatre

Hosted by Christine and Chuck Smith

Join us for an exclusive evening of entertainment as some of the area’s top female vocalists perform in an intimate setting around the grand piano in a lovely private home.

Song selections will be themed to honor Women’s History Month, with powerful performances of hits from the pop charts and musical theater.

A live accompanist will be tickling the ivories to ensure an unforgettable night of music and song.

This special fundraiser event includes an informal pre-show dinner featuring Brioche Beef Tenderloin sandwiches, delicious salads and scrumptious desserts.

TICKET AVAILABILITY FOR THIS INTIMATE EVENT IS LIMITED.

Date: Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm to 9 pm

Place: The home of Christine and Chuck Smith, Lutz, FL

Your support for this unique and fun event will directly help support the Carrollwood Players mission of providing access to theatre for all. We rely on the support of theatre lovers like you to ensure our continued vibrancy as a place in the community where people from all walks of life can participate in the magic of live theatre.

Following the event, attendees will receive an itemized donation receipt listing the tax deductible value of the donation.

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Shenanigans Spring Showcase

A Black Box performance by CWP's Shenanigans Senior Theatre Troupe

Sunday, March 29th, 2020 at 7 pm

Come enjoy an evening of fun AND classic theatrical literature as Shenanigans presents their two-part showcase, featuring improv antics and a reading of selections from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology.

The evening promises hilarity as our troupe of performers wows you with on the spot improv comedy games. If you like the TV show, "Whose Line is it Anyway?," you'll love this!

Our performers will also present a reading of selections from Spoon River Anthology. This American classic employs short comedic and dramatic monologues to introduce you to the inhabitants of a turn of the century midwestern graveyard. What secrets, dreams, and stories will they tell?

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

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