Dog Sees God - Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

By Bert V. Royal

A CWP Mainstage Production

Directed by Thomas Pahl

November 15th through 23rd, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex- girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful.

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

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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A Christmas Cabaret

A CWP Black Box Cabaret

Developed and Directed by Beth Behner

November 29th through December 1st, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm

Join some of the most talented singers in our community for an evening of classic cabaret, holiday style! A piano, soft lighting, and intimate performances of songs honoring many holiday traditions will surely get you in the mood for the most festive time of the year.

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

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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

Adapted for the stage by Jim Russell

A CWP Mainstage Production

Directed by Jim Russell

December 6th - 22nd, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm

Scrooge is back and SHE is as ill-tempered as ever! By popular demand, Charles Dickens' holiday classic returns to Carrollwood Players with all the traditional magic, moments and characters you know and love - plus this exciting twist will make this year's Scrooge more fascinating than ever!

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

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Play it By Ear

A CWP Black Box Staged Reading

Friday, January 3rd, 2020 at 8 pm

Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at 8 pm

Back by popular demand for its 3rd year! What happens when a group of actors walks onto the stage in front of a live audience, but have no idea what play they will be performing? You’re about to find out!

As the lights come up, our actors will be handed the script of a comedy play, given some costume pieces and props, and told to “go!” The hilarity of watching them perform an entire play, sight unseen, is why this show is a sell out every year!

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

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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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