It’s an Incredible 37th Season for Carrollwood Players

Published on 11 July 2017 in Business
Tampa Bay News & Lifestyles (author)

Tampa Bay News & Lifestyles


The 37th season at Carrollwood Players Theatre is a season of epic proportions. Featuring three musicals and seven shows on Mainstage and three original musical revues, four staged readings and two fully staged production in the CWP Black Box, the 2017-2018 season beginning September 8, 2017, offers something for everyone.The season’s first quarter opens with the patron-selected musical from the theatre’s “Adopt a Musical” annual event, The Full Monty.  

Running September 8-30, written by Terrence McNally with a score by David Yazbek, the musical is about six unemployed steelworkers without money or prospects. They notice that their wives and other women go crazy for male strippers. Despite inexperience and lack of coordination, the six become a team of strippers and parade their “real man” bodies hoping to earn some quick cash, facing their self-consciousness and body image anxiety head-on.If you missed the limited run in the CWP Black Box of the original staged reading by Joe Pauly earlier this year, due to its overwhelming popularity, The Curse of Frankenstein’s Castle will be showcased from October 20 – November 4 on Mainstage.

If you merge 1930s Frankenstein with Airplane, Monty Python and The Three Stooges, you get an idea of the hilarity that awaits you October 20 – November 4, just in time for Halloween.The CWP Black Box season opens with the fully-staged production of William Inge’s Bus Stop. Find out what happens to five passengers and 3 diner patrons when a freak snowstorm forces a bus to make an impromptu stop at diner to wait out the bad weather. Bus Stop runs November 10-18.Getting you into the holiday mood is The Holiday Revue on November 24-26.

Ring in all of the holidays with cleverly re-written parodies of all your favorite Broadway songs. A mash-up of the holidays and show tunes is the perfect recipe for an unforgettable evening of laughter, music and heartwarming fun for the whole family.Speaking of family, in December, Carrollwood Players is proud to present an adaption of the holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol. Running December 1- 23, this is an adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge - from embittered, ungenerous skinflint into a giving, caring human being at the hands of three spirits, who, one Christmas Eve, show him what life truly means.

-----------------------------Interested in getting on stage? Auditions for upcoming productions are posted regularly on the theatre website, Facebook and Twitter. The theatre is always seeking new talent of all ages to join the dozens of regulars who call Carrollwood Players Theatre home.

Is acting not your cup of tea?  

There are many other opportunities to volunteer. Carrollwood Players Theatre is run by volunteers of all ages and is always looking for high school students in need of Bright Futures scholarship hours, college students who need volunteer credit, retirees looking to stay active, and everyone in between.

From the actors on stage, the lighting and sound techs, the stage manager, the committees publicizing the shows, fundraising for the theatre and selecting the plays for Mainstage and the CWP Black Box to the volunteers manning the concession stand, ticketing and box office – even the Board of Directors donate their time and talent to make the theatre the best experience it can be. Each Mainstage and the CWP Black Box show requires a photographer, videographer, set, costumes, and props, so volunteers behind the scenes are always needed.

Volunteers who work front-of-house doing concessions, programs, ticket taking, and raffles can see the show without cost.Discover for yourself why so many call Carrollwood Players Theatre their second home and its members, their second family.  Visit for information on the rest of the exciting season, for audition information, and volunteer opportunities. 

General Admission Ticket Prices• Mainstage $27, $24 senior, student military for musicals• Mainstage $23, $20 senior, student, military for non-musicals• $10 for The CWP Black Box 

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