What is the Carrollwood Cultural Center?
It’s where a 5-year-old girl discovers that she’s an artist, a 70-year-old man discovers he’s a musician, a 35-year-old woman learns ballet and a family grows stronger by sharing the stage together.
It’s the banquet hall where Anna married Luis. It’s the meeting room where Jennifer launched her career. It’s the stage where Oliver found a family and a Music Man traded swindling for love.
The Carrollwood Cultural Center is much more than a building. It’s the place where strangers become friends and friends become family.
Above all, it’s a place where a community came together to prove—and continue to prove–that ordinary citizens can, through their labors and generosity, determine the culture of the place in which they live out their lives.
Have you heard?
Director scrambles for main actor in ‘Over the River’ in Carrollwood (Jeff Berlinicke • The Tampa Tribune – 9/17/13) It was about a month until show time and Dee Ford was in a panic. (READ MORE)
Production of ‘Annie’ is curtain call for summer at Carrollwood Cultural Center (Jeff Berlinicke • The Tampa Tribune – 8/14/13) Chad DeLoach doesn’t normally get much of a summer break. After all, he spends his summers working at the Carrollwood Cultural Center producing plays, then heads back to work as the choral director at Martinez Middle School on Lutz-Lake Fern Road the day after the final performance. (READ MORE)
Carrollwood center presents ‘Funny Thing Happened on Way to Forum (Jeff Berlinicke • The Tampa Tribune – 7/17/13) It takes a lot more than comedy, drama, music, acting and a few unforced errors to put together a great Broadway show. (READ MORE)
Need a laugh? (Sherri Lonon • Patch.com – 7/11/13) Carrollwood area residents hoping to kick off the weekend with a good laugh don’t have to drive far to make it so. (READ MORE)
Carrollwood center offers fun exercise to kids (Jeff Berlinicke • The Tampa Tribune – 7/2/13) There are plenty of things for kids to do if they want to stay in shape all summer. They can join programs like “Move Your Body” at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, or they can exercise their wrists playing mindless video games all day. (READ MORE)
Carrollwood Cultural Center seeks local Tuskegee Airmen help for new exhibit (Carrollwood News staff • The Tampa Tribune - 6/26/13) The Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center is preparing “The Test,” a multimedia exhibition about the first African-American aviators in U.S. military combat, better known as the Tuskegee Airmen. (READ MORE)
Open air market debuts at new Carrollwood location (Paul Catala • The Tampa Tribune – 5/13/13) Vendors from a Westchase open air market that moved to Carrollwood this weekend likely found the location to be just as electric, but much less shocking. (READ MORE)