Events

At the Carrollwood Cultural Center, magic is around every corner. Music fills the air, colors dress the walls, dancers float on stage and drama evokes emotion. The Center has been honored to host an array of local talents from visual artists, instrumentalists, singers, dancers and theatre groups. We look forward to introducing more area talent through future performances and concerts. Who knows? Perhaps our next headliner will be you!

In the next 90 days…

Jan
19
Thu
FLORIDA TREASURES: A Viva Florida History Exploration
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Florida Treasures with ACT YouthWhen two tourists discover a treasure chest full of historical artifacts on the beach, they are magically transported back in time in a fun-filled journey through Florida’s history. Presented by A.C.T. for Youth.

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ADMISSION: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

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(Children ages 4 and under are free. Email the box office at boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org, or call (813) 922-8167 to reserve tickets for children under 4.)

Jan
20
Fri
JAZZ WITH JIM
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tom Ziegelhoder

“Fusion” with Tom Ziegelhofer

Mr. Z was born in Buffalo,New York. After graduation from Eden Central High School in 1966, he attended Onondaga Community College in Syracuse New York and graduated from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky in 1970, with a Bachelor of Music Degree. Later in his career, he attained a Masters Degree in Supervision and Administration from the University of Tampa.  In 1970 Mr. Z was drafted and joined the Navy Band where he did tour of duty in Boston and Chicago. In 1975 Mr. Z moved to Florida to become band & chorus director at Eisenhower Jr. High. Ensuing years had him teaching at Hillsborough High School, Webb Middle School, Buchanan Middle School and Roland Park Middle School  In 1996 Mr. Z was hired as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum for the new Performing Arts High School at Howard W. Blake High School and retired in June 2009 after 37 years in education.

He is currently working as the Jazz Outreach Artist and private trumpet instructor for three local high schools in the Tampa Bay area.

As a professional trumpet player, Mr. Z has performed with Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Nell Carter, Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Hope and Connie Stevens — just to name a few. He has also opened for Miami Sound Machine and Basia. He was a founding member of Baytown Brass and also performed with The Jazz Cellar Underground Orchestra. He currently performs with Late Night Brass, a high energy 10-piece group that does covers from Chicago, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat and Tears, Gloria Estefan, Incognito and many more.

ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 member / $18 general admission

(Member price includes one complimentary beverage.)

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Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Jan
21
Sat
Community Garage Sale
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

community-garage-sale-op3Join neighbors and friends for a community-wide garage sale at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Share (and sell) your trinkets and, perhaps, find a hidden treasure or two! Spend the morning with us, shopping, selling, listening to music on the outdoor stage and touring original works of art on display inside the Center. Presented by the Carrollwood Village HOAs.

PARTICIPATE!

This is a community garage sale, free to the public, held on the grounds of the Carrollwood Cultural Center, at 4537 Lowell Road. All of our vendor spaces have been sold. 


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Carrollwood Village HOAs

PARENTAL ADVISORY TOUR
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm

A comedy show that might make some grown-ups blush. Enjoy an evening with a few comedians who prefer to burn the envelope rather than push it. A perfect show for George Carlin fans. With headliner Steven Lolli, featured comedian Aniria and emcee Michael Murillo with a special appearance by Devin Alexander.

steven-lolli-by-dustin-engelskind-620x240About Steven Lolli

Steven Lolli began earning his underground status as the only white, Jewish comedian in black comedy clubs in south LA in early 2002. Lolli, who found it impossible to tolerate Hollywood’s comedy clubs, ventured to a different side of town and became an irregular act in front of an unlikely audience gaining him cult status in LA when he was eventually chosen as a creative collaborator by Katt Williams (2007). The collaboration with Williams led Lolli to be featured as himself in” Katt Williams: 9 Lives” (2010) with Williams calling Lolli “Too funny for his own good”.

In May of 2013, Lolli was asked to headline an awards benefit honoring Lily Tomlin, Jane Lynch and the President of HBO. He roasted the comedy business saying “American comedy… it was over as soon as Eddie Murphy became the five farting fat people”. The performance garnered the attention of author Mark London Williams who described Lolli as “The keen eye of Lenny Bruce with Charles Bukowski’s raunchy appetite…” He has since been listed by Shareranks.com among the 50 greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all-time.

2014 saw him write and co-direct his first film “Yoga Ho” which he also appears in. When he is not writing and directing, Lolli is busy headlining the “High Class Poverty” comedy tour at Performing Arts Centers and Colleges nationwide last year and will return this year with a slew of the Bay’s best local comedians opening up for him.

In 2016, Lolli became a regular at the world famous Icehouse Comedy Club in Los Angeles.

Steven Lolli’s bold and unapologetic comedy will appeal to fans of Louis CK, George Carlin and Chris Rock. (Includes adult themes and language.)

AniriaAbout Aniria

As the daughter of a Salvadorian Dad and a Puerto Rican Mom pursuing PhD’s in Gainesville, Florida, Aniria learned culture shock at a very young age. The cultural differences between her own parents coupled with Southern Florida culture add to her witty observations. She knew at age 14 that she wanted to make people laugh when she took a drama class to break out of her shell.

Terrified daily of going to class, she eventually had to take the stage for an improvisation exercise. Having no idea what to do, all she could think of was talking like her Puerto Rican mom. After wiping tears of laughter, the class gave her a standing ovation and she knew that she wanted to make people laugh.

It wasn’t until later that she actually pursued her dream of doing stand-up. Now she is a divorced woman who juggles dating with raising kids. Aniria’s comedy expresses the “in your face” truths about cultural differences, the South, dating, kids, sex and how men and women relate.

She produces and tours with an all girl stand-up comedy troupe called The Funny Diva Show and she just won Best Screenplay at the St. Pete Comedy Film Festival for her short film 1-800-Call-A-Cougar.

Aniria encourages all women to express themselves freely. “I’m only talking about what most women think but are sometimes afraid to say.”

murilloAbout Michael Murillo

Opening the show is Michael Murillo, an award-winning journalist whose stand-up comedy has brought him to clubs, theaters and cultural centers, where he’s worked with comedians such as Jake Johanssen and Amy Schumer. Murillo’s sarcastic, self-deprecating style highlights his Jewish and Spanish backgrounds.

 

Devin AlexanderAbout Devin Alexander

“Hello all, I’m a stand up comedian from the Tampa Bay Area. I do my best to focus on A LOT of sarcasm, word play and real life observations from my personal experiences. I truly believe laughter is the healing to sorrow so since Barak Obama is out of the office this will be a great time to need some laughter. I’ve had the pleasure to share the stage with acts such as : Ian Edwards, Esther Ku, Sheeba Mason, Bob Dibouno, Jon Laster and many others. If you’re ready to escape the horrors of reality then I’ll bust your guts like Mexican food. I’ll make your lungs feel like they just went to the gym and you’re guaranteed a strong abdomen after witnessing my act.” – Devin

ADVANCED TICKETS: $16 member / $18 general admission

DAY OF SHOW: $18 member / $20 general admission

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(Adult audiences only.)

Jan
23
Mon
AUDITIONS: Big Treble Show Choir
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Carrollwood Cultural Center believes in cultivating talent and offering talent opportunities to be showcased providing quality entertainment. With this said, the Center is creating a Center-based teen performance choir: Big Treble.

Auditions for the show choir will be for the ages 13-17 (17 year olds must not turn 18 before the end of the 2017 calendar year).

Auditions:

  • Monday January 23 (Meeting Room II)
  • Tuesday January 24 (Main Theatre)
  • Wednesday January 25 (Main Theatre)
  • Thursday January 26 (Main Theatre)

Auditions will be 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Please prepare 2 vocal selections using track or MP3. Auditions will also consist of a movement/choreography section. No appointment needed. All those auditioning will need to be accompanied by a parent or please have a signed note stating permission to audition as there will be nominal fee of participation that can be paid throughout the year if chosen to participate. The commitment will be 10 months.

Big Treble will be guaranteed 10 mainstage/event performances including outreach opportunities throughout the year. Rehearsals will not exceed two rehearsals a week on a regular basis with a third rehearsal added if needed closer to performances. A full calendar will be available at the auditions.

For more information contact Aaron Washington at aaron@carrollwoodcenter.org.

Jan
24
Tue
FRANZINI FAMILY SCIENCE CIRCUS
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Franzini PhotoJoin Professor Franzini and Lippo the Clown for an action-packed science show.  Circus props, juggling, magic and more will turn this three-ring show into a science lesson.

STUDY GUIDE

ADMISSION: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

(Children ages 4 and under are free. Email the box office at boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org, or call (813) 922-8167 to reserve tickets for children under 4.)

AUDITIONS: Big Treble Show Choir
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Carrollwood Cultural Center believes in cultivating talent and offering talent opportunities to be showcased providing quality entertainment. With this said, the Center is creating a Center-based teen performance choir: Big Treble.

Auditions for the show choir will be for the ages 13-17 (17 year olds must not turn 18 before the end of the 2017 calendar year).

Auditions:

  • Monday January 23 (Meeting Room II)
  • Tuesday January 24 (Main Theatre)
  • Wednesday January 25 (Main Theatre)
  • Thursday January 26 (Main Theatre)

Auditions will be 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Please prepare 2 vocal selections using track or MP3. Auditions will also consist of a movement/choreography section. No appointment needed. All those auditioning will need to be accompanied by a parent or please have a signed note stating permission to audition as there will be nominal fee of participation that can be paid throughout the year if chosen to participate. The commitment will be 10 months.

Big Treble will be guaranteed 10 mainstage/event performances including outreach opportunities throughout the year. Rehearsals will not exceed two rehearsals a week on a regular basis with a third rehearsal added if needed closer to performances. A full calendar will be available at the auditions.

For more information contact Aaron Washington at aaron@carrollwoodcenter.org.

Jan
25
Wed
FRANZINI FAMILY SCIENCE CIRCUS
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Franzini PhotoJoin Professor Franzini and Lippo the Clown for an action-packed science show.  Circus props, juggling, magic and more will turn this three-ring show into a science lesson.

STUDY GUIDE

ADMISSION: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

(Children ages 4 and under are free. Email the box office at boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org, or call (813) 922-8167 to reserve tickets for children under 4.)

AUDITIONS: Big Treble Show Choir
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Carrollwood Cultural Center believes in cultivating talent and offering talent opportunities to be showcased providing quality entertainment. With this said, the Center is creating a Center-based teen performance choir: Big Treble.

Auditions for the show choir will be for the ages 13-17 (17 year olds must not turn 18 before the end of the 2017 calendar year).

Auditions:

  • Monday January 23 (Meeting Room II)
  • Tuesday January 24 (Main Theatre)
  • Wednesday January 25 (Main Theatre)
  • Thursday January 26 (Main Theatre)

Auditions will be 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Please prepare 2 vocal selections using track or MP3. Auditions will also consist of a movement/choreography section. No appointment needed. All those auditioning will need to be accompanied by a parent or please have a signed note stating permission to audition as there will be nominal fee of participation that can be paid throughout the year if chosen to participate. The commitment will be 10 months.

Big Treble will be guaranteed 10 mainstage/event performances including outreach opportunities throughout the year. Rehearsals will not exceed two rehearsals a week on a regular basis with a third rehearsal added if needed closer to performances. A full calendar will be available at the auditions.

For more information contact Aaron Washington at aaron@carrollwoodcenter.org.

Jan
26
Thu
FRANZINI FAMILY SCIENCE CIRCUS
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Franzini PhotoJoin Professor Franzini and Lippo the Clown for an action-packed science show.  Circus props, juggling, magic and more will turn this three-ring show into a science lesson.

STUDY GUIDE

ADMISSION: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

(Children ages 4 and under are free. Email the box office at boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org, or call (813) 922-8167 to reserve tickets for children under 4.)

AUDITIONS: Big Treble Show Choir
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Carrollwood Cultural Center believes in cultivating talent and offering talent opportunities to be showcased providing quality entertainment. With this said, the Center is creating a Center-based teen performance choir: Big Treble.

Auditions for the show choir will be for the ages 13-17 (17 year olds must not turn 18 before the end of the 2017 calendar year).

Auditions:

  • Monday January 23 (Meeting Room II)
  • Tuesday January 24 (Main Theatre)
  • Wednesday January 25 (Main Theatre)
  • Thursday January 26 (Main Theatre)

Auditions will be 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Please prepare 2 vocal selections using track or MP3. Auditions will also consist of a movement/choreography section. No appointment needed. All those auditioning will need to be accompanied by a parent or please have a signed note stating permission to audition as there will be nominal fee of participation that can be paid throughout the year if chosen to participate. The commitment will be 10 months.

Big Treble will be guaranteed 10 mainstage/event performances including outreach opportunities throughout the year. Rehearsals will not exceed two rehearsals a week on a regular basis with a third rehearsal added if needed closer to performances. A full calendar will be available at the auditions.

For more information contact Aaron Washington at aaron@carrollwoodcenter.org.

Feb
3
Fri
BROADWAY BENT
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

posterWashington and Eisenstadt present Broadway Bent, a celebration of Broadway musicals with a bend. Audiences will enjoy the party like atmosphere and featured full service open bar, while some of the best musical theatre performers in the Tampa Bay area sing popular pieces from favorite Broadway musicals while mingling with the audience. The bend? All the songs have had their genders bent. Men are singing women’s songs and women singing men’s. Leading ladies become leading men, guys become dolls, dames become gents. It’s Broadway….. Bent!

To support literature and the arts in local classrooms, producers will be donating a portion of each ticket sold through DonorsChoose.org.

ADMISSION: $30 per person

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Feb
4
Sat
BROADWAY BENT
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

posterWashington and Eisenstadt present Broadway Bent, a celebration of Broadway musicals with a bend. Audiences will enjoy the party like atmosphere and featured full service open bar, while some of the best musical theatre performers in the Tampa Bay area sing popular pieces from favorite Broadway musicals while mingling with the audience. The bend? All the songs have had their genders bent. Men are singing women’s songs and women singing men’s. Leading ladies become leading men, guys become dolls, dames become gents. It’s Broadway….. Bent!

To support literature and the arts in local classrooms, producers will be donating a portion of each ticket sold through DonorsChoose.org.

ADMISSION: $30 per person

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Feb
8
Wed
LECTURE: Betty Once Named Sara
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

pasted-image-0Betty Grebenschikoff (née Kohn) is a Holocaust survivor. When her peaceful childhood in Berlin, Germany, was shattered by Nazi violence against Jews, the family was forced to flee to China in 1939. They were just one step ahead of the Gestapo. Shanghai was the only open port at that time that admitted European Jews without visas or passports. It became a place of refuge for about 20,000 refugees.

Grebenschikoff grew up in Shanghai where the family tried to make a living under difficult circumstances. During World War II the Jewish refugees were interned by Japanese authorities in a segregated area of Shanghai, also known as the Shanghai Ghetto. Life became even harder than before.sara

In 1950 political events in China made yet another escape necessary, this time to Australia. Grebenschikoff finally realized her dream of emigrating to America in 1953.

Betty Grebenschikoff lectures extensively to museums, organizations, schools and colleges. Her memoir “ONCE MY NAME WAS SARA” is for sale directly from the publisher, Original Seven Publishing Company. It has also been translated into Chinese and is for sale at the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum in Shanghai.

She is featured in two documentary films: SHANGHAI GHETTO, which premiered in 2002, and the recently released SURVIVAL IN SHANGHAI.

Grebenschikoff makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

RSVP with Aaron Washington at aaron@carrollwoodcenter.org.

Presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs. Light hors d oeuvres will be provided by Wienberg Village.

Weinberg logo with orloff tagCarrollwood Village

Feb
11
Sat
NORTH TAMPA MARKET at the Carrollwood Cultural Center
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Outside Grounds

NTM 4X6 FLYER 2015

A Valentine’s Day Celebration
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Special days are meant to be celebrated!

You and your sweetheart will dance the night away with Carrollwood Jukebox – a live big band playing some of the most popular hip swiveling, jump jiving, swing dancing tunes of the 20th century!

ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $15 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 member / $18 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Feb
18
Sat
FRANZ MANTINI, piano
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm

Franz Mantini at the pianoPianist Franz Mantini will perform a program featuring Beethoven’s beloved Pathètique Sonata as well as selections by Mozart, Chopin and more.

Mantini has performed Concertos by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and MacDowell and chamber music with the Lafayette String Quartet and principal members of The Florida Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. He was a prize winner in the 1990 Florida West Coast Chopin Competition and won a Jury Discretionary Prize and Best Performance of a Classical Era Work at the 4th and 5th International Piano Competitions for Outstanding Amateurs, respectively, presented by the Van Cliburn Foundation.

ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 member / $18 general admission

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Feb
21
Tue
THE THREE LITTLE CIRCUS PIGS
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Three Little Circus Pigs - ACT YouthStep right up! Come one, come all to The Cracking Brothers, Boarnum & Pigfeats Circus. In this comedic retelling of the traditional story, The Big Bad Wolf just might be the one who turns out to be the hero! Presented by A.C.T. for Youth.

STUDY GUIDE

ADMISSION: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

(Children ages 4 and under are free. Email the box office at boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org, or call (813) 922-8167 to reserve tickets for children under 4.)

Feb
22
Wed
THE THREE LITTLE CIRCUS PIGS
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Three Little Circus Pigs - ACT YouthStep right up! Come one, come all to The Cracking Brothers, Boarnum & Pigfeats Circus. In this comedic retelling of the traditional story, The Big Bad Wolf just might be the one who turns out to be the hero! Presented by A.C.T. for Youth.

STUDY GUIDE

ADMISSION: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

(Children ages 4 and under are free. Email the box office at boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org, or call (813) 922-8167 to reserve tickets for children under 4.)

THE THREE LITTLE CIRCUS PIGS
Feb 22 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

The Three Little Circus Pigs - ACT YouthStep right up! Come one, come all to The Cracking Brothers, Boarnum & Pigfeats Circus. In this comedic retelling of the traditional story, The Big Bad Wolf just might be the one who turns out to be the hero! Presented by A.C.T. for Youth.

STUDY GUIDE

ADMISSION: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

(Children ages 4 and under are free. Email the box office at boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org, or call (813) 922-8167 to reserve tickets for children under 4.)

Feb
24
Fri
JAZZ WITH JIM
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jazz with Jim logoTheme/Guest: TBD

ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 member / $18 general admission

(Member price includes one complimentary beverage.)

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

 

Feb
26
Sun
SQUADRON SPECTACULAR
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

squadronspectacularfontJoin the superheroes of Squadron Spectacular in a fun interactive show for kids! Presented by Matthew and Jamie Jones. Ideal for ages 8 to 12.

ADMISSION: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

(Children ages 4 and under are free. Email the box office at boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org, or call (813) 922-8167 to reserve tickets for children under 4.)

Mar
4
Sat
CARROLLWOODSTOCK ’17
Mar 4 all-day

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A day-long music festival celebrating Carrollwood, featuring local bands, art vendors and local restaurants.  Sponsored by the Carrollwood Village HOAs.

COMING SOON: Vendor Information / Band Information

Entertainment Schedule

2-2:45 pm / Avenue 43

4-4:45 pm / Troy Youngblood and The Soulfish

5-6:15 pm / The Jonnie Morgan Band

Avenue 43

Avenue 43

Troy Youngblood and the Soulfish

Troy Youngblood and the Soulfish

 

 

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The Jonnie Morgan Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in getting involved in Carrollwoodstock, email Aaron Washington at aaron@carrollwoodcenter.org. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, email Todd Dunkle at todd@carrollwoodcenter.org.


Presented by

Carrollwood Village HOAs

 

Mar
11
Sat
NORTH TAMPA MARKET at the Carrollwood Cultural Center
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Outside Grounds

NTM 4X6 FLYER 2015

Mar
17
Fri
NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Written by Katherine DiSavino

Presented by MAS  Theatre

Directed by Tim Guerrieri

Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area!

Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested – or worse! – evicted?

Nana’s Naughty Knickers is being produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Image provided courtesy of Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Paradise, Pennsylvania.

ADVANCED TICKETS: $15 member / $19 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $17 member / $21 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.