Carrollwood Cultural Center strives to make a positive impact on local youth by featuring a number of interactive children’s theatre performances throughout the year. Educational themes are woven throughout kid-friendly, entertaining shows to create a positive and enriching experience for the whole family.
The Three Little Circus Pigs with A.C.T. for Youth
Friday, September 25 • 7 pm
Come one, come all to The Crackling Brothers, Boarnum & Pigfeats Circus. In this comic retelling of the traditional story, The Three Little Pigs, it’s The Big Bad Wolf who just might turn out to be the hero!
The Tortoise & The Hare: The Musical with A.C.T. for Youth
Tuesday, September 29 • 10:30 am
Wednesday, September 30 • 10:30 am
Aesop’s fable gets a fun updated twist in this musical with audience participation. Bunni Hare wins every race, so how will Thomas Tortoise compete? The famous sports reporter Howard Crow-sel will be there to call the “play by play” in this fantastic fable with an ANTI-BULLYING message.
Mr. Tommy’s Very Un-Scary Halloween Special
Sunday, October 11 • 2 pm
Join Mr. Tommy for a scare-free Halloween Party with monster hits and a jack-o-lantern full of fun! Come in costume…there will be treats!
Bananimagination with Shana Banana
Wednesday, October 14 • 10:30 am
Wednesday, October 14 • 11:45 am
What makes a great story? How can you put a LOT into the PLOT? “Bananimagination” is the term Shana Banana uses to describe the wonderful world of delving into your own creative mind to make (and enjoy) good stories. Using puppets and original songs, she introduces story elements such as plot, excitement, mystery, suspense, etc.
Our America with A.C.T. for Youth
Wednesday, November 18
• 10:30 am • 11:45 am
Multi-Cultural folktales and songs from the American experience are brought to life by Tall Tale heroes Mike Fink & Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. Included are stories from Asian-American, Latin-American and Native-American cultures, along with the history of the Underground Railroad.
The Brave Tin Solider with A.C.T. for Youth
Sunday, December 20 • 2 pm
The toy room comes to life in this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Steadfast Tin Soldier. A toy soldier with a damaged leg falls in love with a music box ballerina. He must overcome his limitations to save her from the Evil Renegade Rat, who wants her as his bride.
The Franzini Family Science Circus
Tuesday, January 26 • 10:30 am
Join Professor Franzini and Lippo the Clown again their action packed science show. Circus props, clowning, juggling, magic and more will turn this three-ring show into a science lesson!
Florida Treasures with A.C.T. for Youth
Wednesday, February 17 • 10:30 am
Thursday, February 18 • 10:30 am
When two tourists discover a treasure chest full of historical artifacts, they are magically transported back in time in a fun-filled journey through Florida’s history. Laugh and learn about Ponce De Leon, the settlement of Pensacola (Florida’s “Almost Oldest” city), the founding of St. Augustine, and the “Original” Pocahontas story.