Shows for Kids

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. (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.)


Shana BananaShana Banana’s Pajama Pizza Party

Friday, June 24 • 7 pm

It’s a Pajama Party! Just because it’s bedtime doesn’t mean it’s time to be quiet…at least not at first! There’s just too much dancing, singing, and more to be done while brushing your teeth, taking a bath, putting on your “jammin’” jammies, telling stories and singing songs!

A slice of pizza is included with your ticket…and don’t forget to wear your jammies!

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Florida Treasures with ACT YouthFlorida Treasures: A Viva Florida History Exploration

Wednesday, August 31 • 10:30 am

Thursday, September 1 • 10:30 am

When 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. STUDY GUIDE

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Mysterious Mona LisaMysterious Mona Lisa

Tuesday, September 20 • 10:30 am

Wednesday, September 21 • 10:30 am

No one knows for certain the identity of the mysterious smiling woman in the world’s most famous painting, but an art student is about to find some clues as she travels back in time. Presented by A.C.T. for Youth. STUDY GUIDE

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Rockin Red Riding HoodRockin’ Red Riding Hood

Tuesday, October 25 • 10:30 am

Wednesday, October 26 • 10:30 am

Rock along with Little Red, Grandma, Jack Lumber, and B.B. Wolf as the traditional story of Little Red Riding Hood is updated in this rock musical. Presented by A.C.T. for Youth.

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Shana BananaShana Banana’s Bananimagination

Tuesday, November 15 • 10:30 am

Tuesday, November 15 • 11:45 am

Banaimagination is Shana’s term to describe the whimsical and wonderful work of storytelling. Using original songs, Shana Banana introduces the elements of plot, excitement, mystery, silliness and adventure.

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Franzini PhotoFranzini Family Science Circus

Tuesday, January 24 • 10:30 am

Wednesday, January 25 • 10:30 am

Join 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.

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The Three Little Circus Pigs - ACT YouthThe Three Little Circus Pigs

Tuesday, February 21 • 10:30 am

Wednesday, February 22 • 10:30 am

Step 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

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The Tortoise & The Hare - ACT YouthThe Tortoise & The Hare: The Musical

Tuesday, April 4 • 10:30 am

Wednesday, April 5 • 10:30 am

If Bunni Hare wins every race, how will Thomas Tortoise ever compete? Aesop’s fable gets a fun updated twist in this musical with audience participation. Presented by A.C.T. for Youth. STUDY GUIDE

INFO/TICKETS coming soon.