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.)


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. This original play explores the art, science and music of the original “Renaissance Man”, Leonardo Da Vinci.  Perfect for S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) initiatives. Presented by A.C.T. for Youth. STUDY GUIDE


Mr Tommy Pumpkin black backgroundMr. Tommy’s Very Un-scary Halloween Party

Sunday, October 9 • 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!

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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. STUDY GUIDE

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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. STUDY GUIDE

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MrTommyBluePaintMr. Tommy’s Rockin’ Robot Reindeer Holiday

Sunday, December 18 • 2 pm

What happens when Santa’s reindeer all come down with a case of the Silly Flying Flu? Join Mr. Tommy for a rockin’ holiday concert celebration filled with classic children’s songs and a few surprises, too!

A glass of milk and cookies are included with your ticket!

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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. STUDY GUIDE

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Tampa By NightlifeThe Tampa Sound

Wednesday, February 15  • 10:30 am

Thursday, February 16 • 10:30 am

An interactive live musical review of the history of jazz in Tampa and the musical development, sound, and famous performers involved in this unique sound. Students will learn about the various types of music genres that were the base of the Tampa Sound, and the famous musicians who helped form it. Musicians discussed will include Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Hank Ballard, James Brown, brothers Nate and Cannonball Adderley, and Tampa community leaders Andre and Moses White. Music will be performed by The Jazz Directions.

Students who have learned the blues selection in the study guide will perform with The Jazz Directions.

This program is presented as part of the Arts in Education Program, which is funded and jointly sponsored by the Hillsborough County Public Schools and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County.

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To purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at (813) 922-8167, or email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org.


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

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