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.)


In the next 90 days…

(Visit our Calendar for more events.)

Aug
13
Sun
SQUADRON SPECTACULAR! A Superhero Show for Kids!
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm

squadronspectacularfontWhen the world’s greatest superheroes, “Squadron Spectacular,” travel to a far planet, their clubhouse is left in the responsible hands of teenage fan club president Billy Olsen. But what was supposed to be routine house-sitting turns into a global crisis when a giant meteor enters Earth’s atmosphere. Billy Olsen teams up with arch-super villain Inventor Invader to stop the meteor and save the planet!

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

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“Squadron Spectacular” is a show about science and drawing the human form. Students will learn about the scientific phenomena associated with different natural disasters and then make decisions about which member of “Squadron Spectacular” is best suited to respond to each problem. Following the instructions of onstage actors, students will be led through the process of drawing the human form to create accurate, proportioned superheroes.

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.)

Sep
19
Tue
FLORIDA TREASURES: A Viva Florida History Exploration
Sep 19 @ 10:30 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.

STUDY GUIDE

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.)

Sep
20
Wed
FLORIDA TREASURES: A Viva Florida History Exploration
Sep 20 @ 10:30 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.

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.)

Oct
4
Wed
FAIRY TALES GONE BANANAS with Shana Banana
Oct 4 @ 10:15 am

Shana BananaA Fairy Godmother who has a fit of sneezes? A not-so-evil dragon prince who wants to plant flowers? A vain and bullish beetle? An alligator and a dog who want to trade noses? A boy who jumps out of a giant peach? Step into Fairy Tale Land with not-so-classic characters who take children from America to Europe to Japan and beyond. With original songs, Shana Banana and the audience discover that fairy tales involve conflicting characters, magic, overcoming fears and other interesting elements to triumph and learn in some way. Complete with imagination, cultural awareness, and appreciation of individual and intercultural (and inter-species) similarities, this show will keep children entertained, moving, dancing, acting and singing.

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.)

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FAIRY TALES GONE BANANAS with Shana Banana
Oct 4 @ 11:45 am

Shana BananaA Fairy Godmother who has a fit of sneezes? A not-so-evil dragon prince who wants to plant flowers? A vain and bullish beetle? An alligator and a dog who want to trade noses? A boy who jumps out of a giant peach? Step into Fairy Tale Land with not-so-classic characters who take children from America to Europe to Japan and beyond. With original songs, Shana Banana and the audience discover that fairy tales involve conflicting characters, magic, overcoming fears and other interesting elements to triumph and learn in some way. Complete with imagination, cultural awareness, and appreciation of individual and intercultural (and inter-species) similarities, this show will keep children entertained, moving, dancing, acting and singing.

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.)

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Oct
15
Sun
MR. TOMMY’S Very Un-Scary Halloween Party
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Mr Tommy Pumpkin black backgroundJoin 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!

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.)

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Oct
17
Tue
ROCKIN’ RED RIDING HOOD
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am

Rockin Red Riding HoodRock 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

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.)

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Oct
18
Wed
ROCKIN’ RED RIDING HOOD
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am

Rockin Red Riding HoodRock 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

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.)

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Nov
8
Wed
THE SNOW QUEEN
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am

IMG_0211.258152741_stdHans Christian Andersen’s tale of adventure comes to life in this musical adaptation.  Gerda must save her friend, Kay, who has become enchanted and can see no good in the world.  Gerda seeks help from a talking (and singing) crow, the notorious (and comic) Robber Prince, and a Reindeer Herder (and her audience participant reindeer), as they try to save Kay from the mysterious Snow Queen.

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.)

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Nov
9
Thu
THE SNOW QUEEN
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am

IMG_0211.258152741_stdHans Christian Andersen’s tale of adventure comes to life in this musical adaptation.  Gerda must save her friend, Kay, who has become enchanted and can see no good in the world.  Gerda seeks help from a talking (and singing) crow, the notorious (and comic) Robber Prince, and a Reindeer Herder (and her audience participant reindeer), as they try to save Kay from the mysterious Snow Queen.

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.)

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Nov
18
Sat
TOUCH-A-TRUCK
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Touch a Truck LogoVROOOOOOM!

Kid Rule #6: “Don’t touch that!”

At Touch-a-Truck presented by the Carrollwood Village HOAs, kids can take that pesky rule and toss it out the passenger’s side window.  This event will give kids the opportunity to get their hands on some awesome trucks, blow the horn in a big rig, turn on the siren in a police car and honk the horn of a golf cart. 

Maybe we’ll even let some adults play with the buttons, too.

Another kind of truck to look for? The assortment of food trucks! 

Join us for this free event — a great addition to the community events presented by the Carrollwood Village HOAs.

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Carrollwood Village

Dec
17
Sun
THE SNOW QUEEN
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

IMG_0211.258152741_stdHans Christian Andersen’s tale of adventure comes to life in this musical adaptation.  Gerda must save her friend, Kay, who has become enchanted and can see no good in the world.  Gerda seeks help from a talking (and singing) crow, the notorious (and comic) Robber Prince, and a Reindeer Herder (and her audience participant reindeer), as they try to save Kay from the mysterious Snow Queen.

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.)

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Jan
10
Wed
FRANZINI FAMILY SCIENCE CIRCUS
Jan 10 @ 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.)

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Jan
11
Thu
FRANZINI FAMILY SCIENCE CIRCUS
Jan 11 @ 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.)

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Jan
24
Wed
HANS BRINKER & THE QUICK-SILVER ROCKET SKATES
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am

hansbrinkerpic300dpi_cropped.148185521Set in the future, this musical version of the classic children’s story follows Hans as he uses his engineering ingenuity to invent Rocket Skates to beat the clock and help his ailing mother. Songs like “Make The Connection” inspire audiences to find their own direction and become creative thinkers. A perfect show for S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) Initiatives.

STUDY GUIDE

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.)

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Jan
25
Thu
MYSTERIOUS MONA LISA
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am

Mysterious Mona LisaNo 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, & Mathematics) initiatives.

STUDY GUIDE

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.)

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Feb
6
Tue
CHICKEN LITTLE: A Musical Appalachian Jamboree
Feb 6 @ 10:30 am

IMG_0013.258161553_stdChicken Little may be small, but she has a big imagination.  Come along on her journey to warn everyone that “The Sky Is Falling!”  This original musical is filled with toe-tapping mountain music, live instruments, and lively comic characters.

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.)

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Feb
7
Wed
CHICKEN LITTLE: A Musical Appalachian Jamboree
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am

IMG_0013.258161553_stdChicken Little may be small, but she has a big imagination.  Come along on her journey to warn everyone that “The Sky Is Falling!”  This original musical is filled with toe-tapping mountain music, live instruments, and lively comic characters.

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.)

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Feb
15
Thu
FLIGHT!
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am

IMG_0212.258161907_stdMankind has always been fascinated with the skies, the stars, and reaching new heights.  FLIGHT! combines creative staging, original music and audience participation into a theatrical production that explores the stories of flight including the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, The US/Soviet “Space Race”, and NASA’s many accomplishments.  Audiences are encouraged to think about the future of flight, and perhaps be inspired to become pioneers reaching for the stars themselves.

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.)

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Feb
25
Sun
CHICKEN LITTLE: A Musical Appalachian Jamboree
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

IMG_0013.258161553_stdChicken Little may be small, but she has a big imagination.  Come along on her journey to warn everyone that “The Sky Is Falling!”  This original musical is filled with toe-tapping mountain music, live instruments, and lively comic characters.

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.)

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Feb
27
Tue
ONCE MY NAME WAS SARA
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am

saraBetty Grebenschikoff is a Holocaust survivor. She speaks about the hardships her family endured as the political climate in Germany changed. Friends turned against her and her family because they were Jewish. Her father paid bribes to get them out of Berlin four months before WWII. Now refugees, they traveled to Shanghai, which had an open-door policy to accept refugees, living in what became known as The Shanghai Ghetto. Betty speaks about the Holocaust and being a refugee followed by a question and answer session, bringing a contemporary insight to the issues the United States and other countries face in today’s worldwide refugee crisis.

An education opportunity for grades 7-12.

STUDY GUIDE

TICKETS: $8 members / $9 general admission

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May
12
Sat
A MOTHER’S DAY DANCE
May 12 @ 8:00 pm

By Flor4U (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: By Flor4U (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Carrollwood Jukebox Big Band will honor our favorite ladies…moms!

Take mom (or that special lady in your life) dancing with Carrollwood Jukebox – a live big band playing some of the most popular hip swivelin’, jump jivin’, swing dancin’, Latin lovin’, waltz and cha-cha steppin’, contemporary tunes of the 20th century! Swing Time of Tampa Bay will give free dance lessons to ticket holders starting at 6:30 p.m

Mom’s ticket is free! Please call or visit the box office to get mom’s ticket. Please hurry. Complimentary tickets are limited.

(This event is open to everyone, not just mom and her family.)

ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 general admission

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

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

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Jun
16
Sat
DADDY & DAUGHTER DANCE
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm

Daddy Daughter Dancing

She’s the apple of his eye.

He’s her hero.

Fathers and daughters are invited to celebrate Father’s Day with a special concert performance by the Carrollwood Jukebox Big Band – a live big band playing some of the most popular hip swivelin’, jump jivin’, swing dancin’, Latin lovin’, waltz and cha-cha steppin’, contemporary tunes of the 20th century! 

Swing Time of Tampa Bay will give free dance lessons to ticket holders starting at 4:30 p.m

Daughter’s ticket is free! Please call or visit the box office to get her ticket. Please hurry. Tickets are limited.

(This event is open to everyone, not just dad and his family.)

ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 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.

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