Annie Russell Theatre

Current & Upcoming Shows

Learn more about current and upcoming shows at the Annie Russell Theatre, including show summaries, dates, and times.

2018-2019 Season

Twelve Angry Jurors

Twelve Angry Jurors

September 28 - October 6, 2018

The year is 1957 and a teenager just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. If convicted, he'll face the death penalty. It seems like an open-and-shut case, until one juror refuses to agree to a guilty verdict. Locked in the sweltering deliberation room, twelve strangers reconsider the evidence. This beautifully-crafted, mature piece of dramatic literature brings together complex characters to determine the fate of a young man.

Dates & Times

Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 29 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 30 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 4 at 8 p.m.
Friday, October 5 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 6 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 6 at 8 p.m.

Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
Based on the movie by Reginald Rose
Directed by Thomas Ouellette

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

November 16 – December 1, 2018

Avenue Q tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment (all the way out on Avenue Q). With hilarious lyrics, a delightfully catchy score, and puppets like you've never seen them before, Princeton and his new friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their purpose in life. Avenue Q won the Tony "Triple Crown" in 2004: Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book. Don't let the puppets fool you. This one isn't for the kids, and is intended for mature audiences only. 

Dates & Times

Friday, November 16 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, November 28 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 29 at 8 p.m.
Friday, November 30 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 at 8 p.m.

Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Tim Williams
Music Direction by Jason M. Bailey

a new play

a new play

February 15 – 23, 2019

Each year, The Farm Theater in New York City partners with three colleges to commission a playwright who works alongside students on a world premiere script inspired by current events. Rollins is proud to join Centre College and Furman University in presenting Kimberly Belflower's timely and important new play. Belflower will explore the Me Too movement, which has exposed systemic issues of sexual violence and harassment by empowering women worldwide to break their silence.

Dates & Times

Friday, February 15 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 21 at 8 p.m.
Friday, February 22 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 23 at 8 p.m.

Written for Rollins College in collaboration with The Farm Theater
By Kimberly Belflower
Directed by David Charles

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

April 19 – 27, 2019

Sweet Charity follows the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. The groovy sixties score includes such memorable numbers as “Big Spender” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” Originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity showcases all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of life in the Big City through the eyes of an irrepressible optimist.

Dates & Times

Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 21 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m.
Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m.

Book by Neil Simon
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Directed by Missy Barnes
Music Direction by Jason M. Bailey
Choreography by Robin Gerchman

Annie Russell Theatre

Annie Russell Theatre
Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave. – 2735
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2145
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