Current & Upcoming Shows

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

2016-2017 Season

The Foreigner
September 23 – October 1, 2016
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The Foreigner is a modern-day farce in which an Englishman, Charlie, arrives as a mysterious stranger at a quaint bed and breakfast in rural Georgia. When Charlie pretends to only speak a foreign tongue, he overhears far too much—from the unexpected pregnancy of the minister’s fiancée to the sinister plans of a hillbilly. Winner of two Obie Awards, this staple of the American stage is a playful look at the fascination, fear, and falsehoods that separate us from each other.

Dates & Times

Friday, September 23 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 24 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 25 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 29 at 8 p.m.
Friday, September 30 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 1 at 8 p.m.

Written by Larry Shue
Directed by Thomas Ouellette

Upton Abbey: an improvised comedy of English manors
November 11 – 19, 2016
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In this improvised comedy inspired by the popular television series, the Annie stage becomes an English estate during World War I. It’s home to a cast of familiar types—upstairs nobility and downstairs staff–and you determine which characters will be featured on each installment. Will we follow the eldest daughter, Abigail, as she manages a slew of wealthy suitors? The scheming footman aching to climb the social ladder? The hapless kitchen maid trying not to burn yet another dish? Come enjoy a single performance or make plans to take in a few as no two “episodes” are the same.

Dates & Times

Friday, November 11 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 17 at 8 p.m.
Friday, November 18 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m.
Created and Directed by David Charles, with generous dramaturgical assistance from the Rollins College Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program

Upton Abbey is a parody of English period dramas and characters, and is not associated with or endorsed by Carnival Film & Television.

A Piece of My Heart
February 17 - 25, 2017
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A Piece of My Heart is a compelling drama based on the true stories of six women who served in the Vietnam War. Called “the most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation” by the Vietnam Veterans Association, this powerful piece portrays the lives of five nurses and a country western singer before, during, and after their deployment. Featuring the unforgettable music of the era, the play visits small town America, the bustling city of Saigon, and the stifling jungles of Vietnam in a breathtaking examination of the far-reaching costs of war.

Dates & Times

Friday, February 17 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 19 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, February 22 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 23 at 8 p.m.
Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 at 8 p.m.

Written by Shirley Lauro
Directed by Marianne DiQuattro

Urinetown, The Musical
April 21 - 29, 2017
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This irreverent winner of three Tony awards is set in a futuristic but not-so-unrecognizable society in which water is scarce and private facilities are banned. Residents must pay a fee to a price-gouging megacorporation each time they use the bathroom. Poking fun at corporate greed, bureaucracy, and Broadway musicals, this hilarious satire tells the story of revolution incited by one hero who decides it’s not “a privilege to pee”!

Dates & Times

Friday, April 21 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 23 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m.
Friday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m.

Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Directed by Missy Barnes
Music Directed by Jason M. Bailey
Choreographer by Ellie Potts Barrett

Annie Russell Theatre

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