Annie Russell Theatre

Support The Annie

Make an investment in tomorrow's artists today.

Tomorrow's Artists

Your contribution allows us to provide the highest quality experiences for our young artists. To discuss your gift, call (407) 646-2253.


Tuition revenue, subscriptions, and ticket sales provide only a portion of our annual production budget. We depend on our generous donors to offer the highest quality productions, classroom spaces and equipment, and experiences for our young artists.

Ways to Give

If you are interested in making a gift to the Department of Theatre and Dance, contact Chelsea Hilend, Marketing and Box Office Manager, at (407) 646-2253. There are many ways to help:

  • Consider a financial contribution to our Friends of the Theatre fund. For your convenience, visit our online giving page.
  • Join the Annie Russell Theatre Guild, formed in 1998 to promote and support the Annie Russell Theatre and the students of the Department of Theatre and Dance. The Guild connects with our students through such traditions as the Closing Day Picnic and the annual Alpha Psi Omega dinner, as well as through grant-making and marketing activities.
  • Organize a group to see a show at the Annie. One of the most effective ways to make a difference is to fill Annie's house with enthusiastic theatre-goers!

Our Donors

The Annie itself was a gift from a dear friend to its namesake. That spirit of giving is carried on by our generous donors.

Angel ($10,000+)
Sally K. Albrecht '76
Annie Russell Theatre Guild
The Flaumenhaft Family
Martha M. Lacy in memory of William and Marian Lacy
Harriett Lake '67
Winifred M. Warden

Producer ($5,000+)
Finer Cuts Salon 
Jane A. Roeder '72

Director ($1,000+)
Dale Amlund
Bonnie '84 & Van Church, in loving memory of Dorothy Martin & Rispa Church
Seth A. Fonti '02
Sandi & Pete Goldish
In Memory of Ian Garriques
Peter & Leslie Aufzien ‘78 Levine
The Rotary Club of Winter Park

Lead Actor ($250+)
Nicholas Damiano ‘16 in honor of Helene Kowalski
Paul and Molly Flory
Cary C. Fuller '65
Steven & Elaine Hale
Jay & Peggy Honeycutt
Clyde & Muffet Hughes P’19
Whitney A. Morse '04
Victoria W. Nagle
David V. Patrick '77 & Thomas E. Tryon
Jon Ramer ‘99
Ronald T. Hirsch & Betty L. Reid '87MBA
Steven G. Schott '76
Jay Yellen & Elizabeth Maupin

Ensemble ($100+)
Stephen Fredrick Campbell
Susanna H. Cox
Caroline Sandlin Fullerton '40
Linda & Larry Heinl
John Ingram & Barbara Sills
Edward Jasperson
Andrew Trotter '04 & Emily Jones
William V., III '68 & Suzanne Stonewater '65 Lawrence
Linda & Robert Maraio
Jim & Cynthia Milligan
Drs. Shari & Stan Sujka
Eugene C., II '65 & Barbara Sullivan
Andrew Trotter '04 & Emily Jones
Melody Ward
Jonathan Weiss
Rizwan Zaman

Cameo ($10+)
Richard Aldinger
John & Linda Allen
Phil & Jennifer D. Anderson
Taide S. Carpenter
Michael A. '93MBA & Jennifer L. Coleman
Norma English
Lee D. Goldring
Mark Grayson
Francesca & Mark Gronowski P'20
Mary Holloway
Cameron Honeycutt '21
Jill R. Jordan
Jonathan & Lori Dennis '00 Katz
Ann Kelly
Johnny McDaniel
Kyle S. Meyer '00MBA & Vicki H. Meyer
Frank R. & Evelyn Pisaro
Norman Singletary
Frances B. Spears
Ronald D. & Lynda B. Strickler
Dana Thomas
Brenna Tourigny
Nancy C. Weinsier

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We are grateful for our 12 Angry Jurors reception catering sponsor, Hunger Street Tacos

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And huge thanks to our Avenue Q reception catering sponsor, Roque Pub!