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!

Wish List

We are delighted to announce the following wishes were fulfilled in the 2017/2018 academic year:

  • Master class from Jeremy Morse, currently playing "Ogie" in the national touring production of Waitress. 
  • Scholarship assistance for senior students to pursue work after graduation, including interviews and auditions at the Southeastern Theatre Conference and at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference.
  • A group of students received financial support to travel to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, where they produced their own immersive show.
  • We're getting a new Theatre and Dance Complex! Our new complex will include a new Fred Stone Blackbox Theatre, a dance studio, and a costume studio, and will incorporate the most up-to-date theatre technology available. 

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 
Director ($1,000+)
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
Pamela L. Lewis '67
The Rotary Club of Winter Park

Lead Actor ($250+)
The Crump Family
Nicholas Damiano ‘16 in honor of Helene Kowalski
Christopher Goutman & Marcia B. McCabe '77
Steven & Elaine Hale
Ron Hirsch & Betty Reid ’87MBA
Clyde & Muffet Hughes P’19
James and Angela B. Markus '81
Benjamin A. Morrison '66
David Patrick ‘77 & Thomas Tryon
David M. Piatt
Jon Ramer ‘99
The Walt Disney Company Foundation
Tess Wise
Jay Yellen & Elizabeth Maupin

Ensemble ($100+)
Alexander '73 & Jennifer Calder
Paul & Sharon Conway
Kathy K. Cressey '90MBA
Paul & Molly Flory
Clive Frazier
Caroline Sandlin Fullerton ‘40
John Ingram & Barbara Sills
Russell & Lisa Malo ’93 Lockwood
Linda & Robert Maraio
Edward E. Maxcy '66
Jim & Cynthia Milligan
Drs. Shari & Stan Sujka
Andrew Trotter '04 & Emily Jones
Richard & Linda Peterson '64 Warren
George H. Winter

Cameo ($10+)
Richard Aldinger
Phil & Jennifer D. Anderson
Paul Arnold
Diane Darnall
Norma English
Andy Forges
Lee D. Goldring
Mark Grayson
Francesca & Mark Gronowski P'20
William J. Healy '81
Cameron Honeycutt '21
Jonathan & Lori Dennis '00 Katz
Carolyn Kingsley
Patricia A. Nurkiewicz '94
Harry and Marie Schwab
Frances B. Spears
Nancy Weinsier

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And we are grateful for our The Women of Lockerbie reception catering sponsor, Rogue Pub!