Theatre Arts

April 13, 2016

5 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Explore our favorite fun facts about the iconic musical, which closes out the Annie Russell Theatre’s 83rd season from April 15 – 23.

Kathleen Capdesuner in front of a poster for a Broadway play.

December 04, 2018

A Tough Act to Follow

A year after graduating from Rollins, Kathleen Capdesuner ’17 followed a prestigious directing fellowship to New York City, where she’s helping direct Hollywood heavyweights at the Big Apple’s largest nonprofit theater.

Rendering of Rollins’ Tiedtke Theatre & Dance Centre

November 10, 2021

First Look: Tiedtke Theatre & Dance Centre

Rollins breaks ground in November on a new theater and dance center, further cementing the College’s role as a leader in performing arts education.

February 21, 2013

From Rollins to Hollywood

Oscar-nominated actor and star of Hitchock’s Psycho, Anthony Perkins ’54 hitchhiked from Rollins to Hollywood to land his first role.

Ellie Rushing ’19 with her Career Champion Ann Marie Varga ’82 ’12MHR.

June 01, 2019

Increasing Connections

Behind the scenes of the second cohort of Career Champions, the Rollins mentorship program that empowers alumni to champion the next generation of leaders.

Beth Lincks ’75 in the Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College.

October 30, 2018

Dramatic Drive

Decorated playwright Beth Lincks ’75 traces her success to lessons learned both on and off the stage as a Rollins theater major.

Tiara Ashurst ’23

September 28, 2021

Colleagues in Curiosity

Each summer, Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program pairs enterprising students with expert faculty to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges. Explore a few of this year’s standout projects.

July 07, 2020

Goings Establish $1 Million Endowed Scholarship

Created in memory of Miles Porcaro, the scholarship is designed for students who have either a military background or interest in music, art, or theater.

David Charles and his theatre students performing an improv play in the Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins.

October 28, 2019

Spontaneous Preparation

It sounds counterintuitive, but 14 Rollins students spent the summer researching how best to stage an improvised play.

Rollins students perform at the Annie Russell Theatre.

September 11, 2018

Rollins Ranked Among Nation’s Top 25 Theater Programs

OnStage has ranked Rollins one of the top 25 BA theater programs in the country and the No. 1 program in Florida.

October 29, 2019

The Artrepreneurs

Armed with arts degrees, these Rollins grads have harnessed their creative passions to launch successful businesses in everything from organic spirits to footwear.

October 30, 2018

Dramatic Drive

Decorated playwright Beth Lincks ’75 traces her success to lessons learned both on and off the stage as a Rollins theater major.

Christopher Fitzgerald ’95 in the Broadway production of Waitress.

September 15, 2014

Christopher Fitzgerald ’95 Makes Broadway History

The Rollins theater alum is the first actor to play both male leads in Chicago.

Maggie Delgado ’75

June 24, 2016

The Perfect Fit

Looking back on a dream career that blended a love of art and theater, award-winning costume designer Maggie Delgado ’75 found the ideal mix of motherhood and showbiz.

June 14, 2021

Rollins Receives $3 Million Grant for New Theater and Dance Facility

The Florida Charities Foundation has pledged a generous gift to make Rollins’ new theater and dance facility a reality.

August 23, 2018

Annie Russell Theatre Announces 2018–19 Season

The Annie Russell Theatre’s 86th season—from Twelve Angry Jurors to Sweet Charity—is sure to bring laughs and tears alike.

Joseph Nassif

November 28, 2018

In Memory: Joseph Nassif

Beloved teacher, director, and producer Joe Nassif ushered in an era of growth and success for Rollins’ theatre department.


Comedian and Rollins Alumnus Janis Hirsch ’72

November 05, 2014

Tales of a Female Comedy Writer

Janis Hirsch ’72 has worked with Bill Murray, been fired from the same gig as Larry David, and written and produced award-winning shows like Murphy Brown, Frasier, and Will & Grace.

October 24, 2014

How to Use Improv in Everyday Life

Theater Professor David Charles has no doubt about the benefits of this unpredictable art and he shares how you can use improv tactics in everyday life.


June 26, 2019

What I’ve Learned: Sally Albrecht ’76

The music and theater double major reflects on a prolific career in choral music and her commitment to the next generation of performing artists at Rollins.

Courtney Reynolds ’03, Eddie Fernandez ’03 ’04MBA, and Dr. Anjali Vyas ’04

October 22, 2020

Rollins Grads Honored as Orlando’s 40 Under 40

For their leadership and commitment to community, two Rollins alumni have been recognized by the Orlando Business Journal in its annual 40 Under 40 Awards.