Theater

‘The Humans’ makes Orlando debut at the Annie

October 10, 2019

The Annie Russell Theatre debuted a spectacular production of “The Humans,” a feat possible due to the talented student cast and brilliant set design that brought the script to life. “The Humans” is not just a play about a typical family get-together—or maybe it is. The Tony-award winning one-act grapples with the issues plaguing the […]

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Hurricane forces plays into time-crunch

September 19, 2019

For some, Hurricane Dorian meant a week free of classes, but for students and faculty working on the Department of Theatre & Dance’s fall productions, the storm caused major setbacks. The department is now in a race against time to prepare for its first two shows of the season: “The Humans” and “Bakersfield Mist.”  Not […]

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Blackbox theater delayed until 2021

September 19, 2019

Rollins students now have to wait at least two years for a permanent blackbox theater. After budgeting restrictions derailed the project’s progress, the expected completion date for the new Fred Stone Theatre changed from early 2020 to the fall of 2021.  Issues with the construction of the new theater arose before the project began. The […]

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The Annie previews its 2019-2020 season

September 12, 2019

Written by Ariana Cardenas This season, the Annie Russell Theatre will present “The Humans,” “Private Lies,” “The Good Person of Setzuan,” and “Mamma Mia!” The diverse group of directors is excited for this year’s line-up and looking forward to the shows’ intricate plots, tones, and themes. “The Humans,” a one-act play that was a finalist […]

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Fred Stone Theater plans in action

February 20, 2019

Construction of the new Fred Stone Theater will begin this summer.  The new black box theater will include many more features compared to the one-room space it used to be, increasing five times in size, according to Scott Bitikofer, assistant vice president of Facilities Services. The building is projected to be completed by the start […]

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Review: Students shine in ‘John Proctor is the Villain’ debut

February 20, 2019

If John Proctor is the villain, then the actors are the heroes.  The Annie Russell Theater actors dove headfirst into their debut of “John Proctor is the Villain,” bringing the challenging new piece to life.  In collaboration with the Farm Theater in New York, the Annie Russell Theatre company tells the story of a tumultuous […]

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New play explores theatrical classic in #MeToo era

February 6, 2019

The Annie Russell Theatre’s upcoming play, “John Proctor is the Villain,” explores the nuances of young women living amidst the #MeToo movement. According to the Annie Russell’s roster of upcoming shows, the play takes place in a small town in Appalachian Georgia where a high school English class dives into Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” a […]

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Review: Cast’s chemistry breathes life into ‘Avenue Q’

November 28, 2018

The Annie Russell Theater’s “Avenue Q” opened with a bang as the powerhouse cast and crew synergistically came together to put on a hilarious and heartfelt satire.  With the arrival of recent college grad Princeton, played by Colin Flaumenhaft ‘22, Avenue Q and its motley crew of residents struggle to get along and fulfill their […]

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Annie Russell stages a delightfully vulgar puppet musical

November 14, 2018

The Annie Russell Theatre’s upcoming play “Avenue Q,” which is the cousin of Sesame Street, may take you back to your childhood roots at first. However, this satirical musical uses puppets and songs to tackle taboo subjects like sex, relationships, and racism.  Toting Tony awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best […]

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“Twelve Angry Jurors” is still relevant today

October 3, 2018

The reliability of facts, impact of implicit biases, and necessity to question surface appearances are all confronted onstage by Annie Russell Theatre’s “Twelve Angry Jurors.” Captivating, compelling, and tense, this production remains faithful to the tone and message of Reginald Rose’s 1954 television movie, while adding more nuanced layers through directors’ adaptations. Ultimately, the dynamic […]

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