Theater

Music department shines in ‘Crazy for You’

March 30, 2017

On Friday, March 24, members of the Rollins and Winter Park communities took their seats for the opening night of Crazy For You: A Gershwin Musical Revue, directed by Dr. Marisa Arzillo. After the band warmed up, the show began promptly at 7:30 p.m in Rollins’ own Tiedtke Concert Hall. Instead of performing the entire […]

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Women’s sacrifices in Vietnam showcased in “A Piece of my Heart”

February 23, 2017

I was present for the opening night of the current production of A Piece of My Heart, written by Shirley Lauro and directed by Marianne Diquattro. The show runs in the Annie Russell from February 17-25. As always, Rollins students receive one free ticket to performances at the Annie. Rather than telling the stories of […]

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Stars align for cast of ‘Constellations’

February 9, 2017

Constellations (directed by Kathleen Capdesuñer ’17) is the story of an ordinary British couple set in a universe of infinite possibilities. The third show in this year’s Second Stage Series, Constellations played at the Fred Stone Theater from February 1-4, 2017.  Constellations is not a show for the casual, inattentive viewer. Brianna Barrett ’19 and […]

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Mad Cow Theatre’s ‘1776’

October 6, 2016

1776: the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the birthing of America, and a musical. These three things came to life Sunday, September 25 as the Mad Cow Theatre in downtown Orlando continued their installment of 1776. In typical Mad Cow fashion, 1776 was a classic put on with a twist. In a depiction of […]

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Annie Russell opens season with ‘The Foreigner’

September 29, 2016

Wit and irony always leave a pleasant taste on one’s tongue, particularly when one’s tongue is named “Floppy.” Rollins’ recent rendition of The Foreigner was “remarkable.” This comedic play features a shy man named Charlie and his British friend Froggy, who leaves him at a Georgia bed-and-breakfast with the instructions for the others not to […]

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A powerful perspective on peace

November 11, 2015

On November 2 Rollins College hosted Nyaniso “Niso” Tutu-Burris for a “Conversation on Peace” in conjunction with Valencia College’s new Peace Three initiative. The event was held in the Bieberbach-Reed room in the Campus Center. It was sponsored by the Thomas P. Johnson Distiguished Scholars, Amnesty International, and the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. Granddaughter to […]

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Reefer Madness’ lights up Annie stage

September 30, 2015

Combining music, dance, love, murder, and marijuana into an on-stage musical may seem like a heavy task, but the Annie Russell Theatre did just that with their latest musical Reefer Madness.The musical, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance Missy Barnes, is a satire of the original 1936 film. “The goal of the […]

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Rollins Improv Players tackle hard-hitting topics

September 23, 2015

The Rollins Improv Players (better known as the RIP) base their performances on meaningful subjects that touch base with students and student organizations. One of their first shows during orientation touched on the minor and major struggles that first-year students face as they transition into college. Sponsored and promoted by the Lucy Cross Center, Miss […]

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“Machinal” filled with emotion, loss

February 20, 2015

David Charles, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Rollins College, likes to pursue projects that push him out of his comfort zone. “Machinal,” he says, “as an expressionistic piece, certainly fits that bill.” Machinal, written by American playwright Sophie Treadwell, is based on the true story of an executed murderer, Ruth Snyder. […]

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Play offers contemporary reading of Whitman

November 19, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre Company’s unique performance of  I and You by playwright Lauren Gunderson provides a unique perspective on love through December 14. The bed is the first thing one will notice when he or she walks into the small, intimate black box theater. The bed continues to pull attention throughout the entirety of Mad Cow […]

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