As the summer draws to a close, get ready to hang up your swimsuit and grab your tissues for a fun season at the Annie Russell Theatre where you are sure to experience a lot of laughter and, let us face it, some tears.
This season’s lineup is a particularly exciting one that features everything from delirious junkies to a certain iconic meddler. It all starts on September 25. Here is what you can expect to see:
September 25 – October 3
What happens when two young star-crossed lovers get involved with marijuana? In the cult propaganda film Reefer Madness, the consequences range from hallucinations to murder—consequences which are also highlighted in the musical version of the same name. The folks at the Annie Russell Theatre are bringing this comical play to the stage for your viewing pleasure starting on September 25. This is a show you really do not want to miss! (Just do not bring any kids… or your grandma).
November 13 – November 21
Broadway actor John Christopher Jones is returning to Winter Park to direct this French comedy classic that dates back to 1664. Centering on Tartuffe, our villain, who tricks a man into giving up his home—and even his daughter—this play explores some of the hypocrisy in religion, which resulted in its initial ban from stages across France. Come see this legendary story beginning on November 13.
February 12 – February 20
Expecting Isabel, the brainchild of actress and award-winning playwright Lisa Loomer, provides a silly yet heartfelt story about an older couple struggling to jump on the parenthood bandwagon. Beginning on February 12, spend an evening following their journey and experiencing the emotional rollercoaster that is marriage.
April 15 – April 23
There is not much to be said about this classic romantic comedy that follows a determined matchmaker who sets her sights on a rich widower. If you have not seen it, you can look forward to plenty of laughs and heartwarming tunes. Everyone else will experience a show unlike any other as they return to this magical story under the roof of the Annie Russell Theater beginning April 15.