2020 Season

The 2020 Season! Our 83rd Year!


Arsenic & Old Lace, directed by Laura Brewster, February 7-16th

The Best of Everything, directed by Marirene Vigil, March 27-28, April 3-5

Aida, directed by Doug Levy, May 22-31

Aladdin, Jr. (YPAW), July 16-19

Beyond the Horizon, directed by Ashley and Jonathan Bertschinger, September 4-13

The Hunt (11th Annual Haunted House), directed by Nathan Gibbs and Kevin Combs, October 22-24, 30-31


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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Some updates for the Playhouse due to COVID-19

I have been putting this off.. I didn't want to type it, I didn't want to say it, and I hate absolutely hate that I am having to!!

Some updates for the Playhouse due to COVID-19....

* We had to cancel our second show of the season, The Best of Everything directed by Mari Pankratz, the cast and crew was above ready to get this show on the road, and it was cancelled. (Maybe next season, it could be our season opener.....Heart Breaking!! 💔💔💔

* Aida was in full swing with having just cast their show and having script pick up and getting their rehearsal schedule in full swing, just to have their show postponed until September.** once the COVID-19 is put behind us, their rehearsals will start all over!!!! Stupid COVID-19..

*Beyond the Horizon may also be a next season show**

* This last one kills me, with the unknown of where this is going, the predictions of when the worst will hit, the having to let people know, the cancellation of school, we are sad to say that we will not be doing our Youth Performing Arts Workshop this summer... it is with absolute sadness that I even have to write this...** we will be back next season for another Epic children's show!!!!

Thank you for all the support you have shown us during this season!! We will kick it off right in September with Aida directed by Doug Levy! Followed by our annual haunted house that is guaranteed to scare the living terror out of you directed by Nathan Gibbs (Yay!! He is back with us), then to close out the year with The Trial of Ebenezer directed by Christie Harkness and Tammy Dayley!!!!

Stay Safe and Social Distance Yourself!!!

Your Isolated President,
Carey Lindner!!!! 💜

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Best of Everything cancellation

Dear Playhouse patrons,

With New Mexicans being urged to stay home due to the COVID-19 virus it is with a heavy heart that we have made the hard decision that The Best of Everything will not be performed.

As of right now (March 17), no changes have been made to any other shows. We will update them accordingly over the next few weeks/months if needed based on what the current public health guidelines are at those times. Please look to our Facebook page and website for further updates.

If you have any questions please email us at communityplayersofhobbs@gmail.com

Sunday, March 15, 2020

AIDA cast list

The crew would like to congratulate the cast of Aida! Thanks to all who came out and auditioned for this fabulous show!

Now, the...... moment....... you........ have....... all....... been....... waiting...... for...........

Aida Cast
Aida - Misty Hall
Amneris – Erin Anderson
Radames – Clint Young
Mereb – Esai Rivera
Zoser – Leigh Melton
Pharaoh – Steve Anderson
Nehebka – Andrika Ruiz
Amonasro – Hunt Jeramartin
Guards – Eric Taylor, Josh Abney
Ministers – Isaac Baldwin, Carl Zepeda
Palace Women – Taylor Marler, Erica Armstrong, Lucy Acosta, Tiffani Stuber
Nubian Man – Deion Crenshaw
Nubian Woman - Alexa Morales
Ensemble – Elizabeth Howell, Brittany Parsons, Destiny Windham, Gabrielle Payne, Iverion Pullam, Chloe Lee, Olivia Townsend, Lizabeth McBee, Lucy Acosta

First rehearsal will be Monday, March 16 at 7:00 pm at the Center for the Arts

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Best of Everything CAST LIST!


We would like to congratulate the cast for 

"The Best of Everything!" 
It was an incredibly tough decision, and I am so thankful for everyone that came out to audition. 
I will notify you when our first read through will be, HOWEVER, please be there Sunday afternoon to help strike set for the current show "Arsenic & Old Lace." 

Congrats!

Caroline Bender - Destiny Windham
April Morrison - Claudia Acosta
Gregg Adams - Hollye Shearer
Mary Agnus Russo - Dallas Jenkins
Amanda Farrow - Erin Anderson
Brenda Zaleski - Katie Appling
Eddie Harris - Eric Taylor
Mike Rice/Mr. Shalimar - James Chad Collins
David Wilder Savage/ Ronnie Wood - Esai Rivera Ramos

So, so excited to get this show started!
See you Sunday for set strike! :)

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Board meeting, season tickets and more!

Good evening Playhouse fans! 2020 season tickets are on sale now, get yours today and see all of our upcoming productions, starting with
Arsenic and Old Lace which opens Friday! Show dates are February 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 8:00 pm and February 16 at 2:00 pm. Get your tickets online for just $10.

There will be a board meeting Tuesday, February 4 at the Playhouse at 6:00 pm.

Auditions for our next show, “The Best of Everything,” directed by Marirene Vigil will be Monday and Tuesday February 10 & 11 at 7:00 at the Playhouse.

Season tickets:

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/packages.php?package_id=2352


Arsenic and Old Lace tickets:

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?event_id=8365

Monday, January 20, 2020

Tickets are now on sale for "Arsenic and Old Lace"!

Tickets are now on sale for "Arsenic and Old Lace"!


Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.

Arsenic & Old Lace
by: Joseph Kesselring
Directed by: Laura Brewster

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Arsenic and Old Lace CAST LIST!

Congratulations to the cast of Arsenic and Old Lace!!

Abby Brewster:  Sarah Hester
Martha Brewster: Christie Harkness
Mortimer Brewster:  Marcus Sparenberg
Teddy Brewster:  Matthew Blandin
Jonathan Brewster:  Bryan Rios
Dr. Einstein:  Miles Wiseman
Elaine Harper:  Destiny Windham
The Rev. Dr. Harper:  Steve Townsend
Officer Brophy:  Ronald Wallace
Officer O'Hara:  Esai Rivera Ramos
Lieutenant Rooney:  Robert Schumacher
Mr. Gibbs/Mr. Witherspoon:  Douglas Levy

First rehearsal is Monday, December 30 at 7:00 PM
Please contact Laura Brewster to pick up your script.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Tickets on sale for "Maid to Order"

Just in time for Cyber Monday, tickets are now on sale for "Maid to Order"!

Here’s a farce at its funny and frenetic best!  A wealthy widow, Marcy Malliger, is expecting her beau for dinner, which means she expects nothing less than perfection from her household staff.  Her disgusting son Gerald, who is 25 years old but still lives with his “mommy,” is attempting to put the moves on the maids, as usual.

Sarah, a recently hired maid, does her best to ignore his overtures so as not to lose her job.  That’s when her brother James shows up, looking for a place to hide.  He’s on the run from a loan shark who wants his money back, and certainly the mobster wouldn’t think to look for him at a mansion.  But wouldn’t you know, Ms. Malliger’s beau who comes for dinner is the loan shark?!

Bring in the cops, who think James is Gerald (and vice versa!), and the loan shark’s dim-witted daughter, who instantly falls head-over-heels for Gerald, and you’ve got all the ingredients for fantastic farce in just one hour!  Mistaken identities galore, a fast paced plot that picks up more speed as it goes and an extended chase scene involving well...just about everyone, will instantly make this fresh farce a favorite for cast, crew and audience alike!

Performances will be December 12-14 (8 PM), and December 15 (2 PM) and directed by Lucero Acosta.  All seats $10.  Click here for tickets!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Audition Notice! Arsenic & Old Lace

Arsenic & Old Lace
by: Joseph Kesselring
Directed by: Laura Brewster

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.

Audition Dates are December 16 & 17th at 7pm located at the Playhouse.
Casting is for 3w/11m

Hope to see you there!

2020 Season!

The Community Players of Hobbs is proud to present its 2020 season!

Arsenic & Old Lace
by: Joseph Kesselring
Directed by: Laura Brewster
Auditions TBA
Performances will be February 7-16

The Best of Everything
by: Julie Kramer
Directed by: Marirene Vigil
Auditions TBA
Performances will be March 27-28, April 3-5

Aida
Music by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Tim Rice
Book by: Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, David Henry Hwang
Directed by : Douglas Levy
Auditions TBA
Performances will be May 22-31

Youth Performing Arts Workshop production of
Disney's Aladdin JR. 
Music by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Chad Beguelin
Book by: Chad Beguelin
Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and directed & produced by Ron Clements & John Musker
Workshop starts June 8th-July 19th
Deadline for application is June 8th at 9:00am
Performances July 16-19

Beyond the Horizon
by: Eugene O'Neill
Directed by: Ashley & Jonathan Bertschinger
Auditions TBA
Performances will be September 4-13

The Hunt
11th Annual Haunted House
Directed by: Nathan Gibbs & Kevin Combs
Performance dates: October 22-34, 30-31

Christmas Slot TBA

Thank you to all of the directors that submitted for this 2020 season. A reminder that the 2019 Season Gala will be held on January 4, 2020 at the Lea County Event Center at 6:30. This will also be used as the January Board meeting and is open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Carl Busch 2020 Scholarship Applications Available Online

Applications for the Playhouse’s Carl Busch Scholarship are now available online. Applications must be submitted no later than 5pm, Sunday, December 15, 2019.

Please submit applications to:

Community Players of Hobbs Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 2153
Hobbs, NM, 88240

OR

Vice President Christie Harkness
(Email included in application forms).

If selected, you will be asked to attend the annual awards banquet held on
Saturday, January 4, 2020. Best of luck!

Applications can be found online in MS Word format:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WcbkYo4AEi513fQK_3AIVeCo8L9gyCd7/view?usp=sharing

or PDF:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RxkwFrjOEHdhoAP4pVnLAqjyZ_7DV4r6/view?usp=sharing