2014 Season

The 2014 Season

"The Jury (aka 12 Angry Men)" directed by Mary Lyle February 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15

"The Dixie Swim Club" directed by Robert Schumacher March 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22

“The Secret Garden” directed by Nathan R. Miles, music director Ronnie Gray May 29, 30, 31, June 1 & June 5, 6, 7, 8

"The Music Man, Jr.” (Youth Performing Arts Workshop) directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray July 17, 18, 19, 20

"Butterflies Are Free" directed by Jonathan Bertschinger September 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13

Haunted House October 23-26 and October 30-November 1

“A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol” directed by Carey Lindner December 11, 12, 13, 14

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time to set the 2015 Season!

From Monica:

Good evening, Playhouse community:

The time has come to review the submitted show proposals and set the 2015 Playhouse season and we couldn't be more excited!

The artistic board will be meeting on Sunday, November 23, at 6:30 P.M. at President Sandy Goad's house, 2638 N. Jade, in Hobbs, to discuss the submissions. If you are interested in participating in the selection process, please contact Sandy (390-5397) or Leigh (318-9311), or reply to this post.

Remember, the "community" in Community Playhouse means you!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Mexico Junior College "Other Desert Cities"

From our friends at New Mexico Junior College Theatre Department:

This Thursday the family drama "Other Desert Cities" opens at New Mexico Junior College. The cast and crew of this show would like to honor the memory of Briana Schneider, a veteran of both the Playhouse and NMJC stage.

Tickets are now on sale online (click here); show dates are November 13-15th and 20-22nd (all shows 8 PM) at NMJC's Watson Hall theatre. Admission is $5 (NMJC students/faculty/staff free).

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Haunted House and Christmas Cast List

First of all, the Haunted House opens tonight.  You don't want to miss the best haunt in Hobbs!!!

This year, the inmates have taken over the InsaYne Asylum! Come out and be terrified by Hobbs' scariest haunt, in its 5th year as the top haunt in Hobbs!

Dates are October 23-26th and October 30-November 1. The haunt starts at 7 pm each night, and runs until 11 pm (Thursday and Sunday) and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. 

Admission is $10.

Second, congrats to the cast and crew of A Fairytale Christmas Carol!!

A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol
Cast List

I would like to say thank you to everyone who auditioned.  Everyone did such an amazing job.  Our first rehearsal is Monday, October 27th at 6:30 pm at Western Heritage Museum.  We will be doing a read through and begin costume sizing.  

Mother Goose              Sandy Goad
Big Bad Wolf              Daniel Russell
Phillip Charming          Nathan Gibbs
Bale                              Bethany Thornton
Twig                             Lara Harkness
Brick                             Tiffani Stuber
Jack                               Jordan Emig
Cinderella Charming     Erin Gibbs
Gretel Charming           Addison Smith
Hansel Charming          Tyler Dayley
Tabitha Charming         Venice Sylvas
Jacob Midas                  Markus Benavidez
Meriwether                    Tynesha Gamble and Christie Harkness
Little Bo Peep                Zoey Salazar
Humpty Dumpty            Emma Gibbs
Little Wolf                      Noah Salazar
Fan                                 Jacqueline Thornell
Fezziwig                        Chad Collins
Elf                                  Samantha Mason
Medium Wolf                Miles Wiseman
Goldilocks                     Tiffany Garcia
Old King Cole               Ronnie Gray
Snow White                   Ashton Hayes
Rumpelstiltskin              Skyler Berdoza
Miss Muffett                  Sarah Hester
Peter Piper                     Israel Telles
Mary                              Erica Armstrong
Queen of Hearts             Erin Anderson
Black Sheep                   Mallory King
School Girl                     Kaytlyn Grimes
Dickens Characters         Serenity Fuller, Kayelynn McBeth, Chloe Head, Jessica Cavazos

Stage Manager                          Tammy Dayley
Assistant Stage Manager           Tresor Berdoza

Lightning Operator                   Eric Taylor

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Are you ready for the 5th annual Haunted House?

This year, the inmates have taken over the InsaYne Asylum! Come out and be terrified by Hobbs' scariest haunt, in its 5th year as the top haunt in Hobbs!

Dates are October 23-26th and October 30-November 1. The haunt starts at 7 pm each night, and runs until 11 pm (Thursday and Sunday) and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Admission is $10.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Audition Notice "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol"

Auditions Notice!!!

Christmas is coming to the Playhouse in the form of "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol," directed by Carey Lindner.
Auditions for this quirky holiday tale are set for Sunday and Monday, October 19 and 20, at 6:30P.M. at the Western Heritage Museum. This is a flexible cast of 20-30 males and females, ages 12-adult.
Show dates are December 11, 12, 13 and 14.

See you at auditions!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED!! Accepting submissions for the 2015 season

UPDATE: Deadline Extended!! We're extending the deadline...if you are interested in submitting a show to direct for the 2015 Season, you now have until Saturday, November 8th! The form for submitting a proposal is on our site (see below), or you can click here.

If you were procrastinating and the deadline caught you by surprise...procrastinate no more!

Greetings, Playhouse community,

The Community Players of Hobbs Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it is now accepting proposals for the 2015 season.

For those interested in directing in the upcoming season, I have attached a play proposal summary sheet; please fill it out entirely in as much detail as possible.  Submissions are due to Vice-president Leigh Melton on or before November 8th, 2014.  You may contact Leigh at 575-318-9311 or email him at bladez@valornet.com.  Once shows have been selected and the season is set, directors will be contacted with their show slot information.  If you have any questions regarding your submission or the process, please feel free to contact any board member at any time or reply to this email with your questions.

We at the Playhouse thank everyone for their support in continuing a 77-year tradition of bringing a wide variety of live theater productions to the community!

Monica Russell

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

UPDATED: Issues resolved! Online ticketing issue

UPDATE:  As of 2 PM 8/19/14 the issue with Authorize.net has been resolved, and ticket sales are back to normal.  Get your tickets now for "Butterflies Are Free"!

I have been informed by our ticketing agency that Authorize.net (a national company that processes credit card transactions, including for Tickets to the City, our ticketing service) is experiencing a nationwide outage.  It is affecting the ability to purchase tickets at this time.

Tickets to the City is monitoring the situation and will advise us as soon as it is resolved, at which time we will post a followup letting you know.

We apologize for any inconvenience.  Hopefully online sales will be back up very soon.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Tickets are on sale for "Butterflies Are Free"!

Tickets are now on sale for the romantic comedy "Butterflies Are Free"!

Loosely based on the life of attorney Harold Krents, the plot revolves around a Manhattan blind man whose controlling mother disapproves of his relationship with a free-spirited hippie. The title was inspired by a passage in Charles Dickens' "Bleak House": "I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies."

"Butterflies Are Free" is directed by Jonathan Bertschinger ("Line", "The Importance of Being Earnest"), and features Nicholas Pankratz, Denise Rusk, Debi Feltman, and Scott Hill.

Show dates are September 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, and 13th (8 PM) and September 7th (2 PM).  All seats are $10, and can be purchased online (click the ticket link on the left side of our website).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Full cast and crew for "Butterflies Are Free"

A followup to the casting announcement from 7/22/14...here is our full cast and crew for "Butterflies Are Free"!

"Butterflies Are Free"
Donald Baker… Nicholas Pankrantz
Jill Tanner… Denise Rusk
Mrs. Baker… Debi Feltman
Ralph Austin… Evan Witkowski

Director… Jonathan Bertschinger
Assistant Director… Ashley Sisson
Stage Manager… Marirene "Moof" Vigil
Costumes… Erica Armstrong
Media… Shoshana Howell
Music Consultant… Miles Wiseman

Pre Show Entertainment… Tristan Payne, Jamie Chagolla, Evan Witkowski

Stage and Construction Crew…Eric Taylor, Isreal Telles, Chad Collins, Scott Hill, Ron Gunther

Paint Crew…Erin Gibbs, Karren Widman, Nikka Sylvas, Taylor Marler, Sidnee Smith, Lara Harkness, Gabriella Sanchez, Bethany Thorton, Kyla Marshall, Tiffani Stuber

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Audition notice "Butterflies are Free"

The Community Players of Hobbs would like to invite local area talent to audition for their upcoming production of "Butterflies Are Free".  Casting is for two men and two women.  The auditions are set for the 21st and 22nd of July and will begin at 7 PM.

The play centers around a young blind musician who moves to New York pursue his career and falls in love with the girl next door. The play also includes his overprotective mother, played by Eileen Heckart in the 1972 film version, who won an Academy Award for her interpretation of the role. There is also a second male role of Ralf Austin, a local Off-Broadway director.

Male auditioners are encouraged, not required, to display their musical talent with guitar or other.

Also included are the monologues that will be used for the audition. Memorization is not required, but it would not hurt potential actors to familiarize themselves with the material before the audition.

Monologues can be found by clicking here.

Additionally, any local area artists are also encouraged to stop by as the show will feature an art gallery.