2015 Season

The 2015 Season


"Things My Mother Taught Me" directed by Erin Gibbs. February 13, 14, 19, 20, 21

"Endgame" directed by Michelle Fox. April 9, 10, 11, 12

"Avenue Q" (intended for mature audiences) directed by Juston Harlin. June 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14. TICKETS ON SALE!!

Youth Performing Arts Workshop - "Shrek: The Musical, Jr." directed by Sandy Goad & Ronnie Gray. July 16, 17, 18, 19.

"Waiting for the Parade" directed by Karen Widman. September 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20.

Haunted House directed by Juston Harlin. October 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31.

"Everyone's Christmas Story" directed by Carey Lindner. December 10, 11, 12, 13.



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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Youth Performing Arts Workshop

Hi All!  School is coming to a close which means it is time to look into summer activities!  Does your child want to act or have an interest in theater?  The Youth Performing Arts Workshop may be for them!

YPAW and The Community Players of Hobbs presents:



The workshop is open to students ages 9-18.  Space is limited to the first 35 paid applicants.  Students will receive instruction in all areas of play production including basic theater terminology, stage movement, character development and more!

For more information, synopsis, schedules or for an application please see below.

(You can optionally pay online...click here...but you STILL MUST fill out/submit the form below to register.)




Monday, April 20, 2015

Tickets now on sale for "Avenue Q"!

Tickets are now on sale for "Avenue Q"!

Please note "Avenue Q" is intended for mature audiences.

Come see this hilarious musical, with all it's puppet craziness!

“Avenue Q” is an American musical by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx (music and lyrics), with the book by Jeff Whitty.

''Avenue Q'' is an "autobiographical and biographical" coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Its characters lament that as children, they were assured by their parents (and by children's television programs, such as PBS’s “Sesame Street”) that they were "special" and "could do anything"; but as adults, they have discovered to their surprise and dismay that in the real world their options are limited, and they are no more "special" than anyone else.

“Avenue Q” is notable for the use of puppets, animated by unconcealed puppeteers, alongside human actors.

The Playhouse production is directed by Juston Harlin (“Jekyll & Hyde”, “Urinetown”, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”, “Beauty and the Beast”).

Show dates are June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 (8 PM) and June 7 and 14 (2 PM).  Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance by visiting our website and clicking the box office ticket icon on the left.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Avenue Q" cast list

A big thank you to all that auditioned. We had a tough time deciding with all of the great and talented people that showed up to audition. We tried to squeeze in as many of you as we could into this tiny cast! We are excited to start working! 
First rehearsal is Sunday at 6:00pm!
Princeton - Jonathan Bertschinger
Kate Monster - Ashley Sisson
Rod - Miles Wiseman
Nikki - Israel Telles
Trekkie Monster, Rikki, Moving Box, Nikki right hand - Joshua Berner
Christmas Eve - Veronikka Sylvas
Lucy T. Slut, Mrs. T, Moving Box - Shoshana Howell
Brian - Jeremy Wood
Gary Coleman - Daniella Mendez
Girl Bear, Moving Box, Trekkie right hand - Erica Armstrong
Boy Bear, Newcomer - Eric Taylor
Also we will begin set work on Saturday at 11am, anyone and everyone that can help out would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"Endgame" opens Thursday!

"Endgame" opens Thursday, April 9, at the Hobbs Playhouse 1700 N. Grimes. This drama, written by Samuel Beckett and directed by Michelle Fox, gives a comically absurd look into the search for meaning in life. It is about four people who are trapped...trapped in a room and trapped in life. They are all waiting for an end to come, but no one can make it happen.

The show runs one weekend only, April 9, 10, 11 at 8:00 pm, and April 12 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $10, available online or at the door.


Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Auditions "Avenue Q"

Announcing auditions for Avenue Q, a hilarious musical comedy directed by Juston Harlin.
Auditions will be April 13 & 14 @ 6pm at the Playhouse (1700 N. Grimes). Performance dates are June 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14.
Prepare a short musical theatre song and be prepared to stay and read from the script!
Casting open to all ethnicities.
Cast has a great role for an African American male or female that can sing their faces off!
Cast also includes an excellent comedic role for an Asian female that can sing like Judy Garland!
Most, but not all, cast members will operate puppets.
Avenue Q is an adult themed parody of Sesame Street with adult language and full puppet nudity. Yes, you read that right.
It's outrageous, fun and hilarious!
For info about the show itself, check MTI's website here http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000321
Cast
Cast size: Small (2-10)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast - Many featured roles
Dance requirement: None/minimal
Casting notes: Puppets are used in this show
Actors play multiple characters
Character Breakdown
BRIAN A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve.
Male, 30-45 yrs old
Range: B2 - F#4
CHRISTMAS EVE A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan.
Female, 30-45 yrs old
Range: B3 - F#5
GARY COLEMAN Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings.
Female, 30-40 yrs old
Range: D3 - Bb5
KATE MONSTER A Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton. Puppet.
Female, 25-30 yrs old
Range: F#3 - F5
LUCY A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. Puppet.
Female, 25-30 yrs old
Range: F3 - F5
MRS. T Crabby and ancient. Kate's boss. Puppet.
Female, 50-65 yrs old
Speaking Role
NICKY A slacker who lives with Rod. Puppet.
Male, 20-30 yrs old
Range: B2 - B4
PRINCETON A fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist. Puppet.
Male, 20-25 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - G4
ROD An investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual. Puppet.
Male, 25-30 yrs old
Range: A2 - G4
THE BAD IDEA BEARS Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types. Puppets.
1 Male, 20-40 yrs old; 1 Female, 20-40 yrs old
Male Range: Bb3 - G4; Female Range: Bb3 - C5
TREKKIE MONSTER A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer. Puppet.
Male, 30-40 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - Eb4
More information at http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000321

Monday, March 9, 2015

Tickets are on sale for "Endgame"!

Tickets are now on sale for "Endgame"!

Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" stars Jordan Emig ("Clov"), Robert Schumacher ("Hamm"), Ron Gunter ("Nagg") and Tammy Dayley ("Nell").

Directed by Michelle Fox, "Endgame" is about four people who are trapped...trapped in a room and trapped in life. They are all waiting for an end to come, but no one can make it happen.

Show dates are April 9, 10, 11 (8 PM) and 12 (2 PM).  Get your tickets now!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Congratulations to the cast of "Endgame"

It's always a difficult choice...but we finally have a cast for "Endgame"!

Clov - Jordan Emig
Hamm - Robert Schumacher
Nell - Tammy Dayley
Nagg - Ron Gunter

Congratulations to all!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

UPDATE: AUDITIONS EXTENDED Auditions "Endgame"

UPDATE:  Auditions have been extended, and will also be held Wednesday and Thursday, February 25 and 26. Same times/location (6:30 pm, at the Playhouse).

Auditions for Samuel Beckett’s drama “Endgame” will be Monday and Tuesday February 23 and 24, at 6:30 at the Playhouse.

"Endgame" is about four people who are trapped...trapped in a room and trapped in life. They are all waiting for an end to come, but no one can make it happen. 

The play calls for 3 men and 1 woman.

Performance dates are April 9, 10, 11, 12. "Endgame" will be directed by Michelle Fox.

Break a leg!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

2014 Season Gala awardees

For those of you who missed the gala (and we missed you!), here is a list of awardees:

Tom Mason Award:
Robert Schumacher

Lifetime Achievement Awards:
Mary Jo Tilley
Karen Salb


Outstanding Corporations:
GEO Group
Johnson Miller, LP
Jay's, Inc.


Outstanding Newcomer:
Debi Feltman


Outstanding Individuals:
Christie Harkness
Nathan Gibbs


Carl Busch Scholarship Award Winners:
Eric Taylor
Hannah Wisener
Ron Gunter


Unsung Heroes:
"The Jury" - Kenneth Brown, Monica Russell
"The Dixie Swim Club" - Nathan Miles, Beverly Lewis, Brad Jett
"Secret Garden" - Sara Carey, Doug Levy
"Music Man, Jr." - Frank Rose, Kim Hill
"Butterflies are Free" - Tiffani Stuber, Laura Harkness, Miles Wiseman
Haunted House - Christy Harkness, Chris Howell, Israel Telles
"A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol" - Arthur & Tammy Dayley, Bob Goad

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Sunday, 2/15/15, performance of "Things My Mother Taught Me" has been cancelled.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have been reluctantly forced to cancel our Sunday, 2/15/15 2 PM, performance of "Things My Mother Taught Me".

All other performances are NOT affected, and will run as previously scheduled.

If you purchased tickets online, your credit card has already been refunded (it may take a short amount of time to be credited back to your card).

We encourage anyone planning to see the Sunday showing to come to one of the other performances (Saturday, 2/14 at 8 PM and Thursday/Friday/Saturday 2/19-2/21 at 8 PM).

We are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience.  We thank you for your understanding and patience.

The Community Players of Hobbs