2016 Season

The 2016 Season!

“Nana's Naughty Knickers” directed by Erin Gibbs - February 11-13, 19-21

“On Golden Pond” directed by Sandy Goad - April 15-17, 21-23

“Seussical” directed by Chris Eubank - June 2-5, 9-12

Youth Performing Arts “Alice In Wonderland” directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray - July 14-17

“Avarice In Ambrosia: A Melodrama” directed by Monica Russell - September 2, 3, 8-10 (8 PM), September 4 (2 PM)

Haunted House directed by Nathan Gibbs - October 21-22, 28-31

“’Twas the Fight Before Christmas” directed by Robert Schumacher - December 15-18

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Auditions for The Fight Before Christmas

Auditions begin tonight for "'Twas The Fight Before Christmas" a comedy by Anne Coulter Martens, directed by Robert Schumacher.
Auditions will be held Monday October 24 & Tuesday October 25 at 7:00 pm at the NMJC Western Heritage Museum.

 Parts are available for 2 men, 2 women, 2 teens and 1 younger teen/tween. Performance dates will be December 15-18 at the Hobbs Playhouse.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Haunted House Tickets On Sale NOW!!!

Tickets are on sale now for our annual haunted house! The ghosts and goblins are bringing the thrills home with "Holiday Horrors" directed by Nathan Gibbs. Santa Claus has teamed up with icons of holidays from throughout the year to forever change how we celebrate.

Join us October 21, 22, 28 29, 30 & 31
Doors open at 8:00 pm, last admission is at 11:59 Fridays, Saturdays & Halloween, 10:59 on Sunday the 30th.

Tickets are just $10 and are available online or at the door.

Save time: skip the ticket line!!!
If you buy your tickets online in advance, you can skip the purchase line and be that much closer to the holiday haunting experience. Online ticket sales end at 8:00 pm each night, so plan ahead!


Monday, October 10, 2016

2017 submissions deadline extended to October 17, 2016, at 6:00PM

Good afternoon, Playhouse fans, For potential interested directors needing a little more time, the Playhouse board has extended the deadline for the 2017 season to October 17, 2016.

Each director must submit three scripts for consideration and each script must be accompanied by a completed submission form which can be found here:


Submissions must be turned into Vice-president Leigh Melton by 6:00P.M. on Monday, October 17. He can be reached by phone at 575-318-9311 or by email at leig_h@valornet.com.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at 575-318-1327.

Your president,
Monica Russell

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Audition announcement “’Twas The Fight Before Christmas”

Auditions for “’Twas The Fight Before Christmas” will be held
on October 24th and October 25th at 7 PM at the Western Heritage Museum.

Performance dates are December 15, 16, 17 (8 PM) and 18 (2 PM).


2 men (late 30s-mid 40s)
Oliver Langford
Charlie Rider

2 women (late 30s-mid 40s)
Elizabeth “Liz” Langford
Annie Rider

1 teen girl (18-early 20s, character is HS senior)
Janice Langford

1 teen boy (18-early 20s, character is HS senior)
Bill Rider

1 “tween” boy or girl (10-14, flexible in that range)
Ranny/Renee Langford

(Note for teen boy/girl - they are a couple, will be required to kiss under mistletoe at times in the show)

The Langfords and the Riders have been friends for years. Even their children are playmates. They completely understand and admire each other -- until Mrs. Rider phones the Langford home and leaves a message with Ranny/Renee, the youngest, who is so engrossed in a video game, (s)he can't be expected to get the message right! (S)He gets both families embroiled in a serious quarrel, and right before Christmas, too! (S)He finally brings to light what actually caused the misunderstanding and tops everything by filling in at the last moment in the church pageant. The role? “Brotherly Love”!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Haunted House work begins tonight!

Work on the 7th annual Haunted House work begins tonight at 6:30 at the Playhouse. Tell your friends and come be a part of this annual tradition. Help is needed in many different areas so bring your skills and help make this year better than ever!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Now accepting submissions for the 2017 season!

Greeting, Playhouse fans,

The Community Players of Hobbs Board of Directors is excited to announce that we are now now taking show proposals for the 2017 season!

Attached are blank 2017 submission forms:
Click here to download a PDF submission form
Click here for a fillable Excel form.

Please complete a separate form for each show submitted and include the published scripts.  Each director must submit three (3) shows for consideration.

Submissions are due to Vice-president Leigh Melton by 6:00P.M., Monday, October 3, 2016. Leigh can be reached at 575-318-9311

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the number below.

The board is looking forward to continuing our long tradition of bringing quality entertainment in the form of live theater to our community!

Your president,
Monica M. Russell

Monday, August 15, 2016

It's Melodrama Time! Tickets are on sale for "Avarice in Ambrosia"!

It's melodrama time!

It’s Apple Blossom Festival time in the Old West town of Ambrosia, and all the townsfolk are looking forward to the celebrations.

But something — or rather, someone — is rotten and wants to spoil everything.  The evil Hagloe Crab and his sidekick, Roxbury Russet, are planning to swindle sweet Honey Gold and Granny Smith out of their properties.

Will the handsome sheriff, Adam S.  Pearmain, and his near-sighted deputy, Ben Davis, be able to save the day?  Find out in this hilarious melodrama filled with sight gags, puns, slapstick, confusion, miscommunication and a twist ending.

Tickets are now on sale for "Avarice in Ambrosia".  Show dates are September 2, 3, 8-10 (8 PM), and September 4 (2 PM).  All seats $10.  Click here to get your tickets now!

Enjoy the crazy melodrama fun!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Playhouse Addition Work Day

Greetings, playhouse fans!

We are so excited to announce that the new addition is one step closer to completion! Taping and texturing is finished and now we need as much help as possible to get the new rooms painted.   We will be having a work day on Saturday, August 13 starting at 10:00 am and continuing until everything is painted.  With your cooperation we can get this done in one day and move onto the next phase of electrical wiring as soon as possible.

If you can't spend all day, even a few hours of your time will help move this project forward significantly.

Hope to see you all there, and remember, the community in community playhouse means you!

Your president,
Monica M Russell

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Congratulations Melodrama Cast!

Greetings, Playhouse fans!

It was tough, but we have chosen a cast!  Thank you to everyone who auditioned, we have some amazing talent here!

Without further ado, the cast of Avarice in Ambrosia is:

Mistress of Ceremonies: Sandy Goad
Granny Smith: Jill Henning
Reverend Wilks: Israel Telles
Honey Gold: Ashley Jenkins
Deputy Ben Davis: Jeremy Wood
Dr. Gravenstein: Chad Collins
Hagloe Crab: Daniel Russell
Roxbury Russet: Sarah Hester
Sheriff Adam S. Pearmain: Caleb Henning
Arkansas Black: Tammy Dayley
McIntosh: Eric Taylor

Olio acts:
Liz McBee
Ruben Baca
Ashley Jenkins

Our first rehearsal is at 7:00P.M. to 9:00P.M. on Monday, July 26 at the Playhouse.  See you there!

Monica M. Russell, Director

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Auditions for the melodrama "Avarice in Ambrosia"

Greetings, Playhouse fans!

Auditions for the melodrama, "Avarice in Ambrosia," will be Monday and Tuesday, July 18 and 19 at 7:00P.M. at the the Playhouse.  Roles are available for approximately 4-5 women and 7-8 men, ages 18 and up.  Reading material will be provided at auditions.  

We will also be be needing olio acts, so if you play an instrument, sing, do magic tricks or want to share any other talents with the world, please come down!

Show dates are September 2-4 and 8-10, 2016.  

For questions, please contact director Monica Russell at 575-318-1327.

Alice in Wonderland Time Change!!!!

Please note that the evening performances of Alice In Wonderland have changed. Performances on July 14, 15, & 16 will begin at 7:30 pm. The Sunday matinee on July 17 is still at 2:00 pm. Get your tickets now, you don't want to be late for this very important date!!