2019 Season

The 2019 Season! Our 82nd Season!


Character Lines, directed by Marirene Pankratz, February 15-16, 22-24

Barefoot in the Park, directed by Laura Brewster April 5-6, 12-14

Sister Act the Musical, directed by Douglas Levy, May 31, June 1-2, 7-9

Youth Performing Arts Workshop production of James and the Giant Peach Jr., directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray, July 18-21

The Addams Family the Musical, directed by Christopher Eubank, September 6-8, 13-15

10th Annual Haunted House, October 2019

Maid to Order, directed by Lucero Acosta, December 12-15


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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tickets now on sale for "Sister Act The Musical"

Tickets are now on sale for the hilarious upcoming musical: Sister Act!

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Sister Act is directed by Douglas Levy.

Show dates are May 31, June 1-2 and 7-9. Tickets are all $15.00. You can purchase them at the door, or online here:
 https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/venue.php?org_id=202&fbclid=IwAR1UqHZIwg92kaDo1lUyIgxJp3VKFWux_I4erXpgikwXWT4qFIPl1XddJxM

Monday, March 18, 2019

Tickets are on sale for "Barefoot in the Park"

Tickets are now on sale for the Neil Simon comedy "Barefoot in the Park"!

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…

"Barefoot in the Park" is directed by Laura Brewster, and stars Miles Wiseman, Destiny Windham, Sarah Hester, Ken Harkness, Marcus Sparenberg, and Eric Taylor.

Performance dates are April 5, 6, 12, and 13 (8 PM) and April 14 (2 PM).  All tickets $10.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Audition Notice: Sister Act: The Musical

Sister Act The Musical auditions are March 15th and 16th at 7:30pm and call backs, if any, will be March 17th at 5:00pm. All at the Lea County Center for the Arts. All roles are available!

Important information:

1. Bring CD or MP3 with audition song (karaoke or backing track preferred. A sound system will be provided.)

2. Copy of sheet music for audition song

3. Tennis shoes/dance shoes/character shoes (small dance audition)

4. Great acting skills ( Cold reads)

5. Great attitudes ( No drama in the DRAMA!)There will be rehearsal schedules at the auditions so those of you auditioning can fill out the conflict calendar that will be on the back of the audition forms.

Sister Act the Musical is directed by Douglas Levy, and performances will be May 31, June 1-2, 7-9.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Congratulations cast of Barefoot in the Park!

Congratulations to the cast of "Barefoot in the Park!" Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned.

Corie Bratter---------------------Destiny Windham

Paul Bratter----------------------Miles Wiseman

Mother---------------------------Sarah Hester

Victor Velasco--------------------Ken Harkness

Telephone Repairman-----------Marcus Sparenberg

Delivery Man---------------------Eric Taylor

We look forward to starting rehearsals!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Temporary Ticketing Glitch RESOLVED

Due to a technical glitch, online ticket sales for “Character Lines” were temporarily unavailable this morning. They are back up and running as of Saturday 2:00 pm. If you need any assistance please contact Shoshana at 575-602-9928

Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Barefoot in the Park Audition Notice

Auditions for Barefoot in the Park will be held on February 18 & 19, 2019 located at the Playhouse. Both audition times will be at 7:00pm. There are parts available for 4 males and 2 females.

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…

"Barefoot in the Park" is directed by Laura Brewster and performance dates will be April  April 5, 6, April 12, 13 and 14.

Friday, January 18, 2019

2019 Youth Performing Arts Workshop


Hello Playhouse Supporters ~
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2019 Youth Performing Arts Workshop. This year we are celebrating our 11th year of the youth workshop. We are excited to be working this year on Roald Dahl's James And The Giant Peach Jr. The 2019 Youth Performing Arts Workshop is open to students ages 9-19. Due to the popularity of the show, early paid registration is strongly recommended. We will have 35 spots available. Once 35 paid registration have been met, we will not accept any more registrations.
You may pay with check, cash, or online. Each form of payment will require a registration form. You are able to mail them or hand them directly to a board member. You may print out the attached form or visit our Facebook or Web Page.


Thank you and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me!


Your President,
Carey Lindner






Monday, January 14, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for "Character Lines"!

Tickets are now on sale for "Character Lines"!

"Character Lines" tells the story of Kit and Linda, who had shared a life together as they struggled for recognition as writers. Now, seven years later, Linda, who has become a successful novelist, is on a book promotion tour, and visits Kit in the small Tennessee town to which he has retreated. Their meeting is awkward at first—she radiates the savvy and energy of success in a high-powered world, while he has adjusted to the unchallenging routine of small-town life. But, as they begin to confide in each other, it becomes apparent that Linda, for all her acclaim and financial success, has not found the fulfillment she seeks, while Kit, who is still writing and carrying on a satisfying affair with his landlady's daughter, has come to terms with his hopes and dreams.

"Character Lines" is directed by Marirene Pankratz.  Show dates are February 15-16 and February 22-24, 2019.

You can get your tickets by clicking here, or at the Playhouse on performance dates.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Read about our 2018 Tom Mason Award honoree

Shoshana Howell was awarded the Tom Mason Award for 2018, and the news has officially hit the press!  Click here to read all about her contributions to the Playhouse.  Congratulations, Shoshana!

Awards from our 2018 Season Gala

Congratulations to the following awardees from our 2018 Season Gala!

Unsung Hero Awards

"Flowers for Algernon" directed by Veromikka Sylvas
            Claudia and Lucy Acosta
            Daniel Sylvas
Theatre New Mexico Conference and 10 Minute Play Competition coordinated by Christie Harkness
            Tyler Dayley
"Leading Ladies" directed by Erin Gibbs
            Kevin Combs
            Nathan Gibbs
"9 to 5" directed by Doug Levy
            The Hays Family
            Eric Taylor
YPAW "Beauty and the Beast, Jr." directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray
            Nathan Gibbs
            Josh Kelley
"5 Women Wearing the Same Dress" directed by Karen Widman
            Sandy Goad
            Kevin Combs
Haunted House (Indoor) directed by Nathan Gibbs
            Cari Combs
            Haunt Teens
Haunted House (Outdoor) directed by Christie Harkness and Chris Howell
            Kiersten Harkness
            Zhora Price


2018 Tom Mason Award - Shoshana Howell

Lifetime Achievement Award - Leigh Melton

Outstanding Newcomer Awards - Randi and Zach Jackson

Outstanding Businesses: Sonic on Dal Paso and Tickets to the City

Outstanding Individuals: Cari and Kevin Combs, and Danielle Hammack

Carl Busch Scholarships: Lucero Acosta and Sydney Armstrong

Friday, January 4, 2019

2019 Season Tickets On Sale!

2019 Season Tickets are on sale now! Buy for yourself or as a gift today and don't miss any of our great productions this year.
https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/packages.php?package_id=1971


Corporate sponsorships are also available. If you would like to be a sponsor for the 2019 season or advertise in the Program Book, please contact Suzanne Holler 575-399-0552


Finally, a reminder: please join us for the annual Playhouse Gala celebrating the 2018 season with a casino-themed murder mystery! Saturday, January 5, 2019 6:30 pm at the Lea County Event Center. The Gala is free and open to the public, please RSVP so we have an accurate head count.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2161730084148230/