2016 Season

The 2016 Season!

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

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

“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 2-4, 8-10

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

“’Twas the Fight Before Christmas” directed by Robert Schumacher - December 8-11

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Auditions "On Golden Pond"

Auditions for "On Golden Pond" will be February 22 and 23 at 6:30 PM at the Playhouse. The show will be directed by Sandy Goad. Performance dates are April 15-17, 21-23. Comedy Full Length 3 men, 2 women, 1 boy: 6 total "On Golden Pond" is a 1979 play by Ernest Thompson. The plot focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé Billy Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Board meeting 2/8/16 6 PM

Greetings, Playhouse fans!

Just a reminder that there is a Playhouse board meeting tonight at 6:00P.M. at the Playhouse. Some topics up for discussion are program sponsorships, house manager assignments, and current and upcoming shows.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Monica Russell


Friday, January 22, 2016

Gala awardees and more!

Greetings, Playhouse fans!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  As everyone knows, the Playhouse always starts off the new year with our Playhouse Gala, where we celebrate the previous season, honor our outstanding participants and talk about the upcoming season.  
If you weren't able to attend the gala on January 16, here are the highlights:

  • The 2015 season saw a total attendance of 3,183, with 1,153 of those patrons attending the Haunted House, making this year's haunted house the most successful so far!
  • The 2016 season has been set and the following shows will be gracing our stage:
-“Nana's Naughty Knickers,” directed by Erin Gibbs - February 11-13, 19-21
-“On Golden Pond,” directed by Sandy Goad - April 7-9, 15-17
-“Seussical,” directed by Chris Eubank - June 2-5, 9-12
-Youth Performing Arts Workshop “Alice In Wonderland,” directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray - July 14-17
-“Avarice In Ambrosia: A Melodrama,” directed by Monica Russell - September 2-4, 8-10
-Haunted House, directed by Nathan Gibbs - October 21-22, 28-31
-“’Twas the Fight Before Christmas,” directed by Robert Schumacher - December 8-11
  • The Maddox foundation approved a grant for a new desktop computer and an all-in-one printer.
  • A new addition to the building is in progress and will house men's and women's dressing rooms, a make up room, a green room, two restrooms and a workshop.
  • The potholes in the parking lot were filled.
  • We had clean up days for the grounds,the costume room and the storage sheds.
  • Steel Depot donated materials and time to build a new railing on the front porch.
  • The Maddox Foundation approved a grant for a feasibility study for construction of a new playhouse.
  • We bid farewell and thank you to outgoing officers Kerri Gray (treasurer) and Carey Lindner (secretary), and elected the 2016 officers:
-President: Monica Russell
-Vice-President: Leigh Melton
-Treasurer: Christie Harkness
-Secretary: Sarah Bunch
-Buildings & Grounds: Dusty Armstrong
-Promotions: Shoshana Howell
-At-Large: Claude Jaco
  • We also honored the following with plaques, certificates and heartfelt thank yous:
-Unsung Heroes
~"Things My Mother Taught Me," directed by Erin and Nathan Gibbs - Susan Seigler, Chance Collins
~"Endgame," directed by Michelle Fox - Tammy Dayley
~"Avenue Q," directed by Juston Harlin - Nathan Gibbs, Ralph McKee
~"Waiting for the Parade," directed by Karen Widman - Lizabeth McBee, Ed Widman
~"Shrek, the Musical, Jr.," directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray - Tammy Dayley, Brooklynn Gray,  Taylor Gray, Christie Harkness
~Haunted House, directed by Nathan Gibbs and Juston Harlin - Josh Berner, Tessa Ledesma, Leigh Melton,  Daniel Russell
~"Everyone's Christmas Story," directed by Carey Lindner - Taylor Gray, Addison Smith, Jacqueline Thornell
-Carl Busch Scholarship Award - Ashton Hayes
-Outstanding Individuals - Tammy Dayley, Tessa Ledesma
-Outstanding Corporations - Steel Depot, Sandy and Bob Goad
-Lifetime Achievement - Daniel Russell
-Tom Mason Award - Juston Harlin
Congratulations to all of the award winners!  The Playhouse isn't possible without everyone's hard work!

In 2015, we put on some great shows, took care of a lot of housecleaning, met with old friends and made new ones. Here's to a successful 2016, made possible by all of us!

See you all at the Playhouse!
Monica Russell


Monday, January 18, 2016

Tickets are on sale for "Nana's Naughty Knickers"!

Tickets are now on sale for "Nana's Naughty Knickers"!

Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area!

Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested - or worse! - evicted?

Directed by Erin Gibbs, "Nana's Naughty Knickers" runs February 11-13, 19-20 (8 PM) and February 21 (2 PM).  All seats $10, tickets can be bought online at http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com or at the door.  Don't miss this delightful comedy!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 info: Gala & Awards, Carl Busch Scholarship, Season tickets

Greetings! We hope everybody is thawing out safely after all that snow! There are some important dates coming up to keep in mind as you make your plans for 2016:

Applications for the Playhouse’s Carl Busch Scholarship are available online. Applications must be submitted no later than 5 pm, Wednesday January 6th, 2016. Submit applications to: Community Players of Hobbs Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 2153, Hobbs, NM, 88240 -OR- President Monica Russell dmrussellnm@netscape.net If selected, you will be asked to attend the annual awards banquet held on January 16, 2016 (details below). Best of luck!

The annual Playhouse awards banquet and gala will be held on Saturday, January 16th, 2016 at the Western Heritage Museum. Doors open at 6:30 pm, awards start at 7:00 pm. Please join us as we honor those who have gone above and beyond this past year to make our theater shine. This will also serve as the January board meeting. Two positions on the board are up for election and the community will have the opportunity to vote on the nominees for these positions at that time.

2016 Season Tickets are now available online! The cost is $60 and includes 6 admissions. Get yours today and order your tickets to individual shows at your convenience.

We wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Congratulations cast of Nana's Naughty Knickers

Congratulations to the cast of Nana's Naughty Knickers. We had a wonderful turnout at the auditions and everyone did an amazing job!! It was an extremely tough decision, as we had so much talent show up. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come out and read!! 

Sylvia Charles (Nana): Sandy Goad
Vera Walters: Sarah Hester
Bridget Charles: Mari Vigil
Tom O'Grady: Nicholas Pankratz
Mr. Schmidt: Chad Collins
Heather Van Pree: Tiffany Garcia
Clair: Darcy Shearer
UPS Woman: Tammy Dayley
Stage Manager: Tessa Ledesma.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Carl Busch Scholarship Applications

It's that time of year again...cold weather, Christmas shows, and time for those students out there to apply for the Playhouse's Carl Busch Scholarship!

 Click here to download the application form. Application must be submitted no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Submit applications to: Community Players of Hobbs Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 2153, Hobbs, NM, 88240 -OR- President Monica Russell dmrussellnm@netscape.net If selected, you will be asked to attend the annual awards banquet held on January 16, 2016, at the Western Heritage Museum. Best of luck!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Congratulations to Daniel Russell!

Congratulations to our very own Star of the Arts, Daniel Russell! 

Daniel was recognized at the Second Annual Joe & Joyce Walker Awards for Excellence in the Arts for his outstanding contributions to theater. Daniel has been involved at the Playhouse for 20 years in countless shows, both on the stage and behind the scenes, served as President of the Board, is a Tom Mason Award winner and has been tireless in his dedication to the promotion of the Playhouse. Thank you, Daniel, for everything you have done and continue to do for us!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tickets are on sale for "Everyone's Christmas Story"!

Tickets are now on sale for "Everyone's Christmas Story"!

How do you tell an old story in a new way, especially when it’s the most important story of all?  That’s the problem facing a young writer who is trying to write the annual church Christmas play.  Bored by the same old manger and angels and shepherds, she tries to liven it by turning the humble and familiar characters into pop stars, superheroes, gangsters, and circus performers in her imagination.  She has loads of fun during this creative process, interacting with her jazzed-up versions of these characters.  Yet, as they play out the story in her bedroom, she starts to see things differently and comes to realize how amazing the Biblical account really is...just the way it is, was, and always will be.  She realizes it’s truly everyone’s story.

"Everyone's Christmas Story" December 10, 11, 12 (8 PM) and December 13 (2 PM).  The show is directed by Carey Lindner.  "Everyone's Christmas Story" stars:

Writer      Claudia Acosta
Shepherd     Dwayne Penick
Host Angel     Lara Harkness
Gabriel     Christopher Eubank
Vaudevillian One    Erin Anderson
Vaudevillian Two    Sandy Goad
Vaudevillian Three    Ronnie Gray
Devil      Robert Schumacher
Mom      Tammy Dayley
Mary      Sarah Bunch
Young Mary     Addison Smith
Teen Mary     Ashton Hayes
Joseph      Shane Elliott
Herod      Markus Benavidez
Crony One     Erin Anderson
Crony Two     Sandy Goad
Crony Three     Ronnie Gray
Gaspar     Tessa Ledesma
Melchior     Tyler Dayley
Balthazar     Lara Harkness

Friday, November 13, 2015

Audition notice for Nana's Naughty Knickers

Auditions for the Katherine DiSavino comedy Nana's Naughty Knickers, directed by Erin Gibbs, will be held December 14 & 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Hobbs Playhouse, 1700 N. Grimes.
Parts for 3m, 5f, 1m or f, ages 20-80
Performance dates will be February 11-13, 19-21, 2016.
Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling handmade naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area!

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