2017 Season

The 2017 Season! Our 80th Season!!


“The Glass Menagerie” directed by Nathan Miles (AACTFest 2017 Entry) - February 16-19, April 1, April 7 (Lafayette, LA)

“Once On This Island” directed by Chris Eubank - June 1-4, 8-11 TICKETS ON SALE!!

Youth Performing Arts Workshop “Mulan, Jr.” directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray - July 20-23

“The 39 Steps” directed by Tyler Bunch - September 8-10, 14-16

Haunted House directed by Nathan Gibbs - October 20-21, 27-28, 31

“’Heaven Cent” directed by Robert Schumacher - December 14-17


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Registration is open for the Youth Performing Arts Workshop "Mulan, Jr."

Registration is now open for the 2017 Youth Performing Arts Workshop.  This year the show is Disney's "Mulan, Jr."!

The registration form is available online (click HERE).

Show dates are July 20-23, 2017.  Rehearsal dates are on the registration form.

You can pay online (click HERE), but you still must fill out and submit the registration form.  IF you pay online, make sure you indicate who the payment is for, so we can match up with the registration!

Registration deadline is June 1st, 2017, and is limited to the first 35 PAID applications.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tickets are on sale for "Once on this Island"!

Tickets are now on sale for "Once on this Island"!

Click the ticket icon on the left to get your tickets now for our summer musical!

Show dates are June 1-3 and 8-10 (8 PM) and June 4 and 11 (2 PM matinee).  All seats are $15 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Board Meeting April 3, 6:00 pm

Good morning, Playhouse fans,
We will be having a board meeting at 6:00P.M. on Monday, April 3. Some topics up for discussion are proposed Playhouse events and discussion of purchasing an electronic billboard.
See you there!
Monica Russell

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Glass Menagerie Encore Performance Tonight!

Get yourself all dolled up and head down to the Playhouse tonight for a reception and special ONE NIGHT ONLY encore presentation of The Glass Menagerie. Tickets are just $10 and proceeds will go to help get the cast and crew to Lafayette, LA next week to represent NM at the AACTFest regional competition!

"The Glass Menagerie" competed at the Theatre New Mexico AACTFest 2017, and was selected to advance to regionals!

The Glass Menagerie won the following awards at the AACTFest State level: Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role (Sarah Bunch), Outstanding Ensemble Performance, and Advanced to Regional Competition.

Please join us for a pre-show reception recognizing these accomplishments and help us send off the cast and crew to regionals with the best of wishes. Light refreshments will be served. Front of house will open at 8:00 pm.

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?event_id=5158

Monday, March 20, 2017

Reminder, ENCORE PERFORMANCE of "The Glass Menagerie"

"The Glass Menagerie" competed at the Theatre New Mexico AACTFest 2017, and was selected to advance to regionals!


"The Glass Menagerie" also won awards for Best Costume Design, Best Ensemble Performance, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Sarah Bunch as "Laura Wingfield").


This outstanding show will have an encore performance on Saturday, April 1 at 9 PM (no April Fooling!!).


Tickets are available online or at the door (click the ticket icon on the left to get your tickets online).

Don't miss this ONE NIGHT ONLY encore show!!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Congratulations to the cast of "Once on this Island"

Congratulations to the cast of Once On This Island! 
Ronnie Gray, Agwe
Kesa Gill, Asaka
Sarah Bunch, Erzulie
Leigh Melton, Papa Ge
Erin Anderson, Mama Erualie
Eric Taylor, Tonton Julian
Kristen Hester, Ti Moune
Tyler Bunch, Daniel
TBA, Little Ti Moune
Mari Vigil, Andrea
Jonathan Bertschinger, Armand/Peasant Storyteller
Jacqueline Lindsey, Madam Armand/Beauxhomme
Peasant Storytellers
Claudia Acosta
Lucy Acosta
Arthur Jenkins (Also Beauxhomme)
Ashley Jenkins (Also Beauxhomme)
Chloe Smith

Monday, March 13, 2017

ENCORE PERFORMANCE "The Glass Menagerie"

"The Glass Menagerie" competed at the Theatre New Mexico AACTFest 2017, and was selected to advance to regionals!


"The Glass Menagerie" also won awards for Best Costume Design, Best Ensemble Performance, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Sarah Bunch as "Laura Wingfield").


This outstanding show will have an encore performance on Saturday, April 1 at 9 PM (no April Fooling!!).


Tickets are available online or at the door (click the ticket icon on the left to get your tickets online).

Don't miss this ONE NIGHT ONLY encore show!!

Auditions "Once On This Island"


Auditions for "Once On This Island" will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 9 AM AND again at 1 PM at the Playhouse.

There will be a piano accompanist available; please prepare 16 measures of your best song for the auditions.

This show is open to ALL AGES. Show dates are June 1-4 and 8-11, 2017.

Audition forms can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2KWG7vyEsAXNTdhZFdoYVN4WkE/view?usp=sharing

Callbacks will be held Sunday at 2:00 pm
Musical selections for callbacks (NOT to be used for auditioning) can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2KWG7vyEsAXWkl1cEptWDd5ZDQ?usp=sharing

"Once On This Island" is directed by Christopher Eubank.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Glass Menagerie opens in two days!

Tennesee Williams' The Glass Menagerie opens Thursday!

Show dates are February 16-18 (8 PM) and February 19 (2 PM). Tickets are $10 and available at the door or online (click below).

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/venue.php?org_id=202

Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son Tom, in his early twenties, and his slightly older sister, Laura. Although she is a survivor and a pragmatist, Amanda yearns for the comforts and admiration she remembers from her days as a fĂȘted debutante. She worries especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp (an aftereffect of a bout of polio) and a tremulous insecurity about the outside world. Amanda is obsessed with finding a suitor (or, as she puts it, a "gentleman caller") for Laura, whose crippling shyness has led her to drop out of both high school and a subsequent secretarial course, and who spends much of her time polishing and arranging her collection of little glass animals. Pressured by his mother to help find a caller for Laura, Tom invites an acquaintance from work named Jim home for dinner.

"The Glass Menagerie" is directed by Nathan R. Miles, and will be our entry in the 2017 AACTFest competition.

"The Glass Menagerie" stars Veronikka Sylvas as Amanda Wingfield, Tyler Bunch as Tom Wingfield, Sarah Bunch as Laura Wingfield, and Jason Marshall as Jim O'Connor.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Highlights From The Playhouse Gala

Greetings, Playhouse fans!

Happy New Year to everyone!
In case you missed it, the annual Playhouse Gala was held at the Western Heritage Museum on Saturday, February 4. We celebrated the 2016 season and outstanding participants, announced the 2017 season and shared some tasty hors d'oeuvres.

If you weren't able to attend, here are a few of the highlights:
~ The 2017 season is as follows:

  • “The Glass Menagerie” directed by Nathan Miles (AACTFest 2017 Entry) - February 16-19
  • “Once On This Island” directed by Christopher Eubank - June 1-4, 8-11
  • Youth Performing Arts Workshop “Mulan, Jr.” directed by Sandra Kelly Goad and Ronnie RJ Gray - July 20-23
  • “The 39 Steps” directed by Tyler Bunch - September 8-10, 14-16
  • Haunted House directed by Nathan Gibbs - October 20-21, 27-28, 31
  • “’Heaven Cent” directed by Robert Schumacher - December 14-17

~ The risers have been repainted and numbered for seating.

~ More progress has been made on the new addition, including painting, light fixtures, doors and air conditioning.

~ The building committee is working on a list of improvement priorities for the property, including the parking lot, the roof, bathrooms and accessibility.

~ "Travelin' Man" Bob Goad won the United Airlines travel voucher graciously donated by FlyHobbs.

2016 AWARD WINNERS:
~Unsung Heroes

  • Nana's Naughty Knickers - Arthur Dayley, Nicholas Pankratz
  • On Golden Pond - Bob Goad, David Neumann
  • Seussical - Leigh Melton, Carey Cleer-Lindner
  • Alice in Wonderland - Arthur Dayley, Eric Taylor
  • Avarice in Ambrosia - Nathan Gibbs, Stephanie McCurder
  • Haunted House - Artie & Dallas Jenkins, Arthur Dayley, Christie Harkness
  • 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas - Christie Harkness, Don Bushway

~Carl Busch Scholarship recipients: Unique Stock, Lucero Acosta, Nathan Miles, Lara Harkness.

~Outstanding Newcomers: Hooks Family (LaToya Hooks), Ashley Jenkins

~Outstanding Corporations: Lea County State Bank, Pacific Rim

~Lifetime Achievement: Mary Lyle

~Tom Mason Award: Nathan Gibbs

I would like to thank Leigh Melton, Sandra Kelly Goad, Dusty Armstrong, Sarah Bunch, Carey Cleer-Lindner and Claude Jaco for serving on the gala decorating committee and Christie Harkness, Daniel Russell, Reed Armstrong and Robert Schumacher for helping set up.

Special thanks are in order for Erin Anderson, who went out of her way to help troubleshoot and problem-solve all evening, not to mention taking tons of photos! We couldn't have done it without your expertise!

Now that the gala is over, it's an official wrap on 2016, but we have an amazing 2017 season to come! See you all at the Playhouse!

Your president,

Monica Armijo Russell

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for "The Glass Menagerie"

Tickets are now on sale for "The Glass Menagerie"!

Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son Tom, in his early twenties, and his slightly older sister, Laura. Although she is a survivor and a pragmatist, Amanda yearns for the comforts and admiration she remembers from her days as a fĂȘted debutante. She worries especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp (an aftereffect of a bout of polio) and a tremulous insecurity about the outside world. Amanda is obsessed with finding a suitor (or, as she puts it, a "gentleman caller") for Laura, whose crippling shyness has led her to drop out of both high school and a subsequent secretarial course, and who spends much of her time polishing and arranging her collection of little glass animals. Pressured by his mother to help find a caller for Laura, Tom invites an acquaintance from work named Jim home for dinner.

"The Glass Menagerie" is directed by Nathan R. Miles, and will be our entry in the 2017 AACTFest competition.

"The Glass Menagerie" stars Veronikka Sylvas as Amanda Wingfield, Tyler Bunch as Tom Wingfield, Sarah Bunch as Laura Wingfield, and Jason Marshall as Jim O'Connor.

Show dates are February 16-18 (8 PM) and February 19 (2 PM).  Tickets are $10 and available at the door or online (click here).