2020 Season

The 2020 Season! Our 83rd Year!


Arsenic & Old Lace, directed by Laura Brewster, February 7-16th

The Best of Everything, directed by Marirene Vigil, March 27-28, April 3-5

Aida, directed by Doug Levy, May 22-31

Aladdin, Jr. (YPAW), July 16-19

Beyond the Horizon, directed by Ashley and Jonathan Bertschinger, September 4-13

The Hunt (11th Annual Haunted House), directed by Nathan Gibbs and Kevin Combs, October 22-24, 30-31


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Best of Everything CAST LIST!


We would like to congratulate the cast for 

"The Best of Everything!" 
It was an incredibly tough decision, and I am so thankful for everyone that came out to audition. 
I will notify you when our first read through will be, HOWEVER, please be there Sunday afternoon to help strike set for the current show "Arsenic & Old Lace." 

Congrats!

Caroline Bender - Destiny Windham
April Morrison - Claudia Acosta
Gregg Adams - Hollye Shearer
Mary Agnus Russo - Dallas Jenkins
Amanda Farrow - Erin Anderson
Brenda Zaleski - Katie Appling
Eddie Harris - Eric Taylor
Mike Rice/Mr. Shalimar - James Chad Collins
David Wilder Savage/ Ronnie Wood - Esai Rivera Ramos

So, so excited to get this show started!
See you Sunday for set strike! :)

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Board meeting, season tickets and more!

Good evening Playhouse fans! 2020 season tickets are on sale now, get yours today and see all of our upcoming productions, starting with
Arsenic and Old Lace which opens Friday! Show dates are February 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 8:00 pm and February 16 at 2:00 pm. Get your tickets online for just $10.

There will be a board meeting Tuesday, February 4 at the Playhouse at 6:00 pm.

Auditions for our next show, “The Best of Everything,” directed by Marirene Vigil will be Monday and Tuesday February 10 & 11 at 7:00 at the Playhouse.

Season tickets:

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/packages.php?package_id=2352


Arsenic and Old Lace tickets:

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?event_id=8365

Monday, January 20, 2020

Tickets are now on sale for "Arsenic and Old Lace"!

Tickets are now on sale for "Arsenic and Old Lace"!


Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancĂ© -- all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.

Arsenic & Old Lace
by: Joseph Kesselring
Directed by: Laura Brewster

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Arsenic and Old Lace CAST LIST!

Congratulations to the cast of Arsenic and Old Lace!!

Abby Brewster:  Sarah Hester
Martha Brewster: Christie Harkness
Mortimer Brewster:  Marcus Sparenberg
Teddy Brewster:  Matthew Blandin
Jonathan Brewster:  Bryan Rios
Dr. Einstein:  Miles Wiseman
Elaine Harper:  Destiny Windham
The Rev. Dr. Harper:  Steve Townsend
Officer Brophy:  Ronald Wallace
Officer O'Hara:  Esai Rivera Ramos
Lieutenant Rooney:  Robert Schumacher
Mr. Gibbs/Mr. Witherspoon:  Douglas Levy

First rehearsal is Monday, December 30 at 7:00 PM
Please contact Laura Brewster to pick up your script.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Tickets on sale for "Maid to Order"

Just in time for Cyber Monday, tickets are now on sale for "Maid to Order"!

Here’s a farce at its funny and frenetic best!  A wealthy widow, Marcy Malliger, is expecting her beau for dinner, which means she expects nothing less than perfection from her household staff.  Her disgusting son Gerald, who is 25 years old but still lives with his “mommy,” is attempting to put the moves on the maids, as usual.

Sarah, a recently hired maid, does her best to ignore his overtures so as not to lose her job.  That’s when her brother James shows up, looking for a place to hide.  He’s on the run from a loan shark who wants his money back, and certainly the mobster wouldn’t think to look for him at a mansion.  But wouldn’t you know, Ms. Malliger’s beau who comes for dinner is the loan shark?!

Bring in the cops, who think James is Gerald (and vice versa!), and the loan shark’s dim-witted daughter, who instantly falls head-over-heels for Gerald, and you’ve got all the ingredients for fantastic farce in just one hour!  Mistaken identities galore, a fast paced plot that picks up more speed as it goes and an extended chase scene involving well...just about everyone, will instantly make this fresh farce a favorite for cast, crew and audience alike!

Performances will be December 12-14 (8 PM), and December 15 (2 PM) and directed by Lucero Acosta.  All seats $10.  Click here for tickets!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Audition Notice! Arsenic & Old Lace

Arsenic & Old Lace
by: Joseph Kesselring
Directed by: Laura Brewster

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancĂ© -- all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.

Audition Dates are December 16 & 17th at 7pm located at the Playhouse.
Casting is for 3w/11m

Hope to see you there!

2020 Season!

The Community Players of Hobbs is proud to present its 2020 season!

Arsenic & Old Lace
by: Joseph Kesselring
Directed by: Laura Brewster
Auditions TBA
Performances will be February 7-16

The Best of Everything
by: Julie Kramer
Directed by: Marirene Vigil
Auditions TBA
Performances will be March 27-28, April 3-5

Aida
Music by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Tim Rice
Book by: Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, David Henry Hwang
Directed by : Douglas Levy
Auditions TBA
Performances will be May 22-31

Youth Performing Arts Workshop production of
Disney's Aladdin JR. 
Music by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Chad Beguelin
Book by: Chad Beguelin
Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and directed & produced by Ron Clements & John Musker
Workshop starts June 8th-July 19th
Deadline for application is June 8th at 9:00am
Performances July 16-19

Beyond the Horizon
by: Eugene O'Neill
Directed by: Ashley & Jonathan Bertschinger
Auditions TBA
Performances will be September 4-13

The Hunt
11th Annual Haunted House
Directed by: Nathan Gibbs & Kevin Combs
Performance dates: October 22-34, 30-31

Christmas Slot TBA

Thank you to all of the directors that submitted for this 2020 season. A reminder that the 2019 Season Gala will be held on January 4, 2020 at the Lea County Event Center at 6:30. This will also be used as the January Board meeting and is open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Carl Busch 2020 Scholarship Applications Available Online

Applications for the Playhouse’s Carl Busch Scholarship are now available online. Applications must be submitted no later than 5pm, Sunday, December 15, 2019.

Please submit applications to:

Community Players of Hobbs Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 2153
Hobbs, NM, 88240

OR

Vice President Christie Harkness
(Email included in application forms).

If selected, you will be asked to attend the annual awards banquet held on
Saturday, January 4, 2020. Best of luck!

Applications can be found online in MS Word format:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WcbkYo4AEi513fQK_3AIVeCo8L9gyCd7/view?usp=sharing

or PDF:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RxkwFrjOEHdhoAP4pVnLAqjyZ_7DV4r6/view?usp=sharing

Monday, October 21, 2019

Maid To Order CAST LIST!

Congratulations to the cast of Maid To Order! 

Sarah - Taylor Rodriquez
Malliger - Laura Brewster
Gerald - Eric Taylor
Janice - Karey Kildow
Bethany - Destiny Windham
James - Esai Rivera
Cambin - Matt Blandin
Winnie - Berenice Lopez
Cop 1 - Robert Schmacher
Cop 2 - Josh Abney

Our first read through will be October 29, 2019 at 7pm located at the Western Heritage Museum & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame.

We can't get to get this show started! Congrats!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Maid to Order Auditions!

Audition Notice, October 20th at 2pm and October 21st and 7pm.
Located at the Center for the Arts, 122 W. Broadway St. Hobbs, NM.



Here’s a farce at its funny and frenetic best!  A wealthy widow, Marcy Malliger, is expecting her beau for dinner, which means she expects nothing less than perfection from her household staff.  Her disgusting son Gerald, who is 25 years old but still lives with his “mommy,” is attempting to put the moves on the maids, as usual.  Sarah, a recently hired maid, does her best to ignore his overtures so as not to lose her job.  That’s when her brother James shows up, looking for a place to hide.  He’s on the run from a loan shark who wants his money back, and certainly the mobster wouldn’t think to look for him at a mansion.  But wouldn’t you know, Ms. Malliger’s beau who comes for dinner is the loan shark?!  Bring in the cops, who think James is Gerald (and vice versa!), and the loan shark’s dim-witted daughter, who instantly falls head-over-heels for Gerald, and you’ve got all the ingredients for fantastic farce in just one hour!  Mistaken identities galore, a fast paced plot that picks up more speed as it goes and an extended chase scene involving well...  just about everyone, will instantly make this fresh farce a favorite for cast, crew and audience alike!

Performances will be December 12-15 and directed by Lucero Acosta.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Board meeting postponed & submissions reminder

The board meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, has been postponed. No new date has been set yet.

Also, just a reminder that submissions for the 2020 season are now being accepted until October 15, 6:00 pm
Details and info can be found here:
http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com/2019/09/now-accepting-submissions-for-2020.html?m=1