2017 Season

The 2017 Season! Our 80th Season!!


“The Glass Menagerie” directed by Nathan Miles (AACTFest 2017 Entry) - February 16-19 TICKETS ON SALE!!

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

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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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).

Monday, January 23, 2017

2017 Playhouse Gala & Awards Banquet

Please join us for the 2017 Playhouse Gala 
& Awards Banquet at the
Western Heritage Museum
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Doors open at 6:30 pm, awards start at 7:00 pm.

Join us as we celebrate 80 years of theatre in Hobbs and honor those who have gone above and beyond this past year to make our theater shine. This will also serve as the February board meeting. As always, the gala is open to the public!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

We hope everybody's year is off to a great start! 
A few dates to remember:
The application deadline for the Carl Busch Scholarship is coming up January 6th. Details can be found here
The annual Playhouse Gala & Awards Banquet will be held February 4th at the Western Heritage Museum. Details coming soon!

Monday, December 19, 2016

2017 Season Tickets On Sale Now!

Scrambling for a last minute gift? Give the gift of live entertainment and support your local community at the same time! The gift that keeps on giving throughout the year will make anybody smile. Season tickets make a wonderful gift for friends and family of all ages and can be delivered instantly via email. Community Players of Hobbs 2017 season tickets are available online now!

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/packages.php?package_id=1444

Monday, December 12, 2016

"'Twas the Fight Before Christmas opens this week!!!



The fight is on!
 "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas opens this week!!!

Tickets are just $10, available online http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com/ and at the door!

Show dates are December 15-17 (8 PM) and December 18 (2 PM).

 Don't miss this hilarious Christmas quarrel and your last chance to use your 2016 Season Tickets! 

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 Renee, the youngest, who is so engrossed in a video game, she can't be expected to get the message right! She gets both families embroiled in a serious quarrel, and right before Christmas, too! She 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”!



 Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Congratulations to the cast of "The Glass Menagerie"

Congratulations to the cast of "The Glass Menagerie"!

Tom Wingfield- Tyler Bunch
Amanda Wingfield - Veronikka Sylvas
Laura Wingfield - Sarah Bunch
Jim O'Connor - Jason Marshall

Thank you to all who auditioned!

First rehearsal is December 19th (for paperwork/registration).

Cast must be off book for Act 1.1 by January 9th.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Applications for the Carl Busch Scholarship

Good afternoon, Playhouse fans,

The Playhouse board of directors is pleased to announce that applications for the Playhouse's Carl Busch scholarships are now being accepted. Applications in both fillable and PDF formats are attached.  Information and applications can be found on the Playhouse website sidebar at http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com/.

Scholarships are due to:

Vice-President Leigh Melton at leig_h@valornet.com
or
Community Players of Hobbs
Scholarship Application
P.O. Box 2153
Hobbs, NM 88241.

Applications must be received on or before January 6, 2017.  Recipients will be asked to attend the Playhouse Gala on February 4, 2015, at the Western Heritage Museum.

For questions, please reply to this email.  Please also feel free to forward this email to anyone who would be interested in applying.

Monica M. Russell
President

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Auditions "The Glass Menagerie" (2017 AACTFest Entry)

Auditions for "The Glass Menagerie" will be held at the Playhouse on Friday December 9 at
7PM and Saturday December 10 at 2PM.

Casting will be for:
2 men (ages 20-early 30s)

1 woman (age 20-early 30s)

1 woman (early 30s and up)

This will be a competition play and members of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) are ineligible to audition.

If you are cast you must be able to make all future potential performance dates and this show does travel.

Auditions will consist of cold readings and scene work with the director.

Hobbs performance dates are February 16-19, 2017.

Theatre New Mexico AACTFest competition dates are March 2-5, 2017, in Las Cruces, NM. The Region VI AACTFest competition will be April 5-9, 2017, in Lafayette, LA. The National AACTFest will be June 26-July 1, 2017, in Rochester, MN.

Announcing the 2017 Season!!

Good evening, Playhouse fans!

The Playhouse Board of Directors is pleased to announce our 2017 season!

Potential directors submitted several new shows for consideration and we had a difficult time choosing which ones to present, but we have put together the following exciting season for you!

THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams, a one-act directed by Nathan Miles for AACTFest
February 16-19, 2017
Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating.   A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre.

THE 39 STEPS by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, directed by Tyler Bunch
March 31, April 1-2, 7-9, 2017
In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, directed by Christopher Eubank
June 1-4, 8-11, 2017
Once On This Island, an enchanting musical fable, tells the story of forbidden love between people from two different worlds. Originally inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid, the Broadway show transports the story to a Caribbean island where social prejudice divides the island. Presented as a 'play within a play', a cast of village storytellers, attempting to calm a frightened young child, tell the romantic tale of a peasant girl who saves a rich city boy from death.

DISNEY'S MULAN, JR., Youth Performing Arts Workshop directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray
July 20-23, 2017
Based on Disney’s Oscar-nominated film, Disney's Mulan JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. With hit songs and a story packed with action, humor and heart, Disney's Mulan JR. brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility.

Haunted House, directed by Nathan Gibbs
October 20-21, 27-28, 31, 2017

HEAVEN CENT by George Cameron Grant, directed by Robert Schumacher
December 14-17, 2017
Miracles abound on Christmas Eve when the divine intervention of a well-intentioned but hapless angel brings a homeless teen-age girl and a missionary priest to the same place at the same time.

The Board would like to thank all submitting directors for helping us bring another year of quality entertainment to our community!

Your president,
Monica M. Russell