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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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/

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Congratulations cast of Character Lines!

Congratulations to the cast of Character Lines! 
Kit - Matthew Blandin 
Linda - Destiny Windham Evelyn /Ginger-Brittany Parsons

We were so honored to have everyone that showed up want to be a part of this journey with us. It was an extremely difficult decision, but we are so excited to start this show! We'll see you Thursday night for our first read through at 7 :00! Congrats! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Upcoming dates and deadlines

Just a few reminders. The deadline for the Carl Busch scholarship is this Friday, December 14. Info and applications can be found online. 

Friday is also the deadline for Haunt submissions as well as any submissions for the December show slot. 

Auditions for Character Lines directed by Marirene Pankratz will be this Sunday and Monday the 16 & 17 at 7:00 at the Playhouse. 

There will be a board meeting Tuesday the 18th at 7:00 at the Playhouse. 

Don’t forget about the Gala, coming up to start off the new year. January 5 at the Lea County Event Center! 


See our website or Facebook event pages for specific info on all these events! 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Audition notice "Character Lines"

Auditions for "Character Lines" will be held December 16 and 17, 2018, at the Playhouse.  Both audition times are 7:00 PM.

"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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

2019 Season

The Community Players of Hobbs is proud to present the 2019 season!

Character Lines
by Larry Ketron
Directed by Marirene Pankratz
AUDITIONS December 16 & 17 at 7:00 pm at the Playhouse
Performances: February 15-24

Barefoot in the Park
by Neil Simon
Directed by Laura Brewster
AUDITIONS February 18 & 19 at 7:00 pm at the Playhouse
Performances: April 5-14

Sister Act the Musical
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard.
Directed by Douglas Levy
AUDITIONS  March 15 & 16 at 6:00 pm; March 17 at 3:00 pm at the Lea County Center for the Arts
Performances: May 31, June 1-9

Youth Performing Arts Workshop production of
James and the Giant Peach Jr.
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Based on the book, "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl
Directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray
Application forms due May 17th
Workshop dates: June 10 – July 17
Performances: July 18-21

The Addams Family the Musical
Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Directed by Christopher Eubank
AUDITIONS TBA
Performances: September 6-15

10th Annual Haunted House
October 2019
AUDITIONS TBA

Congratulations to the directors! There is still a spot available for a December performance. If anybody would like to submit for that or for the Haunted House, the deadline for those two slots has been extended to December 14, 2018 5:00 pm. Submission forms are available online:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=129EDPHlfPZNTzYw90pFdVOZphjvEjxtj 

Applications for the Carl Busch Scholarship are due December 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Application forms are available online:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D5uobMxpa7w-05baBcfz6u0sxfNp5DvV 

There will be a board meeting December 18, 2018 at 7:00 at the Playhouse. Any new submissions will be presented at this time.

The Annual Awards Gala for the 2018 season will be held January 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Lea County Events Center. Please join us for a casino-themed murder mystery! As always, the gala is open to the public. Look for more details to come soon.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Artistic board meeting & more

Hello Playhouse Fans!!! 

We will be having an Artistic Board meeting tomorrow evening at Sandy Goad's home.  Her address is 2638 N Jade Ave.  This is a Pot Luck Dinner Meeting, so bring your favorite dish!!!! We will be gathering at 6:00and the meeting starts at 6:30 pm.  All directors who submitted proposals for the 2019 season will present their submissions to the artistic board.  Everyone is welcomed to attend.  

After the presentations, the board members will have a regular board meeting, followed by a closed session to address the 2019 Season and to determine what the 2019 Season.

Everyone is welcomed to attend the Artistic Board meeting, discuss and give their input, as well as attending the regular board meeting.  We will ask everyone to leave following the last agenda item before setting the 2019 season.  

We had an amazing turnout for the Haunted House 2018 edition!!!!! Great job to our director Nathan Gibbs.  It was an outstanding event!  We also send out our appreciation to all those who came and helped with Haunt strike.  It is never a small undertaking!  Thank you to Highland Science Club and NMJC Skills USA team!  We appreciate your time and hours toward this! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hello and Updates!

Hello Playhouse Goers!!!

It has been crazy and busy!! I want to give a big congratulations to our Haunt cast and crew for an amazing opening weekend!!!! If you missed the opportunity to be scared, join us this weekend October 26th and 27th and on Halloween, October 21st for the opportunity to revisit Horror Films and Ancient Aztec!  We will be running the haunt from 8:00-10:30 pm.  

If you are willing to be on a committee to help discover some new board members, please let me know!  We will be looking at replacing Shoshana Howell, Promotions, as she will have termed out!  If being on the board is something you are interested in, please also let me know! 

The Playhouse will be working with Highland Middle School at putting on their Melodrama, A Wagon Wheels A Rolling.  This will be a traditional melodrama put on by the 7th and 8th grade students in the Drama class at Highland.  Tickets are $5.00.  There will be popcorn and sodas for sale!  

After the Haunt, we will be having a purge session of items from the Haunt shed, the furniture shed, and of course our Costume Room.   If you are interested in helping out with any of this, please let us know!  

The artistic board meeting will be on November 13th at Board Member's Sandy Goad's house.  We will be starting at 6:00 pm.  If you submitted a show for the 2019 season, please be there to present your proposal to the artistic board.  Anyone may attend and all is encouraged.  This will be a Pot Luck Meeting, so bring your favorite snacks or meal to share with all!  Thanks Sandy for Hosting.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call!

Your Pres,
Carey Lindner

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Carl Busch 2019 Scholarship Applications Available Online

Applications for the Playhouse’s Carl Busch Scholarship are now available online. Applications must be submitted no later than 5 pm, Friday, December 14, 2018. 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 5, 2019. Best of luck!

Applications can be found online in MS Word format:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D5uobMxpa7w-05baBcfz6u0sxfNp5DvV

or PDF:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lpelLEgpJaGVIs9BEY_89SxfXBJXDcBt

Monday, October 8, 2018

Board Meeting 10/9/18

Hello Playhouse Fans!! 

 Our monthly board meeting will be this Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 pm at the Playhouse!  If you have any items that you would like to discuss, please let me know so I may add you to the agenda.  As always the meeting is open to the entire community.  
  We will be discussing Financials, Progress on the Haunted House, Setting an Artistic Board Meeting in order for directors to support their submissions, and any other items that have developed.  
  We will see you at the Show!! 

Up next is the annual Haunted House! October 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th and the 31st!  Haunting Hour begins at 8:00 PM!!!   If you are interested in helping out with the playhouse, I know that our director, Nathan Gibbs, would appreciate any and all help and haunters!! 

We also have a special performance from the Highland Middle School Drama class.   They will be presenting the Melodrama: Wagon Wheels A Rollin!  Admission is $5.  There will be popcorn and soda for sell.  Come out and support Hobbs Schools students!  Guaranteed to be a fun time!  Show dates will be December 6th and 7th at 6:30 pm!!  

Your President,
Carey Lindner