2016 Season

The 2016 Season!


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

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

“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, 3, 8-10 (8 PM), September 4 (2 PM)

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

“’Twas the Fight Before Christmas” directed by Robert Schumacher - December 15-18. TICKETS ON SALE!!


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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 16-29, 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

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas!!

Tickets are now on sale for "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas!!

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”!



Tickets $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!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cast list for “’Twas The Fight Before Christmas”

The Community Players of Hobbs is proud to announce the cast of “’Twas The Fight Before Christmas”!

Oliver Langford - Brad Jett
Elizabeth “Liz” Langford - Christie Harkness
Janice Langford-Serenity Fuller
Renee Langford-Annedee  Bushway

Charlie Rider - John Craig
Annie Rider - Kelly Harrison
Bill Rider - Israel Telles

Janice Langford (understudy)-Lara Harkness

Director - Robert Schumacher
Assistant Director-Veronikka Sylvas
Stage Manager-Sarah Bunch
Assistant Stage Manager - Lara Harkness

From the director:

The auditions were terrific, and the choices were quite challenging; I encourage all who auditioned to come back for future shows.  Thank you all for auditioning!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Auditions for The Fight Before Christmas

Auditions begin tonight for "'Twas The Fight Before Christmas" a comedy by Anne Coulter Martens, directed by Robert Schumacher.
Auditions will be held Monday October 24 & Tuesday October 25 at 7:00 pm at the NMJC Western Heritage Museum.

 Parts are available for 2 men, 2 women, 2 teens and 1 younger teen/tween. Performance dates will be December 15-18 at the Hobbs Playhouse.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Haunted House Tickets On Sale NOW!!!


Tickets are on sale now for our annual haunted house! The ghosts and goblins are bringing the thrills home with "Holiday Horrors" directed by Nathan Gibbs. Santa Claus has teamed up with icons of holidays from throughout the year to forever change how we celebrate.

Join us October 21, 22, 28 29, 30 & 31
Doors open at 8:00 pm, last admission is at 11:59 Fridays, Saturdays & Halloween, 10:59 on Sunday the 30th.

Tickets are just $10 and are available online or at the door.

Save time: skip the ticket line!!!
If you buy your tickets online in advance, you can skip the purchase line and be that much closer to the holiday haunting experience. Online ticket sales end at 8:00 pm each night, so plan ahead!

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?event_id=4919

Monday, October 10, 2016

2017 submissions deadline extended to October 17, 2016, at 6:00PM

Good afternoon, Playhouse fans, For potential interested directors needing a little more time, the Playhouse board has extended the deadline for the 2017 season to October 17, 2016.

Each director must submit three scripts for consideration and each script must be accompanied by a completed submission form which can be found here:

http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com/2016/08/now-accepting-submissions-for-2017_25.html

Submissions must be turned into Vice-president Leigh Melton by 6:00P.M. on Monday, October 17. He can be reached by phone at 575-318-9311 or by email at leig_h@valornet.com.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at 575-318-1327.

Your president,
Monica Russell

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Audition announcement “’Twas The Fight Before Christmas”



Auditions for “’Twas The Fight Before Christmas” will be held
on October 24th and October 25th at 7 PM at the Western Heritage Museum.

Performance dates are December 15, 16, 17 (8 PM) and 18 (2 PM).


Casting:

2 men (late 30s-mid 40s)
Oliver Langford
Charlie Rider

2 women (late 30s-mid 40s)
Elizabeth “Liz” Langford
Annie Rider

1 teen girl (18-early 20s, character is HS senior)
Janice Langford

1 teen boy (18-early 20s, character is HS senior)
Bill Rider

1 “tween” boy or girl (10-14, flexible in that range)
Ranny/Renee Langford

(Note for teen boy/girl - they are a couple, will be required to kiss under mistletoe at times in the show)


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 Ranny/Renee, the youngest, who is so engrossed in a video game, (s)he can't be expected to get the message right! (S)He gets both families embroiled in a serious quarrel, and right before Christmas, too! (S)He 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”!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Haunted House work begins tonight!

Work on the 7th annual Haunted House work begins tonight at 6:30 at the Playhouse. Tell your friends and come be a part of this annual tradition. Help is needed in many different areas so bring your skills and help make this year better than ever!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Now accepting submissions for the 2017 season!



Greeting, Playhouse fans,

The Community Players of Hobbs Board of Directors is excited to announce that we are now now taking show proposals for the 2017 season!

Attached are blank 2017 submission forms:
Click here to download a PDF submission form
or
Click here for a fillable Excel form.

Please complete a separate form for each show submitted and include the published scripts.  Each director must submit three (3) shows for consideration.

Submissions are due to Vice-president Leigh Melton by 6:00P.M., Monday, October 3, 2016. Leigh can be reached at 575-318-9311

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the number below.

The board is looking forward to continuing our long tradition of bringing quality entertainment in the form of live theater to our community!

Your president,
Monica M. Russell
575-318-1327

Monday, August 15, 2016

It's Melodrama Time! Tickets are on sale for "Avarice in Ambrosia"!

It's melodrama time!

It’s Apple Blossom Festival time in the Old West town of Ambrosia, and all the townsfolk are looking forward to the celebrations.

But something — or rather, someone — is rotten and wants to spoil everything.  The evil Hagloe Crab and his sidekick, Roxbury Russet, are planning to swindle sweet Honey Gold and Granny Smith out of their properties.

Will the handsome sheriff, Adam S.  Pearmain, and his near-sighted deputy, Ben Davis, be able to save the day?  Find out in this hilarious melodrama filled with sight gags, puns, slapstick, confusion, miscommunication and a twist ending.

Tickets are now on sale for "Avarice in Ambrosia".  Show dates are September 2, 3, 8-10 (8 PM), and September 4 (2 PM).  All seats $10.  Click here to get your tickets now!

Enjoy the crazy melodrama fun!!