2020 Season

The 2021 Season! Our 84th Year!

Mama Won’t Fly By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten Directed by Sandy Goad
March 19-28

The Community Players of Hobbs Production of Elton John & Tim Rice's
directed by Douglas Levy
May 14-23

The Community Players of Hobbs Youth Performing Arts Workshop Production of Disney's
Aladdin, Jr.
July 15-18

The Hunt (11th Annual Haunted House), directed by Nathan Gibbs and Kevin Combs
October 21-23, 29-31

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

By Mark Brown Directed by Christie Harkness

December 16-19

*All dates subject to change, some performances may be presented online if required, please check back often for the most current information*

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Update on "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change", and another acting opportunity

Greetings Playhouse fans!

Two things....

First, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE opens Friday at 8 p.m. and continues Saturday at 8 p.m and Sunday at 2 p.m. It then runs again next weekend, June 11, 12, 13. This is a musical comedy that was hit on Broadway and at many, many regional, college and community theaters. The show is about love, dating and marriage. The six actors portray different characters throughout the show. It is funny, funny, funny. If you have ever dated, been married, been part of a family or been in love, you will find something familiar and delightful about this show.
Please make reservations and plans to attend. Also if you are interested in helping with the front of house duties, please let me know
Call 575-393-0676 for reservations. (Recommended for mature audiences due to some mild language and mature themes)

Second, this is for the male actors.
My college professor from Wayland Baptist University called me this weekend. Every summer, the WBU theater program performs a show at Spencer Theater in Ruidoso. This year they are performing "Elephant Man" on June 18.
My professor, Dr. Marti Runnels is looking for a male actor to portray several parts in "Elephant Man" (he had a male actor drop at the last moment). Rehearsals involve up to nine days in Plainview, Texas, and then nine days in Ruidoso. Room and board will be provided at both places and due to the last minute request, the actor would not have to be there for all 18 days of the rehearsals. There also may be a small stipend available to do it but that would have to be a conversation with Dr. Runnels. In short, there is flexibility in participating.
Why do this?
One, it is an opportunity to perform on the Spencer stage, an acclaimed regional theater stage.
Two, Wayland's theater productions are quality shows and are great learning experiences. (Runnels taught me most of what I know about theater).
Three, it is a chance to network with people involved in the Spencer theater program as well as WBU theater's program (which has sent graduates on to other professional jobs throughout the region, etc).
Four, it is chance to spend a free week with no expenses in Ruidoso.
If you are interested, please let me know ASAP and I'll make introductions for you. I'm sure it would be an experience that would not disappoint.

Your "Perfect, Now Change" president,

Daniel Russell

Remember, the Playhouse has 73 years of history and the "community" in community theater means everyone, including you!

Reservations for "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" can also be made via email (see link on the right). Do not miss this incredibly funny show, you will not stop laughing at this outrageous musical.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" opens June 4th!!

Do you know how long you have until "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" opens? Nine days...yes, NINE days! Don't miss this outrageously funny musical about love and relationships! The show opens June 4th at 8 PM, with shows following on June 5th at 8 PM, June 6th at 2 PM, and June 11th, 12th (8 PM), and 13th (2 PM).

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The latest news from the President

Greetings all!

Busy time for me so here it is short and sweet....

BOARD MEETING: There will be a Playhouse Board of Directors meeting Monday, May 24 at 6 p.m. As always, this is open for anyone to attend.

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE: Rehearsals are well underway. The cast to this funny, funny, funny musical is Erin Anderson, Summer Robinson, Sandy Goad, Josh Berner, Jay Patton and Ronnie Gray. It is co-directed by father/son team of Larry and Juston Harlin.
Show dates are June 4-6 and June 11-13. (Show times at 8 p.m./Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.)
This a funny, Broadway musical that explores love, dating and marriage. Each cast members plays multiple characters and each scene stands on its own as a vignette on the broader theme of love and relationships. It is recommended for mature audiences (some language and content).
Make plans to attend this musical because I know you won't be disappointed. Call 393-0676 for reservations today!

BACK LOT: Have you noticed the Playhouse's back lot has been cleared off. We still have more plans and a ways to go but this will greatly increase our parking potential.

NEW PAINTING: Have you noticed the inside of the Playhouse's theater area. A GEO Group crew helped paint the walls backstage so it blends and forces more focus on the stage. Thanks GEO.

SUMMER THEATER CAMP: Sign ups are taking place now for Summer Theater Camp and the show Seussical, directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray. If you know someone between 9-18 years old, have them sign up for this five week experience of stage and singing. We have slots for over 30 students. This is a great experience so don't miss it. See Sandy or Ronnie or myself or the www.communityplayersofhobbs.com about signing up. Shows are July 22, 23, 24 and 25.

GOODBYE: Mary Jo Chadwick has moved back east after directing "Curious Savage" for us. Thank you Mary Jo for your contribution to our community. Steve Newman, who appeared in several productions in the Playhouse years ago such as "Zombies from Beyond," and then moved out of state has passed away. Contact Brad Jett for details.

Your president

Daniel Russell

Remember, the Playhouse has 73 years of history and the "community" in community theater means everyone, including you!

You can access the signup form for "Seussical" by clicking here.

And don't forget to make your reservations for the incredibly funny musical "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change", June 4, 5, 6, & June 11, 12, 13 (8 PM, June 6th and 13th at 2 PM).

Monday, May 3, 2010

"Suessical" signup details now available

It's the moment you all have been waiting for (well, you parents, anyway)...click the title of this post to download a signup form with all the details for this year's Performing Arts Camp. This year's show is "Suessical, Jr.", with shows on July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at 8 PM and July 25th at 2 PM. The flyer contains a full schedule. Space is limited to the first 30 paid applicants, so don't delay, sign up today. (Hey, that rhymed...)

You can also visit the website for the Lea County Council for the Arts, complete with a brochure for signup.