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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Monday, June 28, 2010
Upcoming Auditions, Shows, and News
AUDITIONS for "All My Sons" directed by Nathan Miles are tentatively set for July 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. at the Western Heritage Museum. Auditions for this Arthur Miller, Tony award winning drama will consist of readings both nights.
Five men and four women are needed from the mid 20s and up. Age is slightly flexible. Show dates are Sept. 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11.
SEUSSICAL, the youth summer theater camp is going well. Directors Ronnie Gray and Sandy Goad report around 32 campers have signed up and are already rehearsing the musical. Special thanks go those adults who are volunteering their time on this to make it happen. Show dates are July 22, 23, 24 and 25.
SPECIAL THANKS goes to Karen Widman who spent a portion of a morning scrubbing paint out of carpeting. It takes a village to keep the Playhouse clean and it is always heartwarming when people see a need and take care of it! POLICY ALERT... please remember paint cleaning takes place in the spare bathroom off of the makeup room.
SECOND SPECIAL THANKS goes to Jay Patton for helping getting the cooling going during I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. We had a unit go down but Jay was on top of it. Thanks Jay.
PAINTING has been completed on the inside of the theater. Next time you step in there you'll notice the dark brown on the back side of theater now extends all the way down from the ceiling to the walk-around. Thanks to the GEO Group (a corporate sponsor) inmates for helping to make this happen.
• Tools: If you an extra hammer, screwdrivers, etc. just sitting around your shop or workbench and you know you'll never use it, consider donating it to the Playhouse.
• Improving the outside entrance, signage and landscaping.
• Insulating the costume room/oven/freezer room.
• Baseboard in the theater
• A slip cover for the new leather/wooden bench in the lobby
• Back lot fencing (Tony Bostick got it all cleared and then got it dirt donated to get it covered. YEAH! Thank you Tony! The next need is to get it fenced off in such a way to may it more presentable and stop through traffic from cutting across the lot. Quite frankly, this is the next big goal to get accomplished with some urgency.)
• Parking lot paving.
SCHOOL EVENTS: Hobbs Schools has approached the Playhouse about hosting several one/two day theater events at the Playhouse during the school year. Mary Lyle is negotiating this and we will be bringing it to the board for a final vote. Once finalized, it means about five times over the next school year, school children will make use of our facility. It will also means cooperation between directors, shows and the events (just a heads up!)
OTHER RANDOM STUFF:
We will have a board of directors meeting in late July.
Have any other thoughts, suggestions, ideas on ways to improve, let me know. Your ideas, time and volunteering are important to helping community theater happen.
Finally, potential directors it is not too early to start thinking about next season. Yes, I said next season. It is now almost July and half of the year is already flown by. Oh my!
Remember, the Playhouse has 73 years of history and the "community" in community theater means everyone, including you!