Greetings,The board has met and the following is the 2011 Season for the Community Players of Hobbs:• "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" directed by Mary Lyle. Musical director Ronnie Gray - February 11, 12, 13 (matinee) & 18 & 19This is a well known comedy musical based on the comic strip Peanuts. The characters are played by adults and, like the comic strip, makes subtle and humorous comments on life for adults but still appeals to children. Cast is two women and four men.• "Hallelujah Girls" directed by Sandy Goad - April 1, 2, 3 (matinee) & 8, 9This comedy is set in a spa converted from a former church. The women running the spa talk about life and men (of course). By the end, you've laughed and want to shout "Hallelujah". Cast consists of six women and two men.
• "Beauty and the Beast" directed by Larry and Juston Harlin - June 3, 4, 5 (matinee) & 10, 11, 12 (matinee)Disney's musical will be familiar to all ages. A heavy costume and singing show, "Beauty and the Beast" is popular wherever it is produced and will remind the audience what they love about the movie and story. Large cast.
• "Willie Wonka" Summer Youth Theater Camp directed by Ronnie Gray and Sandy Goad- July 21, 22, 23, 24 (matinee)The Summer Youth Theater Camp is an all youth production. The musical follows the same story line familiar to audiences from the movie, with Oompa Loompas, etc.
• "The Hound of the Baskervilles" directed by Suzanne Wilson-Wuest - September 9, 10, 11 (matinee) & 16, 17A murder mystery thriller based on Sherlock Holmes, the play is a proven audience favorite as they try to determine this "whodunit". Cast is six men and three women.
• Haunted House - October Juston Harlin and Erin Anderson• NM AACTFEST: Nathan Miles is proposing to direct "Zoo Story" by Edward Albee, a well known one act drama exploring themes of isolation and loneliness in a commercial world. He also wants to take several people to participate the Monologue competition. AACTFEST is taking place in Artesia in March and is a fun festival where you can see multiple one act productions, learn a few things and interact with various theaters from around the state. Plus, winning shows advance to regional competition in Lewisville, Texas in April.• In addition, the Hobbs Schools will be renting the facility on the following dates (Thur and Fri):Jan. 6-7 Jefferson Elementary "Tales from Olympus"Jan. 20-21 Taylor Elementary "12 Labors of Hercules"Feb. 10-11 Southern Heights Elementary "American Patriots"April 28-29 Coronado Elementary "American Poets and Patriots"Directors and casts will need to plan according to accommodate these productions.As in past seasons, the board may ask directors to have an assistant directors.Let me add how grateful I am that so many of you submitted and everyone was gracious about the decisions. For example, Bill Raabe agreed to delay his play selection until 2012 so I look forward to advocating for him to direct in 2012 since he agreed to help make room in this coming season. Thanks Bill!Also, this is a fairly aggressive season at times and will once again require lots of volunteers. As always, if you see a place or time you would like to volunteer, please speak up. We are not always good about spotting those who wish to help. We love and appreciate those who ask and put themselves forward to volunteer.Your Playhouse president,Daniel RussellRemember, the Playhouse has 73 years of history and the "community" in community theater means everyone, including you!
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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