Greetings everyone!CHRISTMAS SHOW: "Accidental Harmony" (comprised of Playhouse veterans) will be singing for Act One and the Hobbs High School Intro Theater class will be Act Two with its one act production of "Christmas in Comfort." There also may be a few other performers thrown in.Accidental Harmony showcases the singing of Ronnie Gray, Erin Anderson, Sandy Goad, Leslie Blake, Juston Harlin and Briana Schneider.Christmas in Comfort, directed by Summer Robinson, is a heartwarming one act introducing students new to theater all the joy of theater as they present their first production.The play: "Mona Malone, famous for her role as the “scream queen” in Hollywood horror flicks, must do 200 hours of community service. A judge is persuaded by Mona’s attorney to let her spend them directing the annual Christmas play in his tiny hometown of Comfort. When Mona and her pre-conceived ideas about small towns meet the wacky residents of Comfort and their pre-conceived ideas, sparks fly. The residents know exactly how they want to do the play — after all, they’ve been doing it exactly the same way for 20 years! But Mona wants big changes. As the work progresses, however, it’s the town that changes Mona. She begins to make peace with her life, her goals and the faith she had left behind. Along the way, Mona’s assistant finds her voice and the local drama teacher remembers her own lesson of what theater can give to the actors and the audience — even in a small town far from Broadway. Laughter and the traditional music of Christmas fill the stage with warmth as the people of Comfort help Mona learn a big lesson about fame and faith."Show dates are Dec. 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m. Call 393-0676 for reservations."YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN" AUDITIONS: Auditions for the comedy musical are Dec. 12 & 13 (Sunday and Monday) at 6:30 pm at the Playhouse. Auditioners should prepare a song (we will either have a CD player or an accompanianist). The cast consists of 2 women and 4 men. The productions dates are Feb. 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19. Director - Mary Lyle, Musical Director - Ronnie Gray. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, January 3.MORE AUDITIONS: Watch for audition information soon about the NM AACTFest production entry being directed for the Playhouse by Nathan Miles. The show will be Edward Albee's drama, "Zoo Story" (cast is for 2 men). Nathan will also need crew people and wants to take several others to participate in the monologue competition. AACTFest is in March in Artesia and the Theater New Mexico conference. Other theaters from across the state will be bringing shows, which are then judged. The winning entry then gets to go to regionals.MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The annual Playhouse Gala is Jan. 15. This is casual evening to gather, mingle, give out some recognition awards, including the Tom Mason Award as well as Carl Busch Scholarships, and also to vote on a board and any by-law changes. By attending any show, participating in any show and by attending the Gala, you are considered a voting theater member. Please mark your calendars to attend this at the Western Heritage Museum. Your vote and your voice is needed. Community theater needs everyone to participate and you are needed.CORRECTION: For "Beauty and the Beast" I left off a couple of dates. The show will be produced eight times (Thur, Fri., Sat. and Sun for two weeks). Correct show dates are June 2, 3, 4, 5 (matinee) 9, 10, 11, 12 (matinee). Sorry about that.Your "Wondering who ordered the cold weather" 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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