2017 Season

The 2017 Season! Our 80th Season!!


“The Glass Menagerie” directed by Nathan Miles (AACTFest 2017 Entry) - February 16-19, April 1, April 7 (Lafayette, LA)

“Once On This Island” directed by Chris Eubank - June 1-4, 8-11

Youth Performing Arts Workshop “Mulan, Jr.” directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray - July 20-23

“The 39 Steps” directed by Tyler Bunch - September 8-10, 14-16

Haunted House directed by Nathan Gibbs - October 20-21, 27-28, 31 TICKETS ON SALE!!

“’Heaven Cent” directed by Robert Schumacher - December 14-17 AUDITION NOTICE!!


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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year from the Community Players of Hobbs!!

We've got a great season coming in 2012, starting with "Fiddler on the Roof" in February!  We then have the comedy "Faith County", the musical comedy "Urinetown", our summer youth production of Disney's "Aladdin", the melodrama "Oil's Well That Ends Well", our annual haunted house, and the one-act show "Line".

And keep watching us online and on Facebook and Twitter, we have more exciting changes in store for you in 2012!

Again, have a happy and safe New Year, and we'll see you in 2012!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

"Bottle Dance" rehearsal reminder

"Bottle Dance" dancers for "Fiddler on the Roof"...don't forget rehearsal is Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 7 PM at Maciolek School of Dance.  This is for Jonathan Howell, Jonathan Bertschinger, Eric Taylor, Kyle Holmes, and Artie Jenkins.

Maciolek School of Dance is located at 1849 North Jefferson Street, Hobbs, NM.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays from the Community Players of Hobbs!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Bottle Dance" rehearsal new date/time

"Bottle Dance" dancers for "Fiddler on the Roof"...your new rehearsal date/time is Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 7 PM at Maciolek School of Dance.  This is for Jonathan Howell, Jonathan Bertschinger, Eric Taylor, Kyle Holmes, and Artie Jenkins.

Maciolek School of Dance is located at 1849 North Jefferson Street, Hobbs, NM.

Friday, December 16, 2011

"Bottle Dance" rehearsal rescheduled

We have to reschedule the Bottle Dance rehearsal due to a scheduling conflict.  We'll announce new date/time as soon as it is available.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Bottle Dance" rehearsal this Sunday

For the cast members of "Fiddler" who are in the "Bottle Dance", you have a rehearsal with Karen Salb at Maciolek School of Dance on Sunday, December 18th at 2 pm.  This is for Jonathan Bertschinger, Jonathan Howell, Kyle Holmes, and Eric Taylor.  Come ready to dance!

Monday, December 12, 2011

"Fiddler on the Roof" cast announcement


Fiddler on the Roof


Cast List


Thank you to everyone that auditioned the past two days! We were very pleased to see so many new and familiar faces step through the Playhouse doors and we encourage everyone that auditioned to come back and audition for our other shows in the future.


Fiddler cast-you have a rehearsal scheduled for Tuesday 12-13-11 at 7 PM at the Playhouse. Please be on time and bring a pencil. Thank you.



TEVYE—Kaine Munoz


GOLDE—Erin Anderson


TZEITEL—Laura Tate


HODEL—Abby Holmes


CHAVA—Claire Rotunno


SHPRINTZE—Sydney Armstrong


BIELKE—Allison Wellborn


MOTEL—Tyler Bunch


PERCHIK—Juston Harlin


FYEDKA—Kyle Holmes


LAZARWOLF—Ronnie Gray


YENTE—Erin Miller-Gibbs


FRUMA-SARAH—Carissa Lewis


GRANDMATZEITEL—Veronikka Sylvas


MORDCHA—Johnathen Bertschinger


RABBI—Larry Harlin


MENDEL—Johnathan Howell


AVRAM—Jesse Delgado


SASHA—Eric Taylor


CONSTABLE—Matt Blandin


NAHUM—Timothy Deines


YUSSEL—Victoria Guzman


SHAINDEL/THE FIDDLER—Ashley Sisson


VILLAGERS—Megan Anderson, Rachel Ursanic,


Rebecca Venegas, and Claudia Acosta

RUSSIANS - Artie Jenkins, Matt Anderson




            

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Fiddler on the Roof" auditions!

UPDATE:  Additional audition scheduled, Sunday, December 11th at the Playhouse at 7 PM. This is to give an audition opportunity for those with commitments earlier on Sunday. This audition will consist of singing and cold reads. Audition notes at the website and below apply for this audition as well.

Auditions for the Playhouse production of "Fiddler on the Roof" will be held on Sunday, December 11th from 1 pm to 4 pm at Macioleck School of Dance AND Monday, December 12th from 7 pm to 10 pm at the Playhouse.

Sunday's audition will consist of dancing and singing, and Monday will consist of singing and cold reads.

"Fiddler on the Roof" will be performed in late February 2012, with full rehearsals starting in early January 2012.  

The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one's choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

The show has a large cast...further information on cast breakdown, singing ranges, and audition information can be found by clicking here.
We will also need a fairly large crew to run the show, so please come to auditions even if you are not interested in performing.

See you at auditions!





Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Announcing...the 2012 75th Anniversary Playhouse Season!

Greetings...

Here is the 2012 Season. The board was pleased with choices and that most every director submitted several choices. As always, setting the season is a difficult task that can never achieve the goal of making everyone satisfied but we are profoundly pleased with those who did submit. Submitting plays to direct is difficult task unto itself so thank you. It is amazing the breath of talent and interests we have in the community theater family as we try to cultivate new talent and interest for future generations as well as maintain what has been built by the Playhouse's veterans and forefathers.

This is the theater's 75th anniversary of the Community Players being in existence. We have few rookie directors, a longtime director, a melodrama type show to celebrate the 100th anniversary of New Mexico and the Playhouse's 75th year, and as always our popular children's youth workshop production.

So here it goes....

2012 SEASON

Celebrating Community Players of Hobbs’ 75th anniversary

(Season subject to change. All dates are tentative.)



Feb. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

"Fiddler on the Roof"

Directed by Nathan Miles

Musical Director Daniella Mendez

Choreography Karen Salb

This Broadway music classic, which won nine Tony awards including Best Musical, is the story of Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one's choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. Audience will delight in the musical score that includes "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "If I Were a Rich Man."

Cast: Approximately 30 of various ages

Reviews: New York Times — “Filled with laughter and tenderness. It catches the essence of a moment in history with sentiment and radiance. An exceptional accomplishment.”

Newsweek Magazine — “One of the great musical comedies of our era."



April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21

"Faith County"

Directed by Samantha Collins

A down-home country comedy, set in Faith County Fairgrounds in Mineola, a town that is located somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the South – a place where beehive hairdos are still the rage and Saturday nights are reserved for the tractor pull in nearby Pickler.

The comedy's plot centers around the events at the fair, a pair of love interests and local gossip, as well as some poetry reading and piano playing from artists whose talents are, to say the least, questionable.

A colorful set of good ol' folk gather for the county fair, and there's stiff competition in the arts and crafts category.

Cast: Six females, three males

Reviews: Studio Theater — "Hilarious."

Bowbwells Communty Theater — "We received standing ovations!" Foundation of Arts — “Hilarious prepare yourself for non stop laughter!”



June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10

"Urinetown"

Directed by Juston and Larry Harlin

One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets.

Winner of several Tony awards, including Best Original Musical Score and Obie Awards, including Best Book and Lyrics. Performed regionally at such places at Baylor University and Texas Tech University, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Cast: 11-20, ensemble with feature roles

Reviews: CurtainUp — “This is comedy -- often of the laugh-out-loud variety -- and it takes pokes at almost everything in its path.”

Playbill — “Many consider (this) the funniest musical comedy this side of The Producers … with the most unlikely title on Broadway”



July 19, 20, 21, 22

"Aladdin Jr." (Youth Summer Workshop)

Directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray

All of your favorite characters are here in Disney’s Aladdin Jr., a stage adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences' spirits will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me" will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come!

Cast: This all youth cast, ages 9-18, includes many roles and many weeks of daily training for students in Lea County.



September 13, 14, 15, 16  (tentative)

"Rascality on the Rig" or "Oils Well that Ends Well"

Directed by Glynese Floyd

Assistant Director Mary Lyle

Last performed in Hobbs in 1962, this vaudeville melodrama is a celebration of the Playhouse’s 75th anniversary and New Mexico’s 100th anniversary. Besides a classic presentation of a traditional melodrama, the olios will include other talented performers that will leave the audience remembering back to the good ol’ days as well enjoying good, hearty laughs.

Cast: Multiple stock characters



Bonus productions:

Haunted House

October

Making use of theater techniques and skills, the annual Halloween haunted house for an experiential adventure in October.



"Line"

November (tentative)

Directed by Jonathan Bertschinger

This one act comedy is an absurdist drama about 5 people waiting in line for an event (what event it is, is never made clear—several of the characters' stated expectations contradict the others). Each of the characters uses their wiles in an attempt to be first in line, getting more and more vicious as the play continues. Line is the longest-running Off-Off Broadway show on the boards, having played continuously at the 13th Street Repertory Theater since 1974.

Cast: Four males, one female

Review: New York Times — “Wit, Humor and Fantasy. Hilarious”

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Show and "Fiddler on the Roof" auditions

Greetings all!

CHRISTMAS SHOW: The Hobbs Community Playhouse and Hobbs High School will present a “Christmas Triple Feature” on Dec. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.  and Dec. 10 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Playhouse. Tickets are $8 and $6. The three acts are the advance theater classes performing “The Gift of the Magi”, Accidental Harmony performing Christmas Carols and act three is the beginning theater classes performing “Ebenezer’s Christmas Carol.”  Tickets can be purchased through Hobbs Schools or at the door the evening of the performance. The one acts are directed by Summer Robinson Rickman.

AUDITIONS: Auditions for "Fiddler on the Roof" will be Dec. 11 and 12. The show dates will be late February. Directed by Nathan Miles, musical direction by Daniella Mendez and choreography by Karen Salb.

Dance and singing auditions will be Dec. 11 at Macioleck School of Dance from 1-4 p.m. Wear clothes you can move in.
Additional signing and cold read auditions will be Dec. 12 at the Hobbs Community Playhouse at 7 p.m. 
For singing auditions, you need to prepare a short song (16-32 measures of music. You may bring sheet music or CD track of song)
Cold reads will consist of excerpts from the script.


BOARD MEETING: The BOD will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5.


AWARDS GALA: The annual awards gala will be Jan. 20, 2012, at the Western Heritage Museum. Mark your calendars. This is a free event for all those involved in the Playhouse, whether it be fans or participants.


SCHOLARSHIPS: It is that time of year again for the Carl Busch Scholarships. Scholarships forms are due Dec. 17. The form can be found on the Playhouse's website. Every year, the Playhouse attempts to give several small scholarships to individuals going to college. Recipients are required to help or have helped at the Playhouse. Be smart and fill out an application if you qualify.


Also, don't forget to mark your calendar for Christmas Traditions Around the World at the Western Heritage Museum on Dec. 1 as well Maciolek School of Dance's Nutcracker Suite on Dec. 2-4 (if tickets are still available. They sell quickly).

Your "Did I mention I'm coming to the end of my four year term on the board" president,

Daniel Russell
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Work day announcement! Board Meeting! Next Season! Christmas Show!

(UPDATE:  Scholarship forms are available via links on the right sidebar of the site.  DOC and PDF formats available.)


Greetings everyone!

WORK DAY: We will continue the strike of the pirate Haunted House set on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m. at the Playhouse. Lots to do so as many volunteers who show up, the better. Thanks to those who showed up to help build the set, volunteered to be in the haunt and especially to those who worked on the first strike day. 

BOARD MEETING: The Board of Directors will meet on Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Playhouse. Agenda items include discussion of the awards gala and 2012 season.

NEXT SHOW: The next production at the Playhouse will be in conjunction with the Hobbs High School drama class, directed by Summer Robinson Rickman. The show dates are Dec. 8, 9, 10. Tickets are available through Summer or will be at the door. The three acts are the advance classes performing “The Gift of the Magi”, Accidental Harmony performing Christmas Carols and act three is the begnning theater classes performing “Ebenezer’s Christmas Carol."

SCHOLARSHIPS: It is that time of year again for the Carl Busch Scholarships. Scholarships forms are due Dec. 17. The form can be found on the Playhouse's website (or will be there shortly). Every year, the Playhouse attempts to give several small scholarships to individuals going to college. Recipients are required to help or have helped at the Playhouse. Be smart and fill out an application if you qualify.

2012 SEASON: Next season has not been determined yet but we will be looking at things shortly. The Artistic Advisory Board has met and now it will be up to the Board of Directors. If you have preferences, ideas, etc., please make an effort to speak to a board member about your thoughts.

CHRISTMAS FLOAT: Erin Miller-Gibbs is looking at entering the annual Hobbs Christmas parade on behalf of the Playhouse. If interested in helping, please contact her.

THANK YOU: A big thank you goes to Carey Linder's father and Lasco Construction. They donated insulation that we will be able to use in our costume room. Once we get it put up, it should help keep your toesies a little more toasty in the winter and cooler in the summer.

IT COMMITTEE: I will be asking the board to formally approve Robert Schumacher to head up an Internet technology committee. It is time the Playhouse gets serious about doing online ticketing and credit/debit cards. If you are interested, contact myself or Robert (who I have basically volunteered with this email so he could still back out but I hope not LOL). I will be the board liaison to this committee but I R not good at that computin' stuff.

Also, don't forget to mark your calendar for Christmas Traditions Around the World at the Western Heritage Museum on Dec. 1 as well Maciolek School of Dance's Nutcracker Suite on Dec. 2-4 (if tickets are still available. They sell quickly).

Your "coming to the end of my four year term on the board" president,

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Rescheduled Artistic Board meeting/potluck

An Artistic Board Meeting (for the purpose of reading and working toward our 2012 season) is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 3 at 2638 N Jade @ 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share in a potluck, casual gathering.

Any interested participants should be prepared to read and discuss (with the group) the script you read. Come, help set the 2012 season!

Recommendations will then go before the board, which has final approval.

Any person who participates in the Playhouse is considered a member of the Artistic Board and eligible to have a voice in 2012 season discussion.

Your "any reason for a party" V.P.,

Sandy Goad

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

All Hands on Deck!!!


Arrrrrrr, mateys!! All hands on deck! Tonight is last full work night for the haunted house and there's lots of detail-y type things to do so please show up at 6:30pm if you can. Do you have a CD player/boombox that we can borrow? We need as many as we can get for sound effects. Please bring them tonight or let Juston Harlin or Erin Anderson know if you have one and we'll figure it out. Want to be in the haunted house? There will be an actor orientation Wed and Thurs at 7pm. Want to come to the haunted house? Marooned on Pirate Isle will be open Oct 28-29 from 7pm-midnight and Oct 30-31 from 7-10pm. The adventure is $8.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Arrr! Callin' all pirates, scalawags, barnacles, and even ye landlubbers!

Calling all haunting pirates! It is critical that all who wish to participate in the pirate haunted house attend Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Playhouse for actor training/orientation/makeup and costumes.

Show dates are Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m.-12 p.m., and Sunday and Monday from 7-10 p.m. You do not need to volunteer for all four nights but you do need to be there for one of the training nights and need to give Juston and/or Erin Anderson a schedule of when you can be there for show night.

Tickets are $8.

If you have not been down to the Playhouse, the haunt is even better than last year and assigned tasks are critical for the success of the pirates' takeover. There are new scares and some cool new theater tricks in place. Also, much detail work and final construction will be taking place on Sunday, Monday evening and Tuesday evening. Your assistance in this fundraiser for the Playhouse is much appreciated.

We will be at the Playhouse on Sunday from 11 a.m. until late. Monday evening and Tuesday evening starts at 6:30 p.m. Lots of final decorating needs to be done.

Your "Pirate" president,

Daniel Russell
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Marooned on Pirate Isle

Arrrrrrrrrr, Marooned on Pirate Isle, the haunted house at the Playhouse, opens in two weeks! We still need help with building, decorating, painting, costumes, set props etc...!!!! We will be working most of the day Saturday (Oct 15) starting at 11am. We need to get a lot of work done so we need people to come help and have a fun time celebrating Halloween with us! :) We also need to know who is interested in being a part of the cast this year too! If you are interested in working or being in the haunted house as a haunter, please send Juston Harlin a message at juston_harlin@hotmail.com! We will be open the 28-29th from 7-12pm and the 30-31st from 7-10pm.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Artistic Board Meeting Notice! (UPDATE: MEETING POSTPONED)


UPDATE!!

Due to a last minute circumstance, the Artistic Board meeting at Sandy Goad's has been cancelled on Saturday. Will update soon as to when the Artistic Board will meet. Please make plans to participate as the Artistic Board plays a major role in setting the plays for next season. Thanks for the understanding.

But... there still is Pirate Isle construction going on at the Playhouse at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Arrrrrr!

Daniel


A note to all interested parties:

An Artistic Board Meeting for the purpose of reading and working toward our 2012 season is scheduled for Saturday, October 8th at 2638 N Jade @ 5:00 p.m. an informal potluck type gathering to be followed by the reading of scripts.
Bring your favorite dish and I will furnish the drinks, plates, napkins, etc.

Any intersted participants should be prepared to read and discuss (with the group) the script you read.
Come, help set the 2012 season!

Your "any reason for a party" V.P.,

Sandy Goad


And now from me,

Don't forget volunteers and material are still needed for the Haunted Pirate House. All are welcome. Work days are typically Monday-Thursday starting at 6 p.m. and Saturday starting at 11 a.m. For more info, contact Juston Harlin or Erin Anderson.

Your "having a boo-tastic " president,

Daniel Russell
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Remember, the Playhouse has 74 years of history and the "community" in community theater means everyone, including you!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ahoy, ye landlubbers, come on out and join our pirate crew!


Ahoy, mateys, bring ye scurvy carcasses to the Playhouse t' help in buildin' the second annual "Haunted Pirate Adventure". Yer cap'n Juston Harlin and first mate Erin Anderson, and a host of ornery pirates, need yer help at 6 PM Monday-Thursday, and on Saturdays too. Thar be plenty of work fer ye lazy sea dogs...peelin' taters, paintin' the hull, scrapin' rust off'n the anchor chain, and sundry tasks fer yer pirate masters t' keep ye busy. Arrrgh!


(Come on down to the Playhouse Monday-Friday at 6 PM to help out...also on Saturdays at times TBD. 1700 North Grimes, Hobbs, NM. This for ye scurvy dogs tha' don' speak the good pirate brouge, arrgh!)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Playhouse reminders, "Home Front" tickets on sale, and more

Happy Labor Day!


HOME FRONT: A reminder that "Home Front" tickets go on sale today from 4-6 p.m. and continue through the rest of the week at that same time. You may also purchase tickets at the door the evening of the performance. The drama illuminates the dilemma of a middle-class Texas family unable to comprehend and deal with the deep-seated disaffection of their Vietnam veteran son. The action is set in a comfortable suburban home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where Bob and Maurine, a fairly well-off middle-aged couple, are living (apparently happily) with their daughter Karen, a graduate student, and their brooding son, Jeremy, who has recently returned from service in Vietnam. It is Thanksgiving Day, 1973, and they are furiously preparing for the imminent arrival of relatives for a family dinner.  
 
Show dates are Sept. 9, 10, at 8 p.m.; Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.; and Sept. 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. at the Hobbs Community Playhouse, 1700 N. Grimes. Tickets are for sale Sept. 5-10 and Sept. 13-17. Tickets are $10. Tickets are $5 for active duty military or retired veterans. The show contains adult themes and adult language. The show is directed by Bill Raabe and assisted by Erin Miller Gibbs.


2012 SEASON: Just a reminder for those considering directing. We will need to be setting next season and this requires people to submit shows they would like to direct. Deadline is Sept. 26. The board will then decide on the 2012 season.

UPCOMING: Following "Home Front" will be the second annual Haunted Halloween House directed by Juston Harlin and assisted by Erin Anderson.

OTHER: Hobbs High School's production of The Night is My Enemy will be Oct. 1 and 2. Tickets go on sale Sept. 26.

I'm sure there is something else but that is all for now.

Your "Workin' on Labor Day" president,

Daniel Russell
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Home Front" opens next weekend!


The Vietnam War spanned nearly 20 years, from late 1955 to the spring of 1975. The United States sent advisors and trainers in the latter half of the 1950's, and escalated troop levels throughout the early 1960's, and in 1965 began deploying combat units. The war became increasingly costly to U.S. forces, with the height of the war being the 1968 Tet offensive.

The U.S. committed over 500,000 troops at the height of it's involvement in the war. American casualties numbered nearly 60,000 dead and over 300,000 wounded. The war overall claimed nearly 4 million lives. And those who returned home from the war paid a very heavy price.

All told, some 3 million Americans served in Vietnam, over half of them in active combat operations. Sixty-one percent of casualties were aged 21 or younger. And over 800,000 suffered symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Vietnam was arguably one of the most devastating wars in terms of it's effects on returning troops, with nearly a third of Vietnam veterans suffering from PTSD or PTSD symptoms. This made for extremely difficult reintegration when returning home, with a nation sharply divided over the war itself and families ill-equipped to handle the emotional toll the war took on them and the veterans returning to them.

Jeremy Collier served two tours in Vietnam. Like his fellow Vietnam veterans, he experienced brutal horrors in the field of combat. Now home from the war, he is spending his first Thanksgiving with the family in several years, yet Jeremy is a different man. Vietnam left a deep mark on Jeremy, one that is hard to understand and harder still to live with. Yet his mother Maruine and father Bob, as well as his younger sister Karen, do their best to try and understand what he has been through. For Jeremy, the hardest battle is the one after the war...

"Home Front" opens September 9th at 8 PM at the Playhouse. Performances follow on September 10th, 16th, and 17th at 8 PM, with a matinee on September 11th at 2 PM. Tickets are $10, and go on sale Monday, September 5th, 2011 from 4-6 PM. Ticket sales continue through September 8th, and tickets are also on sale during performances. NO TELEPHONE OR INTERNET RESERVATIONS. Tickets can be bought in advance or during performances.

"Home Front" is directed by Bill Raabe, with Assistant Director Erin Miller-Gibbs, and stars Robert Schumacher as Bob Collier, Tisha Thompson as Maruine Collier, Nathan Gibbs as Jeremy Collier, and Veronikka Sylvas as Karen Collier.

It's time for submissions for next season


Greetings all....

2012 Season: It is time to start determining next season's shows so we're calling on potential directors to submit their proposals.
Please consider directing.

The deadline to submit a proposal is September 26, 2011.

You can turn in proposals to myself or Sandy Goad. Proposals forms can be found at our Website, www.communityplayersofhobbs.com.
Please use the form and give two play options (as opposed to just one). The better your written proposal and plan — is the easier it is for others to understand why you want to do certain shows, etc.

Several people will be reading the submissions and then recommendations will be given to the board for final approval for a slate of shows.

Decisions on the season's shows are loosely based on some of the following:
1) Audience appeal. Meeting audience desires and expectations. (comedies are always more popular than serious dramas, etc.)
2) Artistic appeal and merit
3) Appropriate availability of talent and skill level for the production.
4) Feasibility of production
5) Balance and scheduling of a variety season to meet all the above.

As always, these are only a few criteria but not the only criteria and the board reserves the right to adjust accordingly. Setting a season is a judgement that many people have a voice in and requires sometimes difficult choices and tradeoffs. I appreciate everyone's understanding in advance.

Experienced directors picked to direct a show may be requested to mentor a rookie assistant director who is seeking to one day take on the directing position.

Those of you have never directed before are welcome to submit ideas and proposals. Criteria like prior theater experience, mentoring under an experienced director and/or high school/college level theater training will be taken into considerations as prerequisites to being the lead director of a show.

We also had a request with possibly funding to team up with Sheri's Memorial Fund to put on a play about domestic violence in February. If interested, let me know. We will also be having in our schedule a show funded/partially funded with the N.M. centennial celebrations.

Anyone is welcome to simply suggest a show they would like to see done at the Playhouse, even if they are not going to direct it.

Links to the play submission form are on the right side of the website, or click here (DOC) or here (PDF).

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

AACT and TNM

Did you know...that the Community Players of Hobbs is a current member of the American Association of Community Theatre, and of Theatre New Mexico?

So what, you might say.

Well, here are some examples of what AACT and TNM can do for you.

Through AACT, you can receive discounts on music, costumes, and performance rights. There is a network of AACT member organizations that will assist with technical issues (loaning of specialized props/costumes), extensive message boards (believe me, every problem you can come up with has probably been solved by someone at some time), and a knowledge base of "how to's" for a broad range of theatre subjects. Visit http://www.aact2.org for more information.

Theatre New Mexico offers assistance via a network of community theatre organizations in New Mexico. From Artesia to Los Alamos, Farmington to Las Vegas, TNM has over 30 theatre organizations statewide. Member theatres often loan equipment/props/costumes, can provide technical assistance, and have even had members perform in show with other theatre groups. Expertise, assistance, advertising for member theatres, audition notices, and a large network of fellow "theatre people" are available to assist. Via TNM, there is even opportunity to take a show "on the road" for a special engagement at a fellow TNM playhouse (we have a standing invitation to "travel" a show to the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center in Artesia, for example). TNM also awards scholarships and statewide awards in recognition of theatre service, and hosts the state level AACTFest competitions (odd numbered years) and theatre conferences (even numbered years). Visit them at http://www.theatrenm.org for more information.

As of this year, Hobbs is represented on the Theatre New Mexico Board of Directors. Robert Schumacher is a Board Member at Large with TNM, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about being a TNM member!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Playhouse says "farewell" - Sarah Bunch and Jesse Miller

We have two more long-time young performers leaving the Playhouse community. And...they are leaving together. Recently engaged, Sarah Bunch and Jesse Miller will be departing together in the fall to attend Eastern New Mexico University.

Sarah has appeared in Hobbs High School's production of "Bye Bye Birdie" and as Mrs. Pringle in NMJC's "Mr. Flannery's Ocean", and made her Playhouse debut as Gertrude McFuzz in "Seussical". This season she appeared as Sally Brown in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", followed by appearances in "Beauty and the Beast" and "Willy Wonka". Sarah was also a 2010 recipient of the Playhouse's Carl Busch Scholarship.







Jesse is no stranger to the stage, appearing in NMJC's "Mr. Flannery's Ocean" and as Andrew in "Beyond Therapy", as well as appearances at Hobbs High in "Bye Bye Birdie", "Rumors", and as Nathan Detroit in "Guys and Dolls". At the Playhouse, Jesse had roles in "Christmas at Home", as Horton the Elephant in "Seussical", George Deever in "All My Sons", and most recently as the Beast in "Beauty and the Beast" and the Candyman in "Willy Wonka". He was Assistant Director for "Mr. Flannery's Ocean" at NMJC and Properties Master for "Willy Wonka" at the Playhouse. Jesse was awarded the Monologue Performance Scholarship from Eastern New Mexico University and the Hobbs High School Drama Club Scholarship.

Sarah...Jesse...we wish you the best as you head to college and start your life together. Best wishes to both of you!

The Playhouse says "farewell" - Briana Schneider

Briana Schneider will be departing Hobbs this fall, joining the Sooners of the University of Oklahoma. Briana has been involved with the Community Players of Hobbs for over 12 years...yes, 12 years, meaning her stage debut at the Playhouse was at the young age of 6!

Her first role was Sarah Cratchett in the classic Christmas show "A Christmas Carol". Prior to that, she'd taken the stage as Puck in a 5th grade production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". She made her musical debut in junior high, returning to the playhouse for "Bah Humbug", followed by roles in "Monsters in the Closet", "Grease", "A Company of Wayward Saints", "Annie", "Christmas at Home", "Seussical", and in her final Playhouse performance in "Willy Wonka".

Briana has also taken the stage at Hobbs High School, appearing in "Soap Opera", "Bye Bye Birdie", and "The Weather Show" while in elementary school, as well as appearances at New Mexico Junior College in "Beyond Therapy", "The Lion in Winter", and "Murder Room".

In addition to her numerous acting roles, Briana has filled numerious crew roles in shows both at the Playhouse and Hobbs High. She assisted as a member of the deck crew for "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change". She was the Stage Manager for "Rabbit Hole" and "All My Sons" at the Playhouse, "Guys and Dolls" at Hobbs High, and "The Zoo Story" at the 2011 AACTFest in Artesia, NM, helping the Playhouse entry take Alternate.

An accomplished vocalist, Briana won numerious honors for her participation in Choir at Hobbs High, and was a member of "Accidental Harmony", a local music group with several other Playhouse "regulars".

Please join us in wishing Briana a fond farewell. We'll miss you, Briana!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Meet the cast and crew of "Home Front"

"Home Front", the drama by James Duff, finds the Collier family and their son, Jeremy Collier, dealing with his return from the Vietnam War and the significant problems that adjustment to post-war life entail.

"Home Front" is directed by Bill Raabe, with assistant director Erin Miller-Gibbs. The show features Nathan Gibbs as Jeremy Collier, Tisha Thompson as Maurine Collier, Robert Schumacher as Bob Collier, and Veronikka Sylvas as Karen Collier.

Show dates are September 9th, 10th (8 PM), 11th (2 PM matinee), 16th, 17th (8 PM).

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Get your "Willy Wonka" tickets, board meeting announcement

Greetings theater goers!

WILLY WONKA Jr.: Tickets are on sale now at the Hobbs Community Playhouse from 1-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The show starts Thursday, July 21.

This is the annual summer youth camp theater production directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray. The show is based on the movie musical so there will be Oompa Loompas galore! Don't miss out on this production.

Go by the Playhouse, 1700 N. Grimes, today and get your tickets. Show dates are July 21-23 (Thur-Sat) at 7:30 p.m. and July 24 (Sun) at 2 p.m. Can you say "Chocolate!"

BOARD MEETING: Sadly, Micki Bain is stepping down from the board of directors because she is moving to Texas in a few short days. She will be greatly missed and has been a wonderful volunteer, board member and friend to many. As treasurer, she has done a great job and takes care of a ton of Playhouse business behind the scenes that few every know about.

I have spoken with Kerri Gray, who works at Johnson Miller, is an accountant and soon to be a CPA (if I have my facts correct). She has agreed to serve on the board. Kerri has performed in several productions at the Playhouse and will help us non-accounting folks keep track of the bills and count stuff. Per the bylaws, the board will be voting on her to fill the remainder of Micki's term at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on July 21st at the Playhouse.

Your "1, 2, 3, 4, 5,... I'm not good at accounting" president,


Daniel Russell
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Greetings theater campers!

WILLY WONKA Jr. tickets are on sale now at the Hobbs Community Playhouse from 1-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

This is the annual summer youth camp theater production directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray. The show is based on the movie musical so there will be Oompa Loompas galore!

Don't miss out on this production. Go by the Playhouse, 1700 N. Grimes, today and get your tickets. Show dates are July 21-23 (Thursday-Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. and July 24 (Sunday) at 2 p.m.


"Home Front" auditions will be this Sunday and Monday at 6 p.m. at the Western Heritage Museum on the New Mexico Junior College campus.

The drama, about a Texas family dealing with a son returning from the Vietnam War, calls for two men, one age 45-50 and the other between 17-23, and two women, one age 45-50 and the other between 17-23.

The show is being directed by Bill Raabe with assistant director Erin Miller-Gibbs. Show dates are Sept. 9th, 10th, 11th (matinee), 16th, and 17th.

Your "golden ticket" president,


Daniel Russell
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Willy Wonka, Jr.


You don't want to miss this year's Performing Arts Workshop production of Willy Wonka, Jr! Show dates are July 21-23 at 7:30pm and July 24 at 2pm. Tickets are $10. NO phone reservations will be taken. To purchase tickets, go to the Playhouse July 11-16 and 18-23 (these are Monday-Saturday) where the Box Office hours will be from 1-6pm. Tickets will also be sold at the door. It's going to be great!!

"Z" Feud


Come out and support your Community Players of Hobbs family as we play "Z" Feud at Zia Park Casino! We will be playing this Family Feud-style game against the Geo Group. The game starts at 2:30, Sunday, July 10 at the Casino. Admission is FREE so come support your family!!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Short notice board meeting

The Hobbs Playhouse board of directors will meet at Saturday, June 25, at 3 p.m., at the Kountry Korral Tea Room. Agenda item is the price of tickets for Willy Wonka.

Your "bad egg" president,


Daniel Russell

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Board meeting announcement...and...THE AIR CONDITIONING IS FIXED!

Greetings all!

BOARD meeting: We will be holding a board meeting Monday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Playhouse.

AIR CONDITIONING: The board met in an emergency meeting Thursday, June 9, to discuss the air conditioning. As some of you know, two out of three air conditioning units went out on the building the prior week. Jay Patton was able to put a borrowed unit on the building so we limped through the show Beauty and the Beast with only two units working. The board voted on June 9 to replace the units with four new units. Jay's Inc. has done the work at cost. Thank you Jay. As I write this, the units are in and up and running.

BEAUTY: Beauty had sold out crowds the final four days. Thank you for everyone in helping making this musical happen. Despite the heat, the universal response from the crowds was how much they loved the show. I'll give more details in a later email.

WILLY WONKA: The youth workshop/camp begins this coming week. If you know of a student who wishes to participate, see Ronnie Gray or Sandy Goad as soon as possible. They will likely be down at the Playhouse. : )

Your president,

Daniel Russell
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Final Weekend


There are still 4 more chances to see Beauty and The Beast!!! Tonight's show only has about 10 seats left, and the rest are filling up quickly! If you haven't gotten your tickets, please go to the Center for the Arts (122 W. Broadway) and get them! $15 a seat. Show nights are June 9, 10, and 11 at 8pm and on June 12 at 2pm! Don't miss this exciting production! And don't forget to bring your camera for pictures with the cast after the show, but please, no flash photography during the performance.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Beauty and the Beast and Willy Wonka Jr.


TWO REMINDERS

BEAUTY and the BEAST has opened.
Shows continue tonight at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and again next week (Thur-Sat at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.) Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the Center for the Arts, 122 W. Broadway, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m Tues-Fri and 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The BOX OFFICE is also open at the Playhouse beginning at 6 p.m. each night of each evening performance so you can purchase tickets for that night's show or purchase a ticket for another night's show.

This Disney musical will delight all and is real crowd pleaser. A quote of one patron from Thursday night... "I would have paid $30 to see this."

TRIVIA: How many new faces are seen on stage at Beauty and the Beast?


WILLY WONKA Jr. signups are going on now. This is the youth summer workshop that begins on June 20 and goes for five weeks and ends with performances July 21-24. The musical is based on the movie script that we all know and love. Participants are can be between 9-16 years old. Sign up at the Center for the Arts or download a form at www.communityplayersofhobbs.com or at www.lcca.us. This is always a popular production for our young people and only features them. Everyone who is part of the camp is given a part. Shows will be directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray. Be an OOMPA LOOMPA ... and learn lots about theater!


TRIVIA answer: After a quick count, there are approximately 19 new faces gracing the Playhouse stage! How awesome is that?


Your "Beastly" president,


Daniel Russell
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2011 Youth Performing Arts Workshop

The 2011 Performing Arts Camp presents:


Friday, May 13, 2011

A message from the "Disney cruise director", AKA Daniel Russell

Hello Playhouse campers!

Several things so let's go....

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Beauty and the Beast has been cast and tickets are on sale NOW. For tickets, visit the Center for the Arts, 122 W. Broadway (LCCA) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-Fri and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. You purchase your tickets right then and there when you decide what seat(s) and what night you want to attend. Tickets are $15 each. Bring your camera to the show and you can have your picture taken with the characters after the show! Show dates are June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and June 5 and 12 at 2 p.m.
The show is coming along nicely with several Playhouse veterans such as Jesse Miller as the Beast and Josh Berner as Gaston. There are also lots of new faces, including Carrisa Lewis as Belle. The script is Disney's and follows the movie story line and familiar songs.
Make reservations today and bring a friend! You won't be disappointed.

VOLUNTEERS: We will need additional folks to help volunteer with running the house and other small items. Many of our typical volunteers are in the show so this is a great chance for others to step forward. Please contact me.


CLEANUP DAY: Several of us — hopefully — will be at the Playhouse at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, to do some general cleanup, painting and sprucing up. This is a mini-work day to take care of some general things outside the Beauty set. ie, the front railings need to be painted, trash removal, tree trimming, etc. Please show up if you can.


WILLY WONKA: The summer youth camp/workshop is Willy Wonka. Signups are happening now. You can find a the sign up sheet at LCCA's Center for the Arts and on the websites, www.communityplayersofhobbs.com or www.lcca.us.
The six week theater workshop is Monday through Thursday for about three hours a day plus several days to put on the junior musical Willy Wonka. Students learn about all aspects of theater and everyone gets a part and/or a chance to be on stage or work behind the scenes. Willy Wonka is the classic tale and follows many of the themes and characters found in the movie.
Scholarships are available for a limited number of students as well and the directors are Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray.
If you know of someone between 9-18, tell them to sign up and enjoy this incredible theater experience. They won't be disappointed. Just ask anyone you participated in past years.


BUILDING EXPANSION: The board of directors met last week in an emergency meeting to review a potential building expansion. I called the meeting of the board members plus Larry Harlin at the last minute as we needed to discuss the possibility and costs of adding a large room onto the backside of the building to give us additional space. The expansion would include a new educational/green room, men's and women's dressing rooms, men's and women's bathrooms, and workshop. While we have not broken ground on it yet, it is getting much closer as we are in discussions and planning stages with a contractor. At some point, it may require many volunteers to come to together to help finish off the project in a good ol' fashion barn raising type day.
The expansion is an offshoot of the study we had completed last year. The modification from the plan is due to costs recommended by the consultant as well as the board's feelings we need to only bite off as much as we handle (ie do things in phases). I'll get out more information as things finalize, etc.

Also at this emergency board meeting, the board agreed to sell Beauty and Beast tickets ahead of time at LCCA's Center of the Arts. This collaboration is new for both entities so we hope it works well. The idea is to give audiences a chance to purchase their tickets and pick their seats before the actual show night. In the past, of course, people would only have to leave a message on the Playhouse's answering machine. This will not be the case for Beauty so please help spread the word for people to visit LCCA's Center for the Arts for their tickets.

Ticket prices were also discussed. The board agreed to set ticket prices at $15 each for Beauty. As you know, musical are expensive to produce and royalties are high. This is especially true for Beauty, with Disney obviously wanting to get paid for us to use their script. Costumes are also critical for Beauty and we will be renting costumes (again expansive) to help put on a quality show. All this requires more money and we need to make sure the show can pay for itself. As an added bonus, however, we will have cast members stay after the show in costume to take pictures with audiences members. We hope this is a great experience for those Beauty and the Beast fans who can't wait to their picture taken with Belle, the Beast, the duster, etc.


OTHER STUFF:
• MAY 17: Summer Robinson's theater students will be putting on a show on May 17. The Hobbs High School drama class is having a performance, “EAGLES LIVE,” in room 203 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobbs High School on Tuesday, May 17. Tickets are $3. Advanced theater students will be performing dances they choreographed, monologues they wrote or memorized and skits they directed.
• ARTS CAMPS: LCCA will also have several one week arts camps for students. Signups are going on now at Center for the Arts.

Finally, let me thanks once again all our corporate sponsors and Playbill advertisers. Again, without them, we absolutely could not exist. And thank you to those who volunteer. Giving of your time is valuable gift, so thank you.

Your "Disney cruise director" president,


Daniel Russell
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Beauty and the Beast Tickets


We are changing some things up with Beauty and the Beast tickets. Phone reservations will NOT be taken. Tickets will be sold prior to the show and you must pay for and pick them up in person at the time of the reservation. Here's the main information:

- Ticket sales begin May 13, 2011

- Tickets will be sold at the Lea County Center for the Arts
-122 West Broadway
-Tues - Fri 11am-5pm and Sat 10am-5pm

- $15 All Seats
-Cash or check only

- Bring your camera for pictures with the characters after the show!
-No flash photography during the show

- Show times:
June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 8pm
June 5, 12 at 2pm

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Calling all Oscar hopefuls...a MOVIE opportunity!

Playhouse folks!

CJ Mackey grew up in Hobbs, who now lives in Las Vegas, Nev., is seeking to shoot a short film and is looking for actors, extras, techies, etc. Anyone who wants to get involved. Below is what he is looking for and his contact info. I also have a copy of the script if you want to read it. CJ has been a model in Las Vegas, been in a few independent films and has a small role in CSI Las Vegas.

Your Playhouse president,

Daniel Russell
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FROM MR. Mackey:

Looking for actors and help with film crew to shoot a short independent film in Hobbs, NM in June 2011. This is a 10 min. short film called "CROOKED". Auditions will be held late May, 2011. This will be a 2 to 3 day shoot, including rehearsals. This film will be going to various film festivals in NV, NM, TX.

If interested, send a clear headshot and/or contact information to cj@cjmackey.com or 702-245-9481.

GENRE: Action
LOGLINE: "FED UP WITH THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND GOING THROUGH FINANCIAL DEFICULTIES, A SEASONED DETECTIVE HAS TO CHOOSE BETWEEN WHAT IS RIGHT OR WRONG." - CROOKED

(CAPTAIN SMITH)
AVERAGE LOOK
LATE 40'S TO MID 50'S
CAUCASIAN
AVERAGE HEIGHT OR TALLER
SLIGHTLY OVER WEIGHT BUILD


(DETECTIVE TAHBOR)
LATE 30'S
AVERAGE/ATTRACTIVE LOOK
CAUCASIAN/HISPANIC
AVERAGE HEIGHT
SLIM/ATHLETIC BUILD


(AMY - WIFE)
ATTRACTIVE
MID 20'S TO 30'S
ANY ETHNICITY
AVERAGE HEIGHT
SLIM/ATHLETIC BUILD


(TOMMY-DRUG DEALER)
AVERAGE LOOK
MID 20'S TO 30'S
AFRICAN AMERICAN/HISPANIC
AVERAGE HEIGHT
ATHLETIC BUILD


AlSO LOOKING FOR DOZENS OF EXTRAS AND ANYONE WILLING TO HELP OUT WITH CREW (especially anyone with experience with sound, lighting.) Please contact Cj. by
cj@cjmackey.com or 702-245-9481 for any questions or more information.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Beauty and the Beast Cast List

Here is the cast list and first rehearsal information for Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Playhouse!

Belle - Carrisa Lewis

Gaston- Josh Berner

Beast- Jesse Miller

Lumiere- Kaine Munoz

Cogsworth- Ronnie Gray

Wardrobe- Kim Hill

Mrs. Potts- Sandy Goad

Babette- Erin Anderson

Lefou- Adam Valdez

Maurice- Leigh Melton

Monsieur d'Arque- Tyler Bunch

Silly Girls- Sarah Bunch, Jasmin Wright, Madison Cress

Chip (double-cast) 4 performances each, Markus Benavidez, Sydney Armstrong

Dancers Women- Ashley Sisson, Brittney Sisson, Madison Cress, Marina Beran

Dancers Men- Jonathan Bertshinger, David Baeza, Jonathan Howell, Tyler Bunch

Chorus Women- Daniella Mendez, Kesa Gill, Victoria Guzman, Shoshana Howell, Veronikka Sylvas, Myranda Madril, Kaitlyn Roberson, Chloe Head

Chorus Men- Bobby Wright, Tyler Bunch, Derreck Smith, Eric Taylor, Jonathan Howell, Jonathan Bertshinger, David Baeza

More information will be sent by email or phone soon!


Congratulations to you all!

There were so many wonderful people that came to audition! Thank you all for coming out. For those who were not chosen for this show, please, please continue to audition for the shows at the Playhouse!

Co-directors,
Juston Harlin and Larry Harlin

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Don't Forget!


"Beauty and the Beast" auditions will be held the 11th & 12th of April at the Maciolek School of Dance at 7pm. Singing and cold reading auditions will be held on the 11th with some possible singing and readings also on the 12th. For more information on how to prepare and what to look forward to click here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

2 More Chances!


You have 2 more chances to see this hysterical comedy.

Directed by Sandy Goad and starring: Erin Anderson, Erin Gibbs, Karen Widman, Laura Brewster, Kaine Munoz, Nathan Gibbs, Sade Velasquez, and Samantha Collins.

Final performances are: April 8 and 9 at 8pm.

For reservations call 575-393-0676!

Don't miss it!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Some important Presidential announcements

Greetings everyone!

HALLELUJAH GIRLS! opens tonight at 8 p.m. Other performances are 8 p.m. Saturday and a 2 p.m. Sunday. Then the following weekend at 8 p.m. Friday and and Saturday, April 8 and 9. This comedy is directed by Sandy Goad and features Erin Anderson, Laura Brewster, Karen Widman, Erin Gibbs, Nathan Gibbs, Kaine Munoz, Samantha Collins and Sade Valesquez. Hilarity abounds when these fun feisty females of Edan Falls, Georgia, gather it open the Spa-Dee-Da.

Make your reservations today by calling 393-0676.


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST auditions are April 11 and 12 at the Maciolek School of Dance at 7 p.m. Singing and cold reading auditions will be held on the 11th with some possible singing and readings also on the 12th. You need to prepare a short song (16-32 measures of music will suffice).

Bring sheet music in the appropriate key or a CD track of your song. The 12th will mostly be a dancing and movement audition (dress to move).

There are some possible non-singing acting roles and non-singing dancers. A current resume and headshot are recommended. Casting all ages!

There is the specific need of a child actor/singer for the role of Chip, Mrs. Potts' son.

There are some possible non-singing acting roles and non-singing dancers. Casting all ages!

This is the Disney Broadway musical, which is based on the movie.


The show dates are June 2, 3, 4, 5 and June 9, 10, 11 and 12 . It is directed by Juston and Larry Harlin. Karen Salb of Maciolek will be directing the dance.


ZOO STORY: "The Zoo Story" cast competed in Artesia and nabbed the alternate spot. This means if either of the other two shows picked to advance to regionals cannot make it, then "The Zoo Story" will be able to go. Congrats to "The Zoo Story" cast and those who did monologues at the state level competition.



Your "busy busy" president,


Daniel Russell
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