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 TICKETS ON SALE!!

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

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


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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”