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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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More Playhouse news!

Happy Leap Day everyone!

BOARD: There will be a Community Players of Hobbs Board meeting on Monday, March 5, at the Playhouse at 7 p.m. 

FAITH COUNTY: The down-home comedy "Faith County," directed by Samantha Collins has been cast. The cast includes Carey Lindner as Mildred Carson, Paige Moore as Faye McFaye, Laura Wallace as Ruthann Barns, Erin Gibbs as Naomi Farkle, Nathan Gibbs as Delbert Fink, Jonathan Bertschinger as Luther Carson, Nikki Law as Violet Farkle, Karen Widman as Gladys Pimbleton and Artie Jenkins as Bubba Bedford.  Congrats to everyone who tried out!   
Show dates are April 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21.


FIDDLER: Reports are still coming in but the overall reaction to Fiddler was awesome! Congrats to the cast and crew for a great opening show to the 75th anniversary of the Community Players of Hobbs. Several sold out nights. Several close to sold out nights. 


ONLINE TICKETING: There are still some minor issues to work on but it appears most everyone liked online ticketing. So many people showed up with their tickets already printed that seating went quickly and smoothly — and that's with several sold out houses. Thanks to everyone who gave it try and found it to be a fairly simple system to make your purchase.  To borrow an old commercial phrase, "Try it. You'll like it." If you have suggestions, let us know as well.

Your "I'm not the president anymore but I'm still emailing you again and again" past president,

Daniel Russell

FYI: Eventually we may get this turned over to President Sandy Goad and/or a Playhouse email so you won't necessarily be receiving them from me. Until then, however, you have to keep on reading and ignoring me. Or, maybe not. Who knows???

Remember, the Playhouse has 75 years of history and the "community" in community theater means everyone, including you!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cast announcement for "Faith County"

We had a great turnout for auditions these past two nights, and some terrific reads for the show. It made it a challenge to cast...once again, it was terrific seeing several familiar faces and several more newcomers to the Playhouse stage! You definitely didn't make the choices easy!

Without further ado, "Faith County's" cast is:

Mildred Carson - Carey Lindner
Faye McFaye - Paige Moore
Ruthann Barns - Laura Wallace
Naomi Farkle - Erin Gibbs
Delbert Fink - Nathan Gibbs
Luther Carson - Jonathan Bertschinger
Violet Farkle - Nikki Law
Gladys Pimbleton - Karen Widman
Bubba Bedford - Artie Jenkins

Cast, our first rehearsal will be Thursday, March 1st at 7 PM at the Playhouse.

Congratulations to all who were cast, and a great job by all who auditioned! Keep coming back, remember we have several more shows this season so there are plenty more opportunities!

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Important news, everyone!

Howdy all!


A couple of quick reminders:


AUDITIONS: Auditions for "Faith County" a comedy directed by Samantha Collins will be held at the Playhouse on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. Parts are for six females and three males. Show dates are April 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21. This is a down-home country comedy set in Faith County Fairgrounds somewhere in the South. The characters truly are characters with funny dialogue, etc.



FIDDLER: Fiddler on the Roof tickets are going well. If you have not made your reservations, you might want to do so online at www.communityplayersofhobbs.com. You can buy tickets at the door but you take a risk. One audience member told me last week the Community Players of Hobbs' production was better than the traveling Broadway production they saw in Lubbock. Show dates are this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.



TICKETING: With the launch of online ticketing, we think it is going well but continue to want feedback. Let us know if it worked for you or if you see places for improvements.


Your "I'm not the president anymore but I'm still emailing you" past president,


Daniel Russell

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Audition notice for "Faith County", Monday 2/27 and Tuesday 2/28 at 7 PM.

The 75th Anniversary Season continues!

Auditions for "Faith County" will be held at the Playhouse on Monday, February 27th and Tuesday, February 28th at 7 PM.

Show dates are April 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, and 21st.

Directed by Samantha Collins, "Faith County" is a comedy about a colorful set of good ol' folk who gather for the county fair, where there's stiff competition in the arts and crafts category, inspirin' poetry readin' by Faye McFaye, Mildred's ceramic depiction of The Last Supper, Ruthann's divinity (and rum) cake, Naomi's chic hair stylin' and Violet's appliqu├ęd toilet seat covers!

And bein' spring, luuuuuv is in the air!

"Faith County" has a cast of 6 women and 3 men:

Mildred Carson - busybody of Mineola who makes everyone else’s business her business and doesn’t mind telling you exactly what you should do, when you should do it, and who you should do it with.

Faye McFaye - Flirty young checker at the A&P and town tramp. Spends a great deal of time writing bad poetry and may be described as Early White Trash.

Ruthann Barns - Wife of Rev. Ezekiel Barnes and local Moral Majority Leader.

Naomi Farkle - Mildred’s best friend and worst enemy.

Delbert Fink - Local pig farmer and the object of Faye’s affections, a feeling which he does not return nor encourage.

Luther Carson - Mildred’s cousin. Naomi’s beau and owner of “Luther’s Lube and Tune”.

Violet Farkle - Everyone’s favorite and the only person in Mineola with any sense.

Gladys Pimbleton - The eccentric First Lady of Mineola who drinks a bit too much.

Bubba Bedford - Mineola’s “village idiot” who works at Bubba’s Gas ‘n Glo and always looks like he crawled out from under a car.

Ages are flexible.

 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tonight, celebrate 75 years of Tradition!

The Community Players of Hobbs 75th Anniversary Season opens tonight at 8 PM with "Fiddler on the Roof".

Tradition...no show speaks to tradition more than "Fiddler on the Roof".  A heartwarming and life-affirming musical about the Jewish experience, "Fiddler on the Roof" has been a crowd favorite for over four decades.  Audiences will recognize such favorites as "Matchmaker, Matchmaker", "If I Were A Rich Man", and "Tradition".

"Fiddler on the Roof" is directed by Nathan R. Miles, with choreography by Karen Salb and musical direction by Daniella Mendez.

"Fiddler on the Roof" opens at 8 PM on Friday, February 17th, 2012.  Performances follow on February 18th (8 PM), 19th (2 PM), 24th (8 PM), 25th (8 PM) and final matinee showing on Sunday, February 26th at 2 PM.

Tickets are on sale at the Lea County Commission for the Arts (122 W Broadway Street, 575-397-ARTS), online at http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com (click the ticket icon or click here), and tickets are also available at the Playhouse on the night of the show.  Seating is limited and selling fast!


Come celebrate 75 years of Tradition...with a "Fiddler on the Roof"!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tickets on sale for "Fiddler on the Roof"

Tickets are on sale for "Fiddler on the Roof"!

Tickets are on sale now via our online box office (click here).  Tickets are also sale at Lea County Commission for the Arts, 122 W Broadway Street, Hobbs, New Mexico.  You can contact LCCA at 575-397-ARTS (2787).  Their hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 AM-5 PM, Saturday 10 AM-5 PM.  Phone reservations, however, are NOT being taken.  You can buy tickets in person at LCCA, or online (click here).


Shows are February 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th at 8 PM, with matinee shows February 19th and 26th at 2 PM.

TO LIFE!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

"Fiddler on the Roof" opens February 17th!

The Community Players of Hobbs 75th Anniversary Season opens this Friday, February 17th, with Fiddler on the Roof.  One of the most iconic musicals in American theatre, Fiddler on the Roof is a heartwarming story of the Jewish experience in Tsarist Russia.  With such memorable songs as "Tradition", "Matchmaker, Matchmaker", and "If I Were A Rich Man", Fiddler on the Roof has been an audience favorite for over 40 years.


Tickets are on sale now via our online box office (click here).  Tickets go on sale at Lea County Commission for the Arts on Wednesday, February 15th.  LCCA is located at the Center for the Arts, 122 W Broadway Street, Hobbs, New Mexico, and can be reached at 575-397-ARTS (2787).  Their hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 AM-5 PM, Saturday 10 AM-5 PM.


Shows are February 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th at 8 PM, with matinee shows February 19th and 26th at 2 PM.


TO LIFE!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

"Fiddler on the Roof" opens in less than 2 weeks!

Tickets are on sale for the Playhouse premiere of "Fiddler on the Roof". This iconic musical opens on February 17th at 8 PM, with additional evening (8 PM) shows on February 18th, 24th, and 25th.  Matinee (2 PM) shows are February 19th and 26th.

Tickets for "Fiddler on the Roof" are $15 and available via our online box office.  You can also buy tickets at the door, but they are selling fast, so get yours now by visiting our Online Box Office.

To life!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gala reminder, and get your "Fiddler" tickets online!

Greetings all!

GALA: This is reminder the annual Community Players of Hobbs awards gala is this Friday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Western Heritage Museum. The event is free. Come socialize and eat some finger foods and then join us in handing out some awards and thank you's. The 2011 season would not and could not happen without you and all the volunteers. We don't have enough awards or time to thank everyone but know if you participated in 2011, you helped make the season a great success.

Also, a new board will be voted on by you — the members — so your attendance is very important. 

If you have not done so already, give us a heads up that you will be coming by emailing communityplayersofhobbs@gmail.com or by clicking the attendance calendar on Facebook.


ONLINE TICKET SALES: Online ticketing has begun! This is a big step for the Playhouse. Go to www.communityplayersofhobbs.com and click on the link on the left hand column. Follow the promps and you can purchase your ticket for "Fiddler on the Roof" today! You can even reserve your exact seat! (Don't forget to print out your reservation sheet at the end)

Let us know how this works for you. We are still working out some kinks, such as how to get our corporate sponsors their tickets and reservations, etc. 

Contact myself or Robert Schumacher if you have questions or concerns. Robert has done the heavy lifting on this so super thanks to Robert and the IT Committee team for their work. [Thank you, Daniel! - Webmaster (and IT Committee)]


Your president,

Daniel Russell
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Remember, the Playhouse has 75 years of history and the "community" in community theater means everyone, including you!