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 TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!!

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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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Aladdin, Jr."



What are those kids up to? You'll find out in July when "Aladdin, Jr." opens at the Hobbs Community Playhouse!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

"Line"

Auditions for "Line", a one-act play by Israel Horovitz and directed by Jonathan Bertschinger (most recently "Officer Lockstock" in "Urinetown - The Musical"), will be coming up in the near future. For those who would like to prepare, Jonathan has prepared monologues from the show for each character. The show consists of four men (Steven, Arnall, Dolan, and Fleming) and one woman (Molly). The monologues can be found by clicking here. There is a permanent link in the left sidebar.

"Line" will be performed later in the year.

"Line" is a 1967 one-act play by Israel Horovitz, his first play produced, an absurdist drama about 5 people waiting in line for an event.  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 play in Manhattan and the longest-running Off-Off-Broadway show on the boards, having played continuously at the 13th Street Repertory Theater since 1974.

Meet the cast of "Aladdin, Jr."!

Aladdin ~ Derreck Smith

Attendants ~ Alexis Chafino, Brianna Adams, Courtney Cross, Danie Vanderpoorten, Giselle Nunez, Haylee Mereydith, Jacqueline Thornell, Emily Townsend, Jenny Bublis, Abby Milligan, Kylee Flowers, Madison Webb, Meghan Brown, Rachel Johnson

Genie ~ Samantha Mason

Guards ~ Eric Taylor, Jordan Aguilar, Trey Teague

Iago ~ Sidney Smith

Jafar ~ Matt Anderson

Narrators ~ Chloe Head, Claire Rotunno, Lindsey Allen, Sydney Armstrong, Taylor Marlor

Prince Baba of Ganoush ~ Riley Larmon

Prince Dahdu Rahn-Rahn ~ Justin Fraley

(The) Prince Formerly Known as the Artist ~ Andres Labastida

Princess Jasmine ~ Ivonne Chaparro

Razoul ~ Jonathan Howell

Sultan ~ Adam Valdez

Congratulations to the cast! Show dates/times and ticket sale information coming soon!

Friday, June 15, 2012

"Run Freedom Run" part 2



PART 2: A short preview of the live performance of "Run Freedom Run" from "Urinetown - The Musical", currently showing at the Hobbs Community Playhouse. Visit http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com/ for ticket sales and more information. Three chances left to see "Urinetown", June 15th, 16th (8 PM), 17th (2 PM)

Video courtesy of Shoshana Howell.

"Run Freedom Run"




A short preview of the live performance of "Run Freedom Run" from "Urinetown - The Musical", currently showing at the Hobbs Community Playhouse.  Visit http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com for ticket sales and more information.  Three chances left to see "Urinetown", June 15th, 16th (8 PM), 17th (2 PM)

Video courtesy of Shoshana Howell.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"Urinetown - The Campaign Commercial"

Remember...if you don't want to return to the Stink Years, then vote Fipp in 2012!

Come see "Urinetown - The Musical" at the Hobbs Playhouse, four more shows (June 14th, 15th, 16th (8 PM), and June 17th (2 PM).  www.communityplayersofhobbs.com

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Urinetown - The Musical" opens tonight!

The hilarious musical comedy "Urinetown" opens tonight, June 7th, 2012 at 8 PM!  Doors open at 7 PM, house at 7:30 PM.  Further shows are June 8th, 9th (8 PM), 10th (2 PM), 14th, 15th, 16th (8 PM), 17th (2 PM)


Get your tickets now by clicking here.  Support your favorite cast member by putting their name in the "Special Instructions" when purchasing your tickets! (See the graphic below for further information.)

"Urinetown" is directed by Juston Harlin, whose previous directing credits at the Playhouse include "Beauty and the Beast" and "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change".  Choregraphy is by Karen Salb of Maciolek School of Dance, with Musical Direction by Abby Holmes.

"Urinetown" has a cast of amazing local talent, including:

Tyler Bunch as "Bobby Strong"
Kristen Hester as "Hope Cladwell"
Jonathan Bertschinger as "Officer Lockstock"
Daniella Mendez as "Penny Pennywise"
Larry Harlin as "Caldwell B. Cladwell"
Claire Rotunno as "Little Sally"
Nathan Miles as "Officer Barrel"
Carissa Lewis as "Little Becky Two-Shoes"
Josh Berner as "Hot Blades Harry"/"Old Man Strong"
Shoshana Howell as "Josephine Strong"
Douglas Levy as "Mr. McQueen"
Victoria Guzman as "Soupy Sue"
Eric Taylor as "Tiny Tom"
Ronnie Gray as "Robbie the Stockfish"
Erin Anderson as "Mrs. Millenium"
Robert Schumacher as "Senator Fipp"
Adam Valdez as "Billy Boy Bill"
Derreck Smith as "Dr. Billeaux"
with Ashley Sisson, Chloe Head, Rebecca Venegas, Claudia Acosta, and Artie Jenkins.


So come see "Urinetown - The Musical"!



Saturday, June 2, 2012

Run, freedom, run...



What would it be like if a private corporation ran public toilets where you HAD to pay to use in order to take care of your private business? A glimpse into the seemingly endless search for a restroom for one young man who wants to be a law abiding citizen and tries very desperately to do so.

Come see "Urinetown - The Musical", June 7th, 8th, 9th (8 PM), 10th (2 PM), 14th, 15th, 16th (8 PM), 17th (2 PM). Click here to buy your tickets.

(No urination took place in the making of this video.)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Playhouse news update..."Urinetown", and more!

Greetings all!

"URINETOWN - The Musical":   Make reservations today for the musical comedy "Urinetown" by going to www.communityplayersofhobbs.com. (Corporate sponsors, don't forget you can use your corporate sponsorships for free tickets to this event).

What is "Urinetown" about?  A comedy featuring a local cast and directed by Juston Harlin and part of the same team who brought you "Beauty and the Beast" last year, "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, it has been performed regionally at such places as 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.

But isn't the title awful? Yes. Even the narrator of the show acknowledges it is an awful name for a show.

"Urinetown" will be June 7-9 at 8 p.m., June 10 at 2 p.m., June 14-16 at 8 p.m. and June 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.
(EDITOR'S NOTE:  There are some commercials available on our YouTube channel, with more to come!  And if a cast/crew member asks you to come to the show, please thank them by putting their name in the "Special Instructions" section when buying your tickets online, or telling the ticket sellers at the door if you buy your tickets in person.)


YOUTH WORKSHOP: Calling all youth from ages 9-18! Sign up today for the 2012 Summer Youth Performing Arts Workshop, where all the participants will be part of the musical production of Disney's "Aladdin Jr." The workshop starts in June and runs through performance nights of July 19-22. 
Go to www.communityplayersofhobbs.com and download the PDF signup form and mail it to the Playhouse at P.O. Box 2153, Hobbs, NM 88241.

What is the workshop all about? Every participant learns about theater, learns how to move and act, learns singing and learns about costumes. This is a full production sure to please anyone curious about what it takes to put on the show. The show will be directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray as well as other certified teachers and theater experts.

Parents year after year have said how wonderful an experience this is for their children. Sign up today!

EMAIL BLASTS: We are now using a Google group system to send out the email blasts. Let us know if this is working for you. If you find someone is not getting an email, let us know so we can update our lists and check spam filters. 

PERFORMANCE MICROPHONES: Thanks to the generous grant from the J.F Maddox Foundation, the Playhouse has been able to purchase 10 digital performance microphones that we will make use of in Urinetown. Thank you Maddox Foundation! We hope every "hears" the difference.

COSTUME ROOM: If you find the costume room little cozier or less like an oven, you can thank several people. First, Pat Cleer and Lasco for donating insulation and then URENCO USA Mechanical Maintenance and Pump Rebuild Shop volunteers came in on Saturday to put it up. There is still more to do with the insulation and Sandy Goad is still shuffling/sorting costumes and props but thanks so far it has made a difference. Help keep this room neat by picking up after yourself and putting things away when done!

Your "just filling in today with a reminder" past president,


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