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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Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Greatest Opponent


What was Stephen doing before heading to wait in line?  Seems he had a very tough chess opponent that morning...



Come see "Line", November 15th, 16th, 17th (8 PM), 18th (2 PM).  http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com

Christmas production news!


This year, we will have a special treat...in addition to Summer Rickman's students from Hobbs High returning for another Christmas performance, the Playhouse will stage a production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".  

Summer Rickman will be directing "The One and Only Santa Claus" by Pat Cook.  Students from the Hobbs High School drama classes will open the evening's entertainment with this show.  Summer has previously been seen at the Playhouse in "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" and "Steel Magnolias", and in NMJC's "Murder Room", and has directed her students in two previous Christmas productions at the Playhouse, as well as Hobbs High productions of "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Guys and Dolls".


"A Christmas Carol" will be directed by Nathan R. Miles, who earlier this season directed the hit show "Fiddler on the Roof", and has previously directed "Rabbit Hole", "All My Sons", and AACTFest 2011 Runner Up "Zoo Story".  Nathan has recently appeared in "Urinetown - The Musical" and will be seen again on the Playhouse stage in November's production of "Line".


And what Christmas production would be complete without the joyous caroling of "Accidental Harmony", Hobbs' own a capella singing group.  "Accidental Harmony" features Playhouse regulars Kristen Hester, Daniella Mendez, Ronnie Gray, Juston Harlin, Sandy Goad, and Erin Anderson.  They have been entertaining audiences in the Hobbs area since 2009, and are always an audience favorite.



Join us in December for a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Audition notice "A Christmas Carol"

Auditions will be held for "A Christmas Carol" on Thursday, October 4th and Saturday, October 6th (7 PM for both auditions).  The auditions will be held at the Western Heritage Museum.

Auditions will consist of cold readings. We're looking to cast multiple ages.

Oh, you didn't realize we were staging a production of "A Christmas Carol"?  Yes, this December 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th (7 PM), and December 15th (2 PM), we will have a "double feature" Christmas production.  The first feature will be Hobbs High School's drama students (directed by Summer Rickman) in a production of "The One And Only Santa Claus".  Following an intermission with carols by the a capella group "Accidental Harmony", we will have "A Christmas Carol" directed by Nathan R. Miles.

Look for more Christmas production news soon.  But don't forget the auditions, Thursday, October 4th and Saturday, October 6th (7 PM for both auditions)!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's MELODRAMA time!

"Rascality on the Rigs" (or "Oil's Well That Ends Well") opens September 21st at 8 PM, with additional shows on September 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th (8 PM), and September 23rd (2 PM).

Tickets are on sale via our online box office (click here). 

Tickets will be on sale at the Playhouse (in person) Monday 9/17 from 4-6 PM, continuing through Thursday 9/20.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Sections LL, RR, and FLOOR will have tableside service.  Tables seat four (4) persons, and seats are $15 in these sections.  Sections L, R, and C do NOT have tables/service.  Seats in these sections are $10.

IMPORTANT:  There will be NO alcohol served at this show.  Sarsaparilla and other soft drinks will be available, as well as other refreshments and concessions, but there is NO ALCOHOL at this event.


Come out and enjoy this fun show, celebrating New Mexico's centennial (1912-2012) and the return of the melodrama to the Playhouse stage!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Reading for potential AACTFest 2013 show

Director Nathan R. Miles will be holding a reading for a potential AACTFest 2013 production.  The reading will be Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 7 PM at the Playhouse.

NOTE:  This show has NOT been approved for performance, either for the 2013 season or for our entry into AACTFest 2013.  It is a *potential* entry being considered.  This is a reading for evaluation purposes only.

If you are interested in participating in AACTFest 2013, please come to the reading. 

More information for AACTFest can be found by clicking here.  AACTFest 2013 dates are:

March 21-24 in Los Alamos, NM (State)*
April 17-20, 2013, in Lafayette, LA (Regional)
June 17-23, 2013, in Carmel, IN (National)

*(possible start on March 20, depending on number of competing companies) 

Theatre companies advancing from the state level competition compete in the regionals.  Those advancing from the regionals compete in the national competition.  

In 2011, the Community Players of Hobbs was the Alternate for the New Mexico AACTFest 2011 State competition, with the production of "Zoo Story", directed by Nathan R. Miles and starring Robert Schumacher and Nick Keele.  Click here for more details on "Zoo Story" and our 2011 AACTFest experience.

Carl J. Busch Scholarship applications now being accepted

We are now accepting application for the 2013 Carl J. Busch Scholarship.  You can apply by clicking here (PDF application) or here (Microsoft Word application).

Last year's scholarship awardees were Erin Miller-Gibbs and Santosh K. Chaulagain.

Awardees are required to assist in at least one Playhouse production in 2013 (20 hours of volunteer time).  Also, awardees will be asked to attend the annual gala and awards banquet (date/location to be announced later, generally January or February at the Western Heritage Museum).

Deadline for applications is 5 PM on Monday, December 31, 2012.