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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Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 End of the Year Newsletter


Wow, it's the last day of the year....a time to reflect!  Our 75th year was a terrific success thanks to so many... 

The Gala in February gave us the chance to say thank you to one of our most faithful fans, Doris Williams, for a lifetime of support.  Sadly, we will miss her, she rarely missed a performance. Thank you to those who donated to the playhouse in her name, she would have loved that.  She supported the playhouse in so many ways. 

As for our 2012 season at the playhouse we had a wonderful beginning with outstanding performances from the casts of "Fiddler on the Roof", directed by Nathan Miles, then some lighthearted fun wth "Faith County", directed by Samantha Collins, followed closely by the very funny satire "Urinetown, the Musical" directed by Juston Harlin.  

Our summer program was a total success!  The 2012 Youth Performing Arts Workshop, with 35 of the Hobbs area's finest young thespians, performed Disney's "Aladdin".  They did an unbelievably great job!  These young people are the future of our local community theater.  Thank you students and parents for this opportunity to work with you.  Hope to see a lot of you this 2013 season.  (Little Mermaid, hint, hint!)  

This 2012 season (in conjunction with the New Mexico Centennial committee) also saw the revival of an old tradion...the Melodrama!  How exciting it was to watch a funfilled story, "Oil's Well That Ends Well or Rascality on the Rig", see a little Vaudeville, and sing along to some great old songs.  Thanks to Glynese Floyd, Mary Lyle, and their cast and crew for all the hard work that goes into a show like that.  It's hard to believe our state was only 25 years old when our theatre ancestors performed the Community Playhouse production!  Time flies when you're having fun! 

Another thank you to Juston Harlin for the "Marooned on a Pirate Isle's" third resounding conclusion!!!!  Let's forget about how much work it is to build and strike that set and show up to help again next year anyway! (wink, wink)  Good job, everyone! 

And then came "Line"  directed by Jonathan Bertshinger, our newcomer award winner from last year.  What more can be said, except...PIANOOOOOO!  Great one act and yes it was free. 

And if all of this isn't enough, we concluded a beautiful season with another combined effort.  Summer Rickman and the Hobbs High School drama students were awesome as they performed the first act, "The One and Only Santa Claus" and the Community Players and Accidental Harmony filled the second act with the always crowd pleasing, "A Christmas Carol" directed by Nathan Miles.   

A big thank you must go out to Michael and Chris Howell for undertaking the building of the new storage unit in the back.  It looks great and was a much needed facility.  Thanks for making us your project.  This year saw the beginning of an even bigger challenge....the new addition.  Much has been done, yet much is left to do...thanks to Pat Cleer for all his help.  We couldn't do this without you. 

Last, but certainly not least, Community Players of Hobbs is looking forward to our new season.  Check our websight to see our upcoming season playlist.  We are very excited to bring you a very full calendar.  
On a sadder note, we will not be performing "Bandstand" due to uncontollable circumstances.  We wish Glynese well and hope for a quick recovery. 

Whew!!!! What a busy year it has been.  I say bye to 2012 and hello to 2013.  HAPPY NEW YEAR AND BE SAFE! 

Your "nostalgic" president, 

Sandy Goad

Don't forget, another event from 2012 is that you can now buy your tickets online!

Happy New Year everyone, and we'll see you in the 2013 Season!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Board Meeting


There will be a Community Players board meeting on Wednesday,December 26, at 6:00 p.m. at the playhouse to tie up a lot of "end of the year"loose ends.   Hope to see you there. Your "eye on the end of our 75th year" pres,Sandy
Board meetings are, of course, open to all.

Don't forget, also, that the deadline for scholarship applications is 12/31/12 (and since the Mayans were wrong, you will still be going to school next year!)

http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com/2012/09/carl-j-busch-scholarship-applications.html





Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy Holidays from the Community Players of Hobbs

From all of us at the Community Players of Hobbs, here's wishing you a Happy Holiday season, a joyous New Year, and we look forward to seeing all of you for a great 2013 season!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas double feature!

Hey, folks,
There's snow tonight...just in time for our double feature: "The One and Only Santa Claus" by Hobbs High students and "A Christmas Carol" by the Community Players of Hobbs. Performed at 7:00 p.m. each evening Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, plus an afternnon performance on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Come support our high school students! A portion of every ticket goes to scholarships. On line sales at www.communityplayersofhobbs.com, only $10.00 a seat.

Thanks in advance,

Your "singing for her supper" president,


Sandy Goad

(PS: Sandy, in her modest way, forgot to mention the joyous sounds of the award-winning "Accidental Harmony", our amazing carolers and "Christmas Carol" narrators...now you have THREE great reasons to see the show!)

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"The One And Only Santa Claus"/"A Christmas Carol", featuring the award-winning sounds of "Accidental Harmony"


"The One and Only Santa Claus" (Hobbs High School, directed by Summer Rickman) and "A Christmas Carol" (Community Players of Hobbs, directed by Nathan R. Miles) will perform December 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th (7 PM), and December 15th (2 PM).

And you won't want to miss the award winning sounds of "Accidental Harmony", who will be caroling for the show as well as filling an important role for "A Christmas Carol"!  "Accidental Harmony" are the recent winners of the First Annual Roswell Christmas Caroling Competition!

Tickets are now on sale via our online box office (see link on the left sidebar).  Tickets are $10.  

IN PERSON ticket sales will be at the Playhouse on December 3rd through December 7th (4 pm - 6 pm) and December 8th (2 pm - 6 pm).

"Accidental Harmony" wins Christmas carol competition!


"Accidental Harmony", our local a capella group, took 1st Place at the First Annual Christmas Caroling Competition in Roswell, NM on Saturday, December 1st!

The contest was in Roswell, starting at the Chaves County Courthouse and involved caroling at several locations along Main Street.  "Accidental Harmony's" performance literally stopped traffic!
"Accidental Harmony" members are all Playhouse regulars and familiar voices in several musicals in our theatre.
"Accidental Harmony" members are:
Kristen Joy Hester, Daniella Mendez, Ronnie Gray, Jeremy Small, Derreck Smith, Sandy Goad, and Erin Anderson.
Don't forget, you can hear the award-winning sounds of "Accidental Harmony" in "A Christmas Carol", opening next week at the Playhouse!

Congratulations to "Accidental Harmony"!






Saturday, December 1, 2012

Congratulations to the cast of "A Doll's House", our AACTFest 2013 production!

From Nathan:

First, thank you to everyone who auditioned.  This was an incredibly difficult decision.  I encourage everyone to continue to audition and support the Playhouse.  We have many great opportunities this season.

Now to the cast list:


Nora - Erin Miller-Gibbs
Torvald - Jeremy Small
Mrs. Linde - Denise Rusk
Krogstad - Robert Schumacher
Dr. Rank - David Baeza
Maid - Rebecca Venegas

Congratulations, I look forward to our representing the Playhouse in AACTFest 2013 at Los Alamos, NM.

First rehearsal is Sunday, December 2nd, 7 PM, at the Playhouse.

"A Doll's House" will be performing at the Playhouse on March 7th, 8th, 9th (8 PM) and 10th (2 PM).

As a reminder, AACTFest 2013 dates are:

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