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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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Holidays from the Community Players of Hobbs

We'll see you in 2015 with our 78th season!

"Things My Mother Taught Me" directed by Erin Gibbs.  February 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21.

"End Game" directed by Michelle Fox.  April 9, 10, 11, 12.

"Avenue Q" directed by Juston Harlin.  June 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14.

Youth Performing Arts Workshop - "Shrek: The Musical, Jr." directed by Sandy Goad & Ronnie Gray.  July 16, 17, 18, 19.

"Waiting for the Parade" directed by Karen Widman.  September 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20.

Haunted House directed by Juston Harlin.  October 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31.

"Everyone's Christmas Story" directed by Carey Lindner.  December 10, 11, 12, 13.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Audition notice "Things My Mother Taught Me"

Auditions for the first production of 2015, "Things My Mother Taught Me" will be held on Monday, December 15th and Tuesday, December 16th at the Playhouse.  Audition time for both nights will be 6:30 PM. 

The casting for the show:

OLIVIA KEEGAN - ­ late 20s; energetic; neat; slightly OCD; an architect.
KAREN KEEGAN - late 50s-60s; Olivia's mother.
CARTER KEEGAN ­ - 60s; Olivia's father.
GABE LAWSON ­ - late 20s; a writer; good-natured.
LYDIA LAWSON - late 50s-60s; Gabe's mother.
WYATT LAWSON - 60s; Gabe's father.
MAX MIROWSKI - late 50s; Polish accent; building super.

"Things My Mother Taught Me" is the story of Olivia and Gabe moving into their first apartment together. They've just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country, to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn't go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry, and wisdom that's about to happen?

Show dates are February 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21.  "Things My Mother Taught Me" will be directed by Erin Gibbs.

 Break a leg!

Monday, December 8, 2014

The 2015 Season!

The Community Players of Hobbs is proud to announce it's 2015 season!

"Things My Mother Taught Me" directed by Erin Gibbs.  February 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21.

"End Game" directed by Michelle Fox.  April 9, 10, 11, 12.

"Avenue Q" directed by Juston Harlin.  June 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14.

Youth Performing Arts Workshop - "Shrek: The Musical, Jr." directed by Sandy Goad & Ronnie Gray.  July 16, 17, 18, 19.

"Waiting for the Parade" directed by Karen Widman.  September 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20.

Haunted House directed by Juston Harlin.  October 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31.

"Everyone's Christmas Story" directed by Carey Lindner.  December 10, 11, 12, 13.

Congratulations to all our 2015 directors...break a leg!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol"



Tickets are now on sale for our 2014 Christmas Production, "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol"!

Everyone’s favorite classic holiday tale gets the fractured fairy-tale treatment. All the famous fairy-tale characters take on all of the memorable roles of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. You’ll never know who will show up next as the Big Bad Wolf (as Ebenezer Scrooge) meets his old business partner Jacob Midas (Marley), who could turn anything to gold. Midas warns Big Bad that he’ll be visited by The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future (played by a Fairy Godmother, Old King Cole, and the Queen of Hearts respectively). The ghosts make Scrooge realize what a scoundrel he’s been to the Charming (or Crachit) family — including Prince Philip, Cinderella and their kids, Hansel, Gretel and Tabitha, their Little Match Girl — and help him to remember what the Christmas spirit is all about. This fun-filled adaptation stays true to the warmth and heart of the classic.

Show dates are December 11th-13th (8 PM) and December 14th (2 PM). All seats are $10, and can be purchased online (click here) or at the door.

Merry Christmas and enjoy the show!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time to set the 2015 Season!

From Monica:

Good evening, Playhouse community:

The time has come to review the submitted show proposals and set the 2015 Playhouse season and we couldn't be more excited!

The artistic board will be meeting on Sunday, November 23, at 6:30 P.M. at President Sandy Goad's house, 2638 N. Jade, in Hobbs, to discuss the submissions. If you are interested in participating in the selection process, please contact Sandy (390-5397) or Leigh (318-9311), or reply to this post.

Remember, the "community" in Community Playhouse means you!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Mexico Junior College "Other Desert Cities"

From our friends at New Mexico Junior College Theatre Department:

This Thursday the family drama "Other Desert Cities" opens at New Mexico Junior College. The cast and crew of this show would like to honor the memory of Briana Schneider, a veteran of both the Playhouse and NMJC stage.



Tickets are now on sale online (click here); show dates are November 13-15th and 20-22nd (all shows 8 PM) at NMJC's Watson Hall theatre. Admission is $5 (NMJC students/faculty/staff free).

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Haunted House and Christmas Cast List

First of all, the Haunted House opens tonight.  You don't want to miss the best haunt in Hobbs!!!



This year, the inmates have taken over the InsaYne Asylum! Come out and be terrified by Hobbs' scariest haunt, in its 5th year as the top haunt in Hobbs!

Dates are October 23-26th and October 30-November 1. The haunt starts at 7 pm each night, and runs until 11 pm (Thursday and Sunday) and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. 


Admission is $10.


Second, congrats to the cast and crew of A Fairytale Christmas Carol!!



A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol
Cast List

I would like to say thank you to everyone who auditioned.  Everyone did such an amazing job.  Our first rehearsal is Monday, October 27th at 6:30 pm at Western Heritage Museum.  We will be doing a read through and begin costume sizing.  

Mother Goose              Sandy Goad
Big Bad Wolf              Daniel Russell
Phillip Charming          Nathan Gibbs
Bale                              Bethany Thornton
Twig                             Lara Harkness
Brick                             Tiffani Stuber
Jack                               Jordan Emig
Cinderella Charming     Erin Gibbs
Gretel Charming           Addison Smith
Hansel Charming          Tyler Dayley
Tabitha Charming         Venice Sylvas
Jacob Midas                  Markus Benavidez
Meriwether                    Tynesha Gamble and Christie Harkness
Little Bo Peep                Zoey Salazar
Humpty Dumpty            Emma Gibbs
Little Wolf                      Noah Salazar
Fan                                 Jacqueline Thornell
Fezziwig                        Chad Collins
Elf                                  Samantha Mason
Medium Wolf                Miles Wiseman
Goldilocks                     Tiffany Garcia
Old King Cole               Ronnie Gray
Snow White                   Ashton Hayes
Rumpelstiltskin              Skyler Berdoza
Miss Muffett                  Sarah Hester
Peter Piper                     Israel Telles
Mary                              Erica Armstrong
Queen of Hearts             Erin Anderson
Black Sheep                   Mallory King
School Girl                     Kaytlyn Grimes
Dickens Characters         Serenity Fuller, Kayelynn McBeth, Chloe Head, Jessica Cavazos

Stage Manager                          Tammy Dayley
Assistant Stage Manager           Tresor Berdoza

Lightning Operator                   Eric Taylor

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Are you ready for the 5th annual Haunted House?

This year, the inmates have taken over the InsaYne Asylum! Come out and be terrified by Hobbs' scariest haunt, in its 5th year as the top haunt in Hobbs!

Dates are October 23-26th and October 30-November 1. The haunt starts at 7 pm each night, and runs until 11 pm (Thursday and Sunday) and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Admission is $10.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Audition Notice "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol"

Auditions Notice!!!

Christmas is coming to the Playhouse in the form of "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol," directed by Carey Lindner.
Auditions for this quirky holiday tale are set for Sunday and Monday, October 19 and 20, at 6:30P.M. at the Western Heritage Museum. This is a flexible cast of 20-30 males and females, ages 12-adult.
Show dates are December 11, 12, 13 and 14.

See you at auditions!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED!! Accepting submissions for the 2015 season

UPDATE: Deadline Extended!! We're extending the deadline...if you are interested in submitting a show to direct for the 2015 Season, you now have until Saturday, November 8th! The form for submitting a proposal is on our site (see below), or you can click here.

If you were procrastinating and the deadline caught you by surprise...procrastinate no more!

Greetings, Playhouse community,

The Community Players of Hobbs Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it is now accepting proposals for the 2015 season.

For those interested in directing in the upcoming season, I have attached a play proposal summary sheet; please fill it out entirely in as much detail as possible.  Submissions are due to Vice-president Leigh Melton on or before November 8th, 2014.  You may contact Leigh at 575-318-9311 or email him at bladez@valornet.com.  Once shows have been selected and the season is set, directors will be contacted with their show slot information.  If you have any questions regarding your submission or the process, please feel free to contact any board member at any time or reply to this email with your questions.

We at the Playhouse thank everyone for their support in continuing a 77-year tradition of bringing a wide variety of live theater productions to the community!

Sincerely,
Monica Russell
Promotions

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

UPDATED: Issues resolved! Online ticketing issue

UPDATE:  As of 2 PM 8/19/14 the issue with Authorize.net has been resolved, and ticket sales are back to normal.  Get your tickets now for "Butterflies Are Free"!

I have been informed by our ticketing agency that Authorize.net (a national company that processes credit card transactions, including for Tickets to the City, our ticketing service) is experiencing a nationwide outage.  It is affecting the ability to purchase tickets at this time.



Tickets to the City is monitoring the situation and will advise us as soon as it is resolved, at which time we will post a followup letting you know.



We apologize for any inconvenience.  Hopefully online sales will be back up very soon.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Tickets are on sale for "Butterflies Are Free"!

Tickets are now on sale for the romantic comedy "Butterflies Are Free"!

Loosely based on the life of attorney Harold Krents, the plot revolves around a Manhattan blind man whose controlling mother disapproves of his relationship with a free-spirited hippie. The title was inspired by a passage in Charles Dickens' "Bleak House": "I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies."

"Butterflies Are Free" is directed by Jonathan Bertschinger ("Line", "The Importance of Being Earnest"), and features Nicholas Pankratz, Denise Rusk, Debi Feltman, and Scott Hill.

Show dates are September 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, and 13th (8 PM) and September 7th (2 PM).  All seats are $10, and can be purchased online (click the ticket link on the left side of our website).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Full cast and crew for "Butterflies Are Free"

A followup to the casting announcement from 7/22/14...here is our full cast and crew for "Butterflies Are Free"!

"Butterflies Are Free"
Cast:
Donald Baker… Nicholas Pankrantz
Jill Tanner… Denise Rusk
Mrs. Baker… Debi Feltman
Ralph Austin… Evan Witkowski

Crew:
Director… Jonathan Bertschinger
Assistant Director… Ashley Sisson
Stage Manager… Marirene "Moof" Vigil
Costumes… Erica Armstrong
Media… Shoshana Howell
Music Consultant… Miles Wiseman

Pre Show Entertainment… Tristan Payne, Jamie Chagolla, Evan Witkowski

Stage and Construction Crew…Eric Taylor, Isreal Telles, Chad Collins, Scott Hill, Ron Gunther

Paint Crew…Erin Gibbs, Karren Widman, Nikka Sylvas, Taylor Marler, Sidnee Smith, Lara Harkness, Gabriella Sanchez, Bethany Thorton, Kyla Marshall, Tiffani Stuber

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Audition notice "Butterflies are Free"

The Community Players of Hobbs would like to invite local area talent to audition for their upcoming production of "Butterflies Are Free".  Casting is for two men and two women.  The auditions are set for the 21st and 22nd of July and will begin at 7 PM.

The play centers around a young blind musician who moves to New York pursue his career and falls in love with the girl next door. The play also includes his overprotective mother, played by Eileen Heckart in the 1972 film version, who won an Academy Award for her interpretation of the role. There is also a second male role of Ralf Austin, a local Off-Broadway director.

Male auditioners are encouraged, not required, to display their musical talent with guitar or other.

Also included are the monologues that will be used for the audition. Memorization is not required, but it would not hurt potential actors to familiarize themselves with the material before the audition.

Monologues can be found by clicking here.

Additionally, any local area artists are also encouraged to stop by as the show will feature an art gallery.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tickets are on sale for "The Music Man, Jr."

Presenting our summer Youth Performing Arts Workshop production, "The Music Man, Jr."!  Come see our youth performers showcase a summer of hard work and good fun!

Show dates are July 17th-19th (7:30 PM) and July 20th (2 PM).  All seats $10.

See you at the show!

Tickets are available by clicking the ticket icon on the left. Get your tickets now, only four shows...you don't want to miss our youth performers!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cast list for "The Music Man, Jr."

Announcing the cast for our 2014 Youth Performing Arts Workshop production of "The Music Man, Jr."!

Charlie Cowell - Tyler Daley
Conductor - Natasha Estrada
Harold Hill - Israel Telles
Mayor Shinn - Jordan Aguilar
Edwina Dunlop - Mallory King
Olivia Hix - Lara Harkness
Jacey Squires - Sydney Armstrong
Mrs. Squires - Hannah Guthrie
Olin Britt - Kaylee Dodson
Marcellus Washburn - Justin Fraley
Constable - Logan Lynskey
Tommy Djilas - Riley Larmon
Marian Paroo - Chloe Head
Mrs. Paroo - Sara Terrazas
Amaryllis - Libby Bova
Winthrop Paroo - Jacqueline Thornell
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn - Madison Webb
Zaneeta Shinn - Addison Smith
Gracie Shinn - Julie Nevarez
Ethel Toffelmier - Taylor Marler
Alma Hix - Mia Pardo
Maud - Venice Sylvas
Farmer - Samuel Ursanic
Farmer’s Wife - Tiffani Stuber

Monday, June 23, 2014

"Secret Garden" tshirts

Sorry folks...but there were not enough cast members wanting tshirts for "Secret Garden" to fill a minimum order.

So those who did pay...please stop by the Playhouse and Carey will return your money.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Youth Performing Arts Workshop

It's that time...to register for our Summer Youth Performing Arts Workshop!  This season's show is "The Music Man, Jr."

Click here to download the registration!  All information about the program is on the form.

If you do have any questions, please email us at communityplayersofhobbs@gmail.com and we'll be happy to assist!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Rehearsal announcement for "Secret Garden" for 5/19/2014

"Secret Garden" cast and crew...please wear work clothes to Monday night (5/19) rehearsal. You will be working on lines, songs, and doing set work. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Just over two weeks until "The Secret Garden"

Yes...you read that headline right...our next show, "The Secret Garden", is only 16 days away!

"The Secret Garden" is set in the early years of the 20th century.  Mary Lennox, a young English girl born and raised in the British Raj, is orphaned by a cholera outbreak when she is eleven years old. She is sent away from India to Yorkshire, England, to live with relatives whom she has never met. Her own personality blossoms as she and a young gardener bring new life to a neglected garden, as well as to her sickly cousin and uncle.

Directed by Nathan R. Miles ("Fiddler on the Roof", "Cabaret"), this endearing show will appeal to all ages.

Show dates are May 29, 30, 31 (8 PM), June 5, 6, 7 (8 PM), and matinee shows June 1 and June 8 (2 PM).  All seats $15.  Tickets are available on our website (or click here) or at the door.

Please join us and enjoy "The Secret Garden".

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tickets are on sale for "The Secret Garden"!

Tickets are now on sale for "The Secret Garden"!

"The Secret Garden" is set in the early years of the 20th century.  Mary Lennox, a young English girl born and raised in the British Raj, is orphaned by a cholera outbreak when she is eleven years old. She is sent away from India to Yorkshire, England, to live with relatives whom she has never met. Her own personality blossoms as she and a young gardener bring new life to a neglected garden, as well as to her sickly cousin and uncle.

Directed by Nathan R. Miles ("Fiddler on the Roof", "Cabaret"), this endearing show will appeal to all ages.

Show dates are May 29, 30, 31 (8 PM), June 5, 6, 7 (8 PM), and matinee shows June 1 and June 8 (2 PM).  All seats $15.  Tickets are available on our website (ticket icon on the left) or at the door.

Please join us and enjoy "The Secret Garden".

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cast list "The Secret Garden"

Secret Garden ~ Cast List

LilyKristen Hester

Mary LennoxVenice Sylvas

Mrs. MedlockSidne Smith

Dr. Neville CravenKaine Munoz

MarthaAbby Holmes

Archibald CravenRonnie Gray

Ben WeatherstaffChad Collins

DickonMiles Wiseman

Colin CravenMarkus Benavidez

Mrs. WinthropSamantha Mason

Rose LennoxErin Anderson

Captain Albert LennoxEric Taylor

AliceMackenzie Smith

Lieutenant WrightRicardo Mercado

Lieutenant ShawAnatalio Nickles

Mrs. ShelleyJenny Bublis

Major HolmesErick Rodriguez

Claire HolmesVeronikka Sylvas

FakirIsrael Telles

AyahDaniella Mendez

JaneSerenity Fuller

 

Thank you to all who auditioned. It was a very hard decision. Congratulations to everyone who made the cast. Remember you may pick up your script, Friday, April 4th from 6:00-8:00 at the Playhouse. First rehearsal will be Monday April 14th @6:30 pm at the Playhouse.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

NMJC Theatre presents "Xanadu"

From our friends at the New Mexico Junior College Performing Arts Department:

Tickets are now on sale for "Xanadu"!
March 27, 28 & 29 (8pm) and March 23 and 30 (2pm)

Tickets are FREE to NMJC Faculty, Staff and Students (see instructions online for contact information regarding free tickets).


General admission tickets are only $10 and can be purchased online at

:

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?event_id=2973



"Xanadu"
Directed by Juston Harlin

Conducted by; Dr. Yau-Sun Wong

Choreographed by Josh Berner



XANADU follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time - the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.



Come out and support our growing theatre department and then stay with us for exciting news coming before the end of the semester!