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 19, 2016

2017 Season Tickets On Sale Now!

Scrambling for a last minute gift? Give the gift of live entertainment and support your local community at the same time! The gift that keeps on giving throughout the year will make anybody smile. Season tickets make a wonderful gift for friends and family of all ages and can be delivered instantly via email. Community Players of Hobbs 2017 season tickets are available online now!

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/packages.php?package_id=1444

Monday, December 12, 2016

"'Twas the Fight Before Christmas opens this week!!!



The fight is on!
 "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas opens this week!!!

Tickets are just $10, available online http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com/ and at the door!

Show dates are December 15-17 (8 PM) and December 18 (2 PM).

 Don't miss this hilarious Christmas quarrel and your last chance to use your 2016 Season Tickets! 

The Langfords and the Riders have been friends for years. Even their children are playmates. They completely understand and admire each other -- until Mrs. Rider phones the Langford home and leaves a message with Renee, the youngest, who is so engrossed in a video game, she can't be expected to get the message right! She gets both families embroiled in a serious quarrel, and right before Christmas, too! She finally brings to light what actually caused the misunderstanding and tops everything by filling in at the last moment in the church pageant. The role? “Brotherly Love”!



 Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Congratulations to the cast of "The Glass Menagerie"

Congratulations to the cast of "The Glass Menagerie"!

Tom Wingfield- Tyler Bunch
Amanda Wingfield - Veronikka Sylvas
Laura Wingfield - Sarah Bunch
Jim O'Connor - Jason Marshall

Thank you to all who auditioned!

First rehearsal is December 19th (for paperwork/registration).

Cast must be off book for Act 1.1 by January 9th.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Applications for the Carl Busch Scholarship

Good afternoon, Playhouse fans,

The Playhouse board of directors is pleased to announce that applications for the Playhouse's Carl Busch scholarships are now being accepted. Applications in both fillable and PDF formats are attached.  Information and applications can be found on the Playhouse website sidebar at http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com/.

Scholarships are due to:

Vice-President Leigh Melton at leig_h@valornet.com
or
Community Players of Hobbs
Scholarship Application
P.O. Box 2153
Hobbs, NM 88241.

Applications must be received on or before January 6, 2017.  Recipients will be asked to attend the Playhouse Gala on February 4, 2015, at the Western Heritage Museum.

For questions, please reply to this email.  Please also feel free to forward this email to anyone who would be interested in applying.

Monica M. Russell
President

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Auditions "The Glass Menagerie" (2017 AACTFest Entry)

Auditions for "The Glass Menagerie" will be held at the Playhouse on Friday December 9 at
7PM and Saturday December 10 at 2PM.

Casting will be for:
2 men (ages 20-early 30s)

1 woman (age 20-early 30s)

1 woman (early 30s and up)

This will be a competition play and members of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) are ineligible to audition.

If you are cast you must be able to make all future potential performance dates and this show does travel.

Auditions will consist of cold readings and scene work with the director.

Hobbs performance dates are February 16-19, 2017.

Theatre New Mexico AACTFest competition dates are March 2-5, 2017, in Las Cruces, NM. The Region VI AACTFest competition will be April 5-9, 2017, in Lafayette, LA. The National AACTFest will be June 26-July 1, 2017, in Rochester, MN.

Announcing the 2017 Season!!

Good evening, Playhouse fans!

The Playhouse Board of Directors is pleased to announce our 2017 season!

Potential directors submitted several new shows for consideration and we had a difficult time choosing which ones to present, but we have put together the following exciting season for you!

THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams, a one-act directed by Nathan Miles for AACTFest
February 16-19, 2017
Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating.   A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre.

THE 39 STEPS by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, directed by Tyler Bunch
March 31, April 1-2, 7-9, 2017
In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, directed by Christopher Eubank
June 1-4, 8-11, 2017
Once On This Island, an enchanting musical fable, tells the story of forbidden love between people from two different worlds. Originally inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid, the Broadway show transports the story to a Caribbean island where social prejudice divides the island. Presented as a 'play within a play', a cast of village storytellers, attempting to calm a frightened young child, tell the romantic tale of a peasant girl who saves a rich city boy from death.

DISNEY'S MULAN, JR., Youth Performing Arts Workshop directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray
July 20-23, 2017
Based on Disney’s Oscar-nominated film, Disney's Mulan JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. With hit songs and a story packed with action, humor and heart, Disney's Mulan JR. brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility.

Haunted House, directed by Nathan Gibbs
October 20-21, 27-28, 31, 2017

HEAVEN CENT by George Cameron Grant, directed by Robert Schumacher
December 14-17, 2017
Miracles abound on Christmas Eve when the divine intervention of a well-intentioned but hapless angel brings a homeless teen-age girl and a missionary priest to the same place at the same time.

The Board would like to thank all submitting directors for helping us bring another year of quality entertainment to our community!

Your president,
Monica M. Russell

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas!!

Tickets are now on sale for "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas!!

The Langfords and the Riders have been friends for years. Even their children are playmates. They completely understand and admire each other -- until Mrs. Rider phones the Langford home and leaves a message with Renee, the youngest, who is so engrossed in a video game, she can't be expected to get the message right! She gets both families embroiled in a serious quarrel, and right before Christmas, too! She finally brings to light what actually caused the misunderstanding and tops everything by filling in at the last moment in the church pageant. The role? “Brotherly Love”!



Tickets $10, available online (http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com/) and at the door!

Show dates are December 15-17 (8 PM) and December 18 (2 PM).

Don't miss this hilarious Christmas quarrel and your last chance to use your 2016 Season Tickets!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cast list for “’Twas The Fight Before Christmas”

The Community Players of Hobbs is proud to announce the cast of “’Twas The Fight Before Christmas”!

Oliver Langford - Brad Jett
Elizabeth “Liz” Langford - Christie Harkness
Janice Langford-Serenity Fuller
Renee Langford-Annedee  Bushway

Charlie Rider - John Craig
Annie Rider - Kelly Harrison
Bill Rider - Israel Telles

Janice Langford (understudy)-Lara Harkness

Director - Robert Schumacher
Assistant Director-Veronikka Sylvas
Stage Manager-Sarah Bunch
Assistant Stage Manager - Lara Harkness

From the director:

The auditions were terrific, and the choices were quite challenging; I encourage all who auditioned to come back for future shows.  Thank you all for auditioning!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Auditions for The Fight Before Christmas

Auditions begin tonight for "'Twas The Fight Before Christmas" a comedy by Anne Coulter Martens, directed by Robert Schumacher.
Auditions will be held Monday October 24 & Tuesday October 25 at 7:00 pm at the NMJC Western Heritage Museum.

 Parts are available for 2 men, 2 women, 2 teens and 1 younger teen/tween. Performance dates will be December 15-18 at the Hobbs Playhouse.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Haunted House Tickets On Sale NOW!!!


Tickets are on sale now for our annual haunted house! The ghosts and goblins are bringing the thrills home with "Holiday Horrors" directed by Nathan Gibbs. Santa Claus has teamed up with icons of holidays from throughout the year to forever change how we celebrate.

Join us October 21, 22, 28 29, 30 & 31
Doors open at 8:00 pm, last admission is at 11:59 Fridays, Saturdays & Halloween, 10:59 on Sunday the 30th.

Tickets are just $10 and are available online or at the door.

Save time: skip the ticket line!!!
If you buy your tickets online in advance, you can skip the purchase line and be that much closer to the holiday haunting experience. Online ticket sales end at 8:00 pm each night, so plan ahead!

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?event_id=4919

Monday, October 10, 2016

2017 submissions deadline extended to October 17, 2016, at 6:00PM

Good afternoon, Playhouse fans, For potential interested directors needing a little more time, the Playhouse board has extended the deadline for the 2017 season to October 17, 2016.

Each director must submit three scripts for consideration and each script must be accompanied by a completed submission form which can be found here:

http://www.communityplayersofhobbs.com/2016/08/now-accepting-submissions-for-2017_25.html

Submissions must be turned into Vice-president Leigh Melton by 6:00P.M. on Monday, October 17. He can be reached by phone at 575-318-9311 or by email at leig_h@valornet.com.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at 575-318-1327.

Your president,
Monica Russell

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Audition announcement “’Twas The Fight Before Christmas”



Auditions for “’Twas The Fight Before Christmas” will be held
on October 24th and October 25th at 7 PM at the Western Heritage Museum.

Performance dates are December 15, 16, 17 (8 PM) and 18 (2 PM).


Casting:

2 men (late 30s-mid 40s)
Oliver Langford
Charlie Rider

2 women (late 30s-mid 40s)
Elizabeth “Liz” Langford
Annie Rider

1 teen girl (18-early 20s, character is HS senior)
Janice Langford

1 teen boy (18-early 20s, character is HS senior)
Bill Rider

1 “tween” boy or girl (10-14, flexible in that range)
Ranny/Renee Langford

(Note for teen boy/girl - they are a couple, will be required to kiss under mistletoe at times in the show)


The Langfords and the Riders have been friends for years. Even their children are playmates. They completely understand and admire each other -- until Mrs. Rider phones the Langford home and leaves a message with Ranny/Renee, the youngest, who is so engrossed in a video game, (s)he can't be expected to get the message right! (S)He gets both families embroiled in a serious quarrel, and right before Christmas, too! (S)He finally brings to light what actually caused the misunderstanding and tops everything by filling in at the last moment in the church pageant. The role? “Brotherly Love”!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Haunted House work begins tonight!

Work on the 7th annual Haunted House work begins tonight at 6:30 at the Playhouse. Tell your friends and come be a part of this annual tradition. Help is needed in many different areas so bring your skills and help make this year better than ever!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Now accepting submissions for the 2017 season!



Greeting, Playhouse fans,

The Community Players of Hobbs Board of Directors is excited to announce that we are now now taking show proposals for the 2017 season!

Attached are blank 2017 submission forms:
Click here to download a PDF submission form
or
Click here for a fillable Excel form.

Please complete a separate form for each show submitted and include the published scripts.  Each director must submit three (3) shows for consideration.

Submissions are due to Vice-president Leigh Melton by 6:00P.M., Monday, October 3, 2016. Leigh can be reached at 575-318-9311

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the number below.

The board is looking forward to continuing our long tradition of bringing quality entertainment in the form of live theater to our community!

Your president,
Monica M. Russell
575-318-1327

Monday, August 15, 2016

It's Melodrama Time! Tickets are on sale for "Avarice in Ambrosia"!

It's melodrama time!

It’s Apple Blossom Festival time in the Old West town of Ambrosia, and all the townsfolk are looking forward to the celebrations.

But something — or rather, someone — is rotten and wants to spoil everything.  The evil Hagloe Crab and his sidekick, Roxbury Russet, are planning to swindle sweet Honey Gold and Granny Smith out of their properties.

Will the handsome sheriff, Adam S.  Pearmain, and his near-sighted deputy, Ben Davis, be able to save the day?  Find out in this hilarious melodrama filled with sight gags, puns, slapstick, confusion, miscommunication and a twist ending.

Tickets are now on sale for "Avarice in Ambrosia".  Show dates are September 2, 3, 8-10 (8 PM), and September 4 (2 PM).  All seats $10.  Click here to get your tickets now!

Enjoy the crazy melodrama fun!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Playhouse Addition Work Day

Greetings, playhouse fans!

We are so excited to announce that the new addition is one step closer to completion! Taping and texturing is finished and now we need as much help as possible to get the new rooms painted.   We will be having a work day on Saturday, August 13 starting at 10:00 am and continuing until everything is painted.  With your cooperation we can get this done in one day and move onto the next phase of electrical wiring as soon as possible.

If you can't spend all day, even a few hours of your time will help move this project forward significantly.

Hope to see you all there, and remember, the community in community playhouse means you!

Your president,
Monica M Russell

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Congratulations Melodrama Cast!

Greetings, Playhouse fans!

It was tough, but we have chosen a cast!  Thank you to everyone who auditioned, we have some amazing talent here!


Without further ado, the cast of Avarice in Ambrosia is:

Mistress of Ceremonies: Sandy Goad
Granny Smith: Jill Henning
Reverend Wilks: Israel Telles
Honey Gold: Ashley Jenkins
Deputy Ben Davis: Jeremy Wood
Dr. Gravenstein: Chad Collins
Hagloe Crab: Daniel Russell
Roxbury Russet: Sarah Hester
Sheriff Adam S. Pearmain: Caleb Henning
Arkansas Black: Tammy Dayley
McIntosh: Eric Taylor

Olio acts:
Liz McBee
Ruben Baca
Ashley Jenkins

Our first rehearsal is at 7:00P.M. to 9:00P.M. on Monday, July 26 at the Playhouse.  See you there!

Monica M. Russell, Director

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Auditions for the melodrama "Avarice in Ambrosia"

Greetings, Playhouse fans!

Auditions for the melodrama, "Avarice in Ambrosia," will be Monday and Tuesday, July 18 and 19 at 7:00P.M. at the the Playhouse.  Roles are available for approximately 4-5 women and 7-8 men, ages 18 and up.  Reading material will be provided at auditions.  

We will also be be needing olio acts, so if you play an instrument, sing, do magic tricks or want to share any other talents with the world, please come down!

Show dates are September 2-4 and 8-10, 2016.  

For questions, please contact director Monica Russell at 575-318-1327.

Alice in Wonderland Time Change!!!!



Please note that the evening performances of Alice In Wonderland have changed. Performances on July 14, 15, & 16 will begin at 7:30 pm. The Sunday matinee on July 17 is still at 2:00 pm. Get your tickets now, you don't want to be late for this very important date!!



Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A tea party with Alice & Friends

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Don't be late for a very important date!!! Alice and the Mad Hatter cordially invite you to join us for a Tea Party! Sunday, July 10, from 2-4 pm at the Hobbs Country Club. Just $7 a person, reservations are required, call 393-5167 to RSVP Tea & cake and cookies galore! But wait-there's more! Meet & greet with some of the cast from the Community Players of Hobbs Youth Performing Arts Workshop production of Alice In Wonderland Jr. Story time with Mrs. New Mexico Tamara Thornell
While you're there, you'll be able to purchase your tickets for the show! Performance dates are July 14, 15, & 16 at 7:00 pm and July 17 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are just $10 and are available online! Get yours today, as the youth shows typically sell out!


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tickets are on sale for Disney's "Alice in Wonderland, Jr."!



Tickets are on sale for Disney's "Alice in Wonderland, Jr."!


Lewis Carroll's famous heroine comes to life in a delightful adaptation of the classic Disney film.

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures.  Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.
The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

This year's Youth Performing Arts Workshop is directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray.  Click here to see the full cast list.  

All seats are $10.  Show dates are July 14-16 (7:30 PM) and July 17 (2 PM).

Enjoy the show!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Congratulations YPAW Alice in Wonderland Jr. Cast!


Youth Performing Arts Workshop Cast List


Cheshire Cat 1 Abby Milligan
Cheshire Cat 2 Lara Harkness
Cheshire Cat 3 Tiffani Stuber
Mathilda Raquel Valenzuela
Alice Mia Pardo
Tall Alice         Chloe  Head
Small Alice Emma Gibbs
White Rabbit Markus Benavidez
DoorKnob Peyton Hooks
Dodo Bird Justin Fraley
Tweedle Dum Destiny Windham
Tweedle Dee Zhoii Shorter
Rose Addison Smith
Petunia Jacqueline Thornell
Lily         Sara Henning
Violet Eva Sylvas
Daisy Venice Sylvas
Caterpillar Chance Collins
Caterpillar 2 Callie Punchard
Caterpillar 3 Addison Miller
Caterpillar 4 Morgan Layton
Caterpillar 5 Marissa Armijo
Mad Hatter Slayde Goss
March Hare Jesse Garcia
Queen of Hearts Jasmine Romero
King of Hearts Liam Taylor

Royal Cardsmen/Party Goers

Taylor Holdridge
Lucas Hooper
Ashley Jenkins
Joanne Lane
Josh Miller
David Nevarez
Julie Nevarez
Jasmine Bentle
Olivia Caballero
Julia Oviedo
Avery Smith
L’E Torres
Samuel Ursanic
Madison Webb
Mary Pigeon
Lexi Bateman
Annedee Bushway
Amaree Caballero
Hailey Digby

Monday, June 6, 2016

June Board Meeting Time Change

Good afternoon, Playhouse fans,
Just a reminder of the board meeting tonight at the Playhouse, please note the time has been changed to 7:00 pm. Some items for discussion include upcoming shows, the youth workshop, and participation in the Aviation Day.
As always, everyone is welcome to attend.
Remember, the community in community theater means you!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Seussical Opens Thursday, Youth Workshop, & More!



What better way to kick off the summer than with a fun show for everybody? Seussical The Musical opens Thursday,  June 2, at 8:00 pm and continues June 3 & 4 at 8:00 pm, June 5 at 2:00 pm, and picks up again next week with shows June 9, 10, 11 at 8:00 pm and June 12 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are selling fast, get yours today for only $15 at https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?event_id=4536


Registration is now open for the summer Youth Performing Arts Workshop! This year, the production is the classic story "Alice in Wonderland"! Please see the brochure for details. You can now pay for the workshop online!
https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?event_id=4532 


You now have a new option for receiving Playhouse updates. You can sign up to receive text messages updates free of charge. Click below to sign up:
https://www.remind.com/join/923k7 or text @923k7 to 81010


Finally, the next Playhouse board meeting will be Monday, June 6th, at 6:00 pm at the Playhouse, 1700 N. Grimes.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, McElligot's Pool has them all! 

Get your tickets now to see Seussical The Musical.

This fantastical family musical is based on the books of Dr. Seuss, including favorites like “Horton Hears a Who!”, “Horton Hatches the Egg,” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz.” Horton hears a noise coming from a speck of dust on a clover and commits himself to protecting it and the Whos who live on it; Jojo, a misfit Who who “doesn’t Think normal Thinks,” struggles to find his place in the tiny Who society; Gertrude McFuzz tries to catch the attention of her love - the kind and compassionate Horton. Through mishaps and adventures, these unique characters finally find what they seek - their places in their world.
Performance dates are June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 8:00 pm, as well as two Sunday matinees June 5 & 12 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased via our website at
https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/venue.php?org_id=202 


Monday, April 25, 2016

Tickets are on sale for "Seussical"!

Tickets are now on sale for "Seussical: The Musical"!
This fantastical family musical is based on the books of Dr. Seuss, including favorites like “Horton Hears a Who!”, “Horton Hatches the Egg,” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz.” Horton hears a noise coming from a speck of dust on a clover and commits himself to protecting it and the Whos who live on it; Jojo, a misfit Who who “doesn’t Think normal Thinks,” struggles to find his place in the tiny Who society; Gertrude McFuzz tries to catch the attention of her love - the kind and compassionate Horton. Through mishaps and adventures, these unique characters finally find what they seek - their places in their world.

Performance dates are June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 8:00 pm, as well as two Sunday matinees June 5 & 12 at 2:00 pm.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased via our website at www.communityplayersofhobbs.com!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Youth Performing Arts Workshop Registration Open


Registration is now open for the summer Youth Performing Arts Workshop!  This year, the production is the classic story "Alice in Wonderland"!  Please see the brochure for details.  Payment may also be made online, click here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Congratulations to the cast of Seussical!

Congratulations to the cast of Seussical The Musical!



Thursday, April 14, 2016

Seussical Auditions this Saturday!

Just a reminder that Seussical auditions will be this Saturday as follows: 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 
9:00 am to noon- Children ages 8-14 
1:00 pm to 3:30- Youth & Adults ages 15 and up 

Call Backs will be Monday, April 18 at 6:30pm 
Performances will be June 2-5 & 9-12 


Prepare 16-20 measures of a song that shows your range and vocal ability, (accompanist provided). Please bring a completed audition form with you. (NOTE: the audition form has been updated, the current two-page form can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2KWG7vyEsAXZFRUY0RqSTZkN3c/view


For those that wish to further prepare, please review and learn the selections from the show that correspond to any character(s) for which you wish to audition. These are NOT to be performed for auditions, they will be used for callbacks ONLY:

On Golden Pond opens tomorrow!

On Golden Pond opens tomorrow!!! Get your tickets online today!
Performance dates are April 15-17, 21-23. All seats are $10.

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/venue.php?org_id=202

"On Golden Pond" is a 1979 play by Ernest Thompson. The plot focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé Billy Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

The show will be directed by Sandy Goad.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Board Meeting

Good morning, Playhouse fans, 
Just a reminder of the board meeting tonight at 6:00pm at the Playhouse. Some items for discussion include upcoming shows, training opportunities and the Playhouse addition.  As always, everyone is welcome to attend. 

Remember, the community in community theater means you!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Seussical Audition Materials Available

Just a reminder that Seussical auditions will be next Saturday as follows: 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 
9:00 am to noon- Children ages 8-14 
1:00 pm to 3:30- Youth & Adults ages 15 and up 

Call Backs will be Monday, April 18 at 6:30pm 
Performances will be June 2-5 & 9-12 


Prepare 16-20 measures of a song that shows your range and vocal ability. Please bring a completed audition form with you. (NOTE: the audition form has been updated, the current two-page form can be found here: Updated Audition Form


For those that wish to further prepare, please review and learn the selections from the show that correspond to any character(s) for which you wish to audition. These are NOT to be performed for auditions, they will be used for callbacks ONLY:
Audition Sides


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Audition notice for Seussical the Musical!


AUDITIONS
The Community Players of Hobbs Presents

Directed by Christopher Eubank

Auditions will be held

Saturday, April 16, 2016

At The Playhouse
1700 N. Grimes, Hobbs




9:00 am to noon

Children ages 8-14
1:00 pm to 3:30
Youth & Adults ages 15 and up


Call Backs will be 
Monday, April 18 at 6:30pm

Prepare 16-20 measures of a song that shows 
your range and vocal ability.
An accompanist will be available if you are bringing sheet music to audition.
Please bring a completed audition form with you.
Performances will be June 2-5 & 9-12


This fantastical family musical is based on the books of Dr. Seuss, including favorites like “Horton Hears a Who!”, “Horton Hatches the Egg,” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz.” Horton hears a noise coming from a speck of dust on a clover and commits himself to protecting it and the Whos who live on it; Jojo, a misfit Who who “doesn’t Think normal Thinks,” struggles to find his place in the tiny Who society; Gertrude McFuzz tries to catch the attention of her love - the kind and compassionate Horton. Through mishaps and adventures, these unique characters finally find what they seek - their places in their world.


For more information on the show, please visit
http://www.mtishows.com/seussical


Monday, March 7, 2016

Tickets are on sale for "On Golden Pond"

Tickets are now on sale for "On Golden Pond"!

"On Golden Pond" is a 1979 play by Ernest Thompson. The plot focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé Billy Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

The show will be directed by Sandy Goad.  Performance dates are April 15-17, 21-23.  All seats are $10.

See the cast list here!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Congratulations to the cast of "On Golden Pond"!



Congratulations to the cast of "On Golden Pond"!

Director..........................................Sandy Goad
Assistant Director..........................Monica Russell
Stage Manager...............................Karen Widman
Set Design and Construction.........Kenneth Brown

Norman Thayer.................Brian Henning
Ethel Thayer......................Jill Henning
Charlie Martin....................Nathan Gibbs
Chelsea Thayer Wayne.....Erin Gibbs
Billy Ray, Jr.........................Ciaran DeAmbrose
Bill Ray, Sr...........................Jonathan Bertschinger
The Operator.......................Sarah Bunch

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Auditions "On Golden Pond"

Auditions for "On Golden Pond" will be February 22 and 23 at 6:30 PM at the Playhouse. The show will be directed by Sandy Goad. Performance dates are April 15-17, 21-23. Comedy Full Length 3 men, 2 women, 1 boy: 6 total "On Golden Pond" is a 1979 play by Ernest Thompson. The plot focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé Billy Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Board meeting 2/8/16 6 PM



Greetings, Playhouse fans!


Just a reminder that there is a Playhouse board meeting tonight at 6:00P.M. at the Playhouse. Some topics up for discussion are program sponsorships, house manager assignments, and current and upcoming shows.


Everyone is welcome to attend!


Monica Russell


President

Friday, January 22, 2016

Gala awardees and more!

Greetings, Playhouse fans!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  As everyone knows, the Playhouse always starts off the new year with our Playhouse Gala, where we celebrate the previous season, honor our outstanding participants and talk about the upcoming season.  
If you weren't able to attend the gala on January 16, here are the highlights:

  • The 2015 season saw a total attendance of 3,183, with 1,153 of those patrons attending the Haunted House, making this year's haunted house the most successful so far!
  • The 2016 season has been set and the following shows will be gracing our stage:
-“Nana's Naughty Knickers,” directed by Erin Gibbs - February 11-13, 19-21
-“On Golden Pond,” directed by Sandy Goad - April 7-9, 15-17
-“Seussical,” directed by Chris Eubank - June 2-5, 9-12
-Youth Performing Arts Workshop “Alice In Wonderland,” directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray - July 14-17
-“Avarice In Ambrosia: A Melodrama,” directed by Monica Russell - September 2-4, 8-10
-Haunted House, directed by Nathan Gibbs - October 21-22, 28-31
-“’Twas the Fight Before Christmas,” directed by Robert Schumacher - December 8-11
  • The Maddox foundation approved a grant for a new desktop computer and an all-in-one printer.
  • A new addition to the building is in progress and will house men's and women's dressing rooms, a make up room, a green room, two restrooms and a workshop.
  • The potholes in the parking lot were filled.
  • We had clean up days for the grounds,the costume room and the storage sheds.
  • Steel Depot donated materials and time to build a new railing on the front porch.
  • The Maddox Foundation approved a grant for a feasibility study for construction of a new playhouse.
  • We bid farewell and thank you to outgoing officers Kerri Gray (treasurer) and Carey Lindner (secretary), and elected the 2016 officers:
-President: Monica Russell
-Vice-President: Leigh Melton
-Treasurer: Christie Harkness
-Secretary: Sarah Bunch
-Buildings & Grounds: Dusty Armstrong
-Promotions: Shoshana Howell
-At-Large: Claude Jaco
  • We also honored the following with plaques, certificates and heartfelt thank yous:
-Unsung Heroes
~"Things My Mother Taught Me," directed by Erin and Nathan Gibbs - Susan Seigler, Chance Collins
~"Endgame," directed by Michelle Fox - Tammy Dayley
~"Avenue Q," directed by Juston Harlin - Nathan Gibbs, Ralph McKee
~"Waiting for the Parade," directed by Karen Widman - Lizabeth McBee, Ed Widman
~"Shrek, the Musical, Jr.," directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray - Tammy Dayley, Brooklynn Gray,  Taylor Gray, Christie Harkness
~Haunted House, directed by Nathan Gibbs and Juston Harlin - Josh Berner, Tessa Ledesma, Leigh Melton,  Daniel Russell
~"Everyone's Christmas Story," directed by Carey Lindner - Taylor Gray, Addison Smith, Jacqueline Thornell
-Carl Busch Scholarship Award - Ashton Hayes
-Outstanding Individuals - Tammy Dayley, Tessa Ledesma
-Outstanding Corporations - Steel Depot, Sandy and Bob Goad
-Lifetime Achievement - Daniel Russell
-Tom Mason Award - Juston Harlin
Congratulations to all of the award winners!  The Playhouse isn't possible without everyone's hard work!

In 2015, we put on some great shows, took care of a lot of housecleaning, met with old friends and made new ones. Here's to a successful 2016, made possible by all of us!

See you all at the Playhouse!
Monica Russell

President