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

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

“’Heaven Cent” directed by Robert Schumacher - December 14, 15, 16 (8 PM), December 17 (2 PM) TICKETS ON SALE!!


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Our 2018 Season has been announced, and auditions are scheduled for the first show of the 81st Season, "Flowers for Algernon", directed by Veronikka Sylvas!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Flowers for Algernon Cast List

Thank you to everyone who auditioned. This is a great cast for a beautiful show! 

Cast List Flowers for Algernon: 
Scooter Stiles- Professor Nemur
Tammy Atkinson-Daley- Mrs. Donner
Ron Gunter- Father
Caleb Henning- Charlie Gordon
Jacy Liles- Ann, Mrs. Harvey, Chairlady
Natalie Marin- Bernice, Francine
Madison Morrow- Ellen, Jackie
Victoria Nava- Gina, Mrs. Nemur
Marinene Pankratz- Alice Kinnian
Robert Schumacher- Dr. Strauss
Eva Sylvas- child
Norma Olivia Townsend- Connie, Norma
Madison Webb- Mrs. Mooney
Karen Widman- Mother
Destiny Windham- Beth
Young Charlie- TBD
Joe- TBD

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tickets are on sale for "Heaven Cent"!

Tickets are now on sale for "Heaven Cent"!

Miracles abound on Christmas Eve when the divine intervention of a well-intentioned but hapless angel brings a homeless teenage girl and missionary priest to the same place at the same time.

Performance dates will be December 14-17 at the Playhouse.  All seats $10.

George Cameron Grant's "Heaven Cent" is directed by Robert Schumacher.

Click here to get your tickets now!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

AUDITIONS: Flowers for Algernon

Audition Notice:
Flowers For Algernon
By David Rogers. Based on the novel by Daniel Keyes.
Directed by Veronikka Sylvas

Sunday, November 19th & Monday the 20th
6:00 pm
At NMJC Western Heritage Museum

Performance dates will be February 15-25, 2018
Rehearsals will be on a limited basis until after the holidays.

Synopsis:
Flowers for Algernon, a beautiful, touching story that is universal in its message. This play offers actors strong, interesting characters to play and with a large cast there are opportunities for actors of all ages, including children!
      This is the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally retarded man and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse. Experimental surgery has been performed on both Algernon and Charlie increasing their intelligences ten fold. Soon Charlie's intelligence far exceeds that of his teacher, Alice Kinnian and even the doctors who created the operating technique!  As Charlie approaches the peak of his brilliance, Algernon shows frightening signs of regression. Soon things become a race against time in which Charlie tries to keep his new found intelligence long enough to save himself and thus continue what he and Alice have found. Will Charlie be able to save himself in time?!

Please visit https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/flowers-for-algernon-19528 for more information.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

2018 Playhouse Season

Greetings, Playhouse fans!

The 2017 Community Players of Hobbs Board of Directors is proud to announce the new season!  We received many exciting submissions from several talented directors, which made our jobs pretty difficult, but we persevered and are pleased to present the following slate of shows for 2018:

Flowers for Algernon by David Rogers, directed by Veronikka Sylvas, February 15-17, 23-25, 2018.

Theatre New Mexico 10-Minute Festival, coordinated by Christie Harkness, March 9-11, 2018.

Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig, directed by Erin Gibbs, April 13-14, 20-22, 2018.

9 to 5, a musical by Patricia Resnick, directed by Doug Levy, June 8-10, 15-17, 2018.

Youth Performing Arts Workshop presents Beauty and the Beast, Junior by Alan Menken, directed by Sandy Goad, July 19-22, 2018.

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball, directed by Karen Widman, August 30-September 1, September 7-8, 2018.

9th Annual Haunted House, directed by Nathan Gibbs, October 19-20, 26-27, 31, 2018.

The board would like to thank everyone who submitted shows for the season for their hard work and impressive presentations.  We believe these selections represent a variety of interests and genres and will provide joy to their casts, crews and audiences alike.

See you at the Playhouse!

Your president,
Monica Russell

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Haunted House last chance!

Last chance to get in on the adventure! Dress warmly and join us for some of your Halloween fun this evening, 10/31/17. Doors open at 8:00 pm, tickets are just $10

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Haunted house guest review

A very special thanks to Jason Adams, one of our patrons who loved the haunt so much he came back a second night for more. If you’re wondering what to expect, his write up paints quite a picture. We love hearing from our patrons, whether they’ve been through the Haunt or enjoyed a play.

Haunted House Review
Community Players of Hobbs

You’d expect people who do makeup, build sets, make costumes, and act all year round to be able to put on a good haunted house, but this really exceeded anything I anticipated.  This haunt is set up with two areas that each have their own theme.  Indoors, you have a cursed Egyptian tomb theme, and outdoors you have an urban legends theme.  I went Friday at opening, thinking they would have a crowd later, and was wrong, and Heather and I were sandwiched in as part of a constant stream of people.  It was enjoyable, but I thought it needed a second viewing so I could pay attention to the details.  Saturday night, I lucked into a time where there was a lull in patrons, so I got to go thorough completely alone.  Do the second one, fewer people makes for a scarier experience.

The inside….they built an Egyptian tomb’s maze of tunnels.  And it seriously feels like that, especially doing it solo with no one you can see in front of or behind you (distant screams add to the effect.)  Jump scares work on me sometimes, and there are some effective ones that got me both nights, but what I need to feel fear is a sense of dread, disorientation, and isolation.  They built a floor into this thing, so in spite of being very familiar with the playhouse’s layout, I had no idea where I was in respect to anything ever, it doesn’t feel like the same building at all.  It feels far more like hiking through Carlsbad Caverns than walking through the local playhouse.   On the second night, I actually got lost, not realizing that part of the maze changes and you’re supposed to get lost there until later.   The set itself has a stunning amount of detail work and little touches, and the pacing is very good too.  The use of pitch black here is great, several portions you literally can’t see anything in front of you, and there are lots of places for things to jump out at you, but they don’t use all of them, which keeps you guessing.  There’s a lot going in the walls, but there are so many options that you really don’t know where anything might be coming at you from.

The outside….again a very creepy, spooky atmosphere, kinda looks like what I’d imagine Leatherface’s back yard looks like, death farm from hell.  Lots of creepy stuff out here, and the characters get to interact with you a bit more, quoting lines from the movie they were in, and talking to you directly.  It’s unsettling the whole way through, and there is a lot of attention to detail, such as Slenderman’s notes attached to various items, or a book I found called “Tales” that had some freaky looking stuff in it, which I looked at until a polite young lady asked me if she could borrow my eyes to play with because she didn’t have any of her own.  Very different from the first haunt, but no less spooky, and more recognizable characters.   If this had gone on when I was growing up, I sooooo would have begged my parents to let me participate, it’s pure good times.

I really have nothing bad to say here, other than it’s much better with fewer people around you.   It’s longer than you think, and the set design is the star of the first, the makeup department and costumes are the star of the second.  Throughout, the haunters do their jobs well, and it’s more creative and authentic than someone jumping out and going “Ra” (Get it? Egypt, haha!)  The days of blindfolding you, putting your hand into a bowl of grapes and saying “Those are eyeballs!!!” are over.  Check this one out.

(Full disclosure: I do have a daughter that performed in this production.)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Heaven Cent Cast List


Thank you to everybody who auditioned! These were some very tough choices but we are pleased to present the cast of Heaven Cent! Rehearsals begin tonight at 7:00 at 424 N. Dal Paso and will continue there until the Haunted House has cleared out of the Playhouse. (See your email or text for specific directions). 

Performances will be December 14-17.

Congratulations again to everybody!

Cast: 
  • Abraham/Bishop: Steve Townsend
  • Isaac: Annedee Bushway
  • I AM: Julz Minjares
  • Zedekiel: Arthur Jenkins
  • Noel: Jaqueline Thornell
  • Peter: Zach Jackson
  • Noel's mother: Randi Jackson 
  • Young Noel: Jasmine Bentle
  • Baby Noel: Alina Lussow
  • Nestor: Chad Collins
  • Nestor's mother: Laura Brewster
  • Young Nestor: Tyler Dayley
  • Seminary students: Dallas Jenkins, Zhora Price, Tiffani Stuber, Olivia Townsend
  • Churchgoers/Carolers/Crew: Molly Townsend, Olivia Townsend, Momo Thornton, Cindy Bentle, Tammy Dayley, Kerri Gray, Destiny Windham, Liberty Cereceres, Emily Case, Christie Harkness 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Auditions & Haunt Progress

Happy Friday the 13th Playhouse fans! Lots of exciting things happening this weekend.

Auditions for the George Cameron Grant play “Heaven Cent” directed by Robert Schumacher will be Saturday and Sunday the 14 & 15 at 7:00 pm at the Western Heritage Museum. Parts available for all ages, the script also specifically calls for a few teenagers!

Work continues on the Haunted House which opens next weekend. Look for your BOGO coupon in the Hobbs American Classifieds aka the Thrifty Nickel, the Hobbs News-Sun, or Noticias Del Sol. Coupon is good opening night only (October 20) so grab a friend (or two, or ten), pick up a paper and head on over for a frightfully fun trip to ancient Egypt and beyond!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tickets now on sale for our Haunted House

Want to get a jump on the scariest event of the Playhouse season?  Get your tickets now for our annual Haunted House!!

The Community Players of Hobbs presents the 8th annual Haunted House, directed by Nathan Gibbs.

Take a trip with us to ancient Egypt and visit King Tut's tomb where trouble has been brewing amongst the pyramids. If you survive that, face your everyday fears with our second haunt exploring both popular and obscure urban legends... Are they fact or fiction? You decide...

The haunt runs October 20, 21, 27, 28, and 31 at 8:00 pm.

Tickets are just $10 and include admission to both haunts.

Get yours online in advance, print them out or we can scan them from your phone.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Auditions: Heaven Cent

Audition Notice:
Auditions for George Cameron Grant's dramatic comedy 
"Heaven Cent" 
directed by Robert Schumacher 
will be
October 14-15
7:00 pm
at the Western Heritage Museum 

Plenty of parts available for both men and women of all ages, 
 1 teenage boy and 1 teenage girl are also needed. 

Miracles abound on Christmas Eve when the divine intervention of a well-intentioned but hapless angel beings a homeless teenage girl and missionary priest to the same place at the same time. 

Performance dates will be December 14-17 at the Playhouse

Help needed for 21st CCLC theatre program

Good evening Playhouse fans! Some help is needed for a theatre program at Taylor Elementary October 16-20 from 8am-4pm, which is being put on as part of the 21ST CCLC Program. They are seeking an individual to provide assistance who is able to drive, help get props, etc., and who is available to work in the classroom at Taylor elementary during the day. A small stipend is available for gas and time. For more information, please email us at communityplayersofhobbs@gmail.com

Thank you.

2018 Season Submissions Deadline Extended

Good morning Playhouse fans!

The deadline for submissions for the 2018 season has been extended! Submissions are due Monday, October 9, 2017 by 5:00 pm. Please submit 3 shows for consideration, with a script and separate cover sheet/submission form for each. The form can be found at either of the links below. You can email your PDF submissions to Leigh Melton at  bladez@valornet.com or contact him to make other arrangements. Directors wishing to submit a show must attend the Artistic Board meeting to present their shows and plans for production on Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 at 201 N. Thorp.

Play proposal forms, please disregard the 2017 date:

PDF: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2KWG7vyEsAXUjZMXzVTcEFSd2s

Excel: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2KWG7vyEsAXS0MzOE0tdDNhQW8

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

AUDITIONS: Haunted House

AUDITION NOTICE: Haunted House


Auditions for the 8th annual Haunted House,
directed by Nathan Gibbs, will be


Wednesday & Thursday

September 20-21

7:00 pm

at the Playhouse

1700 N. Grimes


Anybody interested in helping with the haunt will need to be at these meetings. 
Those under 18 will need to bring a parent or legal guardian with them.

Come ready to work (clothes you can get dirty, closed toed shoes, etc.) More information will be available at that time. 

The Haunted house will run October 20-21, 27-28, and 31

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The 39 Steps Opens This Week!

Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps directed by Tyler Bunch opens this Friday, September 8th at 8 pm and continues on the 9th at 8:00 & 10th at 2:00, with three more chances to see it on the 14th, 15th, and 16th at 8:00 pm. Do you need a better reason to see it? We've got 39 reasons to see The 39 Steps and our countdown got a little off track (see #28). Here's your chance (and ours) to catch up on why you need to see this hilarious show:

1 it's funny
2 there is a really cool looking telephone
3 a fish may or may not be slapped
4 trench coats
5 Steps are good for your health
6 you don't know what 39 Steps means and you're curious
7 there are British people just like Harry Potter
8 it's an adventure!
9 toy airplanes
10 kilts. Enough said
11 old people. Who doesn't love old people?
12 a rather passionate speech about life and love
13 seriously good-looking actors
14 see reason 13. These people are gorgeous
15 because 39 is better than 24 AND 25
16 ruggedly handsome men
17 shadows. Mysterious, I know
18 the joy of live theatre
19 romance. Date night? *wink wink*
20 go back and see reasons 13 and 14. For real, they are basically supermodels
21 a street lamp for all the Narnia lovers
22 pretty underwear
23 old ladies screaming
24 there's sheep!
25 see an entire car be built in 10 seconds
26 see previous reasons 13, 14 and 20
27 German spies
28 high speed train chases
29 evil dudes missing fingers
30 PLOT TWISTS
31 bagpipe music
32 go ahead and refer back to numbers 13, 14, 20 and 26. I can't express how beautiful these performers are. Come see for yourself
33 a fine, roaring fire
34 if you like Alfred Hitchcock, this is a must see
35 there are only 6 chances to see it!
36 we have puppies.
37 I lied about #36, but you can imagine the puppies
38 everyone loves a good death scene, right? It's all good fun!

"But that's only 38!" you say? Have no fear, check back tomorrow for the final reason on our list of why everybody should see this show. In the meantime, go get your tickets today!

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?event_id=5640

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

39 reasons to see The 39 Steps (part 1)

The Playhouse production of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps opens in just a few weeks. Adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Tyler Bunch, "The 39 Steps", brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit Olivier Award Winning Comedy.

Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features six fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

Show dates are September 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 (8 PM) and September 10 (2 PM). Tickets are $10 and are on sale now! Click here to get yours!

To celebrate we have been counting down the days until opening night with 39 Reasons to see The 39 Steps! Each day will be a different reason, so be sure to check our Facebook page every day to see all the reasons! We're up to number 16, so if you haven't followed along, here's a good start! Want to know the rest? Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our text alerts! We will also be sending out the rest via email as opening night approaches! See you in September!

39 Reasons to see The 39 Steps
1 it's funny
2 there is a really cool looking telephone
3 a fish may or may not be slapped
4 trench coats
5 Steps are good for your health
6 you don't know what 39 Steps means and you're curious
7 there are British people just like Harry Potter
8 it's an adventure!
9 toy airplanes
10 kilts. Enough said
11 old people. Who doesn't love old people?
12 a rather passionate speech about life and love
13 seriously good-looking actors
14 see reason 13. These people are gorgeous
15 because 39 is better than 24 AND 25
16 ruggedly handsome men
Stay tuned for more!!!!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for "The 39 Steps"!

Tickets are now on sale for "The 39 Steps"!

Tyler Bunch directs Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, "The 39 Steps", brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit Olivier Award Winning Comedy.

Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features six fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

Show dates are September 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 (8 PM) and September 10 (2 PM).  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through our website www.communityplayersofhobbs.com

Sunday, July 16, 2017

39 Steps Cast List

 Thank you everyone for coming out to the 39 Steps auditions this weekend.  We had a great turnout and it was a very difficult decision.  With that said, congrats to the cast!  The first rehearsal will be July 24 at 7pm at the Playhouse.

39 Steps Cast


Richard Hannay Caleb Henning
Pamela Marissa Davis
Clown 1 Slayde Goss
Clown 2 Chad Collins
Annabella/Margret Chloe Smith
Higgins/Mrs. Jordan/Mrs. McGarrigle Nikka Sylvas



39 Steps Crew




Director
Tyler Bunch

Assistant Director Erin Anderson
Stage Manager
Lucy Acosta


Dialect Coach                                     Nathan Miles






Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mulan Jr. opens in one week!!!

The Community Players of Hobbs Youth Performing Arts Workshop production of Disney's Mulan Jr. opens in one week!

Don't miss your chance to see all the hard work put in by these fantastic kids!

Show dates are
July 20, 21 & 22 at 7:30 pm
and July 23 at 2:00 pm

Tickets are just $10 and are selling fast! Get yours today!

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?event_id=5515

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Auditions: The 39 Steps

AUDITION NOTICE: 

Auditions for The 39 Steps, a thrilling spy adventure with action, romance and lots of laughs, directed by Tyler Bunch, will be held

July 14 from 6-9 pm

with callbacks and extra auditions

July 15 from 2-5 pm

both at the Western Heritage Museum.


Parts are available for 3 men and 3 women ages 15+
Be prepared to move and come ready to have FUN!
Do you have a special talent? Bring it to auditions and show us what you've got! 
Rehearsals begin July 24
Performance dates will be September 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, & 16 at the Playhouse.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mulan Jr. Cast List!!!

Congratulations to the cast of the Youth Performing Arts Workshop production of Mulan Jr.!

CAST List 
Laozi, Ancestor Alexis Ramos
Yun, Ancestor Jasmine Romero
Lin, Ancestor Mia Pardo
Hong, Ancestor Valerie Nunez
Zhang, Ancestor Tyler Dayley
Fa Zhou, Mulan’s Father Lara Harkness
Fa Li, Mulan’s Mother Emma Gibbs
Grandmother Fa Destiny Windham
Mulan Sara Terrazas
Dressmakers Sofia Ramos
Hairdressers Leilani Clay
Groomers        Charlene Childress, CC Rodriguez,  Oliver Hall
Matchmaker Amaree Caballero
Chi Fu, Chinese bureaucrat  Jasmine Bentle
Young Xiao, villager Sofia Ramos
Older Yi, villager Olivia Townsend
Young Yi, villager David Nevarez
Shan-Yu, Hun Leader Abby Milligan
Magyar, Hun soldier Hailey Digby
Subar-Tu, Hun soldier Julie Nevarez
Chen, Chinese soldier Annedee Bushway
Liu, Chinese soldier Lexi Bateman
Captain Shang Chance Collins
Yao, Chinese soldier Peyton Hooks
Qian-Po, Chinese soldier Tiffani Stuber
Ling, Chinese soldier Justin Fraley
Emperor        Taylor Holdridge
Cheongsam Salesperson Makaelie Clay

Monday, June 19, 2017

Mulan Jr. Tickets on sale now!

Tickets are on sale now for the Youth Performing Arts Workshop production of Disney's Mulan Jr.
Directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray

Show dates are July 20-22 at 7:30 and July 23 at 2:00. Tickets are just $10.

Don't miss your chance to see this fantastic production, our youth workshop performances often sell out!

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.

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?date_id=24648

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Registration is open for the Youth Performing Arts Workshop "Mulan, Jr."

Registration is now open for the 2017 Youth Performing Arts Workshop.  This year the show is Disney's "Mulan, Jr."!

The registration form is available online (click HERE).

Show dates are July 20-23, 2017.  Rehearsal dates are on the registration form.

You can pay online (click HERE), but you still must fill out and submit the registration form.  IF you pay online, make sure you indicate who the payment is for, so we can match up with the registration!

Registration deadline is June 1st, 2017, and is limited to the first 35 PAID applications.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tickets are on sale for "Once on this Island"!

Tickets are now on sale for "Once on this Island"!

Click the ticket icon on the left to get your tickets now for our summer musical!

Show dates are June 1-3 and 8-10 (8 PM) and June 4 and 11 (2 PM matinee).  All seats are $15 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Board Meeting April 3, 6:00 pm

Good morning, Playhouse fans,
We will be having a board meeting at 6:00P.M. on Monday, April 3. Some topics up for discussion are proposed Playhouse events and discussion of purchasing an electronic billboard.
See you there!
Monica Russell

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Glass Menagerie Encore Performance Tonight!

Get yourself all dolled up and head down to the Playhouse tonight for a reception and special ONE NIGHT ONLY encore presentation of The Glass Menagerie. Tickets are just $10 and proceeds will go to help get the cast and crew to Lafayette, LA next week to represent NM at the AACTFest regional competition!

"The Glass Menagerie" competed at the Theatre New Mexico AACTFest 2017, and was selected to advance to regionals!

The Glass Menagerie won the following awards at the AACTFest State level: Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role (Sarah Bunch), Outstanding Ensemble Performance, and Advanced to Regional Competition.

Please join us for a pre-show reception recognizing these accomplishments and help us send off the cast and crew to regionals with the best of wishes. Light refreshments will be served. Front of house will open at 8:00 pm.

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?event_id=5158

Monday, March 20, 2017

Reminder, ENCORE PERFORMANCE of "The Glass Menagerie"

"The Glass Menagerie" competed at the Theatre New Mexico AACTFest 2017, and was selected to advance to regionals!


"The Glass Menagerie" also won awards for Best Costume Design, Best Ensemble Performance, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Sarah Bunch as "Laura Wingfield").


This outstanding show will have an encore performance on Saturday, April 1 at 9 PM (no April Fooling!!).


Tickets are available online or at the door (click the ticket icon on the left to get your tickets online).

Don't miss this ONE NIGHT ONLY encore show!!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Congratulations to the cast of "Once on this Island"

Congratulations to the cast of Once On This Island! 
Ronnie Gray, Agwe
Kesa Gill, Asaka
Sarah Bunch, Erzulie
Leigh Melton, Papa Ge
Erin Anderson, Mama Erualie
Eric Taylor, Tonton Julian
Kristen Hester, Ti Moune
Tyler Bunch, Daniel
TBA, Little Ti Moune
Mari Vigil, Andrea
Jonathan Bertschinger, Armand/Peasant Storyteller
Jacqueline Lindsey, Madam Armand/Beauxhomme
Peasant Storytellers
Claudia Acosta
Lucy Acosta
Arthur Jenkins (Also Beauxhomme)
Ashley Jenkins (Also Beauxhomme)
Chloe Smith

Monday, March 13, 2017

ENCORE PERFORMANCE "The Glass Menagerie"

"The Glass Menagerie" competed at the Theatre New Mexico AACTFest 2017, and was selected to advance to regionals!


"The Glass Menagerie" also won awards for Best Costume Design, Best Ensemble Performance, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Sarah Bunch as "Laura Wingfield").


This outstanding show will have an encore performance on Saturday, April 1 at 9 PM (no April Fooling!!).


Tickets are available online or at the door (click the ticket icon on the left to get your tickets online).

Don't miss this ONE NIGHT ONLY encore show!!

Auditions "Once On This Island"


Auditions for "Once On This Island" will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 9 AM AND again at 1 PM at the Playhouse.

There will be a piano accompanist available; please prepare 16 measures of your best song for the auditions.

This show is open to ALL AGES. Show dates are June 1-4 and 8-11, 2017.

Audition forms can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2KWG7vyEsAXNTdhZFdoYVN4WkE/view?usp=sharing

Callbacks will be held Sunday at 2:00 pm
Musical selections for callbacks (NOT to be used for auditioning) can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2KWG7vyEsAXWkl1cEptWDd5ZDQ?usp=sharing

"Once On This Island" is directed by Christopher Eubank.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Glass Menagerie opens in two days!

Tennesee Williams' The Glass Menagerie opens Thursday!

Show dates are February 16-18 (8 PM) and February 19 (2 PM). Tickets are $10 and available at the door or online (click below).

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

Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son Tom, in his early twenties, and his slightly older sister, Laura. Although she is a survivor and a pragmatist, Amanda yearns for the comforts and admiration she remembers from her days as a fĂȘted debutante. She worries especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp (an aftereffect of a bout of polio) and a tremulous insecurity about the outside world. Amanda is obsessed with finding a suitor (or, as she puts it, a "gentleman caller") for Laura, whose crippling shyness has led her to drop out of both high school and a subsequent secretarial course, and who spends much of her time polishing and arranging her collection of little glass animals. Pressured by his mother to help find a caller for Laura, Tom invites an acquaintance from work named Jim home for dinner.

"The Glass Menagerie" is directed by Nathan R. Miles, and will be our entry in the 2017 AACTFest competition.

"The Glass Menagerie" stars Veronikka Sylvas as Amanda Wingfield, Tyler Bunch as Tom Wingfield, Sarah Bunch as Laura Wingfield, and Jason Marshall as Jim O'Connor.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Highlights From The Playhouse Gala

Greetings, Playhouse fans!

Happy New Year to everyone!
In case you missed it, the annual Playhouse Gala was held at the Western Heritage Museum on Saturday, February 4. We celebrated the 2016 season and outstanding participants, announced the 2017 season and shared some tasty hors d'oeuvres.

If you weren't able to attend, here are a few of the highlights:
~ The 2017 season is as follows:

  • “The Glass Menagerie” directed by Nathan Miles (AACTFest 2017 Entry) - February 16-19
  • “Once On This Island” directed by Christopher Eubank - June 1-4, 8-11
  • Youth Performing Arts Workshop “Mulan, Jr.” directed by Sandra Kelly Goad and Ronnie RJ 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

~ The risers have been repainted and numbered for seating.

~ More progress has been made on the new addition, including painting, light fixtures, doors and air conditioning.

~ The building committee is working on a list of improvement priorities for the property, including the parking lot, the roof, bathrooms and accessibility.

~ "Travelin' Man" Bob Goad won the United Airlines travel voucher graciously donated by FlyHobbs.

2016 AWARD WINNERS:
~Unsung Heroes

  • Nana's Naughty Knickers - Arthur Dayley, Nicholas Pankratz
  • On Golden Pond - Bob Goad, David Neumann
  • Seussical - Leigh Melton, Carey Cleer-Lindner
  • Alice in Wonderland - Arthur Dayley, Eric Taylor
  • Avarice in Ambrosia - Nathan Gibbs, Stephanie McCurder
  • Haunted House - Artie & Dallas Jenkins, Arthur Dayley, Christie Harkness
  • 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas - Christie Harkness, Don Bushway

~Carl Busch Scholarship recipients: Unique Stock, Lucero Acosta, Nathan Miles, Lara Harkness.

~Outstanding Newcomers: Hooks Family (LaToya Hooks), Ashley Jenkins

~Outstanding Corporations: Lea County State Bank, Pacific Rim

~Lifetime Achievement: Mary Lyle

~Tom Mason Award: Nathan Gibbs

I would like to thank Leigh Melton, Sandra Kelly Goad, Dusty Armstrong, Sarah Bunch, Carey Cleer-Lindner and Claude Jaco for serving on the gala decorating committee and Christie Harkness, Daniel Russell, Reed Armstrong and Robert Schumacher for helping set up.

Special thanks are in order for Erin Anderson, who went out of her way to help troubleshoot and problem-solve all evening, not to mention taking tons of photos! We couldn't have done it without your expertise!

Now that the gala is over, it's an official wrap on 2016, but we have an amazing 2017 season to come! See you all at the Playhouse!

Your president,

Monica Armijo Russell

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for "The Glass Menagerie"

Tickets are now on sale for "The Glass Menagerie"!

Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son Tom, in his early twenties, and his slightly older sister, Laura. Although she is a survivor and a pragmatist, Amanda yearns for the comforts and admiration she remembers from her days as a fĂȘted debutante. She worries especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp (an aftereffect of a bout of polio) and a tremulous insecurity about the outside world. Amanda is obsessed with finding a suitor (or, as she puts it, a "gentleman caller") for Laura, whose crippling shyness has led her to drop out of both high school and a subsequent secretarial course, and who spends much of her time polishing and arranging her collection of little glass animals. Pressured by his mother to help find a caller for Laura, Tom invites an acquaintance from work named Jim home for dinner.

"The Glass Menagerie" is directed by Nathan R. Miles, and will be our entry in the 2017 AACTFest competition.

"The Glass Menagerie" stars Veronikka Sylvas as Amanda Wingfield, Tyler Bunch as Tom Wingfield, Sarah Bunch as Laura Wingfield, and Jason Marshall as Jim O'Connor.

Show dates are February 16-18 (8 PM) and February 19 (2 PM).  Tickets are $10 and available at the door or online (click here).

Monday, January 23, 2017

2017 Playhouse Gala & Awards Banquet

Please join us for the 2017 Playhouse Gala 
& Awards Banquet at the
Western Heritage Museum
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Doors open at 6:30 pm, awards start at 7:00 pm.

Join us as we celebrate 80 years of theatre in Hobbs and honor those who have gone above and beyond this past year to make our theater shine. This will also serve as the February board meeting. As always, the gala is open to the public!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

We hope everybody's year is off to a great start! 
A few dates to remember:
The application deadline for the Carl Busch Scholarship is coming up January 6th. Details can be found here
The annual Playhouse Gala & Awards Banquet will be held February 4th at the Western Heritage Museum. Details coming soon!