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An Evening with Maestro David Stewart Wiley

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Enjoy an intimate concert with Maestro David Stewart Wiley this Thursday.


Spoken Word Open Mic Night at Rives

Monday March 11, 2019

Bring your spoken word talents to the Rives Theatre for open mic night!


Double the Drama

Wednesday March 6, 2019

PHCC Patriot Players and TheatreWorks Community Players offer year round entertainment in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia.


Double the Drama

Wednesday February 27, 2019

PHCC Patriot Players and TheatreWorks Community Players offer year round entertainment in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia.


On Stage Now, Don't Drink the Water!

Friday February 22, 2019

TheatreWorks Community Players present their most recent show, Don't Drink the Water.


Polls are open! Vote Now!

Friday January 11, 2019

Virginia Living’s Best of Virginia 2019 Readers’ Survey.


Holiday Happenings in Martinsville-Henry County

Friday November 9, 2018

Discover some of the many exciting holiday events happening in Martinsville-Henry County!


New Orleans Jazz Tonight at the Rives Theatre

Wednesday November 7, 2018

John "Papa" Gros returns to the Rives Theatre to perform live New Orleans style Jazz music.


Piedmont Arts’ Blues, Brews & Stews Set for Oct. 12

Tuesday October 2, 2018

Live music, craft beer and Brunswick stew in Art Garden


Love Beats Rhymes – Thurs., Oct. 4th

Tuesday October 2, 2018

At the Rives Theatre 


Patriot Players Announce Next Season With Sneak Peeks

Friday August 31, 2018

Patriot Players' Season 6 announced at Patrick Henry Community College.


Folk Tales Family Day Celebrates Art of Storytelling at Piedmont Arts

Tuesday August 21, 2018

Jack Tale Storytellers to perform traditional music, stories of Blue Ridge Mountains

 


Readers Theatre Presents Fences

Thursday August 16, 2018

By the TheatreWorks Community Players 



Chamber Music Returns to PHCC June 3

Monday May 21, 2018

At the Walker Theatre


The 10th Annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival

Wednesday May 2, 2018

Memorial Day weekend


TWCP: News from Your Community Theatre!

Thursday April 26, 2018

The latest info. 


Maestro David Stewart Wiley this Friday!

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Join us! 



Vote Now for Dancing For The Arts 2018

Wednesday February 21, 2018

"Dancing with the Stars"


Celebrate Black History Month in MHC

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Black History Month 2018


Holiday Pops Concert this Sunday

Tuesday December 5, 2017

7 pm at MHS Auditorium


Holiday Happenings in Martinsville-Henry County

Thursday November 30, 2017

MHC for the Holidays



Into the Woods & Singing Dinner Fundraiser

Thursday October 12, 2017

Dinner fundraiser 10/19


Jason Springs Live at Pumpkin Palooza

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Gravely-Lester Art Garden

 


Fall Fun in Martinsville-Henry County

Saturday August 19, 2017

From beer and wine tastings to a Reptile Day Festival and theatre shows, there is a fall event for everyone to enjoy in MHC!


Contemporary Line Dance Starting Tomorrow!

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Register Now! 


Summer Fun for Kids in MHC

Tuesday May 30, 2017

Start Planning Now! 



10 Regional Performers Compete in SOVA’s Got Talent

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Saturday, April 8 at 6 pm


Piedmont Arts Upcoming Events

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Richmond Ballet II • Scholarships • SOVA's Got Talent + more!


Fantastic Festivals in MHC

Wednesday March 15, 2017

A variety of exciting festivals are held annually in Martinsville-Henry County.



"Dreamgirls" Cast Feature

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Article featuring "Dreamgirls" cast member Angelica "Geli" Holmes


Richmond Ballet Tickets On Sale

Wednesday February 1, 2017

Coming this March 


A Very TheatreWorks Christmas!

Wednesday November 30, 2016

ThatreWorks Community Players are hosting a very special Christmas production on December 15 and 16th. 


Celebrate the Holidays with Piedmont Arts' Annual Holiday Pops Concert

Monday November 14, 2016
Celebrate the Holidays with Piedmont Arts' Annual Holiday Pops Concert

Broadway star Joy Lynn Jacobs returns to On Stage with Roanoke Symphony


Mary Poppins cast to sing and serve at Wild Magnolia

Tuesday November 1, 2016

Come enjoy a unique dining experience Thursday, November 10.


Piedmont Arts Donates to Charity

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Piedmont Arts donates funds from Savory September: India to charity.


Auditions for Mary Poppins start September 5

Monday August 22, 2016

Appointments and Walk-Ins 



Getting into character for the Patriot Players’ The Color Purple

Friday July 22, 2016
Getting into character for the Patriot Players’ The Color Purple

Why would a pastor agree to portray a violent and unfaithful husband or an abusive and unloving father?


Expressions 2016 People’s Choice Award Winner Announced

Friday July 22, 2016
Expressions 2016 People’s Choice Award Winner Announced

David Lunt wins Expressions 2016 People’s Choice Award for artwork.



Friday's Outdoor Show - Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots

Wednesday July 13, 2016

Left Hip Pocket opening!



The Color Purple Cast Slated to Serve Dinner at Wild Magnolia

Friday June 17, 2016
The Color Purple Cast Slated to Serve Dinner at Wild Magnolia

The Patriot Players of Patrick Henry Community College will be hosting a singing dinner fundraiser in support of upcoming productions. 


Millennial Highlight: Billy Russo

Thursday June 9, 2016
Millennial Highlight: Billy Russo

Meet a young professional shaping MHC's future 


Area Businesses Awarded Tourism Marketing Grants

Wednesday June 8, 2016
Area Businesses Awarded Tourism Marketing Grants

Nine grants awarded 


Tickets Now On Sale for Jack's Guitar

Tuesday May 31, 2016

 June 9-12 & 16-19


PHCC to host Chamber Music Concert June 5

Friday May 20, 2016

Tickets at the door


Auditions for The Color Purple start May 23rd

Wednesday May 18, 2016

Opening July 28th 


Rooster Walk is just 10 days away!

Monday May 16, 2016

May 26th-29th


Local family all in for Tarzan

Friday April 22, 2016

Family embraces theatre roles 


The Flavor of Garden Day

Tuesday April 19, 2016

MHC Garden Day 


Patriot Player’s Tarzan comes swinging into town

Friday April 8, 2016

Tarzan- The Musical 



PHCC's Sue Ann Ehmann is internationally recognized choreographer

Wednesday March 16, 2016

Dance with Sue Ann Ehmann 



Tonight: Welcome to Hoonah and Ghost Eagle

Friday March 4, 2016

At Rives Theatre 


Patriot Players celebrate women in latest show

Tuesday February 23, 2016

Love, Loss and What I Wore


TWO concerts this weekend at the Rives!

Wednesday February 17, 2016

Friday and Sunday 


PHCC Fosters Local Entrepreneur

Wednesday February 17, 2016

Davis to open business soon


Lovers and Losers at Love

Wednesday February 10, 2016

An Afternoon of Chamber Music


Singing dining to be ongoing event

Tuesday February 2, 2016

Feb. brings Cabaret.


Patriot Players’ Singing Telegrams are Back

Wednesday January 27, 2016

Once again, the Patriot Players’ will deliver a song, rose, and card to a person of your choosing. 


PHCC to Host Chamber Music Recital

Thursday January 21, 2016

An afternoon of Chamber Music


Opening Party w/ LOVE CANON is SAT, Jan. 30th

Thursday January 21, 2016

Save the Date


Patriot Players Dedicate Season Four to Dan Spaugh

Tuesday January 19, 2016

Spaugh's passion carries on


Friday's Concert: Erin & The Wildfire on MHC Chamber Night

Wednesday January 13, 2016

2016 Season Passes Accepted


Patriot Players’ Upcoming Auditions Announced

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Join the on-stage fun 


Lettuce and Sam Bush to headline Rooster Walk 8

Thursday January 7, 2016

May 26-29, 2016 


16 in '16

Thursday December 31, 2015

16 great reasons to visit MHC in 2016 


Yarn on New Year's Eve at the Rives

Wednesday December 30, 2015

Ring in 2016 at the Rives


School Children’s Choir Brings Holiday Cheer to Piedmont Arts

Wednesday December 16, 2015

As part of the Preschools in the Galleries program


TheatreWorks Presents "The Wiz"

Monday November 30, 2015

Get your tickets now


Rooster Walk announces early lineup, puts tickets on sale

Tuesday November 24, 2015

Tickets are on sale now for Rooster Walk 8


PHCC Patriot Players kick off Christmas Parade with 2016 Season Teaser

Wednesday November 18, 2015

PHCC Patriot Players kick off Christmas Parade with a 2016 season teaser.


Andes Manta & The Last Ice Merchant Relocated to Piedmont Arts

Tuesday November 17, 2015

Thursday, November 19th 6-8 pm at Piedmont Arts 


Piedmont Arts On Stage presents Annual Roanoke Symphony Holiday Pops Concert

Tuesday November 17, 2015

Museum celebrates 10 years of Holiday Pops in Martinsville 


Series Show: Mandolin Orange & Lizzy Ross this Wednesday!

Monday November 2, 2015

Season passes accepted 


Halloween Party this Friday! Neil Young Tribute Set!

Wednesday October 28, 2015

Neil Young tribute Friday Night at the Rives 


Halloween Happenings in MHC

Wednesday October 21, 2015

"Halloween Happenings" for the entire family to enjoy!



Area Attractions Receive Tourism Marketing Grant

Friday October 16, 2015

Piedmont Arts and Patriot Players Launch New Marketing Tools with Grant


Latin Ballet of Virginia Brings “Dia de los Muertos” to On Stage

Wednesday October 14, 2015

Piedmont Arts Celebrates Latin American Arts and Culture


Cast of “Addams Family” serve up songs with supper at Wild Mags

Tuesday October 6, 2015

Join us for dinner...if you dare! 


Brewster Walk to feature more than 50 craft beers plus hard ciders, wine

Friday October 2, 2015

Don't miss the first annual Brewster Walk


"The Addams Family" Creeping into MHC

Thursday October 1, 2015

Tickets available starting October 2nd for Patriot Players’ Addams Family.


Amazing Blues Band in Martinsville this Friday

Wednesday September 16, 2015

Blues guitarist Jarekus Singleton to meld rock energy and R&B grooves this Friday


PHCC Patriot players to present encore performance of the "Doyle and Debbie Show".

Tuesday September 15, 2015

If you didn't get to see it the first time around, come out and see the encore performance of the Doyle and Debbie show, presented by the Patriot Players!


Brewster Walk to be held Oct. 10 in Uptown Martinsville

Monday September 14, 2015

Get ready for Brewster Walk


20 things you Need to do this September in MHC

Wednesday September 9, 2015

September will be full of fun


When combat boots and folk dances are the path to a Chamber music recital

Tuesday September 8, 2015

3rd Chamber Music Recital: An Afternoon of Dances


Patriot Player's Open Season With Doyle and Debbie Show

Saturday August 29, 2015
Patriot Player's Season Opener

Join the Patriot Player's as they kick off their season with, The Doyle and Debbie Show!


Piedmont Arts Establishes Fund in Memory of Alison Parker

Saturday August 29, 2015

Arts fund to benefit Richmond Ballet


Donna the Buffalo at the Rives

Tuesday August 11, 2015

Tickets now on sale for Donna the Buffalo w/ Peter Rowan at the Rives Theatre


Major and the Monbacks will play the farm this Saturday!

Wednesday August 5, 2015

The Morgan Wade Band will open at 7:30 p.m.


Victor Wainwright & Wildroots

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Raucous piano-driven blues at The Rives on Thursday!


Bonerama plays this Saturday

Tuesday July 7, 2015

New Orleans rock/funk band with tri of trombones 


Throw Back Thursday to Raise Funds for Patriot Players

Thursday July 2, 2015

PHCC Patriot Players to be singing servers at Wild Magnolia for special event


Patriot Players Tickets On Sale Now

Wednesday July 1, 2015

Tickets to the Patriot Players' production of "Music from the Movies: 80s & 90s Revue" are on sale now


Broadway Revue Returns To The Black Box

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Come enjoy Broadway melodies from the talents performers of TheatreWorks Community Players


Patriot Players Set Auditions for Music from the Movies

Wednesday June 10, 2015

Patriot Players are having auditions for Music from the Movies


Summer Events Not to Miss

Thursday June 4, 2015

Start making your MHC summer plans


Third Friday Art Walks Begin June 19

Monday June 1, 2015

Two fun Uptown events combine


M’City Jazz, MHS Jazz Band play at the Rives

Thursday April 30, 2015

Jazz at the Rives


Area Teachers Join The Cast of Legally Blonde

Thursday April 2, 2015

Area teachers and counselors are participating “Legally Blonde: The Musical"


U.S. Army Herald Trumpet Band to Perform Anthem before STP 500

Monday March 23, 2015

U.S. Army Herald Trumpet Band to Perform Anthem before STP 500


Visitor Center to Serve as Box Office

Friday March 20, 2015

Tickets for TheatreWorks and Patriot Players Available


Top Ten Events To Attend In April In MHC

Sunday March 15, 2015

Top ten events to attend in April in Martinsville-Henry County


Swingtime! Starring The Jive Aces with The Tinseltown Jitterbugs

Sunday March 8, 2015

Piedmont Arts On Stage Brings UK's No. 1 Jive and Swing Band to Martinsville


Closures & Cancellations

Thursday March 5, 2015

Closures & Cancellations for March 5, 2015


Singing Nuns Take Over Local Restaurant

Sunday February 22, 2015

The "nunsense" fundraiser was a success. 


Get served by Patriot Players’ singing ‘nuns’

Sunday February 15, 2015

The PHCC Patriot Players would love to serve you


Patriot Players to Offer Singing Telegrams

Tuesday February 10, 2015

Patriot Players to Offer Singing Telegrams


Starting Soon at The Artisan Center

Thursday January 29, 2015

Starting Soon: Calligraphy, Herbs, Jewelry and more!


Dar He Brings Story of Emmett Till to Stage

Wednesday January 14, 2015
Dar He Brings Story of Emmett Till to Stage

Piedmont Arts presents one-man play featuring actor and playwright Mike Wiley


Winter Fun: Spencer Penn Centre

Tuesday December 30, 2014

The Spencer-Penn Centre has plenty of ways to keep your family entertained


2014 in Review

Friday December 19, 2014

A look back on the past year...


Rooster Walk 7 & Rives Theatre Pre-Season Ticket Sale

Tuesday December 9, 2014

Area Concerts to be featured at MHC Visitor Center’s Holiday Hot Ticket event


Give the Gift of Arts & Culture in MHC

Thursday December 4, 2014

Piedmont Arts to be featured partner at the MHC Visitor Center’s Holiday Hot Ticket


Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Hotel de Ville to Rock the Rives on Friday!

Wednesday November 26, 2014

Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Hotel de Ville to Rock the Rives on Friday!


Holiday Music at Reynolds Homestead

Wednesday November 26, 2014

Enjoy holiday music at two events at Reynolds Homestead


Patriot Players Present "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Tuesday October 21, 2014

The Patriot Players at Patrick Henry Community College are putting on a show this fall explores love and acceptance, and has cast members doing a little soul searching of their own.

On the surface, “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: A Musical Comedy” is a comedic show that follows a group of pre-teens as they compete for the spelling championship of a lifetime, while also revealing funny and touching stories from their home lives. Director Devin Pendleton said he hopes audience members will walk away entertained but also enlightened about issues affecting youth.

“This show is a first for us in being able to showcase difference,” he said. “I think the show hints to the fact that we can all come together in a diverse way, which is what theatre is. We have the opportunity to forget all the issues that await us outside the theatre door and feel safe – even if it’s only for a few hours.”

Bryan Dunn, a theatre instructor at Magna Vista High School and playing the role of William Barfee, said his character takes nerdiness to a new level.

“He’s someone who has been bullied all his life and feels the only way he can control things is to bully everyone back,” he said. “But in the end, he actually allows people to be nice to him and he allows someone to change him.”

As part of the show, the community will have the chance to give a donation to Stand for the Silent, a group started in 2010 by a group of students at Oklahoma State University after hearing the story of Kirk and Laura Smalley’s son, Ty Smalley. He took his own life at 11 years old after being suspended from school for retaliating against a bully. The group’s mission is to address the issue of school bullying through education and understanding.

“Stand for the Silent speaks to secondary age school kids, which is where school was the worse for me,” Pendleton said. “It wasn’t until high school that I started to develop my way in figuring out who I wanted to be. With October being National Bullying Prevention Month, we're excited to bring awareness to this very important issue.”

Stand for the Silent reports that 60 percent of fourth through eighth graders say they are the victims of bullying. The organization asks that everyone take a pledge to respect each other and help victims of bullying. More information can be found at ww.standforthesilent.org.

“Stand for the Silent is very honored and proud to be supported by the PHCC Patriot Players and their show, ‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ Kirk Smalley said. “We are so appreciative of everyone for helping us to take a stand against bullying by raising awareness to it and youth suicide.”

"Spelling Bee" characters run the gambit of personality types seen in school age children, including the loner, overachiever and the dreamer. The role of Logainne S., played by Sarah Webb, is the definition of a “try-hard,” according to Webb.

“In many ways I connect with my character because I do try my hardest to do my best at everything,” she said. “I think about all the pressure I’m under as a student, trying not to crack under it and trying to please everyone. I can definitely relate.”

“Spelling Bee” also deals with characters trying to find their place in the world. Dunn said, “I think I work on finding myself every day. I look at my students and see different parts of what I was and how much I’ve grown, but I also have an understanding of how much more I have to learn.”

Brandi Collins-Burnette, a speller and part of the ensemble, said identifying with the underdog made her want to try out for “Spelling Bee.”

“I suffer from dysautonomia with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or known as POTS, so I know a little about relating to the underdog and dealing with challenges on a daily basis,” she said. “I wanted to do this show to bring a little awareness to that.”

She also added that going through middle and high school, there was a time where she didn’t know who she was as a person.

“I was the chubby kid and I had an eating disorder in high school, but being in theatre in high school and as an adult has really helped define who I am,” she said. “It’s a place of acceptance with open arms for all people. It really has given me a place to find myself.”

Jane Leizer, program director for Patriot Players, said “Spelling Bee” is a show that will make audience-goers laugh, cry, and make them think about issues that young people deal with on a daily basis.

“Let’s face it – growing up is hard,” she said. “Sometimes, kids need to talk and be recognized for the struggles they go through. Hopefully, this show will open up a dialogue among kids, parents and teachers.”

Leizer said with each Patriot Players show, there’s a new issue to tackle.

“‘Purlie’ talked about racism and love, and Shrek taught us that everyone is capable of love – even an ogre,” she said. “We have actors ranging in age from 13 to 62 in this show, and they learn a lot from each other. I’m 63 years old and I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Theatre allows you to look at all the wonderful things you can imagine and see them come to life.”

The show is rated PG-13 for some adult humor and minimal adult language. Performances run Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 13-15 at 7 p.m. in Walker Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are $12 and available now at the PHCC Switchboard or by calling (276) 638-8777. They also will be available for purchase at the door. For additional information, visit www.patrickhenry.edu/patriotplayers.


Piedmont Arts On Stage Kicks Off 24th Season with Concert by Nashville's Annie Moses Band

Tuesday September 30, 2014
Piedmont Arts On Stage Kicks Off 24th Season with Concert by Nashville's Annie Moses Band

Virtuosic family band brings Julliard-honed Skill to Nashville-styled music making


Area Residents Participate in FAM Tour

Saturday September 13, 2014

Familiarization tour introduced Martinsville-Henry County residents to area attractions


Tickets for John Cowan, John McFee and Friends Now On Sale

Tuesday September 9, 2014

Tickets for John Cowan, John McFee and Friends Now On Sale


Martinsville Culture Crawl This Weekend

Thursday September 4, 2014

Martinsville Culture Crawl is this Saturday in Uptown Martinsville


Lizzy Ross, Major and the Monbacks Perform Saturday

Monday August 18, 2014

ART to host its annual outdoor summer show


Piedmont Arts Announces 2014–2015 Performing Arts Season

Monday August 4, 2014

Piedmont Arts Announces 2014–2015 Performing Arts Season


Martinsville Speedway To Host First Party In The Plaza August 22

Friday July 18, 2014

Martinsville Speedway To Host First Party In The Plaza August 22


The Cadillac Three Bringing Rocking Country To Speedway

Thursday June 26, 2014

The Cadillac Three Bringing Rocking Country To Celebration At Martinsville Speedway


Tickets On Sale Now For Bushels and Barrels

Monday June 16, 2014

Tickets On Sale Now For Bushels and Barrels


Local Talent Opening Performer For Celebration 2014

Friday May 23, 2014

Celebration 2014 To Showcase Local Talent Opening For National Headlining Act


Patriot Players Go Big For "Shrek"

Friday May 23, 2014

Patriot Players Go Big For "Shrek"


Celebration 2014 at Martinsville Speedway Will Offer More Fun

Friday May 16, 2014

More rides, more music, more entertainment


Rooster Walk 6 Band Lineup Part 6

Saturday May 10, 2014

Learn more about the entertaining bands coming to Rooster Walk 6


Shrek Coming to PHCC

Thursday May 8, 2014

"Shrek: The Musical" is coming to Patrick Henry Community College


A Three-Day Escape

Monday May 5, 2014

Enjoy a long weekend in Martinsville-Henry County


Rooster Walk 6 Band Lineup Part 5

Friday May 2, 2014

Learn more about the entertaining bands coming to Rooster Walk 6


Rooster Walk 6 Band Lineup Part 4

Friday April 25, 2014

Learn more about the entertaining bands coming to Rooster Walk 6


Upcoming Events Presented By Piedmont Arts

Friday April 25, 2014

Don't miss these exciting upcoming events presented by Piedmont Arts!


Rooster Walk 6 Band Lineup Part 3

Friday April 18, 2014

Learn more about the entertaining bands coming to Rooster Walk 6


Rooster Walk 6 Band Lineup Part 2

Friday April 11, 2014

Learn more about the entertaining bands coming to Rooster Walk 6


Virginia Symphony and "Wandering Minstrel Show" Coming to Martinsville

Thursday April 3, 2014

Piedmont Arts Brings Virginia Symphony and "Wandering Minstrel Show" to Martinsville


Local Celebs Dance for the Arts

Thursday March 20, 2014

Piedmont Arts Presents Dancing for the Arts


PHCC to host "Shrek" auditions

Thursday March 13, 2014

Patrick Henry Community College to hos "Shrek" auditions


Patriot Players to Perform "Once Upon a Disney: Music Revue"

Monday March 10, 2014

Disney lovers, this show is for you


Move to the Music in MHC

Thursday March 6, 2014

Enjoy the music


Anders Osborne Added to Rooster Walk 6 Lineup

Friday February 28, 2014

Be sure to get your tickets now. Prices increase at midnight tonight!


Particle to Play Late-Night Set at Rooster Walk 6

Thursday February 27, 2014

Particle to Play Late-Night Set at Rooster Walk 6


The Nighthawks Performing Friday at the Rives Theatre

Wednesday February 26, 2014

The Nighthawks Set to Bring Blues, Rock to the Rives this Friday


William Walter & Co. Added To RW6 Lineup

Tuesday February 25, 2014

Big Fat Gap, Travis Elliott & Friends, and Yankee Dixie Also Join Lineup


New Patriot Players Show Is An Opportunity For Education

Friday February 7, 2014

New Patriot Players Show Is An Opportunity For Education