Martinsville, Virginia


World Premiere of The New Musical, "Petey and The Big Dog"

Martinsville, VA (June 27,2013): Tickets go on sale July 5th for TheatreWorks' next production - the world premiere of a new musical entitled, Petey and the Big Dog.  Music, lyrics, and script for the show are by local talents Tom Berry, Will Zimmer, and Scott Derks. Performances are on July 18 - 20 at 7 pm and July 21 at 2 pm in the Black Box Theatre at 44 Franklin Street in Uptown Martinsville.

The plot involves a centuries old custom in which the young, clueless heir to the village fortune must shoot the wolf to win a bride. But teenage love refuses to cooperate and nothing goes according to plan.  In the tradition of musical folk tale farces, Petey and the Big Dog assumes that cats talk, wolves sing ballads and everyone in the audience wants to attend a wedding.

Tickets may be purchased at or at Piedmont Arts 276-632-3221. All tickets are $12. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Meet the Playwrights Night Scheduled

A "Meet the Playwrights Night" is scheduled on Friday, July 12 from 5:30 until 7 pm at the Black Box Theatre, 44 Franklin Street in Uptown Martinsville for the upcoming TheatreWorks world premiere production of Petey and the Big Dog. Local talents Tom Berry, Scott Derks, and Will Zimmer wrote the script, music, and lyrics. The trio will answer questions about the show and the process of creating an original work. Admission to the event is free.