Dive Into “The Little Mermaid” at Virginia Musical Theatre

January 01, 1970

Dive into the first performance of our 2023-24 season with Disney’s The Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless tale and the classic animated film! With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart.

October 6-8, 2023 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm

For tickets:
Call 757-340-5446
Visit www.ticketmaster.com
Stop by the Sandler Center Box Office in Virginia Beach.

Student and group discounts are available – call 757-340-5446.

Roberta Lea Announces Album Release Party

January 01, 1970

Live at The Z featured artist Roberta Lea has announced her upcoming album release, “Too Much of a Woman”!

Celebrate Roberta Lea’s debut album at Soul Haven Studios Friday, Sept. 29, 2023

Friday, Sept. 29, 2023

1080 Aragona Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23518 7-10 p.m.

Children under 10 are FREE

get tickets

Described as “country-new-pop”, Roberta Lea has a song and style for everyone. The Nashville Scene praises Lea’s ability to ‘score hits with her catchy, textured and beautifully sung originals.” Her live performance achieves the difficult task of crossing pop, country and jazz styles seamlessly while keeping the audience captivated with her unique storytelling. 

Social Media Handles: @iamrobertalea (instagram, twitter) @RobertaLea (facebook)

Website: www.iamrobertalea.com

Music Links (itunes, spotify, soundcloud, etc): 

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/roberta-lea/1373618504

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7abOXikm9VJUcd72Acv4iT?si=ccaeIdPlRGqjHItZAvtvvw

Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/artists/B07C83PV4Z?ref=dm_sh_cc15-b0a6-3138-7884-3ae22

Video Links (music videos, live performances, etc): 

TMOAW Music Video: https://youtu.be/5OPhMb9oX90?si=megUYiJlndD_QX7y

Live Band Performance: https://youtu.be/CcFTK9kk1Mo?si=2ECa-g5eztwP6wQD

Acoustic Performance: https://youtu.be/JfwqTh-ViT4?si=Y34YWmDtXiaC80CV



February 23, 2024

Autumn Hearts: A Night of Music with Rouge Theatre

January 01, 1970

Join us for a captivating night of music on the Assembly Rooftop featuring the rich melodies of Brittain Ashford (Ghost Quartet, Broadway’s Great Comet) and Koren Grace’s unique and catchy pop, with covers by Jacki Paolella (DJP and MrT + wyteshsyds).$15 Suggested Donation.

Autumn Hearts is a benefit concert in support of ROŪGE. 

ROŪGE: Theater Reinvented is a dynamic platform celebrating the vibrance and diversity of Coastal VA through professional and community-driven performances and activations.

Tickets at: www.rougeva.org

NAMI Presents: Let Me Tell You What It’s Really Like

January 01, 1970

Jennifer and Kate Ives portray themselves in an insightful, warm, and compelling story of what it is like to live with bipolar disorder, and the impact it has had on Jennifer, Kate, the rest of her family and friends. The two sisters bring truth and understanding, along with compassion and humor, to their journey.

There will be time for Q&A after the performance. If you live with bipolar, or are a family member of a loved one who does, you will not want to miss this play!

September 9 at 7:00pm

Studio Theater

Learn More & Get Tickets: https://www.namicoastalvirginia.org/community-events-resources

Onstage Chaos and Mayhem Are Up Next at The Little Theatre of Virginia Beach’s Production of “The Play That Goes Wrong”

January 01, 1970

Virginia Beach, VA (August 22, 2023) – The Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is thrilled to announce its upcoming production of The Play That Goes Wrong, a hilarious and side-splitting comedy that is sure to leave audiences in stitches.  This uproarious production will run from September 15 through October 8, 2023 at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach.

The Play That Goes Wrong is a critically acclaimed farce that has taken the theater world by storm.  Directed by Jeffrey Seneca, this hilarious production promises an evening of non-stop laughter and a delightful escape from the everyday.

Called “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (Huffington Post), this classic murder mystery by award-winning Mischief is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania! Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “comic gold” (Variety) sure to bring down the house.

Don’t miss out on the theatrical event of the year! Get your tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong today and prepare for an evening of uproarious laughter.  This is a comedy you won’t want to miss!

The Play That Goes Wrong  will be performed at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach located at 550 Barberton Drive, Virginia Beach, VA.  Showtimes are as follows: Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:30PM.  Tickets are currently available for purchase and can be obtained through the theater’s website at www.ltvb.com or by calling the box office at (757) 428-9233.  Tickets start at $20 for adults and $9 for children 12 and under.  There is a discount for seniors, ages 60 and up, active duty military, and full-time students at $17 tickets.  Group discounts available for groups of 20 and more.

About Little Theatre of Virginia Beach

Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that has been bringing live theatre to the community since 1948. Our mission is to enrich our community with quality live theater, develop and showcase diverse local talent, and celebrate the power of art to inspire and bring people together. Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is located just six blocks from the oceanfront at 550 Barberton Drive and easily accessible to Interstate 264. For more information, call 757-428-9233 or visit ltvb.com.


Proteus Festival features Music, Theater, Comedy & Art

January 01, 1970

Virginia Beach – Zeiders American Dream Theater (The Z) in Virginia Beach Town Center is bringing back its flagship Proteus Festival from September 28-October 7, with a celebration of theater, music, comedy, and art of all forms.

Proteus Block Party, Oct. 7 from 2-7pm, FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

Free and open to all, the Proteus Block Party is a family-friendly community event that celebrates the arts with a variety of experiences, performances, and activities all day long. Comedy, children’s theater, and music performances will take place on the outdoor stage, and a sampler of the open mic slate will perform musical theater, spoken word and acoustic songs.

Proteus New Plays, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 & Oct. 6-7 at 7pm

Theater lovers can play a role in selecting their audience favorite of the 2023 Proteus New Plays Festival, featuring four new scripts in repertory. New works written in the Z Playwrights Lab are performed live as staged readings on the studio theater stage, and audiences will rate their favorite shows to pick the winner. The 2023 Audience Favorite Play will receive an extended 2-weekend workshop run at The Z this November. This year’s selected plays are:

The Truth Be Told by P.A. Wray – directed by Sharon Cook

Boxes of Someday by LouJ Stalsworth – directed by Sharon Cook

The Lessons by Jennie Brown – directed by Patrick Mullins

Insects and Giants by Clyde Santana – directed by Patrick Mullins 

Proteus Music Contest, Oct. 6 at 7:30pm

Local musicians perform in the Proteus Music Contest, featuring your favorite emerging artists from the 757. Five finalists, including the audience favorite selected by a community vote, compete in a live concert contest to be crowned the winner by a panel of music industry professionals.The grand prize winner will be featured in a headlining concert in the Live at The Z Music Series and receive a recording package in The Z’s recording studio.

Creative Teams, Community Performances

Artists of all kinds can take the stage at Proteus 2023 in the Creative Teams contest. Teams work together to create a brand new piece of film, music or theatrical art based on a prompt in The Z’s version of a “48-hour Play Festival”, and will perform their new creation on the mainstage at The Z. In the past, teams from local community theaters, bands, and other arts groups have taken part. There’s still time to form a team and create new art!

Want to Go or Take Part?

The 2023 Proteus Festival runs weekends from September 28-October 7, 2023 at the Zeiders American Dream Theater. An all-access pass to all events within the festival is available for $100, and all events are ticketed separately. The Block Party is a free, open event for all to join.

For tickets and information, visit thez.org/proteusfestival or call The Z Box Office Tu-F, 12-6pm at 757-499-0317.