Power and Protest

Russian Ballet from the Time of the Tsars to the Era of Putin

October 18, 2018

Thursday at 6:00pm

presented by The World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads

Dr. Natalie Rouland

Dr. Natalie Rouland is Senior Advisor for the Billington Initiative at the Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C. A scholar of Russian literature, culture, and performing arts, Rouland is currently completing her first book Power on Pointe: Imperial Ballet and Russian Literature from Petersburg to Paris. She has taught Russian literature, language, and film courses at Wellesley College, Miami University, and Stanford University. Rouland holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her past awards include the Billington Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Fellowship for the Study of Russia and Ballet at New York University’s Center for Ballet and the Arts, the Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress, the Fulbright-Hays Fellowship in St. Petersburg, the Geballe Fellowship at the Stanford Humanities Center, and the IIE Fulbright Fellowship in Moscow.   

Halloweenie

presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

October 20, 2018

Saturday at 11am

Written by Anton Five

Directed by Mike Burnette

The ghosts that haunt the House of Halloweenie are hosting a party, and you are invited!  It’s time, once again, to throw the biggest bash for all the spirits across the land and celebrate the anniversary of Halloweenie – a happy place where monsters and spooks can do as they please.  But someone, or something doesn’t want to play by the rules.

Come watch three lovable ghosts try to fix the party and prevent a renegade revenant from wreaking havoc.  Don’t be tricked; this new play is a theatrical treat for all ages!

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up

Plan B Comedy Gets Spooky

A Comedy Variety Show

October 20, 2018

Saturday at 9pm

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly sketch comedy show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy, and this time it’s Halloween inspired!

$15 online

$18 at the door

*Door Price goes into effect 1 hour before show starts. 

The Headless Hessian of Sleepy Hollow

Live From WVL Radio Theater

October 20, 2018

Saturday at 2pm and 8pm

The intrepid actors of WVL Radio Theatre are back, this time with a series of classic American horror stories, including one by Edgar Allen Poe, a creative retelling of the Lizzie Borden axe murders, and of course a re-imagining of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Four actors, live sounds effects, and original music transport you back to 1946 when the imagination created horrors far more vivid than any that might actually be lurking in your living room… or your radio station….!

Buy one ticket and get half off another ticket!
For the 2pm show use code: HH2PM For the 8pm show use code: HH8PM

Thriller Night

A Halloween Cabaret

October 25, 2018 to October 27, 2018

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm

Conceived and directed by Lindsay Eure
Musical direction by Miguel Davis

A new revue style show to spook, provoke and thrill! This tongue in cheek cabaret will feature pop-rock radio tunes and songs from our favorite Halloween soundtracks performed by a small “creature cast” of the usual Halloween suspects.

Jimmy Pardo Live!

Standing Up Comedy

October 27, 2018

Live Podcast at 2pm; Stand-Up at 8pm

The Z is excited to announce Jimmy Pardo in a double-header on 27 October! Join us at 2pm for a live taping of Jimmy’s ground-breaking podcast “Never Not Funny,” and come back at 8pm for Jimmy doing standing-up comedy. Don’t miss the best detective in the room in a rare east coast appearance!

Jimmy Pardo has been seen on countless television shows, including “Conan,” “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Late Show,” “@midnight,” and most recently he hosted the critically acclaimed “Race To Escape” on Science Channel.

Never Not Funny is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by comedian and TV personality Jimmy Pardo. Broadcasting since 2006, the show features freeform conversations between Pardo, his producer Matt Belknap and his sometimes famous, always funny friends. Now part of the Earwolf Network, the show gets half a million downloads a month and has appeared on Entertainment Weekly’s Must List, in Esquire, GQ and Billboard Magazine, and was named a top comedy podcast by iTunes, Mashable, and The AV Club.Notable past guests include: Conan O’Brien, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Cryer, Paul Reiser, Sarah Silverman, Richard Lewis, Bob Odenkirk, David Steinberg, Tom Bergeron, Tommy Shaw, Lisa Loeb, Anthony Rapp, Billy Eichner and Weird Al Yankovic.

Profiles of Honor Mobile Museum

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

October 30, 2018

Tuesday 12pm - 7pm

WWI & WWII Profiles of Honor Mobile Museum Tour

History is on the move as the World War I and World War II Profiles of Honor Mobile Museum travels to Zeiders American Dream Theater. The museum, free and open to the public, features stories and artifacts from dozens of Virginians who served in the wars. The tour is part of a statewide commemoration marking the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II. Not only can people come into the unit and learn about Virginians’ roles in both world conflicts, they can also bring personal artifacts related to the wars (photographs, letters, official documents) that can be scanned and made part of the Virginia Archives.

PLEASE NOTE: The mobile museum IS handicap accessible.

For more information contact The Z’s Community Liaison at [email protected]

The Madness Begins

presented by Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

October 30, 2018

Tuesday at 7:00pm

The Madness Begins, presented by the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Optima Health, will feature coaches, and award winning writers, helping to preview all things college basketball, with a particular focus on the ACC, CAA, MEAC and Conference USA;

  • Seth Davis – National college basketball analyst for CBS Sports. Managing Editor of The Athletic College Basketball, and 2-time New York Times best-selling author for books on college basketball. Davis will be appearing via satellite.
  • Jeff Jones – Head Coach, Old Dominion University Men’s Basketball. Entering his 27th season as a Division I head coach. 471 wins and 12 postseason appearances in his career as head coach at Virginia, American, and Old Dominion.
  • Robert Jones – Head Coach, Norfolk State University Men’s Basketball. Entering his 6th season as a Division I head coach. Has led Norfolk State to the postseason in 4 of his 5 seasons.
  • David Teel – Sports columnist for The Daily Press, and VSHF Media Inductee. 11-time Virginia Sportswriter of the Year, Teel covers the ACC for The Daily Press
  • Doug Doughty – Sports columnist for The Roanoke Times and VSHF Media Inductee. 3-time Virginia Sportswriter of the Year. Doughty covers the University of Virginia and the ACC for The Roanoke Times.
  • Ed Miller – Sportswriter for the Virginian Pilot. Miller covers Old Dominion University Athletics for the Pilot.

The event will be hosted by WTKR News Channel 3’s Sports Director, Adam Winkler. Winkler will moderate a panel discussion and Q&A sessions with the audience. Come ready to hear how far your favorite team can make it in March, and bring your questions!

Tickets are just $15.00 each

presented by Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

The Undiscovered

Musical Theater Open Mic

November 01, 2018

Thursday at 7:30pm

Dust off your sheet music, warm up those vocal chords, and step into the spotlight! Join your fellow musical theater enthusiasts for a night of songs from The Great White Way. Come and see the finest of Hampton Roads’ Broadway-worthy talent. Those looking to sing may sign up at the door. Limited spots!

Suggested door donation $5

Plan B Comedy

An Improv Show!

November 03, 2018

Saturday at 9pm

Plan B Comedy brings their unique energy and fun to The Z for an improv show! It’s all made up on the spot based on suggestions from you, the audience. We literally can’t do it without you!

$15 online

$20 at the door

*Door Price goes into effect 1 hour before show starts. 

Afrobeat Friday

Free and Open to the Public

November 09, 2018

Friday at 8pm

African high school and college kids, the largest demographic group of the Continent, created the Afrobeats dance craze. The music, the moves, the energy – there’s nothing like it, and It’s taken the dance world by storm. The Tidewater African Cultural Alliance (TACA) and The Zeiders American Dream Theater are excited to bring you the inaugural Afrobeat Friday: College Edition Dance Off, introducing you to our area college African student organizations in this FREE event! Come cheer on and groove with your alma mater’s/favorite area college dance team!

 

To End All Wars

a wwi 100th anniversary commemoration

November 11, 2018

Sunday at 4:00pm and 7:00pm

The world awoke one morning in August of 1914 to find itself at war. The conflict, which no one expected would last very long, dragged on for four horrible years and when the guns finally fell silent, the flower of European youth was gone.

To End All Wars, a Commemorative Concert marking the centennial of the end of World War I, is a retrospective focused on the human involvement and cost told through story and song.
Featuring members of the Virginia Beach Chorale.

This is a Z Community Event, free & open to the public. Seating is limited so please reserve your tickets.

Like Cats and Dogs

presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

November 17, 2018

Saturday at 11am

Written and Directed by Jessica Brooke Pinsky
In a house, there lives a Dog. The dog is happy. Life is peaceful. Then the humans bring home a surprise. A yarn chasing, mouse hunting, meowing surprise. Dog does not like surprises.

Will this odd pair learn to coexist, or will it be mass hysteria? Whatever the case, hysterical antics are coming to CTHR this November! Whether you’re a dog lover, a cat lover, or just someone who loves to laugh, you’re sure to love “Like Cats and Dogs”. 

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

After Jack

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

November 17, 2018

Saturday at 7:30pm

After Jack is a musical celebration of togetherness. Named 2014 Americana Vocal Group of the Year by the Appalachian Cultural Music Association, the trio couples a modern sensibility with distinctly old-time energy to blend bluegrass, gospel and folk elements. Combine your most beloved musical memories with a foot-stomping string band and top it off with harmonies that spring straight from the soul of the mountains, and you’ve got After Jack.

Emily, Mary and Rachel met while working as performers in a professional theatre company. In forming the band, they realized they were merging three unique musical perspectives. Though often labeled “Americana,” their sound, ability to reach the heart of an audience, and the incredible joy that they bring to the stage cannot be adequately captured by one word.

After Jack’s first full-length album, released on Travianna Records, was produced by Aaron Ramsey of Mountain Heart, and is already receiving international airplay. The album’s title, Echo, is a notion that describes the band’s songwriting – a collection of stories to be shared and experiences that can only be lived. It’s also an invitation, to all who encounter it, to share those moments. With an ambitious touring schedule, the trio can be heard at major festivals and venues all along the East Coast.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Coffee At Our House

Variety Hour at The Z

November 18, 2018

Sunday at 3pm

Creativity comes in all forms at this community infused variety show! Sing alongs will be part of the fun too!

Hosted by Sibel Galindez

For more information email [email protected]

Suggested donation of $5.

Plan B Comedy: Leftovers Edition IV

A Comedy Variety Show

November 24, 2018

Saturday at 9pm

Plan B Comedy is coming over for holiday leftovers. Watch Plan B perform some scripted sketch comedy that’ll cure that holiday food coma and leave you asking for seconds! Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy. Fourth year running strong!

Plan B Comedy

An Improv Show!

December 01, 2018

Saturday at 9pm

Plan B Comedy brings their unique energy and fun to The Z for an improv show! It’s all made up on the spot based on suggestions from you, the audience. We literally can’t do it without you!

$15 online

$20 at the door

*Door Price goes into effect 1 hour before show starts. 

Town Mountain

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

December 08, 2018

Saturday at 7:30pm

Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club or at a sold-out festival. The hearty base of Town Mountain’s music is the first and second generation of bluegrass spiced with country, old school rock ‘n’ roll, and boogie-woogie. It’s what else goes into the mix that brings it all to life both on stage and on record and reflects the group’s wide-ranging influences – from the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter, to the honest, vintage country of Willie, Waylon, and Merle.

The Bend Bulletin’s Brian McElhiney says Town Mountain, “has serious country and rock ’n’ roll DNA.” Town Mountain features guitarist and vocalist Robert Greer, banjoist Jesse Langlais, mandolinist Phil Barker, fiddler Bobby Britt, and Zach Smith on bass.

Town Mountain is working on their 6th studio album and was recently recording in Echo Mountain Studios with Producer Caleb Klauder. The forthcoming album will be full of new original material and released later in the year. They are also excited to be the host of the 2018 MerleFest Midnight Jam and will be performing at Joe Val Bluegrass Festival and John Hartford Memorial Festival among others in 2018.

Their 5th studio album, Southern Crescent, came out April 1, 2016 on LoHi Records. Produced and engineered by GRAMMY winner Dirk Powell, Southern Crescent was recorded in Powell’s studio The Cypress House in south-central Louisiana town of Breaux Bridge. Since it’s release the band debuted on the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium stages in 2016 bringing their sound to new audiences. The critically acclaimed album debuted at #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart while staying for ten weeks on the Americana Music Association’s radio chart Top 40.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Holidivas

A Holiday Cabaret

December 13, 2018 to December 15, 2018

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm

Conceived and directed by Lindsay Eure
Musical direction by Bart Kuebler

This will be the fourth annual HOLIDIVAS cabaret at The Z. This show is tailored to the performers and features a diverse selection of holiday music for a heartwarming yet hilarious evening with plenty of nostalgia.

Uncle Wiggily’s Christmas Carol

presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

December 15, 2018

Saturday at 11am & 2pm

Written and Directed by Jessica Brooke Pinsky

You’re invited to the Woods for a holiday tea at Uncle Wiggily’s house… only Uncle Wiggily is the last to know! In order to keep you entertained, the old rabbit gentleman will have to get everyone’s help to put on the biggest production the forest has ever seen: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”!

You’ll meet Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy the muskrat housekeeper, Jumpo Kinkytail the monkey, Doctor Possum (the possum), and a slew of madcap characters as they portray the quintessential Christmas tale… with just a few minor changes!    

With enduring themes of love, generosity, and second chances, there’s no better way to celebrate the season than with Uncle Wiggily and his forest friends in CTHR’s beloved adaptation. A charming and original spin on the classic, and great holiday fun for the entire family.

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Plan B Comedy: Terms of Service

A Comedy Variety Show

December 15, 2018

Saturday at 9:30pm

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly sketch comedy show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy.

$15 online

$20 at the door

*Door Price goes into effect 1 hour before show starts. 

Steel Wheels

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

January 05, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, Wild As We Came Here.

“I think we’ve always been able to write new songs with different landscapes. However it was really enjoyable for us, creatively and artistically, to depart from the straight-up acoustic sound that we’ve been known for,” says Trent Wagler, who plays guitar and banjo in the band and writes most of the material. “I’m excited to see what happens. There are fans out there who are ready for this and who have been waiting for us to do this.”

While on tour supporting Josh Ritter, the band forged a friendship with Sam Kassirer, who plays keyboards for Ritter on tour and has produced a number of his albums. While The Steel Wheels had been considering other producers and maybe recording in Nashville, they chose to follow their instincts all the way to rural Maine, where Kassirer owns a recording studio inside a renovated farmhouse from the 18th century. All four band members – Wagler, Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (upright bass), and Jay Lapp (mandolin) – hunkered down for a week and a half to create Wild As We Came Here.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Charlotte Grimm’s Lost Fairy Tale

presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

January 19, 2019

Saturday at 11am & 2pm

Written by Anton Five, Directed by Mike Burnette

It’s not easy being Charlotte.  Her two smarty pants siblings (the Brothers Grimm to be precise) tease her just because she loves stories.  As much as her brothers love words; they don’t love stories- not the way Charlotte does.  Charlotte loves stories because anything can happen in a story.

But on top of that…she gets lost in the woods…and can’t find her way home!  The woods are dark, and mysterious, but Charlotte is determined to get back.  Along the way she meets all sorts of friends (some you may have heard of):  a brother and sister who are looking for their bread crumbs, a beautiful young maiden with really, really long hair; and a magical fish that grants wishes (that one you may not have heard of).  Everything is going smoothly until they meet a certain old woman who lives in a house made of candy…
So join us Once Upon A Time for a fantastic adventure where anything can happen, because anything can happen in a story.  Magical for all ages.

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Little Doors

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

January 19, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

The mid-twentieth century was a great era for the popular song. The golden age of movie musicals brought us classics like “Over the Rainbow” and “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.” At the same time, the sophisticated jazzy tunes of Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and many more captivated listeners. A few years later, great artists like Etta James, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder brought us one gem of a song after another, each one woven into the fabric of the lives of all who lived through those dynamic times.

Little Doors is a musical group that wanders through this seemingly endless canon of great songs, gathering tunes like shells on the beach and taking them home to enjoy again and again. Simply presented with vocals, guitar and upright bass, these songs take the listener to a place in their past; a place of nostalgia evoking forgotten joys or heartaches, sometimes with a fresh appreciation that comes from having been away from an old friend for too long.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Daniel Champagne

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

February 10, 2019

Sunday at 4:00pm

One reviewer recently wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (themusic.com.au)

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

The next several years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as California WorldFest, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. He has toured and shared stages with Jake Shimabukuro, Jesse Cook, Roderigo Y Gabriela, Richard Shindell, The Ragbirds, The Waifs, Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Sex On Broadway

A Valentine Cabaret

February 14, 2019 to February 16, 2019

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm

Back again for romp number four! The title says it all. Sexy Broadway tunes, heartfelt ballads and just the right dose of hilarity make for the perfect Valentine (or anti-valentine) celebration.

The Puppet Adventure Hour

presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

February 16, 2019

Saturday at 11am

Written and Directed by Scott Quirk

Puppets! Adventure! The wildest tales of derring-do ever told in just one hour! Only the boldest puppet adventurers get to become members of the Puppet Adventure Club, and they are here to share their stories with you! Forgotten lands! Lost treasures! Evil villains that must be stopped! And a chance for you – the world’s most adventurous audience – to become members of the Puppet Adventurers Club! Are you brave enough? Are you daring enough? Then come and be part of the stories of the Puppet Adventure Hour!

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Occidental Gypsy

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

February 23, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

Occidental Gypsy plays an exhilarating blend of gypsy swing, jazz and world music that enraptures the listener with a complex acoustic sound, burnished by smooth vocals reminiscent of the first era of swing. Their second CD, 44070, presents compositions inspired by social justice, and lyrical songs both catchy and radio-ready. Can a band play timeless music that speaks to your soul and makes you tap your feet? The answer is “yes” and it is Occidental Gypsy’s latest CD, 44070.

Hailing from New England, Occidental Gypsy plays a dynamic, multi-genre mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces. They are a nationally touring acoustic act championed by critics and fans. “OG” has played to packed houses at the legendary Nighttown in Cleveland, Green Mill in Chicago, Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, World Cafe Live, Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Ark in Ann Arbor, the Blue Wisp in Cincinnati and many others.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Seamus Kennedy

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

March 09, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

A four-decade veteran of the Irish/Celtic festival circuit, Seamus Kennedy was first influenced by the legendary Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. From them he learned the importance of not only being a solid musician, but also of being an all-round entertainer.

With a thorough knowledge of the traditional and contemporary songs of Ireland and Scotland, he is equally proficient with American music, be it folk, country, bluegrass or a little Western Swing.

Originally from Belfast, but now based in Annapolis, MD, he has been entertaining audiences all over the United States from Alaska to Florida, from Maryland to California for more than four decades. At home in venues ranging from intimate house-concerts and folk-clubs to large concert halls and festivals, Seamus has been bringing tour groups to Ireland for 30 years to experience the music and culture of his homeland “up close and personal”.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Princess Pitfalls

presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

March 16, 2019

Saturday at 11am

Written by Anton Five, Directed by Mike Burnette

Princess Nelldora doesn’t want to be a princess- at least, not the kind that you’re thinking of.  Some day she wants to be an Evil Queen, just like her mom.  Surely enrolling in Antagonist Academy will show her what it takes.  The school has all types:  witches, mad scientists, misunderstood creatures.  You would think that Nelldora would feel right at home; except her classmates keep calling her ‘Nell’, and, even worse, ‘Princess’.  No matter!  Nelldora knows that she has what it takes to become an Evil Queen…or does she?  Students from rival school Protagonist Prep are coming to visit to take part in the final exam: The Princess Pitfalls!  She will have to study with Princess Aetheria (the kind that you are thinking of) to pass the test. 

Can Aetheria and Nell work together?  Will Nell pass?  Open your textbooks (‘How To Be A Proper Villain’- page one) to find out. 

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Tret Fure

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

March 23, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

Tret Fure began her career at the age of 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses in the Midwest.  At 19, she moved to LA in hopes of obtaining a record deal.  Within a year she was performing as guitarist and vocalist for Spencer Davis, touring with him and penning the single for his album “Mousetrap”.  She went on to record her own album in 1973 on MCA/UNI Records, with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer.  With the success of that release, she opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the J Geils Band.

A prolific artists in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure has released 16 albums and CDs over the course of her 48 year career. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Fure has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, including her own work.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Ted Yoder

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

April 06, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

Ted Yoder’s hammered dulcimer cover of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” became one of the most-watched Facebook Live posts in 2016 when the song received more than 101 million views from music fans around the world. It’s no wonder the video went viral; when a barefooted Yoder performed the hit on his hammered dulcimer in his Indiana family’s backyard with his wife, kids, and a pet raccoon named Gidget in the audience, he immediately became an internet sensation known as the lovable “Dulcimer Dad.”

What’s most remarkable about Yoder (besides the magic he brings to the mallets) is how his career has flourished at a time when the traditional corporate music industry is in decline. With his wife Donna, Yoder has created a family culture of creativity and teamwork that puts his music making at the center of its activities. From website and social media to music distribution and touring, Yoder’s family has helped him build an authentic life as a working musician and a blueprint for the lives of young musicians who want to learn what it means to play an instrument for a living in the second millennium.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Woke Up In My Clothes Again This Morning

The Music and Lyrics of Sting

April 18, 2019 to April 19, 2019

Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm

Co-conceived by Bart Kuebler (Musical Director) and Lindsay Eure (Director)
This deliciously dark production is back for a second incarnation at The Z. Set in a 19th century lunatic asylum, a cast of “mentally deranged” characters lend new interpretation to the music and lyrics of Sting as depicted through the foggy lens of psychotropic drugs, “therapies” and imprisonment.

Maurice Dickson

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

April 20, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

You could be forgiven for asking yourself: “Now where have I seen that face before?” Truth is, if you have been floating around Europe for the past 15 years or so, you might well have seen Maurice Dickson, if it was Monday, it must have been Germany …or was it Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, France, North Africa …or the Canary Islands. As they say in Scotland, a stone’s throw from Maurice’s native Northern Ireland, he has “earned his spurs.” The long journey began in 1975 when he started playing, singing and writing. A year later, aged 16 he put together his first band, which belted out his own material and cover versions of the day until 1979 when he traded his engineer’s overalls for the insecurity of a life on the road. Setting off with a guitar, a sleeping bag and £75, he spent four-and-a-half years slogging it round Europe and North Africa, learning the tricks that only that kind of experience can give an artist – how to judge an audience, how to hook it, how to play it, how to reel it in and put it in the bag.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Wild West!

presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

April 27, 2019

Saturday at 11am

Written and Directed by Jessica Brooke Pinsky

Many years ago, in the not-too-distant past, in a world almost exactly like our own, something else roams the land. Something rough. Something tough. Something rootin’ tootin’, cattle drivin’, yee-hawin’, and ready to bust some bucking broncos. Something… kind of smelly.

Greetings, fellow science fanatics! Welcome to SciTech Industries. Step into our lab and join us for an experiment or two! Worried about explosions? Don’t be! We’ve taken every precaution to ensure our students have a safe and educational experience. In case of emergencies that say, teleport one of us back to the Old West, we’ll just rebuild our time machine and get them back to the present lickety-split! A little bit of frontier frolicking never hurt a fly… we think! Of course, the last time our scientists traveled through time there were a few- minor- glitches… but, nothing to worry about! After all, surely they’ve worked out all the kinks by now. How many times can time travel go wrong?

Come along, little doggies, and join your favorite scientists for another unforgettable adventure through time and space: “Wild West!”, the final installment in CTHR’s Trilogy! series. For buckaroos of all ages (best enjoyed by cowpokes 4 and up).

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Darrell Scott

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

April 28, 2019

Sunday at 4:00pm

Singer/Songwriter Zac Brown Band

In His Own Words…

Vibration

blame it on the sound of putting my ear to the shoulder
of my dad’s 50’s gibson acoustic guitar when i was 4-
i heard the vibration in the wood in my ear on my face –
it wasn’t what i played – i couldn’t “play” (but, i could play)
and i was transported by the s o u n d
and how it made me feel – how it took my attention
and dropped it right into that magic box
– it vibrated ME – it was a perfectly private moment
try it sometime

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Bagels & Fraylox Klezmer Band

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

May 04, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

The Bagels & Fraylox Klezmer Band is a favorite of klezmer fans throughout southeastern Virginia and of countless music lovers who never heard (or heard of) klezmer before encountering this “band with the strange name.” Two simple ingredients make Bagels & Fraylox irresistible: A repertoire of exciting party music from a Jewish tradition that has wide influences and universal appeal, and an infectious performance style full of energy and zest.

Klezmer is a lively mixture of wedding and party music of 19th century Eastern Europe with strains of Yiddish theater and American dance band music of the early 1900s. But it borrows freely from gypsy tunes, Middle Eastern music and other sources as diverse as American folk music and rock ‘n roll. All of those influences come out in Bagels & Fraylox concerts. A traditional wedding march from one hundred years ago in Russia or a schmaltzy tune from Yiddish theater – even Broadway’s “Fiddler on the Roof” – may lead into a rock-flavored Middle Eastern rave-up that has audience members dancing in the aisles.

The Williamsburg-based band performs often at community cultural events and coffeehouses as well as weddings, bar mitzvahs and other parties. The ensemble features two clarinets, tenor saxophone, accordion, bass, drums and other percussion.

The name “Bagels & Fraylox” is a play on bagels and lox, the bread-and-smoked-salmon delicacy that has a place of honor in Jewish cuisine. The name also plays with the Yiddish word “frailach,” which is a merry tune for a happy time, or the happy time itself.

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Chasing Mother Goose

presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

May 18, 2019

Saturday at 11am

Written by Jessica Brooke Pinsky, Directed by Scott Quirk

The venerable poet Mother Goose currently presides over a library that houses every piece of literature in existence. Day and night she does her best to keep order and ensure peace among the shelves. But even under her no-nonsense watch, the books have a tendency to get out of hand. On a seemingly quiet night, the mad Hatter from Wonderland shows up, and when a copy of Moby Dick is returned with pages missing, Captain Ahab also arrives – to wreak vengeance on the creature that took his leg!

Mother Goose and the Hatter have no choice but to comb the other books for Ahab’s missing pages and put him back together before the library opens in the morning, all the while fleeing the amnesic Ahab on his misguided mission! This hilariously creative play, rich with audience interaction, literary celebrities, and touching moments, will delight audiences of all ages.

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp Cajun

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

May 18, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

A Cajun Creole Honkytonk Party!

Creole Stomp has captured the ears and the feet of Louisiana music fans across North America. Led by French-speaking Creole fiddler and accordionist Dennis Stroughmatt, Creole Stomp keeps listeners enthralled and dancers moving on the floor with a rollicking mix of contemporary blues, swamp pop, and traditional Cajun and zydeco dance tunes.

Creole Stomp shows have become legendary for the heart and passion conveyed from the stage—music with emotion and energy that literally jumps from the band. In fact, over the years the band has become informally known as “The Grateful Dead of Creole Music,” for their well-oiled, dancer-driven, crowd-pleasing marathon jams and improvisation. Traditional Louisiana Cajun two-steps, reels, and waltzes sizzle in the stew along with Creole blues and mazurkas.

A favorite on the Cajun-zydeco dance circuit, the band has also become a celebrated fixture at venues around the United States, ranging from park concerts and theaters to folk and blues festivals. No matter the venue, wherever they come from, and wherever they go, Creole Stomp is a band that knows how to throw a Louisiana party!

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

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Zoe Speaks

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

June 09, 2019

Sunday at 4:00pm

Zoe Speaks is a trio from the mountains of Kentucky with something to say, and a unique way of saying it. Mitch Barrett, Owen Reynolds, and Carla Gover are all respected musicians in their own rights on the Kentucky music scene, but their musical synergy when they play together prompts fans to use words like “magical” and “mighty”! Their music is rooted in the Appalachian sounds they grew up playing, but freely draws on a variety of rhythms and styles from smooth folk-pop to blues and calypso. (Think The Duhks or Tim O’Brien). In fact, they have more than an eclectic style in common with Tim O’Brien: collaboration with musician/producer Dirk Powell, with whom they recorded their most recent album Drop In The Bucket.

Known for both their originals and their unique spins on the mountain tunes that they cut their musical teeth on, their songs are socially conscious and spiritual, with themes ranging from the environment to family to addiction to interracial relationships, and populated by tricksters, angels, addicts, truck-stop waitresses, fools, mules, heroes, and werewolves. The band toured for a decade and appeared all over the United States before taking a hiatus to work on solo careers. Their fans were overjoyed to hear last year that they’d be reuniting, and their voices and songwriting chops are stronger than ever.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

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