The Plan B Comedy Show

Hilarious, Fast Paced, Fun!

November 16, 2019

Saturday at 9pm

Studio Theater

Join us at The Z and see our resident comedy company deliver their very own unique, fast paced and always funny Comedy Show. 

Jack and the Beanstalk

Presented by Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

November 16, 2019

Saturday at 11am

Studio Theater

Climb up the beanstalk with Jack to the land of the giants, this November at CTHR!

VBSTRONG

A Healing Arts Community Event

November 17, 2019

Sunday at 3pm

Main Stage Theater

Zeiders American Dream Theater invites the community to come together for this FREE Community Event to draw strength and healing through the power of The Arts.  Interactive arts activities as well as community arts & therapy resources will be offered in The Z’s Main Stage Lobby.

The Word

AN OPEN MIC FOR POETS, STORYTELLERS AND FABULISTS

November 21, 2019

Thursday at 7:30pm

Studio Theater

The Word welcomes diverse voices and fans of poetry, spoken word, and all forms of creative writing.

Basses Are Loaded

By Caitlyn Kamminga

November 22, 2019 to November 24, 2019

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

Studio Theater

Basses are Loaded is a hilarious psychological study of three generations of musicians trying to find a way to make music together in challenging circumstances.

The Doo Wop Project

greatest music in American pop and rock history.

November 22, 2019

Friday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today.

Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route

Documentary Film

November 23, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

Documentary film. DETROIT 48202: CONVERSATIONS ALONG A POSTAL ROUTE examines the rise, demise, and contested resurgence of the City of Detroit through the lens of African-American mail carrier, Wendell Watkins, and the committed community he faithfully served for thirty years.

Believe – Voices of Virginia

presented by The Governor's School of America

December 06, 2019 to December 08, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm

Main Stage Theater

The show is a celebration of the Norfolk-Kitakyushu Sister City Relationship and celebrates 60 years of popular music including Classic rock, pop, soul, Motown and more. 

Holidivas

Holiday Cabaret

December 12, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

Studio Theater

This will be the fifth 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.

Too Many Santas

Presented by Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

December 14, 2019

Saturday at 11am and 2pm

Studio Theater

Join CTHR this December for a brand-new holiday production! Help Wanted: ‘The United Nicks’ is looking for a creative, hardworking, and fun-loving individual to be a part of their Holiday Team!

Jae Sinnett: Zero to 60

A Holiday Quartet

December 14, 2019

Saturday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

This event will feature Jae’s original music as well as original arrangements of beloved holiday classics.

7 Cities

Documentary Film

December 20, 2019

Friday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

An introspective look at the artist T.Cooke during the making of his debut "7 Cities" album.

Holiday Brass and Brews

with Virginia Symphony Orchestra

December 21, 2019

Saturday at 7pm

Main Stage Theater

What happens when you mix festive holiday brass music with beer from Hampton Roads best local breweries? The first-ever Holiday Brass and Brews!

The Plan B Comedy Show

Hilarious, Fast Paced, Fun!

December 21, 2019

Saturday at 9pm

Studio Theater

Join us at The Z and see our resident comedy company deliver their very own unique, fast paced and always funny Comedy Show. 

The Princess and the Pea

Presented by Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

January 11, 2020

Saturday at 11am and 2pm

Studio Theater

An evil, terrible queen is threatening to take over the kingdom! Can no one in this entire Hill of Beans stop her from carrying out her dastardly plot?

Dan Tepfer: Natural Machines

world-renowned jazz pianist

January 18, 2020

Saturday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

In an exceptional melding of man and machine, Dan Tepfer uses the Yamaha Disklavier piano to bring together his world-class pianism with his background in physics and programming.

Saint Irene’s

A play by Manoli Kouremetis

January 23, 2020 to February 02, 2020

Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm

Studio Theater

In a last-ditch attempt to save her declining church from financial ruin, a desperate president fights to uncover her father's long-lost, tainted fortune.

The Hunts

Alternative Folk

February 01, 2020

Saturday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Known for their harmony-laced take on alt-folk, The Hunts are a Chesapeake, Virginia-based band of seven siblings who’ve been playing music together almost their entire lives.

The Blood is at the Doorstep

Documentary Film

February 04, 2020

Tuesday at 7PM

Main Stage Theater

Documentary film. On April 30, 2014, Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer responding to a non-emergency wellness check in a popular downtown park. Filmed over the course of three years in the direct aftermath of Dontre's death, this intimate verite documentary follows his family as they struggle to find answers and challenge a criminal justice system stacked against them.

Cross That River

untold story of the Black West

February 08, 2020

Saturday at 7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

The unsettled West of the 1860s provides a new life and new dreams for Blue, a run-away slave, who escapes from slavery to Texas to become one of America’s first Black Cowboys. This compelling tale of freedom integrates fiction with historical fact, and each song presents a different page in this complicated chapter of American History.

The World of Oz

Presented by Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

February 08, 2020

Saturday at 11am

Studio Theater

Travel over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City once more!

Durand Jones & The Indications

with Y La Bamba

February 12, 2020

Wednesday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Durand Jones & the Indications aren’t looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, and The Impressions. Though their aesthetic is steeped in the golden dreaminess of early ‘70s soul, the Indications are planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time.

Sex on Broadway

Valentine's Cabaret

February 13, 2020 to February 15, 2020

Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm

Studio Theater

Back again for romp number FIVE! 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.

No Holds Bard

Shakespeare Remade

February 19, 2020 to February 22, 2020

Wednesday through Saturday

Main Stage Theater, Studio Theater

No Holds Bard is a community-driven Shakespeare festival. From a newly-imagined Macbeth set in post-earthquake Haiti circa 2010 through our centerpiece bootleg-style presentation of Romeo and Juliet, we are calling on the support and participation of not only our local artists, but of anyone who has ever felt the glow of the limelight and the call of the boards. There is a little something for everyone in The Z’s Shakespeare festival. In addition to the afore-mentioned plays, we are presenting a concert of some of Shakespeare’s dozens of lyrics set to original music by local composers and songwriters and an evening of re-contextualized and newly-paraphrased classic scenes. Imagine Tybalt and Mercutio dueling it out in high-stakes poker, or young Henry exhorting his band of brothers to make one final pizza delivery.

Spinning Tales on Ice: Peter Pan and Cinderella

Real ice skating on stage

February 26, 2020

Wednesday at 7pm

Main Stage Theater

Sit on the edge of your seats as professional champion ice skaters, Broadway level singers, and cirque performers captivate you. Welcome to The Spinning Tales Of Peter Pan & Cinderella On Ice!- Where fairy tales and ice collide!

Daniel Greenwolf: Celtic Magician

Magic and Storytelling

March 14, 2020

Saturday at 7pm

Main Stage Theater

GreenWolf combines Magic, theatrical storytelling, quick-witted comedy, and a few death-defying feats with the beauty of Irish culture to create a unique theatrical experience that proves Magic isn’t just for children.

Risking Light

Documentary Film

March 21, 2020

Saturday at 7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

Documentary film. From the streets of Minneapolis, the aboriginal lands of Australia, and the killing fields of Cambodia come the powerful stories of three people who had the courage to step out of the haunting, tragic darkness of the past, risking everything to reach the light of their own compassion.

Medieval Time!

Presented by Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

March 21, 2020

Saturday at 11am

Studio Theater

Greetings, fellow science fanatics! Welcome to SciTech Industries. Step into our lab and join us for an experiment or two!

Next To Normal

pulitzer prize winning musical

April 02, 2020 to April 12, 2020

Thursdays at 7pm; Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

Main Stage Theater

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

Pizza, A Love Story

Documentary Film

April 18, 2020

Saturday at 7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

Documentary film. Pizza, A Love Story is not just a tale of three restaurants but of three families that have the power to polarize, captivate, and delight. As we say, pizza wasn't invented in New Haven, it was perfected there. Just wait 'til you get a taste…

Davy Crockett’s Tremendously Tall Tales

Presented by Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

April 18, 2020

Saturday at 11am

Studio Theater

“King of the Wild Frontier” is a name befitting a Tennessee hero with a coonskin cap… but what if there are not one, not two, but three such heroes competing for the title?

The Opulent 80’s

Eighties Cabaret

April 24, 2020 to May 02, 2020

April 24 & April 30 at 7:30pm; May 1-2 at 7:30pm

Studio Theater

The Opulent 80’s features three performers exploring the materialism, nuclear threats, and angst of the 1980’s.

Jen Kober

Comedian

May 02, 2020

Saturday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Jen Kober is the star performer and recipient of NPR “Snap Judgment Comedic Performance Of The Year” Award! The Girl Scout Cookie Caper is the new Snap classic and has toured to sold out houses across the country.

Beyond Bollywood: Namaste India

Indian tradition and culture

May 03, 2020

Sunday at 3pm

Main Stage Theater

A magical journey depicting India and its myriad of dance forms – the expressive Bharatanatyam from the south to the vibrant and energetic Bhangra from the north.

EmiSunshine

Critically acclaimed singer songwriter

May 23, 2020

Saturday at 7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

With music described as “old-timey,” the East Tennessee native adds her own unique contemporary blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Blues, and Jazz. Critics have compared her to a young Janis Joplin, Iris Dement, and Dolly Parton.

Works in Progress

SELECTIONS OF SCENES

June 19, 2020 to June 20, 2020

Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm

Studio Theater

Our resident playwrights are teaming with local actors and directors in presenting complete scenes from new pieces.

Alexis Cole Trio

Award Winning Jazz artist

June 27, 2020

Saturday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Award-winning jazz vocalist Alexis Cole may be the most talented singer to ever hold a top-secret military clearance.