The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party with Special Guests

NEW THEATRICAL WORK

January 21, 2022 to January 30, 2022

Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday at 3pm

Studio Theater

Playwright Michael Aguirre has created a special occasion, a throwback listening party that takes us through Jackson’s album while exploring the complications and meanings of family relationships.

Beauty and Truth

Presented by Ballet Virginia

February 04, 2022 to February 05, 2022

Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2:00pm

Main Stage Theater

Elements of both beauty and truth are central to dance and will be explored from various perspectives in Ballet Virginia’s winter repertoire performances.

Plan B Comedy Show

Improv, Sketch, Video, & Stand Up

February 10, 2022

Thursday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Our resident comedy company is back for another season of quick witted and hilarious offerings.

TasteBreakers: Ann Gray

the music scene's happy hour

February 11, 2022

Friday at 7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

Introducing TasteBreakers, the music scene’s happy hour. Pop over to The Z after work to hear our favorite music trendsetters. In February, we welcome Ann Gray.

Cirque Zuma Zuma

African Cirque Style Spectacle

February 12, 2022

Saturday at 7pm

Main Stage Theater

You know them from America's Got Talent, fair and festival favorite Cirque Zuma Zuma wows audiences world-wide.

Ophelia Chooses

A New Show from Buddy Wright

February 16, 2022 to February 18, 2022

Wednesday-Friday at 7:30pm & Saturday at 3:00pm

Studio Theater

What would happen if the love-struck Ophelia, ill-fated lover of Hamlet, had had some notion of her own agency, and zagged instead of zigged? The result is this new piece.

No Holds Bard

Shakespeare Remade

February 16, 2022 to February 20, 2022

Wednesday through Saturday

Main Stage Theater, Studio Theater, Virtual

No Holds Bard is our annual Shakespeare festival. We are big fans of Shakespeare, but we know that sometimes his language can be a bit of a barrier to newcomers. So, a few years ago, we came up with the idea to make a Shakespeare festival that didn’t look like any other. Thus, No Holds Bard was born.

Liz Terrell – It’s All Right With Me

ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT

February 22, 2022

Tuesday at 7:00pm

Main Stage Theater

Join jazz vocalist Liz Terrell as she celebrates her newest release "It's All Right With Me". Be the first audience ever to hear this amazing compilation of music featuring songs exclusively from the album with the original band featured on the recording.

Plan B Comedy Show

Improv, Sketch, Video, & Stand Up

February 26, 2022

Saturday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Our resident comedy company is back for another season of quick witted and hilarious offerings.

Anansi’s Icky, Sticky Web of Tricks

Presented by Atumpan Dance Theatre

February 26, 2022

Saturday at 11am & 2pm

Main Stage Theater

Dance and sing along with traditional West African music and songs as you are whisked away to animal land to see the good and not so good things that Anansi brought to the world by way of his misbehaving.

Fountain of You

A NEW MUSICAL

March 17, 2022 to April 03, 2022

Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday at 3pm

Main Stage Theater

FOUNTAIN OF YOU is an irreverent, feminist chamber musical satirizing society’s preoccupation with youth and beauty, and the patriarchal system underlying it all.

The Princess and the Pea

Presented by Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

March 26, 2022

Saturday at 11am & 2pm

Studio Theater

One of CTHR’s most beloved productions is back! 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?

Plan B Comedy Show

Improv, Sketch, Video, & Stand Up

March 26, 2022

Saturday at 8pm

Studio Theater

Our resident comedy company is back for another season of quick witted and hilarious offerings.

Plan B Comedy Show

Improv, Sketch, Video, & Stand Up

April 07, 2022

Thursday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Our resident comedy company is back for another season of quick witted and hilarious offerings.

Vocal Jazz Summit

Jazz Festival

April 08, 2022 to April 10, 2022

Friday through Sunday

Main Stage Theater, Studio Theater

Leading jazz vocalist Alexis Cole and the team at jazzvoice.com lead the festival events, with workshops and masterclasses scheduled alongside non-stop performances. Multiple Grammy®-winner Kurt Elling headlines the festival with a special performance on April 8th.

Beware of the Bears

Presented by Atumpan Dance Theatre

April 16, 2022

Saturday at 11am & 2pm

Studio Theater

Spring has sprung and hibernation is done.  Now it's time for bears everywhere to wake up and eat!  Go on a hunting trip with Bre'r Bear and see how he gets tricked out of all of his food by Bre'r Rabbit, that sneaky little hare.

No BS! Brass Band

LIVE AT THE Z

April 16, 2022

Saturday at 7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

Based in Richmond, Virginia, No BS! Brass Band has quickly earned a reputation as a premiere band to see for heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing.

Plan B Comedy Show

Improv, Sketch, Video, & Stand Up

April 23, 2022

Saturday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Our resident comedy company is back for another season of quick witted and hilarious offerings.

The Onion Game

By Bryan Delaney

May 12, 2022 to May 28, 2022

Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday at 3pm

Main Stage Theater

The Onion Game is a dark, rioutous, inventive farce that presents “a hilarious assault on the hollow aspirations of modern life,” as Onion and his wife Pearl secretly plot each other’s ruin—with the aid of their children, of course! Delaney’s writing echoes playwrights like Albee, Mamet, and Friel, yet is wholly original, distinctive, and modern.

Plan B Comedy Show

Improv, Sketch, Video, & Stand Up

May 14, 2022

Saturday at 8pm

Studio Theater

Our resident comedy company is back for another season of quick witted and hilarious offerings.

Plan B Comedy Show

Improv, Sketch, Video, & Stand Up

May 26, 2022

Thursday at 8pm

Studio Theater

Our resident comedy company is back for another season of quick witted and hilarious offerings.

Like Cats and Dogs

Presented by Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

May 28, 2022

Saturday at 11am & 2pm

Studio Theater

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.

Plan B Comedy Show

Improv, Sketch, Video, & Stand Up

June 11, 2022

Saturday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Our resident comedy company is back for another season of quick witted and hilarious offerings.

Plan B Comedy Show

Improv, Sketch, Video, & Stand Up

June 23, 2022

Thursday at 8pm

Main Stage Theater

Our resident comedy company is back for another season of quick witted and hilarious offerings.