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A Kind of Cabaret with Bart and Shea

April 27, 2018

Friday at 8pm

The unexpected is the norm with unique takes on songs ancient and modern. Chanteuse and raconteuse chimerically meld as Shea spins yarns and weaves tapestries of tales and tones.

$18 online

$20 at the door

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Starship Shenanigans

presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

April 28, 2018

Saturday 11am

Blast off this April with Starship Shenanigans! A fun and interactive, interstellar experience.
The Universe need a laugh. And so do we. The brave crew of the Starship Shenanigan is on a quest to find the perfect joke. Join the space team, travelling to distant planets, in their search to tickle the galactic funny bone. During your journey, you’ll meet a robot named A. Bot, his mechanic, Lou, the starship Captain Zongo, and a cast of zany, intergalactic characters who know a good joke when they hear one. There are billions and billions of jokes, but in the far reaches of space, no one can hear the punchline.

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

To Winfield and Back – Live at the Z

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

April 28, 2018

Saturday at 7:30pm

Travis Bowman is an acoustic guitarist/harp guitarist from Little Rock, AR. Travis placed 2nd in the 2017 Winfield International Finger-Style Competition. Travis won Ernie Ball’s Acoustic Prodigy Contest in 2014, and released his debut album “Warmth and Green Paper” that same year. First heavily influenced by blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan,Travis turned to fingerstyle after a high school teacher suggested he learn “Little Martha” by Duane Allman. From there he found the music of Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Stephen Bennett, and Masa Sumide.

Matt Thomas was already credited in the world of fingerstyle guitar and now he’s just placed 3rd at the 2017 Windfield International Finger-Style Competition. He haswon 1st place in both contemporary thumbpicking and open style at the “Home of The Legends International Thumbpicking Competition”. The following year, he returned to be inducted into the Thumbpickers Hall-of-Fame and was asked to compete again which resulted in another 1st place win in contemporary fingerstyle, and 2nd in traditional thumbpicking.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

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Plan B Jam

Free Improv Jam!

May 02, 2018

Wednesday at 8pm

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

The Undiscovered

Musical Theater Open Mic

May 03, 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

Chris Van Cleave

Live at The Z!

May 04, 2018

Friday at 7:30pm

Chris Van Cleave, the multi-talented singer songwriter returns to The Z with a brand new show! A one night cabaret that combining songs from shows Chris himself has starred in (including HAIR, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, LES MISERABLES, CHESS, MAN OF LA MANCHA) and selections of his own songs written in various genres with Bart Kuebler on piano.

$18 online

$20 at the door

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Plan B Comedy

AN IMPROV SHOW!

May 05, 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!

$10 online

$15 at the door

Roy Book Binder – Live at The Z

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

May 12, 2018

Saturday at 7:30pm

Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years! He gave up his Greenwich Village “pad” in the early 1970’s and lived in his “Tour Bus” for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

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Plan B Jam

Free Improv Jam!

May 16, 2018

Wednesday at 8pm

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

DAVY CROCKETT’S TREMENDOUSLY TALL TALES

presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

May 19, 2018

Saturday 11am

“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? There’s only one way to tell the real from the imposter: A Tall Tale Telling Tournament! 
Join Davy Crockett, Davy Crockett, and Davy Crockett on a trip through the folklore and tall tales of the American frontier. Enjoy familiar characters such as Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox and Johnny Appleseed, and also some not so familiar characters… like hoop-snakes and hide-behinds! Interactive and hilarious; a wonderful adventure for every age.

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Plan B Gets A Checkup

a comedy variety show

May 19, 2018

Saturday at 9pm

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

$10 online

$15 at the door

The Orange Ave Project

Inspired by true stories

May 25, 2018 to May 27, 2018

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

Written by Haley Sullivan & Colin Asercion
Conceived by Connor Norton
Directed by Ricardo Melendez

The following are the true accounts of those affected by the Pulse Nightclub tragedy that occurred on June 12th, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Some names are subject to be changed to protect identities. When tragedy affects the Orlando community, how do we respond? how do we treat ourselves and others? and how do those actions affect the world beyond a tragedy that’s already shaken a generation of this nation’s people to it’s core? These are just some of the loaded questions 80 people, over 350 hours of recorded stories and news articles, and more than a year of work hope to bring to a stage in front of you and lead us to the challenging conversations America needs to have.

This will be a Workshop Production; the actors may refer to scripts, there will be fairly complete costumes, and theatrical lighting.

Maurice Dickson

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

June 09, 2018

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

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Mitch Barrett

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

June 23, 2018

Saturday at 7:30pm

Award winning singer, songwriter and storyteller Mitch Barrett draws from his Appalachian heritage in celebrating the joys and struggles of everyday life. This 2009 Telluride Troubadour and 2 time Merlefest winner brings the philosophy of the mountains to the contemporary stage in story & song.

AppalachianFunkyFolksyRastaBluesman Mitch Barrett is one of Kentucky’s most sought-after and talented singer, songwriter and storytellers. Mitch’s music draws from his Appalachian heritage and the values it instilled: agrarian work ethic, simple living, the importance of family and celebrating the joys and the struggles of everyday life through music and song.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

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