Kids Comedy Show

with Plan B Comedy

December 10, 2022

11:00am

Main Stage Theater

Comedy for all ages! Our improv troupe is back with laughs and smiles for the whole family!

Plan B Comedy Series: Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high-energy, fast-paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows. Comedy starts here!

Pirates!

with Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

January 14, 2023

Saturday at 11am and 2pm

Main Stage Theater

Written and Directed by Jessica Brooke Pinsky

Many years ago, in a world much different than our own, something roams the open ocean. Something with a pegleg. An eyepatch. Something ready to plunder and pillage the seven seas. Something… Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!

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 an emergency that, say, teleports us aboard a pirate ship, we’ll just haul wind and get back to the present faster than you can say “Davy Jones’s Locker”! 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, me hearties, and join your favorite scientists for another unforgettable adventure through time and space: “Pirates!”, the fourth installment of our Exclamation Point Series.

For scalawags of all ages (best enjoyed by buccaneers 4 and up).

FAMILY TIME: The Z and community partners present a full season of original tales and family favorites in fun, engaging performances for theater-lovers of all ages! Family fun starts here! Featuring performances by the Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads.

Essential African Threads

a Family Time Event

February 04, 2023

2pm & 4pm

Main Stage Theater

From “Anansi the Spider” to “Brer Rabbit,” traditional slave tales have hidden meanings that serve to educate and celebrate African American history. Storyteller Dylan Pritchett brings the early days of slavery to life through these tales that are wound tightly with themes of family strength and morals as well as lessons that teach about character and survival.

Dylan Pritchett shares his folktales with thousands of children and adults throughout the country, with positive messages that cross cultural boundaries. As the past president of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Dylan is dedicated to passing on the rich oral tradition of storytelling. In addition to live performances, Dylan has produced narration and served as a performer and consultant for a number of broadcast documentaries, including the PBS program, “View from the Mountaintop,” the Thomas Jefferson biography.

Presented in partnership with the Virginia African American Cultural Center and Arts for Learning. Free performance is provided through The Z Ticket Bank, special thanks to sponsorship from Virginia African American Cultural Center.

Additional program support is provided by Arts Alliance, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.


 

Photos and/or videos may be taken of adults and children at performances and used for promotional purposes, which may include social media, web, and print

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Family Time: The Z and community partners present a full season of original tales and family favorites in fun, engaging performances for theater-lovers of all ages! Family fun starts here! 

Heart and Soul

with Ballet VA

February 10, 2023 to February 11, 2023

February 10th at 7:30 PM and 11th at 2 PM and 7:30 PM

Main Stage Theater

Ballet Virginia’s winter performances bring a mix of contemporary and classical works with a focus on celebrating diversity. Choreography by Lydia Roberts Coco, BV’s Artistic Director, and Dwight Rhoden, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet will be featured. Mr. Rhoden was hailed as “one of the most sought-after choreographers” by the New York Times. His work “Evermore”, is sure to delight with music by Nat King Cole. This transcendent program will also feature audience favorites “FIVE” and “A Seed of Faith”. “FIVE” is Coco’s work of historical significance which tells the moving story of the Central Park Five. Prepare to leave the theater with your heart and soul full of joy and hope.

Jack & the Beanstalk

with Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

March 11, 2023

Saturday at 11am and 2pm

Main Stage Theater

Written and Directed by Jessica Brooke Pinsky

When your goose runs away, your magical harp gets stolen, your cow is sold at market, and your mom is always on your case, don’t you wish you could just climb a beanstalk to get away from it all?
Journey up the beanstalk with Jack to the land of the giants, March 2023 at The Z!
This audience favorite is appropriate for all ages (best enjoyed by those four and up).

FAMILY TIME: The Z and community partners present a full season of original tales and family favorites in fun, engaging performances for theater-lovers of all ages! Family fun starts here! Featuring performances by the Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads.

It’s Easy to be Green

a Family Time Event

April 22, 2023

11am and 2pm

Main Stage Theater

Learn from folk song duo Cindy Kays and Shelly Porter in this earth-friendly, environmental awareness program that teaches kids about habitats, environments, biology, recycling, and conservation. The interactive program includes original tunes like “It Really isn’t Garbage,” “Bebop,” and “Someone’s Gonna Use it After You.” Children and parents will enjoy this fun program celebrating our planet.

Presented in partnership with Arts for Learning and the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission. 

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Cindy Kays and Shelly Potter have performed together for more than two decades as a children’s musical duo. Using stringed and percussion instruments, puppets, and props, Cindy and Shelly encourage students to participate with hand motions and singing. Their repertoire ranges from traditional and contemporary folk songs to original songs. Their four CD releases have all been awarded Parents’ Choice Awards for excellence in children’s music, a national honor.

Additional program support is provided by Arts Alliance, Helen G. Gifford Foundation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.

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Around the World in Eighty Days

with Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

May 13, 2023

Saturday at 11am and 2pm

Main Stage Theater

Adaptation by Anton Five, Directed by Mike Burnette

Adventure! Excitement! Improv! Adventure! We invite you to join our two explorers, Phileas Fogg and Jean Passepartout, as they attempt to win a race across the globe. But to make this the trip of a lifetime, the explorers will need your help. Based on the novel by Jules Verne, this interactive CTHR production (back by popular demand) delights audiences of all ages. Will Jean and Phileas make it around the world on schedule, or will their hilarious antics slow them down? Only time will tell! This audience favorite is appropriate for all ages (best enjoyed by those four and up).

FAMILY TIME: The Z and community partners present a full season of original tales and family favorites in fun, engaging performances for theater-lovers of all ages! Family fun starts here! Featuring performances by the Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads.