THE Z OPEN MICS: The Z Unplugged

an Open Mic Event

May 14, 2024

7:30pm

Studio Theater

Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here!

THE Z OPEN MICS: The Z Unplugged

an Open Mic Event

March 12, 2024

7:30pm

Studio Theater

Calling all singers, songwriters, and musicians! This is your opportunity to take the mic. Test out a new original song or share your favorite cover. It’s up to you. The most important thing is to share a song for all to hear in this welcoming, supportive, and creative environment. In partnership with Jim Bulleit and Fox Music Artist Members have early access to sign up for performance slots via private link. Learn more about Artist Memberships here. 

The Undiscovered presents: New Musicals Cabaret

Open Mic Series

August 24, 2023

7:30pm

Studio Theater

Top talents present a one-night-only cabaret of Broadway’s future hits! Featuring exclusive first performances of songs from our Spring 2024 Mainstage Curtain Up! Musical, and culminating in a Broadway Jam sesh with sign-ups at the door!*

A Pay What You Can Event

*Early Sign-Up for Z Artist Members

 

Let Me Sleigh U

One night only drag show!

December 10, 2022

7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

Premier Drag Queen Entertainer Vivian Valentine performs live on The Z's Main Stage Theater.

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 and Shelly in this earth-friendly, environmental awareness program that teaches students 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 families 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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Justin Kauflin Quartet

Live at The Z Music Series

March 22, 2024

7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

Enjoy an evening with world-renowned pianist Justin Kauflin as he assembles some of his favorite jazz musicians from New York for a special night of original music!
Ft. musicians:
Chico Pinheiro (guitar)
Jimmy MacBride (drums)
Evan Gregor (bass)

In partnership with: