Ambient Music Showcase

Live at The Z Music Series

January 20, 2023


Main Stage Theater

The galaxy is the limit in The Z’s newest music showcase! Stunning visuals paired with the wonder and excitement of live composition create an immersive music experience that redefines “concert”.

From Overseas
Karacell @karacellmusic
Crash Mosaic @crashmosiac


 The spotlight is on music with our Live at The Z Music Series specially curated to elevate new and exciting artists of all genres to the center stage. Originality and talent shine in our state-of-the-art venue that welcomes audiences into an intimate and immersive musical experience. Music starts here. #LiveAtTheZ

Co-presented with VEER Magazine


Live at The Z: a z holiday tradition

December 14, 2023 to December 16, 2023

7:30pm & Sat. at 3:00pm

Main Stage Theater

The Holidivas are back! One of The Z’s most popular cabarets, the different and delightful divas bring the house down with Holiday favorites and new original classics! Heart-warming and sprinkled with comedy, you won’t want to miss this unique holiday experience. The holiday spirit starts here!

The 2023 Holidivas performances will feature a community choir performing alongside the divas!

2023 DIVAS:

Janae Thompson

Kai B. White

Jessi DiPette

Ariel Velazquez

Alyssa Kay

12/14- 7:30pm

12/15- 7:30pm

12/16 3:00pm & 7:30pm

Proteus Festival Music Contest Finals

a part of Proteus Festival 2023

October 06, 2023


Lobby, Main Stage Theater, Studio Theater, The Outside Terrace


The Proteus Festival Music Contest is for emerging and early-career musical artists!

See performances from our five finalists at Proteus Festival, and watch as a winner is crowned by a panel of music industry professionals. The grand prize is a headlining concert in the Live at The Z Music Series and a recording package in The Z’s recording studio.


Vocal Jazz Summit

Live at The Z Music Series

June 06, 2024 to June 09, 2024

A full weekend of Jazz!

Lobby, Main Stage Theater, Studio Theater, The Outside Terrace

The Vocal Jazz Summit is an annual conference designed to bring together jazz enthusiasts, emerging and established artists, industry leaders, and the greater jazz community to connect and engage one another in celebration of the artform, present unique educational experiences, and provide an environment to nurture and grow the jazz community. The weekend will engage festival-goers with live performance, interactive workshops and masterclasses, and networking opportunities.

Common Casting Call


August 12, 2023 to August 13, 2023

August 12: 11am-5pm & August 12: 4-7pm

Main Stage Theater, Studio Theater

Multiply the impact of your audition 



& other opportunities including readings of works in development

Saturday, August 11:00-12:00pm (AEA appointments)

1:00-5:00 pm Open call

Sunday, August 13

By appointment only (AEA)

4:00-7:00 pm Open call

At Zeiders American Dream Theater, 4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Local Arts Organizations are looking for Equity and Non-Equity performers for paid work and work in development. 

GENERAL AUDITIONS: Sign-ups open 30 minutes prior to the start of auditions and auditionees will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

ARTIST MEMBER EARLY REGISTRATION: Z Artist Members may sign up in advance to be first in line for auditions during either time slot. 

AEA AUDITION APPOINTMENTS: Equity members may call to request an appointment time during Equity-only hours, Saturday from 10am-12pm. Alternate appointment times are available on request. 

VIRTUAL SUBMISSIONS: Video submissions are open Tuesday, Aug. 1 to Sun, Aug 13. Submissions must be received before 11:59pm EST on Sunday. Please submit your audition form along with a 5-minute video including a brief slate, one prepared side, one 2-minute monologue, and one 32-bar song cut(opt.)

Designer & Technician Open Call: 

Calling all designers, technicians, and backstage production team members! The Z and the City of VB are looking for talented techs. Review and get feedback on your design portfolio, and learn about paid and volunteer opportunities in the 2023-2024 Season!

To submit: Please email Akin Ritchie with a resume and portfolio or website links.

THE Z OPEN MICS: The Undiscovered

A Musical Theater Open Mic!

March 21, 2023


Studio Theater

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!

Artist Members have early access to sign up for performance slots via private link. Learn more about Artist Memberships here


OPEN MIC SERIES: 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! 


In partnership with Virginia Musical Theatre & the Hurrah Players.