THE Z OPEN MICS: The Undiscovered

Open Mic Series

June 20, 2023

7:30pm

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!

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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. 

MASTER CLASS: Dreamwrights Table Reads

A Z Artist Event

May 17, 2023

7:00pm

Studio Theater

Be a part of the process of new play development! Hear excerpts from 3 new plays read aloud and offer constructive feedback through a guided masterclass led by our mentor artist.

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.

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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THE Z OPEN MICS: The Undiscovered

A Musical Theater Open Mic!

March 21, 2023

7:30pm

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!

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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. 

 

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.