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.

Plan B Hullabaloo

Part of Proteus Festival '22

October 07, 2022

8:00pm

Main Stage Theater

Community-favorite Plan B Comedy hits the Main Stage of Proteus for an evening packed with comedy! Our resident comedians of Plan B Comedy Troup offer a raucous evening of Sketch, Improv and Stand Up to give you a sampler platter of what the Plan B season has to offer.

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!

 

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Creative Team Performances

Part of Proteus Festival '22

October 06, 2022

7:30pm

Main Stage Theater

Kick off your Proteus experience with our Creative Team Performances! Creative Teams, comprised of local artists of all ages and experiences, have created new works in theater, music and film over the course of 5 days with support from The Z. Dive into the heart of the festival and a cornerstone of The Z’s mission: to foster new works and provide professional support to those with a passion for the arts understanding that creativity builds community.

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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!

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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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!