Plan B Jam

Free Improv Jam

October 18, 2017

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

Mixtape Monday

Featured Speaker Series

October 16, 2017

Veteran local celebrity host Joe Flanagan will quiz two diverse speakers on what they do and let you in the audience join in with your own questions and observations.

FREE EVENT! There will also be Happy Hour drink specials, comfortable padded seats and ample free parking in Town Center.

Speakers include:

Fred Dobbs – Professor and Chair Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Jeff Jaglowicz – Owner-Operator of Sub Zero Ice Cream (Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream)

The Boogeyman Blues

Presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

October 14, 2017

Our favorite detective, Christie Agatha, cannot sleep.  To solve this particular mystery, she must seek no further than meeting the Boogeyman himself; seeing as how she and her sidekick- the Amazing Mister Mist (stuffed animal extraordinaire) need their rest to solve the neighborhoods…nay, the world’s… biggest mysteries.  With the help of The Sandman, Christie embarks on a journey unlike anyone in the waking world has ever seen.  Unfortunately, meeting the Boogeyman may be the least of Christie’s worries!  This production is a fun romp through Christie’s collecting of clues and is perfect for all ages.

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Stick around after the show and Make Your Own Chocolate Bar with The Royal Chocolate. Make a chocolate bar by filling the mold, choosing fun toppings and and decorating the wrapping box! Just an extra $10 at checkout!

It’s Almost Christmas

A Halloween Sketch Show

October 14, 2017

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly sketch comedy show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy, and this time it’s Halloween inspired!

Doug MacLeod & Zack Salsberry – Live at the Z

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

October 07, 2017

MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of a Doug MacLeod performance is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters-from the faceless to the legendary-to strikingly real life.

Doug is a multiple Blues Music Award winner, most recently the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and the Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

Sponsored by TowneBank

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Meet Your Maker

Mark Twain and Jim

October 06, 2017

Meet Your Maker” is a series of unscripted conversations between fictional characters and their authors. In the first installment of this series, Mark Twain will be talking with Jim, the slave freed during the controversial ending of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. Ryan Clemens and Beatty Barnes star, with the conversation moderated by Hampton Roads own Chris Hanna.

Plan B Jam

Free Improv Jam

October 04, 2017

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

Build Your Own Fairytale

Presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

September 30, 2017

Bucket of Monkeys Improv Troupe

CTHR’s acclaimed improvisational troupe creates a fun and interactive play especially for you! Rowdy, interactive, and enjoyable for children and adults alike, the “Monkeys” will give a one of a kind performance that your audience will be talking about for years to come. September’s theme is “Build Your Own Fairytale”, in which the audience (that’s you!) decides the story.

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads 

Plan B Comedy

An Improv Show!

September 23, 2017

Plan B Comedy brings their unique energy and fun to The Z for an improv show! It’s all made up on the spot based on suggestions from you, the audience. We literally can’t do it without you!

Shea Seger and Friends

Live at the Z!

September 22, 2017

We welcome Shea Seger, an American singer songwriter who has toured with John Mayer. With a voice that at times recalls the delicate vulnerability of Olivia Newton John, the sultry swagger of Sheryl Crow, the direct irony of Ani DiFranco. She is a combination of heavy modern percussion, singer/songwriter intimacy, bluesy drawl, and effortless pop hooks.

Sponsored by Towne Bank

The Word

An Open Mic for Poets, Storytellers and Fabulists

September 21, 2017

The Word welcomes diverse voices and fans of poetry, spoken word, and all forms of creative writing. We encourage all ages and backgrounds to come together and share in the mutual adoration of words. The Z provides a platform for writers to share their work while fostering a comfortable, laid-back, and encouraging atmosphere. This is your chance to take the mic! Read your own work or share a favorite.

Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Those looking to speak/perform may sign up at the door. Limited spots!

Arborophilia, or The Chopping Block

A Fantasia in Two Acts by Jacob Appel

September 15, 2017 to September 17, 2017

A solidly Democratic New York City matriarch finds herself losing control when her elder daughter falls in love with a Republican as her younger daughter falls for…a poplar tree in the adjacent vacant lot. The modern world is examined with all the absurdities of its various jury duties, anthropologies, and title searches exposed.

MSG – Acoustic Blues Trio – Live at the Z

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

September 09, 2017

An M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio concert is not just a performance, it is a complete emotional journey from joy to tears. It’s an event where everyone can participate and share in the celebration of life.

M.S.G. has been together for nearly fifteen years and have produced four CDs. They are proud to say their latest effort, THE FLOOD received a first-round Grammy nomination under the category of Best Traditional Blues Album. Locally, Veer Magazine nominated M.S.G. in the categories of Best Blues CD and Band of the Year.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

Sponsored by Towne Bank

Plan B Jam

Free Improv Jam

September 06, 2017

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

Plan B is Your New Step Dad

A Sketch Show!

September 02, 2017

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly sketch show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy.

Friday Night Chic at the Z featuring Heather Mayes

VICTORY: Surviving Life, Love, and other Mysteries.

August 04, 2017

Friday evenings shine through the summer with swanky late nights at the Z.

The Z welcomes Heather Mayes with her solo cabaret, VICTORY: Surviving Life, Love, and other Mysteries.

Some surprise special guests that will be joining Heather on the stage who may or may not have attended the Governor’s School for the Arts.  Audience participation and laughter are key ingredients in this show as Heather gets personal about life, love, and other mysteries.   Musical selections run the gamut including standards and songs from:   Waitress, A Chorus Line, Snoopy, Always Patsy Cline, and composers Kander and Ebb, and Joe Iconis.

Friday Night Chic at the Z featuring Novaczar

One of a kind drag performance

July 28, 2017

Friday evenings shine through the summer with swanky late nights at the Z. Join us as we welcome Novaczar to the Z stage.

Novaczar was created by Noah Spiegel-Blum as a way to express their love for drag, gender bending and performance art. Novaczar a force to be reckoned with and dares the audience to judge for themselves as they encounter this personal journey through growing up, finding yourself and clearing the path to becoming who you truly want to be.

Friday Night Chic at the Z featuring Lindsay Eure

Two's Company

July 14, 2017 to July 21, 2017

Friday evenings shine through the summer with swanky late nights at the Z. Join us as we welcome Lindsay Eure to the Z stage.

One is the loneliest number, three is a crowd, and two is..well, you know the saying! Come to the cabaret, where being alive is reason enough to sing, and friends old and new are celebrated with song! Come as you are, stop by our bar, and share a cocktail with songstress Lindsay Eure and friends as they sing out tunes from Broadway and beyond, celebrating love, friendship and being alive!

Chasing Mother Goose

A show for the whole family!

July 02, 2017 to August 06, 2017

The venerable poet Mother Goose currently presides over a library that houses every piece of literature in existence. Day and night she does her best to keep order and ensure peace among the shelves. But even under her no-nonsense watch, the books have a tendency to get out of hand…

Things come to a head when the White Rabbit from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland shows up with the Mad Hatter close behind. Captain Ahab appears when a tattered copy of Moby Dick is returned, only to find that the pages that describe the creature that took his leg have gone missing. Mother Goose and the Hatter have no choice but to comb the other books for Ahab’s lost pages and put him back together before the library opens in the morning. On their journey they pass through Treasure Island, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and many more, all the while fleeing the amnesic Ahab on his misguided mission. A hilariously creative play, rich with audience interaction and touching moments. Suitable for all ages.

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Plan B Comedy at the Z

Improv! Sketch! Comedy!

July 01, 2017 to August 05, 2017

The Z’s resident improv comedy group, Plan B, returns for a second summer. Plan B combines live sketch, improv, and video in a riotous new show every week that is sure to leave you laughing out loud. No two shows will be the same so come on out and join the comedy revolution. Viva la Plan B!

Friday Night Chic at the Z featuring Tiffany Haas

one night only solo cabaret

June 30, 2017

Friday evenings shine through the summer with swanky late nights at the Z. Join us as we welcome Tiffany Haas to the Z stage.

Tiffany Haas is a Broadway performer, concert vocalist, designer and passionate entrepreneur. Throughout the years her evolving career has traversed the Broadway, symphonies, pageants and teaching. Tiffany has played the role of a lifetime, “Glinda” in the Broadway and National Tour production of Wicked. During her 10-year career on Broadway, she also toured as the dance captain for the Tony Award-winning Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Tiffany continues to perform regularly with symphony orchestras and regional theaters all over the country.

Don’t miss out on this incredible performance for one night only!

 

Second to Nun – WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL

It Takes a Superior Mother to Make a New World.

June 29, 2017 to August 05, 2017

Book and Lyrics by Anton Dudley

Music by Michael Cooper

Canadian saint Marguerite Bourgeoys hijacks Zeiders American Dream Theater to relive her death-defying journey (The Black Plague! Iroquois scalpers! Randy French soldiers!) to bring women to New France.  A one woman musical about the power of faith, the persistence of invention, and the importance of staying true to your calling, even when you’re the only one who hears it.

Molly Pope stars as Marguerite Bourgeoys. She is a critically acclaimed singer, actor, and entertainer whose shows have played Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Ars Nova, and The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. With her thrilling powerhouse vocals, razor-sharp timing, and hilarious and heartbreaking stage presence, Molly was named one of Time Out New York’s “Top Ten Cabaret Acts.”

Read all the RAVE reviews:

REVIEW: VEER Magazine

REVIEW: AltDaily.com

REVIEW: OutWire757

 

Songwriters Live at the Z! with Bill Gurley

last Songwriters show of the season

June 17, 2017

Bill Gurley is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter from the Northern Neck of Virginia. Best known initially as a member of ground breaking bands such as The New Morning String Band and Bottle Hill. He also partnered with guitarist Stephen Bennett for many memorable concerts and recordings. His association with Stephen lead to an introduction to jazz bassist Jimmy Masters, a musical collaboration that continues to this day.

Along with showcasing their songs the artists will be interviewed and have a Q & A with the audience.

Hosted by Chris Van Cleave

Sponsored By TowneBank

After Orlando: Stories of Los 49

CONCEIVED BY THE MISSING BOLTS PRODUCTION COMPany

June 09, 2017 to June 10, 2017

Artists from across Hampton Roads come together to remember the lives of those that were lost on June 12, 2016 with the production After Orlando: Stories of Los 49. Join these talented artist as the emotions and feelings of activists, writers, survivors, and more are encapsulated in 16 short plays written by famous playwrights such as Neil Labute to Amina Henry.
Directed by Connor Norton, Kat Martin, Ricardo Melendez, and Lindsay Eure with music by Jake Hull…this performance processes to be as cathartic as it does inspiring for activists, allies, and community members alike. Five dollars of all tickets will be donated to Access AIDS Care and The LGBT Center of Hampton Roads, while the rest will be donated to The Orange Ave Project.
 
Special Silent Auction and Raffle will be available at 6PM on Friday, June 9th.
 
For more information on The Orange Ave Project, visit www.orangeaveproject.org

 

THIS PERFORMANCE WILL BE HELD AT:

The Governor’s School for the Arts Dalis Black Box Theatre
254 Granby St
Norfolk, VA 23510

Jason Kypros vs The Industrial Revolution

ONE MAN SHOW!

June 02, 2017 to June 04, 2017

In this one person show, Jason Kypros takes an interdisciplinary approach to one of the most major influences on our society today. The Industrial Revolution has shaped how we live as well as who we are, both in this country and abroad. Jason’s unique approach to storytelling utilizes History, Philosophy as well as his own personal life experiences to create an enlightening evening that will have you laughing as well as thinking.

I’ll Huff & I’ll Puff: The Absolutely True Story of the Big Bad Wolf

Family Show

May 27, 2017

You think you know the story. Pigs. Houses. Red Cloaks. Taking baskets to Grandma’s house. But you’ve never heard the real story – until now!
Boss Beulah Bell (a proper Southern pig) is in charge of a little patch of countryside in the Fairytale Woods. But for Beulah, being the star of The Three Little Pigs isn’t enough. With the help of her dimwitted daughter Petaline and a well-intentioned want-ad Wolf, she plans to alter all the fairytales beyond repair.
With the help of the audience, Petaline Prunella Pig and Wyoming Wolf (a.k.a. The Big Bad) vie to stop Beulah in her quest to change the fairytales as we know them into new works, such as “The Little Pig-maid”, “Pig-nocchio”, and “Snow Pig and the Seven Dwarves”.
An engaging and interactive production that will entertain the youngest audience members, the seasoned theatre-goers, and everyone in between!

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Plan B Defends Their Thesis

with Plan B Comedy

May 27, 2017

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly improv show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy.

The Undiscovered

Musical Theater Open Mic

May 25, 2017

Dust of 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!

Suggested $5 donation at the door.

Jazz Club at the Z

with Eddie Williams

May 21, 2017

Craving good music or just a great way to end the weekend on a high note? Join The Z’s own resident jazz artist Eddie Williams in an evening of all things jazz. Eddie welcomes such great guest musicians from the area for an evening of great music and inviting atmosphere. Grab a drink from the bar and settle in for an evening of jazz.

Plan B Jam

FREE IMPROV JAM

May 17, 2017

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

To Mama, With Love

Spring Cabaret Showcase

May 14, 2017

Our cabaret showcase returns with this Mother’s Day matinee. Up-and-coming performers join together to take turns on the small stage in tribute to mothers the world over. This jewel of a show is the perfect centerpiece of your Mother’s Day plans!

Conceived and Directed by Lindsay Eure

Sofia Talvik

Live at the Z!

May 13, 2017

Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy. A veteran performer with 6 full length albums as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her. Experience Sofia’s music with this one night only concert, live at the Z.

Mark Twain, Music and Whiskey

“Whisky is liquid sunshine.”

May 12, 2017

Hooray for Mark Twain, music, and WHISKEY! Whether you’re in total agreement or a teetotaler, you’ll enjoy spending an evening with America’s best loved author, humorist, and storyteller. Mark Twain, Music, & Whiskey is an event which brings Twain’s wit, wisdom, and “nineteenth century stand-up comedy” to life. Created by and presented by Ryan Clemens, a professional actor and genuine relative of Samuel L. Clemens (the real name of author Mark Twain), this fun and festive production offers the musical talents of banjoist Reg Lanning and vocalist Samuel Flint. Join us for a one-night only chance to enjoy good drinks, good laughs, and a chance to personally encounter the humor and heart of an American literary legend.

Songwriters Live at the Z! with Skye Zentz

One Night Only!

May 11, 2017

Over the last decade, Skye has made a name for herself in the Hampton Roads area with her infectious, uplifting energy, honest lyrics and memorable melodies. Her releases have earned her multiple local nominations for Song of the Year (both in the 2007 Portfolio Music Awards and the 2013 and 2014 Veer Music Awards). Skye took home the Veer Music Award for Best Acoustic/Folk in 2013 and Best Busker in 2015. She also received the 2016 Music Video of the Year Award for her original Norfolk anthem “The Tide”.

Along with showcasing their songs the artists will be interviewed and have a Q & A with the audience.

Hosted by Chris Van Cleave

Sponsored By TowneBank

The Telling Project

Your military, their stories

May 05, 2017 to May 07, 2017

The Telling Project facilitates meaningful contact between veteran and civilian populations on a community level. Veterans and veterans’ family members step forward as performers and after interview, performance training, and rehearsal, the ‘performers’ tell their stories of service to their communities.

Co-presented with Virginia Arts Festival

Plan B Jam

FREE IMPROV JAM

May 03, 2017

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

Jazz Club at the Z

with Eddie Williams

April 30, 2017

Craving good music or just a great way to end the weekend on a high note? Join The Z’s own resident jazz artist Eddie Williams in an evening of all things jazz. Eddie welcomes such great guest musicians from the area for an evening of great music and inviting atmosphere. Grab a drink from the bar and settle in for an evening of jazz.

Burning Sugar

A Theatrical Concert Experience

April 27, 2017 to April 29, 2017

Burning Sugar is the concert experience supporting Emerging Artist Evan Hannah’s upcoming project Hissing Sounds. Visually, Burning Sugar is arrestingly intimate story of a black American Boy. It opens up his journey with the light and the dark touching on queerness, child abuse, and more, through the media of songs, video, lights, and magic. This one-of-a-kind show crosses traditional theatrical borders as the narrative unwinds, blurring the distinction between play, concert, performer, and audience.

Join us as the first audience to see this fully staged production.

Zeiders American Dream Theater is funded in part by the citizens of Virginia Beach through a grant from the City of Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission.

Bucket of Monkeys Improv Troupe Presents: Robin Hood

Family Show

April 22, 2017

CTHR’s acclaimed improvisational troupe creates a performance especially for you! Rowdy, interactive, and enjoyable for children and adults alike, the “Monkeys” will give a one of a kind show that your audience will be talking about for years to come.

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

It’s April; Fool! A Sketch Show

with Plan B Comedy

April 22, 2017

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly sketch comedy show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy.

Queen Mary Disco Party

Funkytown Friday!

April 21, 2017

Bring your friends, bring your boogie shoes, and bring those dollar bills y’all! Queen Mary is back! This hardworking dancing queen is getting down and turning that beat around, so let’s make sure the energy is stayin’ alive all night!

The Word

An Open Mic for Storyrellers, Poets and Fabulists

April 20, 2017

The Word welcomes diverse voices and fans of poetry, spoken word, and all forms of creative writing. We encourage all ages and backgrounds to come together and share in the mutual adoration of words. The Z provides a platform for writers to share their work while fostering a comfortable, laid-back, and encouraging atmosphere. This is your chance to take the mic! Read your own work or share a favorite.

Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Those looking to speak/perform may sign up at the door. Limited spots!

Plan B Jam

FREE IMPROV JAM

April 19, 2017

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

Mixtape Monday

New Lecture Series

April 17, 2017

What do a tax auditor and a chocolatier have in common?

You have to come to Mixtape Monday at Zeiders American Dream Theater to find out.

Meet Molly Morneault from Cherry Bekaert LLP and Terry Restin from The Royal Chocolate in this next installment of Mixtape Monday!

Veteran local talk show host Joel Rubin will quiz these two diverse characters on what they do (taxes taxes taxes…and chocolate chocolate chocolate) and let you in the audience join in with your own questions and observations.

FREE EVENT! There will also be Happy Hour drink specials, comfortable padded seats and ample free parking in Town Center.

Meet the Musicians

FREE EVENT!

April 09, 2017

Meet and mingle with some of the amazing and talented musicians of Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the Z. Join a handful of different musicians after their performance of Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5. The concert will take place at the Sandler Center followed by Meet the Musicians at Zeiders American Dream Theater. Come ask them anything!

No ticket necessary and no charge at the door!

Musicians TBA

It’s April; Fool! An Improv Show

with Plan B Comedy

April 08, 2017

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly improv show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy.

A Canary and A Crooner

Spring Cabaret

April 07, 2017 to April 08, 2017

The Z becomes a swanky cabaret club for an evening of songs and stories in the classic style of Bobby Short, Édith Piaf, Noël Coward, and Rosemary Clooney. Expect dazzling vocal performances backed with amusing and touching anecdotes as we spin a fresh take on the classic cabaret form by performing songs never sung by any of those classic artists!

Conceived by Bart Kuebler

Directed by Lindsay Eure

Songwriters Live at the Z! with Dustin Furlow

One Night Only!

April 06, 2017

Dustin Furlow is a 23-year-old, Virginia-based singer/songwriter/guitarist. Playing just over 231 shows in 2016, he is almost always engaged in studio-time, writing, or performing and is currently at work on his third project “Shelter”.

In February 2017, he took home the Veer Magazine award for “Best Acoustic/Folk Artist” in the Hampton Roads area for 2016.
He also recieved nominations for “Song of the Year” (The Garden), and “Album of the Year” (The Sound That You Call Home).

Along with showcasing their songs the artists will be interviewed and have a Q & A with the audience.

Hosted by Chris Van Cleave

Sponsored By TowneBank

Plan B Jam

FREE IMPROV JAM

April 05, 2017

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

Saint Irene’s

A New Play by Manoli Kouremetis

March 31, 2017 to April 02, 2017

St. Irene’s Greek Orthodox church is in crisis. The church leaders realize that they have the opportunity to pull themselves out of debt, but by the use of dubiously acquired funds. This leads to a debate between legacy and faith as the church leaders must choose between what is right and what is reasonable.

Join us as the first audience to see a staged reading of this developing new work.

Zeiders American Dream Theater is funded in part by the citizens of Virginia Beach through a grant from the City of Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission.

The Standard Conversation

with Eddie Williams

March 26, 2017

Join The Z’s own resident jazz artist Eddie Williams in an evening of conversation about all things jazz. Eddie has welcomed such great guest musicians like Jim Masters, John Toomey, Rich Mossman among others. Who will play next alongside Eddie? Bring your intellect and your instrument!

Suggested $5 door donation

The Undiscovered

Musical Theater Open Mic

March 23, 2017

Dust of 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!

Suggested $5 donation at the door.

Meet the Musicians

FREE EVENT!

March 19, 2017

Meet and mingle with some of the amazing and talented musicians of Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the Z. Join a handful of different musicians after their performance of Verdi: Requiem. The concert will take place at the Sandler Center followed by Meet the Musicians at Zeiders American Dream Theater. Come ask them anything!
Scott McElroy, Principal Trombone
Rodney Martell, Bass Trombone
Peter DuBeau, Principal Tuba
Benjamin Rous, Resident Conductor

No ticket necessary and no charge at the door!

 

Davy Crockett’s Tremendously Tall Tales

Family Show

March 18, 2017

“King of the Wild Frontier” is a name befitting a Tennessee hero with a coonskin cap… but what if there are not one, not two, but three such heroes competing for the title? There’s only one way to tell the real from the imposter: A Tall Tale Telling Tournament!
Join Davy Crockett, Davy Crockett, and Davy Crockett on a trip through the folklore and tall tales of the American frontier. Enjoy familiar characters such as Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox and Johnny Appleseed, and also some not so familiar characters… like hoop-snakes and hide-behinds! Interactive and hilarious; a wonderful adventure for every age.

Presented by Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

The Word

An Open Mic for Storyrellers, Poets and Fabulists

March 16, 2017

The Word welcomes diverse voices and fans of poetry, spoken word, and all forms of creative writing. We encourage all ages and backgrounds to come together and share in the mutual adoration of words. The Z provides a platform for writers to share their work while fostering a comfortable, laid-back, and encouraging atmosphere. This is your chance to take the mic! Read your own work or share a favorite.

Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Those looking to speak/perform may sign up at the door. Limited spots!

March Radness

with Plan B Comedy

March 11, 2017

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly improv show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy.

Mixtape Monday

New Lecture Series

March 06, 2017

What do Lowell the Hammer Stanley, our region’s most “notorious” personal injury lawyer…and Chris Richeson from Chesapeake Bay Distillery have in common?

You have to come to Mixtape Monday at Zeiders American Dream Theater to find out.

Veteran local talk show host Joel Rubin will quiz these two diverse characters on what they do (cash, cash, cash…and vodka, vodka, vodka) and let you in the audience join in with your own questions and observations.

FREE EVENT!  There will also be Happy Hour drink specials, comfortable padded seats and ample free parking in Town Center.

 

Morning To Morning

Pop Up Exhibition

February 18, 2017

Zeiders American Dream Theater Emerging Artist, Evan Hannah is presenting a collective visual and performing arts exhibition that was originally inspired by his debut EP THE MORNING. It’s centered around and celebrates the work of artists of color as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community and women.

This year we have the visual work of Micah Scott and Amber Robinson, a mix by Michael Castillo, spoken word by Erica Aquino, and music by Copelana as well as Evan Hannah featuring players from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets are $10 at the door and all proceeds will go to The LGBT Center of Hampton Roads.