Shea Seger and Friends

Live at the Z!

October 20, 2017

Friday at 8pm

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

Joe Crookston – Live at the Z

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

October 21, 2017

Saturday at 7:30pm

Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Residence and signed to Tamulevich Artist Management along with John Gorka and Peter Yarrow.

He’ll surprise you and awaken the cynics. He’s plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist. His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

Sponsored by TowneBank

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

Moonshiner

A Musical Fabulism by Bart Kuebler

October 27, 2017 to October 29, 2017

Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

In the closing days of October, 1952, an up-and-coming cabaret singer pays a visit to a washed-up private eye on the outskirts of Chicago. What he discovers about her mild-mannered husband and his peculiar relationship with orbital bodies leads to even wilder revelations about each of them, and to a moment of truth with an unexpected visitor.

Plan B Jam

Free Improv Jam

November 01, 2017

Wednesday at 8pm

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.

Choose Your Own Ending: A Cabaret

No two shows will be the same!

November 03, 2017 to November 04, 2017

All shows are at 7:30pm

The Z’s brand of New York City “downtown” cabaret debuts this fall with an audience-participation twist. Throughout the evening, you have a hand in picking which songs will be sung as different performers take turns breaking the fourth wall and putting their own spin on classics old and new. No two shows will be the same!

Performances run:

September 29 & 30

October 12 & 13

November 3 & 4

Shea Seger and Friends

Live at the Z!

November 10, 2017

Friday at 8pm

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.

Plan B Comedy

An Improv Show!

November 11, 2017

Saturday at 9pm

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

Plan B Jam

Free Improv Jam

November 15, 2017

Wednesday at 8pm

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.

James Lee Stanley – Live at the Z

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

November 18, 2017

Saturday at 7:30pm

It is only a long lived singer-songwriter career that lets James Lee Stanley unite the unpredictable creative turns and the eclectic elements that make up his world. His remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create songs, each recorded with a finely crafted with guitar orchestrations that enhance the lyric. But a whole new dimension is added when James Lee performs live. These incredible songs, coupled with his outrageously hilarious repartee, make for an evening of hilarity and tenderness and one of the most entertaining concerts on the circuit.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

Sponsored by TowneBank

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

The Odyssey (Abbreviated): Or, Homer Writes a Poem

Presented by Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

November 18, 2017

Saturday at 11am

The clock is ticking. The deadline is looming. And Homer, a student of poetry, is running out of time. After weeks and weeks and weeks of dragging his feet, Homer’s writing assignment is due. The subject? Greek mythology. The task? Compose the longest, most exciting, most fantastical, most adventurous poem ever written: The Odyssey!

Set sail with Odysseus on his journey after the Trojan Wars. Along the way he’ll encounter the Gods of Mount Olympus, outsmart Polyphemus the Cyclops, skirt the island of the Sirens, battle mythical monsters and, with any luck, make it home before dinner.
This November, let CTHR take your family on the most epic of journeys: The Odyssey!

Presented By Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads

Holidivas

A Holiday Cabaret

December 14, 2017 to December 16, 2017

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm

The Z’s annual end-of-year holiday show featuring a diverse collection of divas returns for one weekend only! Celebrate the magic of the holidays with songs both old and new sung by some very talented divas! Put on your best holiday garb or ugliest sweater and watch these Holidivas sweet talk you, serenade you, touch your heart and tickle your funny bone. The perfect show during this cheery, frustrating, festive and chaotic time of year.

Grotesquerie Lake

A New Musical by James Rubio

January 12, 2018 to January 14, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

When the carnival comes to Youngstown in the summer of 1976, recent high school graduate and aspiring amateur magician Frank gets drawn into the enchanted world behind the curtains. His skill in the shooting galleries makes him a hero to the barkers, carnies, and townspeople as it simultaneously makes him a marked man in the eyes of the wizard behind the carnival’s trickery.

Sex on Broadway

A Valentine's Cabaret

February 14, 2018 to February 17, 2018

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Broadway stage is no stranger to drama, comedy, or sex- and often all three at once! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Z with an evening of torch songs, romance, and ribaldry. Our funny, touching, and sexy Valentine card arrives again at the Z for Valentine’s day and the following weekend.

The Green Fields of Americay

A NEW Cabaret

March 16, 2018 to March 23, 2018

All shows are at 7:30pm

A new, specially-written revue-style cabaret re-telling the story of an Irish immigrant couple and their journey from Cork to New York. The ship docks at the Z just in time for St. Patrick’s day!

Performances Run:

March 16 & 17

March 22 & 23

New Theatrical Work

By Meredith Noel

April 06, 2018 to April 08, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 8pm; and Sunday at 2pm

The Z’s emerging artist for 2017-2018 creates a new theatrical work in conjunction with an exhibit of artist Inka Essenhigh’s works at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach.

The Orange Ave Project

By Connor Norton

May 25, 2018 to May 27, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm

This new theater work, created as part of a year-long partnership between the Z and local writer Connor Norton, documents a community’s reaction to the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando in June of 2016.