Thursday, March 5 at 7:30PM Tickets: $20 *General Admission
Singing traditional Portuguese fado and accompanied by José Silva, on a twelve string Portuguese guitar, Viriato Ferreira on the viola de fado, and Peter Pimental on upper base, Ana, the voice of a true fadista, embodies and expresses the soul of this beautiful music tradition.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
with John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band Friday, March 6, 8PM Tickets: $35/$39/$45 *This performance qualifies as a Mainstage Show Member Benefit*
Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes will rock The Z with a “classic blend of Memphis Stax influenced R&B and gritty “stonesy” rock and roll.” Accompanied by world class musicians ranging from pianists and guitarists to trumpet and saxophone players. One fan comments, “One of the most underrated and amazing groups of my generation. It was unbelievable to see and hear these guys with Southside hitting the notes just like they were recorded!”
Generously sponsored by: Alphagraphics
Carminho and Camane
Saturday, March 7, 8PM Tickets: $39/$49/$59 *This performance qualifies as a Mainstage show Benefit, as well as a Free Member Night choice.*
The Zeiterion brings together two incredible Fado performers from Portugal for one amazingly passionate and moving night! Carminho, a rising star of fado who is coming up in the footsteps of Mariza and Ana Moura. Portugal’s brightest new star, she is considered to be one of the most talented fado singers of her generation. And back after his magnificent debut at The Z in 2014, is Camané, the “Prince of Fado”
Generously sponsored by: Horacio’s Sheet Metal and WJFD Radio
Cirque Ziva 2015
Sunday, March 8, 7PM Tickets: $27.50/$32.50/$37.50 *This performance qualifies as a Mainstage & Family Member Benefit, as well as a Free Member Night choice*
The astounding Golden Dragon Acrobats showcase the majesty and beauty of Chinese acrobatic art. Featuring jugglers, dancers and contortionists, this group of dedicated artists has toured the United States continuously since their founding in 1978. With gravity-defying acts and mystifying precision, Cirque Ziva will make you believe that the impossible is always possible – and the achievement is a beautiful work of art! This showcase of raw physical talent is an all-encompassing experience that challenges the imagination and inspires awe!
Wednesday, March 11, 8PM Tickets: $35/$45/$55/$75* *A-Level tickets include a post-performance reception with Ms. Griffin
Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin takes The Z stage for a night of take-no-prisoners laughs. Whether she’s tearing up stars on the red carpet, making Anderson Cooper blush on New Year’s Eve, or keeping her fans doubled over with laughter in her stand-up specials and late-night talk show appearances, the always entertaining Kathy Griffin delivers an unforgettable, unforgivable night of laughter.
This show contains adult language and humor
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - On Stage
Thursday, March 12, 7:30PM Tickets: $25 *Stage seating. General admission
Audiences are moved by American Place Theater’s powerful stage adaptation of Harriet Jacobs’ book of the same title. This celebrated slave narrative includes the author's account of the seven years she spent hiding as a fugitive in her grandmother's attic. This fifty minute verbatim performance illuminates in shocking fashion, the traumas of slavery, particularly for women and children. Audiences emerge with a visceral experience that may become an enduring part of their understanding of the “peculiar institution” of slavery.
Surrounded by a pre and post show discussion audiences will explore themes including resilience and survival.
St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
WGBH presents ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELTIC SOJOURN WITH BRIAN O’DONOVAN Friday, March 13, 8PM Tickets: $25/$32$38/$45
For the past nine years, St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn concerts have introduced the roots and branches of Irish music to audiences eager to celebrate the holiday in true Irish style. Local, regional, and national broadcasts of O’Donovan’s radio program, “A Celtic Sojourn” over the past 27 years have proven extraordinarily popular. This concert follows the format established for the “Christmas Celtic Sojourn” series of concerts and will feature traditional instrumentalists, dancers, singers and more than a few surprises. Irish or not, the infectious sounds and colorful history of Ireland quicken the heart and imagination of all audience members, reaffirming that old adage…everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day!
THE AWARD-WINNING ORIGINAL FROM LONDON’S WEST END Saturday, March 14, 8PM Tickets: $29/$35/$40
Experience the lavish costumes, lighting and sound of ABBA MANIA! Considered the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute, ABBA MANIA celebrates the music of ABBA, reviving special memories of the time the band ruled the airwaves. “If you’re an Abba fan, you’ll love this tribute concert” (Daily Express). Dig out those platforms and join in all of your favorites including: 'Mamma Mia,' 'Voulez Vous,' 'Dancing Queen,' 'Winner Take It All,' 'Super Trouper' and many more.
Peter and the Starcatcher
National Tour of the Broadway Sensation! Friday, March 20, 8PM Tickets: $39/$45/$49/$55 A Grownups Prequel to Peter Pan *Not recommended for children under the age of 10.
“The most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades” – The New York Times
“Best Play” Tony Award® nominated & five time Tony Winner®
Get Starstruck! This swashbuckling prequel takes a hilarious romp through Neverland. Discover how Peter Pan became the boy who never grew up. Based on the best-selling novel and the winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this magical theatrical production with music will have you hooked the moment your imagination takes flight.
Jimmy Webb - Stage Door Live
Thursday, March 26, 2015 7:30 PM Tickets: $45 *General Admission
A very special Stage Door Live appearance! A true living legend of songwriting, Jimmy Webb’s been crafting amazing songs, many of which have become cherished standards, for some forty years. And he’s still doing it. Now on tour with his newest CD, “Still Within the Sound of My Voice” Jimmy Webb is engaging his audiences like never before. Though some might still not know his name, they know the songs: “Wichita Lineman,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “The Highwayman,” “Up, Up and Away,” “MacArthur Park,” and many more. Webb is one of those rare songwriters who manages to bring a genuine measure of magic to everything he touches.
Todd Baptista's Doo Wop 11
Rock, Rhythm and Soul! Saturday March 28, 2015, 7:30 PM Tickets: $45/$49/$55 *This performance qualifies as a Mainstage Show Member Benefit*
Starring four acts at the Z for their very first time! The Crystals (“Do Doo Ron Ron”, “He’s A Rebel”), a special reunion of Chicago doo wop pioneers The El Dorados “Crazy Little Mama” “At My Front Door”, special guest star Jimmy Clanton “Venus In Blue Jeans”, “Just A Dream” and the future of Doo Wop: 19 year old sensation Kid Kyle!
NBSO Mesmerizing Masterpieces
Saturday, April 11 at 7:30PM Tickets: $60/$50/$40/$25 Contact Box Office for $10 Student tickets (up to age 22)
Two masterpieces in one concert! The NBSO opens with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, a showcase for the composer’s musical genius. Then guest artist Marina Lomazov joins the NBSO for Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, one of the greatest piano concertos of all time. Marina performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert No. 1 with the NBSO in 2010 and brought the house down. We know she’ll do it again with Rachmaninoff’s mighty second piano concerto. Yes, you will be mesmerized!
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Sunday, April 12, 7PM Tickets: $39/$45/$50 *This performance qualifies as a Mainstage Show Member Benefit*
A rare chance to see two of the world’s most highly regarded banjo players and fearless musical explorers, together. Each has won independent acclaim: Fleck, as the 14 Grammy-winning musical chameleon; Washburn, as the “daring, definite talent” (The Wall Street Journal) with the beguiling voice. But throughout the years, the husband and wife have always made music with each other, whether for their own pleasure, for family and friends, as part of the Sparrow Quartet or in very rare impromptu performances.
Generously sponsored by: Medium Studios
Simon Wiesenthal: Nazi Hunter
Starring Tom Duggan Thursday, April 16, 8PM Tickets: $20/$25/$29 *This performance qualifies as a Mainstage & Family Show Member Benefit*
Wiesenthal is an uplifting and highly entertaining one-man show that unfolds like a gripping spy thriller, telling the story of Simon Wiesenthal and how, after cheating death at the hands of Hitler’s dreaded S.S., he spent his life bringing justice to the most notorious criminals in war history. The critically acclaimed one-man play is hailed by audiences and critics as “masterful” (Backstage) and “authoritative and engaging” (LA Times). Despite his death,'Nazi Hunter', continues to inspire audiences, thanks to this award winning one-man show. Linked with The Z’s pre-performance book club discussion of Branded on My Arm and In My Soul, A Holocaust Memoir by Abraham W. Landau. 6PM - Free and open to the public
"Pearly Turns Thirty"
GNB United Way presents “Pearly Turns Thirty” – Pearly Baker Band’s 30th Birthday celebration Saturday, April 18, 7 pm Tickets: $15 (Please donate a can of food at the door)
New Bedford’s own Pearly Baker Band celebrates 30 years of music-making with a concert at the beautiful Zeiterion to raise money for the United Way Hunger Commission. Please bring non-perishables for a food drive at the door. Like us on Facebook “I love Pearly Baker”
International Portuguese Music Awards 2015
Saturday, April 25, 8pm Tickets: $68/$55/$39 VIP* $150 (packet and information will arrive closer to event)
The International Portuguese Music Awards is an annual awards show recognizing outstanding achievement in music by international artists of Portuguese ancestry. The award show features performances by prominent artists and is televised on various media outlets, including worldwide via RTP International. Awards are handed out in multiple categories and the two New Talent finalists perform live.
Sunday, April 26, 2PM Tickets: $15/$18/$22 *This performance qualifies as a Mainstage Show Member Benefit*
Pinkalicious loves all things pink – most especially pink cupcakes! Her parents warn her not to eat too many, but when she breaks the rules she turns pink! Join Pinkalicious and her family on a glittering musical adventure to discover the importance of being yourself – and eating your vegetables! With lyrics written by the book’s original authors, Elizabeth & Victoria Kann, pink enthusiasts of all ages (and their cupcake-loving brothers) will crave a taste of this whimsical production!
Generously sponsored by: Pink Box Desserts
Colin & Brad: Two Man Group
Friday, May 1, 8PM Tickets: $45/$49 *This performance qualifies as a Mainstage Show Member Benefit*
*The original performance date of March 27, has been changed to May 1. Ticket Holders have been notified by e-mail or phone. If you have any questions/concerns please call the box office at (508) 994-2900*
As Colin Mochrie so aptly describes it, an evening with him and Brad Sherwood is “the most fun you can have with a theatre full of people that's legal and doesn't include washing up.” The Who’s Line Is It Anyway? alumni are taking their wild antics on a national tour. Using only their audience for inspiration, Colin and Brad create a new side-splitting routine each night. The experience is entirely up to you!
Generously sponsored by: Chase Canopy
Isabella Rossellini Presents Green Porno
Saturday, May 2, 8PM Tickets: $39/$47/$55/$120* *A-Level tickets include post-performance reception with Ms. Rossellini *This performance qualifies as a Mainstage Show Member Benefit (Excluding A-Level)*
Screen icon Isabella Rossellini reveals the surprisingly kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life in this charmingly offbeat one-woman show, adapted from the celebrated Sundance Channel series of the same name. With day-glo costumes and paper puppets, Rossellini channels a host of reproductive oddities based on a text by the influential French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere (The Mahabharata, 1987 Next Wave; The Tin Drum.) Green Porno is a cheeky, delightful zoology lesson brought vividly to life by Rossellini’s humorously playful approach and singular flair for storytelling.
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Sunday, May 3, 2PM Tickets: $12 *This performance qualifies as a Mainstage & Family Show Member Benefit*
Stanley Lambchop dreams of travelling the globe and taking part in daring adventures. When he makes a wish on a shooting star, his dreams come true in an unexpected way. Stanley is now a two-dimensional adventurer extraordinaire! He simply folds himself up into an envelope to be whisked off to wherever a little postage will take him. Follow Stanley through Paris, France, Hollywood, California and the beautiful islands of Hawaii as he discovers that heroes come in all shapes and sizes!
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
35th ANNIVERSARY TOUR Tuesday, May 5, 8PM Tickets: $49/$59/$69
Z Member Presale: Saturday, February 7, 10AM Public Sale: Tuesday, February 10, 10AM
Powerhouse duo and rock-n-roll legends Pat Benatar and Neil "Spyder" Giraldo bring their undeniable chemistry and unprecedented sound to The Z! The duo behind one of the largest arsenals of rock hits including "Love is a Battlefield," "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" and "Heartbreaker." Together, with Benatar's vocals and Giraldo's trail-blazing work as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, they have forged one of the most successful partnerships in rock & roll history. Since their collaboration 35 years ago on the debut album "In The Heat of the Night," they have sold more than 26 million albums and charted 19 Top-40 singles, earning four Grammy Awards and three American Music Awards.
NBSO Enchanted Places
Saturday, May 9 at 7:30PM Tickets: $60/$50/$40/$25 Contact Box Office for $10 Student tickets (up to age 22)
Can you handle four blockbusters in one night? There’s only one way to find out: come visit these enchanted places with the NBSO! The season finale concert opens with a visit to a wild Roman Carnival with Hector Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, then we experience the biggest cello concerto of all time—Edward Elgar’s introspective and elegiac Cello Concerto in E Minor, featuring guest artist Jesus Castro-Balbi; Alexander Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia takes us on an exotic caravan ride through the steppe lands of Asia; and the last stop is a musical visit to the towering pine trees of the Eternal City with Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome. This concert-journey will be unforgettable.
Grace Morrison - Stage Door Live
Thursday, May 21 at 7:30PM Tickets: $20 *General Admission
“Grace’s voice is a reflection of herself — pure and true. She is an incredible talent mixing seemingly effortless musicality and original storytelling in the Folk and Americana genres.” - Bongo Beach Productions. Joining Grace for her first Stage Door performance will be David Delaney on fiddle and vocals, and Sean Farias on double bass.
The Evolution of Pop
House of Music Presents: The Evolution of Pop Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:00pm Tickets: $10/$16 Limited VIP: $30 (Includes ticket in preferred seating and a gift bag)
The House of Music will take you on an unforgettable journey...1970-2015. Experience the chart-topping hits of iconic artists past and present. High energy performances. All ages. One night only. All proceeds benefit The House of Music New Bedford - Changing the world with the power of music.
Friday, May 29, 8PM Tickets: $20/$25/$29 *This performance qualifies as a Mainstage & Family Show Member Benefit*
A Top Five Band at SXSW, Kev Marcus and Wil B are classically trained musicians who fuse hip hop, R&B, soul, rock and classical into one groundbreaking combination of sound that is sure to raise the roof! They have performed on Broadway and shared concert stages with some of the biggest names in music. Joining the duo is DJ TK, Beatdown on Drums and Joe Cello on Cello. Black Violin will enthrall lovers of Bach and Beyoncé. They have inspired folks from all over North America to get fired up about classical music.
Generously sponsored by: Westport Rivers/Buzzards Bay Brewing
Dark Star Orchestra
Wednesday, June 3, 8PM Tickets: $29/$35/$40
The Z invites you on a long, strange trip with the critically-acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra. At each concert, the band performs a specific show from the original Grateful Dead live catalogue. They present the complete original set, in order, with uncanny and faithful interpretation. Performed the same way an orchestra interprets music of a composer, the Dead’s spirit is channeled as the players capture the excitement of the original performances. Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead’s musical canon.
Sunday, June 14, 2PM Tickets: $10 *This performance qualifies as a Mainstage & Family Show Member Benefit*
Live on stage in his first-ever musical tour, Curious George swings and flips his way through a fun-filled tale that takes the audience from home to Rome. The inquisitive and loveable little monkey enlists the help of his friends and audience members in intriguing problem-solving adventures on his quest to win the Golden Meatball Contest. It's a story about friends helping friends to find that one very special "secret ingredient"!
Festival Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Celebration continues this summer with the exclusive Southern New England engagement of Disney’s family favorite MARY POPPINS, which flies into the Z on July 24 for 8 magical performances. Based on P.L. Travers books and the 1964 Disney film, anything can and will happen at #17 Cherry Tree Lane when the perfect nanny, Mary Poppins, takes charge of the Banks family. Featuring the film’s familiar music and lyrics by the Academy Award winning Sherman Brothers along with additional music by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The young, and young-at-heart, will leave the theatre singing all their favorite songs like, Chim Chim Chiree, A Spoonful of Sugar, Step in Time, and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. MARY POPPINS is perfect entertainment for the entire family.
Mary Poppins Opening Night Reception
Friday, July 24, 10pm The Star Store at UMD Premium Ticket to the show and Reception: $75 Reception Only: $25
Festival Theatre invites you to celebrate their 25th Anniversary season and walk the red carpet on the opening night of Mary Poppins! Mingle and meet the cast as you enjoy elegant hor d'oeuvres, an array of desserts and entertainment that will make this 25th Anniversary celebration practically perfect in every way!
"Weird Al" Yankovic
The Mandatory World Tour Tuesday, August 4, 8PM Tickets: $48/$55/VIP2 $129*/VIP1 $260**
“Weird Al” returns with the Mandatory World Tour! After over thirty years of poking fun at the pop music world, his latest recording, Mandatory Fun has become his best-selling album to date, and the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. Don't miss parody master Weird Al in New Bedford for a one-night only stop!
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