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Welcome! There is something magical about a ticket to the Z. There, in your hand, you hold the key to the warm glow of people, the golden muses, the chandelier, the moment when the lights dim, the anticipation you and those around you feel as the curtain rises and then, yes, and then, the soaring begins-the music, the voice, the dance and the actor! It is that experience and the great artists we bring that together make a ticket to The Z magic. This season your ticket is the key to laughter, inspiration, great music, spectacular dance and great American Theatre. This year the curtain will rise on such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Garrison Keillor, Mavis Staples, Christopher Lloyd, Michele Wiles of American Ballet Theatre, Odair Assad, A Celtic Sojourn, and family favorite The New Shanghai Circus. There are a lot of new experiences waiting for you too! This year we have added “Block Parties Under the Canopy”, “Classical Concerts in the Sanctuary”, “On-Stage Folk Café” and “Stage Door at The Z” (yes, they are on the stage).

So, with your ticket in hand, join us and let the magic begin! Katherine Knowles, Executive Director Zeiterion Performing Arts Center


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We can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it takes all of us to make the dream a reality and it takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true. – Walt Disney

THANKS to those who help make it possible. Official Designer:

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Foundation and Public Support

City of New Bedford

JANE’S TRUST

Bank of America Foundation, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts – Women’s Action Fund– Acushnet Foundation – Rainy Day Fund, Cove Charitable Trust, Crapo Foundation, Enable Hope Foundation, Grimshaw Gudewicz Charitable Foundation, Island Foundation, Jane’s Trust, Ludes Family Trust, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, National Endowment of the Arts, New Bedford Day Nursery, Seabreeze Foundation, Target Foundation, Makepeace Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts Special Thanks to: Senator Mark Montigny, Representative Antonio Cabral, Mayor Scott Lang

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PICK 6 AND SAVE 10% Design Your Own Series! Our Design Your Own Series allows you to build the collection of performances that’s right for you and save money at the same time! Simply choose at least six shows from this brochure and SAVE 10% on each ticket. Plus, you’ll receive full subscriber benefits!

…OR BUY A SERIES SUBSCRIPTION AND SAVE UP TO 30%! We offer series subscription packages to make it easy to enjoy your favorite shows. Choose from a variety of different packages including Family, Comedy and Classical. Save up to 30% and receive full subscriber benefits. See pages 34 and 35 for pricing and more information.

Roots & Rock!

Blues at the Crossroads The Hope, Love & Justice Tour featuring Mavis Staples and Billy Bragg Dar Williams and Richie Havens

All Things Strings!

The Classics!

Death of A Salesman Odair Assad Ballet Grand Prix

Family Fun!

Stefan Jackiw Odair Assad Jennifer Koh

ZooZoo New Shanghai Circus Dan Zanes and Friends with the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra

Laugh Out Loud!

Just for Kids!

An Evening with Garrison Keillor Todd Oliver and Dogs Gone Wild Loretta LaRoche

The Man Who Planted Trees Ferdinand the Bull Angelina Ballerina

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Great Savings Enjoy up to 30% off regular single ticket prices. 5% Discount on Additional Tickets Purchase tickets to additional shows not in your subscription package or add on tickets for friends and family and receive a 5% discount at any time throughout the season. Great Seats See the performances from some of the best seats in the house! Since you are ordering your tickets early, you secure your seats for the shows you most want to see without worrying about sell-outs or long lines. Free Ticket Replacement If your tickets are lost or misplaced, don’t worry! We’ll reprint them for free.

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Saturday, October 9

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CLIFF EBERHARDT

Thursday, October 7

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AARON LEWIS OF STAIND

Sunday, October 10

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STEFAN JACKIW

Thursday, October 14

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DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Friday, October 15

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ZOOZOO

Friday, October 29

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LIZT ALFONSO DANCE CUBA

Saturday, October 30

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JAKE HILL BAND

Thursday, November 4

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DOO WOP 6

Saturday, November 6

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JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA

Thursday, November 11

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with WYNTON MARSALIS

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ANA VINAGRE

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DAN ZANES

Sunday, November 21

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THE KENNEDYS

Thursday, December 2

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Saturday, December 4

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U.S. AIR FORCE BAND OF LIBERTY

Thursday, December 9

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GARRISON KEILLOR

Sunday, December 12

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TODD OLIVER & THE DOGS GONE WILD TOUR Friday, January 21

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ARMSTED CHRISTIAN & PEACEFUL FLIGHT

Thursday, February 3

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LORETTA LAROCHE

Friday, February 4

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ODAIR ASSAD

Thursday, February 10

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BLUES AT THE CROSSROADS

Sunday, February 27

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BEAUSOLEIL’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Friday, March 4

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BALLET GRAND PRIX

Saturday, March 5

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THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES

Sunday, March 6

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CHRIS BOTTI

Sunday, March 6

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NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS

Friday, March 11

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A CELTIC SOJOURN

Saturday, March 19

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FERDINAND THE BULL

Sunday, March 20

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JENNIFER KOH

Thursday, March 24

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IN THE MOOD

Saturday, March 26

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MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS DE NATI CANO

Friday, April 1

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MAVIS STAPLES & BILLY BRAGG

Saturday, April 2

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Saturday, April 16

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SPRING AWAKENING

Friday, April 29

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ANGELINA BALLERINA

Sunday, May 1

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RICHIE HAVENS & DAR WILLIAMS

Saturday, May 21

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AN EVENING WITH

Lily Tomlin

OPENING NIGHT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT 8PM

TICKETS: $100**/$65/$60/$55/$45

Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comedians, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video. Tomlin rose to fame as a regular on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In with her hilarious characterizations of the irascible telephone operator Ernestine and devilish 6-year-old Edith Ann. Newsweek said,

**PREMIUM TICKETS: A limited number of premium tickets are available for $100. These tickets include premium seating for the performance and a post-show champagne and dessert reception with Lily Tomlin.

“Lily Tomlin just may be the eighth wonder of the world.”

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New this year!

Bring your dancing shoes, your friends, your appetite and high spirits and let the good times roll! Make a night of it and join us for Cajun, Mexican or Cuban block parties and performances.

BLOCK PARTIES SPONSOR:

Hola! Saturday, October 30, 2010

DANCE CUBA 6:00-8:00pm 8:00pm 10:00pm

Fabulous food: Arroz con pollo with plantains, beer & wine Performance Party!

CASH BAR SPECIAL: Mojitos TICKETS INCLUDING PERFORMANCE AND BLOCK PARTY: $60/$57

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It’s an evening of fun, food and entertainment. Before the show, under the Z tent in front of the theater, the festivities begin with the food and drink of the region. After, we party in the tent with live music and dancing. Hola! Viva! Let the good times roll!

Viva! Friday, April 1, 2011

MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS DE NATI CANO 6:00-8:00pm 8:00pm 10:00pm

Fabulous food: Enchiladas with refried beans and rice, BBQ quesadilla, beer & wine Performance Party!

CASH BAR SPECIAL: Margueritas TICKETS INCLUDING PERFORMANCE AND BLOCK PARTY: $60/$55

Let the Good Times Roll!

Friday, March 4, 2011

35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

BEAUSOLEIL AVEC MICHAEL DOUCET WITH GUEST BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX

& THE MARDI GRAS INDIANS AND SPECIAL GUESTS 6:00-8:00pm 8:00pm 10:00pm

Fabulous Food: Jambalaya and corn bread, beer, wine Performance Party!

CASH BAR SPECIAL: Hurricanes TICKETS INCLUDING PERFORMANCE AND BLOCK PARTY: $65/$62

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TODD OLIVER & the

DOGS GONE WILD Tour FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 AT 7:30PM TICKETS: $30/$25

The Z will officially go to the dogs when Todd Oliver and his brood of talking mutts come to town. Have you ever met a talking dog, a REAL talking dog? Get ready because when comedian and ventriloquist Todd Oliver takes the stage you’ll meet Irving - a live Boston Terrier who throws witty insults and sings and other talking dogs that’ll have you howling in your seat.

“I’ve never laughed so hard in my life!”

LORETTA LAROCHE Lighten Up! Laugh, Live and Learn. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AT 8PM This is a night of comedy that should not be missed! Audience favorite, Loretta LaRoche, is an author and humorist that has been enlightening and entertaining the world with her unique vision of the absurdities of our lifestyle. With her contemporary wit and a hearty dose of old-world wisdom, Loretta brings a breath of fresh air for everyone who’s suffocating in our techno crazed, germ-phobic, “go-go-go” world. TICKETS: $35

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AN EVENING WITH

GARRISON KEILLOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 AT 8PM

Garrison Keillor, beloved humorist, yarn spinner and creator of National Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion”, has been making audiences laugh, tap their feet and occasionally grab a hankie with his tales of life at Lake Wobegon, “Where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.” One performance only! TICKETS: $65/$56/$48

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SALESMAN

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 AT 8PM

TICKETS: $35

The Emmy award winning star of Taxi and Back to the Future, Christopher Lloyd leads the cast in Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Death of a Salesman – one of the greatest achievements of 20th Century drama. Its central character, Willy Loman, a little man with modest dreams, towers over American dramatic literature. Performed by the renowned Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Miller’s quintessential masterpiece depicts an ordinary man Willie Loman, a traveling salesman, in desperate pursuit of the American Dream for himself and his family. Death of a Salesman is a work of tremendous emotional impact, as relevant today as when it premiered fifty-five years ago.

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JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 AT 8PM

Legendary trumpeter, composer and arranger Wynton Marsalis is from New Orleans - where jazz began - and carries that identity like a badge of honor. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is a New York creation that is lauded as one of the greatest ensembles in the world. Together the man and the band make an unparalleled combination. TICKETS: $77/$62/$56/$47

AN EVENING WITH

CHRIS BOTTI SUNDAY, MARCH 6 AT 8PM

WOW! Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD, When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and has led to four #1 Jazz Albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum & Grammy Awards. Spectacular! TICKETS: $59.50/$54/$48.50

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RICHIE HAVENS & DAR WILLIAMS SATURDAY, MAY 21 AT 8PM TICKETS: $35.50/$32.50/$29.50

Two generations of folk music share one night. Richie Havens is gifted with one of the most recognizable voices in popular music. Since his historic opening performance at the original Woodstock Festival, Havens has been known for his fiery, poignant, soulful singing. Dar Williams is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of her generation, known for lush soundscapes and lyrics that beautifully blur the lines between folk and pop. The two on the same stage? Folk music at its best!

MAVIS STAPLES & BILLY BRAGG

TICKETS: $48/$45

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 AT 8PM

The Hope, Love & Justice Tour Two artists hailing from different sides of the Atlantic but both bound by the spirit of social justice and activism come together for a special celebration of music. Mavis Staples blazes a rhythm & blues trail while never relinquishing her gospel roots. The Lifetime Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was honored as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of all time. Billy Bragg’s inspiration stems from the socially conscious folk tradition of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Called a “national treasure” by the London Times, he’s spent more than two decades making an indelible mark on the conscience of British music that has carried over to the US and Canada.

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Blues At The Crossroads: THE ROBERT JOHNSON CENTENNIAL CONCERTS

Featuring BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, DAVID “HONEYBOY” EDWARDS, HUBERT SUMLIN, CEDRIC BURNSIDE & LIGHTNIN’ MALCOM Sunday, February 27 AT 8pm TICKETS: $48.50/$44.50/$42.50

The past, present, and future of the blues collide at the crossroads when living legends, bluesy country rockers, and house party hip-hop masters meet for a celebration of Delta blues icon Robert Johnson’s musical legacy. When we travel out to the crossroads, we’ll taste the bittersweet wind of the Delta, jump at a juke joint, and catch a whiff of a smoking amp for some funkadelic fusion.

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iva! V Celebratin g 200 Years of Mexican Independance

MARIACHI Los Camperos de Nati Cano Z Block

Parties Under the

Canopy FRIDAY, APRIL 1 AT 8PM

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Grammy® Award-winner Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano commemorates its 50th anniversary and Mexico’s bicentennial with a special program: Viva Mexico! Through popular song including, “Mexico Lindo”, “La Bamba”, “Ave Maria”, “La Cucaracha” the group tells the story of Mexican independance. Led by Natividad “Nati” Cano, the Los Camperos is today considered a national treasure and by many to be the finest mariachi ensemble in the world. The group is also known for

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TICKETS: $37.50/$32.50

its collaboration with Linda Rondstadt on the star’s critically acclaimed album, Canciones de mi Padre. Mariachi goes beyond music; it is the essence of Mexico and its people. It is something cultural, spiritual and traditional that is unique to this country, an experience not to be missed. SPONSOR


SATURDAY, MARCH 19 AT 8PM

BRIAN O’DONOVAN’S

“A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn”

20% OFF FOR WGBH MEMBERS

TICKETS: $45/$38/$28 Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a special concert of traditional and contemporary Irish music, song and dance by joining Brian O’Donovan for WBGH’s annual A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn. A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn features performances by some of the principal Celtic performers who, through their performances, invite you in to experience the Irish holiday in a way like never before!

Let the Good Times Roll! Z Block

Parties Under the

Canopy

See page 7 for details.

35th Anniversary Tour

BEAUSOLEIL AVEC MICHAEL DOUCET FEATURING BIG CHIEF

MONK BOUDREAUX

& THE MARDI GRAS INDIANS AND SPECIAL GUESTS FRIDAY, MARCH 4 AT 8PM It’s a Big Bayou Birthday with America’s grandest Cajun Band: Beausoleil with Michael Doucet! In celebration of a career studded with TV, movie, Grammys, concerts and other accolades, Beausoleil will be joined onstage by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Mardi Gras Indians who are the best of the best in the New Orleans Mardi Gras musical parade tradition –There’ll be dancing in the aisles. TICKETS: $45/$40

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All New!

at THE Z We welcome you to step through our red stage door on Spring Street and find the Zeiterion stage transformed into an intimate concert club with great music. A full bar is available. Jake Hill Band Thursday, November 4 at 7:30PM A piece of Americana right in our backyard: described as the New Age Johnny Cash, Jake Hill keeps folk music and Americana alive and kicking with songwriting and performance that is infectious, melodic and masterful. Ana Vinagre Thursday, November 18 at 7:30PM Singing Portuguese fado and accompanied by musicians José Silva, Viriato Ferreira, and Peter Pimental, Ana, the voice of a true fadista, embodies and expresses the soul of this beautiful music tradition.

Seating is limited. General seating

Watch for announcements of new performances!

ON STAGE

All tickets to Stage Door at the Z and The Folk Café are $15.

Armsted Christian and Peaceful Flight Thursday, February 3 at 7:30PM A stellar night of traditional and contemporary jazz performed by an all star band fronted by Armsted Christian, Grammy nominated jazz vocalist, and Berklee Professor, songwriter and musician.

Folk Cafe

A folk music café right on stage at The Z! Alan and Helene Korolenko, Artistic Directors of the New Bedford Summerfest, join us as the Artistic Directors for the new Café! Come for folk music’s top performers right on the Z’s stage. A full bar, coffee and yummy desserts will be available.

Cliff Eberhardt Thursday, October 7 at 7:30PM A driving force of the Greenwich Village New Folk Movement, Cliff Eberhardt’s music is infused with influences ranging from Americana blues, Tex-Mex and passionate roadhouse ballads. USA Today music critic cited his newest album “500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions” as “a soulful steam” and named it the number 5 Album of the Year. The Kennedys Thursday, December 2 at 7:30PM The much-traveled married duo of Pete and Maura Kennedy have spun their personal experiences, musical influences and beliefs into nine albums of original songs that blend acoustic-based folk, rock, country, pop and secular gospel into a sound of their own.

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All New!

Seating is limited. General Seating All tickets $35

All Things Strings The Z Off-site: All concerts will be held in the sanctuary at the First Unitarian Church in New Bedford

Stefan Jackiw, violin thursday, October 14 at 7:30pm Jackiw is recognized as one of his generation’s most significant artists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique. The Boston Globe said of Jackiw “One of the miracles and mysteries of music is how the exceptionally gifted young performer can make you feel the music as freshly and intensely as when you were first discovering it.” Odair Assad, Classical Guitar THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT 7:30PM Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. Considered the greatest classical guitarists of their time, the Assad brothers usually tour as a duo for recitals but Odair’s solo concerts are rare. Critic Kirk Albrecht said of his playing, “This is music at its most sublime.” The Z is honored to present one of today’s great artists in an intimate concert setting. Jennifer Koh, violin THURSDAY, MARCH 24 AT 7:30PM Winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Violinist Jennifer Koh has earned a world-wide reputation and is beloved by audiences and critics alike for her consummate musicianship and the daring passion of her performances. Ms. Koh has been heard with leading orchestras and conductors around the world. A prolific recitalist, Ms. Koh appears frequently at major music centers and festivals including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap and Spoleto.

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BALLET GRAND PRIX:

Where the Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow SATURDAY, MARCH 5 AT 8PM TICKETS: $45/$38

A Gala evening performed by renowned principal dancers from some of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world, including American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet and the Dutch National Ballet alongside the upcoming stars of tomorrow: the winners of this year’s Youth America Grand Prix.

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The screaming crowd, of course, loved every second. – The New York Times


Hola! LIZT ALFONSO

Dance Cu b a SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 8PM TICKETS: $38/$35

Z Block

Parties Under the

Canopy See page 6 for details.

Direct from Havana, Dance Cuba is making waves around the globe. It brings to the Z the pounding, driving excitement of Riverdance — but with a shot of Cuban rum, a breath of fiery Latino passion, stunningly beautiful women, rapturously sensual costumes and blisteringly hot Afro-Latin grooves. Accompanied by an on-stage ensemble of remarkable musicians, Lizt Alfonso’s Dance Cuba is exciting and riveting — it lights the night on fire! EVENT SPONSOR

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DOO WOP 6

For Lovers Only

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 AT 7:30PM One of the biggest hits of every season, Todd Baptista’s Doo Wop Productions spotlight the pioneering doo wop vocal groups of the 1950s and early 60s who made it all happen. This show will feature The Skyliners (“Since I Don’t Have You,” “This I Swear), Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (“Stay,” “Little Darlin”), The Wrens (“C’est LaVie” and “Come Back My Love”), and Little Joe Cook (“Peanuts”). TICKETS: $48.50/$45.50/$42.50

SATURDAY, MARCH 26 AT 7PM TICKETS: $38/$32

With a big band orchestra, singers and dancers, In The Mood, presents a retro 1940’s music revue. Experience the music that moved a nation’s spirit and helped win a war. This was the last time when all of America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music.

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Photo by Tracie J. Brooks

PIRATES of PENZANCE SATURDAY, APRIL 16 AT 8PM TICKETS: $45/$38

Wacky and irreverent, and as entertaining today as it was when it first opened in 1879, Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved The Pirates of Penzance is a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters, and an eccentric Major General. Featuring muchloved tunes like “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General” and the classic “Poor Wand’ring One”. An evening of pure fun!

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 AT 8PM

TICKETS: $48.50/$45.50/$42/$35

With over 13 million albums sold and four #1 hits under his belt, Staind frontman and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Aaron Lewis is a rock legend. In a special acoustic evening with honest, heartfelt lyrics, resounding guitar chords and an unmistakable voice, Lewis will play Staind classics and covers from his favorite artists. Real and raw, Lewis’ approach ensures that no two shows will ever be alike.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 AT 8PM

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Broadway’s most talked-about new musical was one of the biggest Tony Award winners in years. Spring Awakening is the groundbreaking fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock & roll that has awakened Broadway like no other musical of its time. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, a poignancy, and a passion you will never forget. Michael Sommers of the Star Ledger said, “The most explosive new musical since RENT!”. We agree. Spring Awakening is a powerful coming of age story with mature themes: sexual situations, partial nudity and strong language. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG/508-994-2900 23


DAN ZANES

WITH THE NEW BEDFORD SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

One of those rare children’s concerts where the grownups clearly had as much fun as their toddlers. - The Boston Herald

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AT 3PM Grammy award winner and the former lead singer and songwriter for the legendary rock and roll band The Del Fuegos, Dan and his band perform exuberant, handmade music for enthusiastic crowds of kids and kid sympathizers. For this concert Zanes his band and our very own New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra join for an exuberant mix of American traditional, dance classics, and smart, inventive original songs. The audience is invited to “sing along with gusto” before things heat up and all-ages are up and dancing. TICKETS: $25

“Feats of circus art that reach literally breathtaking heights of skill…the New Shanghai Circus is providing entertainment in abundance” – The New York Times

FRIDAY, MARCH 11 AT 7:30PM TICKETS: $40/$35/$25

NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS Back by Popular Demand! Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show. Fearless performers with boundless energy bring you more than two thousand years of Chinese circus traditions. If it’s humanly possible-and even if it’s not! - Shanghai’s acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it with spectacular flair.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 AT 7:30PM Welcome to the amazing and hysterically funny world of ZooZoo! Hailed by critics and family audiences worldwide, Imago Theatre’s ZooZoo combines original music, outlandish costumes, hilarious masks and unexpected special effects to create a wondrous and laugh-a-second world in which rabbits hitch hike, hippos are insomniacs, polar bears are on the run and penguins play musical chairs! This show is a visual delight for family members of all ages. TICKETS: $27.50/$20

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A Christmas Carol SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 2 & 7 PM

Our annual spectacular holiday celebration returns to the Zeiterion for a performance of this wildly popular musical production. It is the classic tale of a soul lost and found, featuring the stingiest man alive, Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Cratchit Family, and the Ghosts of Christmas, Past, Present and Future. TICKETS: $35/$25/$15

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Our holiday gift to you! US AIR FORCE BAND OF LIBERTY SHOW THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 AT 7 PM

FREE

Tickets are required. 2-ticket limit. Not available on-line.

With a huge holiday spectacle of carols, festivities, and music, this free concert is a beautiful gift from the Z straight to your family! The music and singing of the 61 member United States Air Force Band of Liberty uses the power of music to inspire the great nation they serve. It is a splendiferous performance celebrating the holidays in the great American band and vocalist tradition.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 20 AT 3PM

TICKETS: $15/$12

In a wonderful musical adaptation, Munro Leaf’s fabled bull Ferdinand comes vibrantly to life. When all the other young bulls are fighting, Ferdinand would rather smell the flowers. Watch what happens when Danilo, the reluctant matador, meets Ferdinand in the bullring. You’ll cheer for them on their journey. This musical creates a memorable theatrical experience perfect for young audiences and their families. Never has uno toro been so much fun!

The Man Who Planted Trees SUNDAY, MARCH 6 AT 3PM The Z Off-site at the New Bedford Whaling Museum Theater A captivating adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic. A French shepherd sets out with his dog to plant a forest and transform a barren wasteland. Hear the wind, feel the rain, smell the lavender in this multi-sensory theatrical delight. An unforgettable story that shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world. TICKETS: $15 General admission

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sunDAY, MAY 1 AT 3PM

TICKETS: $25/$20/$15

Angelina Ballerina: The Musical comes to The Z after opening in New York in October 2010. Inspired by the award-winning children’s book series, Angelina Ballerina, her friends and even their teacher, Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy! Angelina and her friends will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig and of course, ballet, and they are excited to show off their skills to their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the CG-animated series, Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps, on PBS KIDSŽ, Angelina Ballerina: The Musical is a family-friendly show that will have the entire audience dancing in the aisles.

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WHO WE ARE The Mission of the Zeiterion Theater is to provide New Bedford and the region with performing arts programming of excellence that inspires, educates, engages and entertains. We seek to bring the community together in shared experience and imbue everything we do with positive energy. We believe a performing arts center has the ability to galvanize and transform a community and are committed to serving as a catalyst that energizes the city, its citizens and the region.

The Z is many things to many people. COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS present free tickets, pre and post-performance lectures and discussions, a book club, community residencies, and more. This Season’s Highlights include: • Arts Access: Each year, the Z provides 8,000 free tickets to low income families and students. • Just For One Day Will You Walk In My Shoes photography project • The Arts and the Environment performance project with Marc Bamuthi Joseph • Master Classes with the dancers of Ailey II and the musicians of Mariachi Los Camperos •

The Z’s From Page to Stage book club will read and discuss books whose themes come alive at performances presented throughout our season. It’s free, fun, open to all, and participants enjoy discounts to linked performances!

Join at www.zeiterion.org or call 508-997-5664 x21.

Book Club books and discussion dates: OCTOBER 5, 2010 at 7PM: Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller Linked with Death of a Salesman starring C hristopher Lloyd, Friday, October 14, 2010 DECEMBER 7, 2010 at 7PM: A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor Linked with An Evening with Garrison Keillor, Sunday, December 12, 2010 MARCH 22, 2011 at 7PM: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Linked with Viva Mexico! Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Friday, April 1, 2011 MAY 17, 2011 at 7PM: Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock by Pete Fornatale Linked with Richie Havens and Dar Williams, Saturday, May 21, 2011

Theatre Management: The Z provides complete management services of the theatre to the city of New Bedford. Resident Companies and community groups receive a full range of services at cost only as well as in-kind support. Revitalization: 100,000 people pass through The Z’s doors each year. New England’s Cultural Data project has determined that The Z’s direct economic impact to New Bedford and its businesses is 3 million dollars.

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EDUCATION: Celebrating 25 years of commitment to the children and teachers of our community and the region! Quietly (and not so quietly) at work outside of the mainstage spotlight, the Z’s educational programs serve to enrich the lives of children through a broad range of learning opportunities. Each year, the Z provides performances, workshops, and inschool residencies by nationally-recognized artists to 35,000 school children and teachers from our community and the region. The Z’s approach to arts education is both unique and highly effective. It not only introduces the arts to children (music, theater, and dance) but also uses the arts as a dynamic tool for teaching and learning all subjects including math, science, social studies and literature. In addition, many Z programs build bridges to understanding through the introduction of the arts of different cultures. Professional Development for Teachers The Z offers professional development workshops that provide teachers with performing arts-based skills to teach established curriculum. Each workshop is linked with a performance. The Z and NB Public Schools are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts which enables us to bring Kennedy Center trained master teaching artists for these workshops. 2010/11 SchoolTime Performances at the Z OCTOBER 15 Death of A Salesman MARCH 7 The Man Who Planted Trees OCTOBER 21 Three Cups of Tea MARCH 9 Hamlet OCTOBER 29 ZooZoo MARCH 18 Ferdinand the Bull NOVEMBER 8 Berenstain Bears APRIL 1 Mariachi Los Camperos NOVEMBER 16 Toying with Science APRIL 12 Charlotte’s Web APRIL 27 We the People DECEMBER 3 A Christmas Carol Broom APRIL 28 Room on the FEBRUARY 1 Click, Clack, Moo FEBRUARY 9 Ailey II For a full color brochure visit our website, FEBRUARY 17 Wings of Courage www.zeiterion.org, or call 508-997-5664.

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... Order your tickets today! Best Buy! Series Subscription Packages Family Fun!

Wackiness, Wit and Wonder! 3 Spectacular Shows to delight families of all ages for as little as $20 per show!

Series Pricing Level A: ($92)$79 Level B: ($80)$70 Level C: ($70)$60

ZooZoo Friday, October 29 at 7:30PM

Dan Zanes and Friends with the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra Sunday, November 21 at 3PM

New Shanghai Circus Friday, March 11 at 7:30PM

Roots & Rock!

The best of the past, present and future of folk, blues, and rhythm & blues for one low price!

Series Pricing Level A: ($131.50)$110 Level B: ($121.50)$104 Level C: ($116.50)$100

Blues At The Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts Sunday, February 27 at 8pm

Mavis Staples and Billy Bragg Saturday, April 2 at 8pm

Dar Williams and Richie Havens Saturday, May 21 at 8pm

All Things Strings!

Classical Concerts in the Sanctuary The intimate Sanctuary at the First Unitarian Church in New Bedford allows audiences to experience classical musicians with outstanding acoustics. Buy the series and save $21! Stefan Jackiw Thursday, October 14 at 7:30PM

Odair Assad Thursday, February 10 at 7:30PM

Jennifer Koh Thursday, March 24 at 7:30PM

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Series Price: ($105)$84


SAVE UP TO 30% Substantial Savings! Laugh Out Loud!

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” - Milton Berle Enjoy the humorous storytelling of Garrison Keillor, the madcap comedy of Todd Oliver’s Dogs Gone Wild and the side-splitting wit of Loretta LaRoche. Laugh your way through winter for one low price!

Series Pricing Level A: ($130)$100 Level B: ($116)$93 Level C: ($108)$87

An Evening with Garrison Keillor Sunday, December 12 at 8PM

Todd Oliver and Dogs Gone Wild Friday, January 21 at 7:30PM

Loretta LaRoche

Friday, February 4 at 8:00PM

The Classics!

The celebrated playwright Arthur Miller’s modern tragedy of the common man, classical guitarist, Odair Assad, considered the greatest of his time, and the ballet stars of today meet the stars of tomorrow –the classics best at 30% off!

Series Pricing Level A: ($115)$80 Level B: ($108)$75

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman by the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Starring Christopher Lloyd Friday, October 15 at 8PM

Odair Assad Thursday, February 10 at 7:30PM

Ballet Grand Prix Saturday, March 5 at 8PM

Just for Kids!

Bring your children to the delightful adaptations of these beloved storybooks. These beautiful productions, all Sunday matinees, are offered for as little as $35 for all 3 shows!

Series Pricing Level A: ($55)$42 Level B: ($47)$38 Level C: ($42)$35

The Man Who Planted Trees Sunday, March 6 at 3PM

Ferdinand the Bull Sunday, March 20 at 3PM

Angelina Ballerina Sunday, May 1 at 3PM

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By mail Complete this order form. Fold and mail to The Z in a standard envelope.

In person at The Z box office located in the lobby of the theater at 684 Purchase Sreet, New Bedford, Mass.

By phone (508) 994-2900

Online www.zeiterion.org

Where to Buy Tickets

The Z accepts the following for ticket purchases: Cash, Checks (payable to Zeiterion Theatre), Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

The box office opens two hours before show time on performance days and remains open through intermission.

Box Office Hours Tuesday–Friday 10am–5pm Saturday 10am–3pm

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR Z MEMBERS: Your special membership benefit of advance ticketing is available by phone, in person, or by mailing in this order form. On-line ticketing will be available August 17, 2010 when tickets go on sale to the general public. Please phone or visit the box office for all of your additional Z membership benefits.

36 SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE UP TO 30 PERCENT! Accessibility The Z is fully accessible. Please call 508-994-2900 (press 6) in advance to arrange for wheelchair seating. Audio listening devices are available at the box office. Signing for specific performances can be arranged but require 10 days notice.

Refunds and Cancellations There are no refunds unless a performance is cancelled or postponed. All sales are final.

Student and senior citizen RUSH tickets (50% off) Available for most performances, in person only, 1 hour prior to performances. ID required for each ticket.

Student and senior citizen discounted tickets Available for some shows. Inquire by phone or in person.

Group Discounts Please call (508) 994-2900 for more information.

Phone orders Tickets ordered by phone up to seven days prior to the event will be mailed. Tickets ordered less than seven days prior to the event will be held at Will Call.

Service Fees For ticket orders on-line and by phone there is a $3.50 per ticket convenience fee. All orders are subject to a $4 service fee.

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