Zeiterion Performing Arts Center's 2022/23 Season Brochure

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2022I23 SEASON In 1923, the building now known as the Zeiterion was constructed in the aftermath of the 1918 influenza pandemic. It was built as a palace for the people, a place to gather and celebrate. It’s had several names over its 100 years, and it has offered a variety of programming: the world premiere of Moby Dick with Gregory Peck in attendance, afternoons of Bruce Lee movies for just pennies, and international superstars on the main stage, like Yo-Yo Ma and Bernadette Peters, to name just a few. Now, on the dawn of the building’s next century – and turning the corner on another pandemic – we celebrate 40 years as the Zeiterion, Southcoast’s premiere non-profit performing arts center. We are in the midst of shaping our next 100 years, with our community at heart, and can’t wait to share what’s in store. In the meantime, we are excited to present The Z’s 2022/23 Season. It’s only possible thanks to amazing supporters like you, who attend performances, donate generously, and show up for our beloved theater time and time again.

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Waterfront Historic Area League President John Bullard cuts the ribbon at The Zeiterion’s grand reopening in 1982.

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Forty years ago, The Z was saved from the wrecking ball by community visionaries. To honor their conviction and celebrate 40 consecutive years of live performances, we’re taking you behind the scenes of the theater to reveal its future! Join us and be among the first to see the drawings and plans for a renovated and reimagined Zeiterion - created with the community at heart. Performances by artists from NB Symphony Orchestra, NB Festival Theatre, and the Zeiterion. Screening of “The Zeiterion: A Complex Magic Machine.”

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JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF SUPPORTERS

2 0 2 2 I 2 3 S E A S O N AT A G L A N C E COMEDY 10/21 Eddie B. Teachers Only Comedy Tour 5/13 One Funny Mother

The Zeiterion’s community of supporters plays a vital role in New Bedford’s thriving arts and culture scene.

DANCE 9/8 Tiny Dances 11/2 Motion State Arts Dance Film: Season 5 12/18 Cultural Road Trip: The Nutcracker, Festival Ballet Providence At The Vets 2/1 Motion State Arts Dance Film: Playing Faves 2/8 Dance Barre: Les Ballets Trockadero: Exquisitely re-Defining Ballet 2/19 Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo 3/1 Dance Barre: Artists Of Festival Ballet Providence 3/10 Festival Ballet Providence

As a supporter, you lay the foundation for The Z to provide outstanding performing arts experiences for everyone from big stars on the stage, to budding performers in local classrooms. You can join the community today by making a gift in any amount. We’ll thank you with access to support pre-sale periods, access to The Z lounge, and more!

EVENTS 9/24 40th Anniversary Celebration FILM 9/11 Cinema New Bedford: Downton Abbey at the Rotch Jones Duff House 9/18 Cinema New Bedford: CatVideoFest 10/8 Cinema New Bedford: Samson and Delilah 10/30 The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Silent Movie with Organ Soundtrack 10/30 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 11/8 Cinema New Bedford: The Way I See It 11/15 Cinema New Bedford: Ziegfeld Girl

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MUSIC 10/1 NBSO: American Dream 10/9 Billy Ocean 10/16 Doo Wop XIX: The Real Deal 10/29 NBSO: Yaniv Plays Brahms 11/3 Alisa Amador at Stage Door Live! 11/4 A Night of Fado with Hélder Moutinho & Maria Emília 11/5 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 11/13 Young@Heart Chorus Live 12/11 NBSO: Holiday Pops

12/15 12/23 1/19 1/20 1/26 1/28 2/9 3/3 3/4 3/12 3/14 3/25 3/30 4/8 4/20 5/11 5/12 5/20

Zérui Depina at Stage Door Live! Million Dollar Quartet Christmas Get The Led Out Voctave Hiroya Tsukamoto at Stage Door Live! NBSO: The Magic Of Disney Mandy Patinkin In Concert The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd Ireland With Michael Londra She Said/She Says at Stage Door Live! NBSO: Gluzman Plays Beethovan Crys Matthews at Stage Door Live! NBSO: Mahler’s Farewell Nina Ott Group at Stage Door Live! Dori Rubbicco at Stage Door Live! Tavares: Coming Home NBSO: Korsantia Plays The “Emperor”

MUSICAL THEATER 11/26 NBFT: White Christmas 4/12 On Your Feet! The Story Of Emilio & Gloria Estafan 4/27 NBFT: The Wiz 7/21 NBFT: Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat SPEAKERS 12/8 Pete Souza: What I Saw Inside The Presidency 3/11 The Moth Mainstage 3/16 Matt Fraser 4/1 An Evening with David Sedaris THEATER 10/20 The Three Musketeers 11/1 HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr at Stage Door Live! 11/11 Tony Danza: Standards & Stories 1/29 Llama Llama Live! 3/13 Black Boy at Stage Door Live! 5/7 It’s Okay To Be Different

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MANDY PATINKIN IN CONCERT BEING ALIVE WITH ADAM BEN-DAVID ON PIANO

THURS FEBRUARY 9 8PM $

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Before he was an Emmy-winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was already a Tonywinning Broadway legend. Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE, presents the acclaimed actor/singer/storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. “Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping,” raves The New Yorker, and that’s exactly what he does in this powerful, passionate evening of song. BEING ALIVE is a collection of many of Mandy’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes. From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin, Mandy Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

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TONY DANZA Standards & Stories Tony and his four-piece band have been entertaining audiences around the country with their hit live show, Tony Danza: Standards & Stories. The New York Times raves “Tony’s a live wire who tap-dances, plays the ukulele, tells stories and radiates irresistible charm… He exudes the kind of charisma that can’t be taught!” Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza sings a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. A-level ticket includes a meet & greet with Tony Danza!

FRI NOVEMBER 11 8PM $

45 | $55 | $ 65 | $99

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BILLY OCEAN

SUN • 8PM OCTOBER 9 $

39 | $ 49 | $59 | $ 69

Billy Ocean is an award-winning recording artist best known for a string of pop and soul anthems in the ’70s and ’80s, including the Grammy Award-winning “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)” and “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going.” Billy Ocean is Britain’s most commercially successful Black artist, having sold more than 30 million records worldwide!

Todd Baptista brings the original voices of doo wop to New Bedford, and this year’s Doo Wop XIX: The Real Deal stars five original rock’n’roll, rhythm’n’blues and doo wop artists from the 1950s and early ‘60s. The concert includes Jay Siegel and the Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), The Tymes (“So Much in Love”), The Mystics (“Hushabye”), The Swallows with their 91-year-old lead singer, Eddie Rich (“Will You Be Mine”), and first-time visitors from Washington, D.C., The Rainbows (“Mary Lee”) with original lead Ronald “Poozie” Miles, and featuring Jack Colombo’s Coast To Coast Band. Don’t miss the chance to experience the original voices of doo wop! Join us for a free pre-show talk with Todd Baptista at 1:45pm!

SUN OCTOBER 16 3PM $

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DOO WOP

XIX: The Real Deal

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National Tour

THE THREE MUSKETEERS

Beloved around the globe, Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling epic is an inspiring tale filled with laughter and adventure! Serving swagger, style and swordplay, The Acting Company mashes up waltz with spoken word and high court drama with high fashion hip-hop to reclaim the classic for today. This adaptation also draws inspiration from an astonishing secret—that Dumas’ father, General Alex Dumas, was the highest-ranking person of Color in a Western military until 1975. This thrilling production sheds new light on the epic adventure and gives a favorite story new importance. All for one and one for all!

EDDIE B. Teachers Only Comedy Tour FRI • 8PM OCTOBER 21 $

35 | $ 42 | $ 49

Join us for a pre-show discussion with members of The Acting Company at 6pm!

THURS • 7:30PM OCTOBER 20 15 | $25 | $35 | $ 45

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With his series of mega-viral comedy videos titled “What Teachers Really Want to Say,” Eddie B. has established himself as the official voice of teachers around the world. He’s found the funniest ways to express teachers’ worst frustrations and they are loving every second of his uncensored, raw, and hysterically realistic portrayal of their life from the point of view of an actual teacher. Teachers: get ready for some much-needed laughter when Eddie B. debuts at The Z! Educators are invited to a teachers-only cocktail party at 6:30pm! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

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RKO ARMY PRESENTS

LIVE SHADOWCAST

SUN • 1:30PM OCTOBER 30 10 GENERAL ADMISSION

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THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE ORGAN SOCIETY

The Z’s Mighty Wurlitzer reprises its original role – accompaniment to silent movies! Join us for a unique showing of a classic film with live soundtrack provided by the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society (EMCATOS), caretakers of The Z’s Mighty Wurlitzer since the organ was returned to The Z in the early 1980s. The society provides the volunteer organists who play the music and sound effects seamlessly timed to the film on screen. Enjoy a seasonal Sunday matinee – 1920s-style! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

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The revered Halloween tradition returns! RKO Army performs a live shadowcast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on stage as the 1975 film starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon rolls on screen. The cult classic holds a unique place in film history, and this live iteration offers an unconventional interpretation for enthusiasts and first-timers alike. The film is rated R for adults 18 years and older. Audience participation is strongly encouraged!

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Hedy

The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr TUES, 7PM • $15 I $25 NOVEMBER 1 The true Hollywood story of how Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, created an invention that launched today’s wireless technology revolution! Join us in celebrating young inventors at a pre-show Science Fair at 6pm

Alisa Amador THURS, 7:30PM • $20 I $29 NOVEMBER 3 The winner of the 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, Alisa Amador delights with soulful singing, poetically incisive lyrics, and syncopated rhythms that are likely to make you cry, laugh, and dance all within one set.

Zerui Depina THURS, 7:30PM • $25 I $34 DECEMBER 15

A truly unique experience! With seating, full bar and the artist all on stage with you Seating is limited to 125 seats per show, bistro-style with four at each table. Most tables are general admission; reserved seats at premium tables are available.

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Born in Cape Verde, Zérui Depina has been popular in Cape Verdean communities throughout New England for many years. The singer/songwriter returns to Stage Door Live with his illustrious styles and rhythms, back by popular demand! Photo credit: Frank DePina

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Hiroya Tsukamoto THURS, 7:30PM • $20 I $29 JANUARY 26 International acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.

Crys Matthews THURS, 7:30PM • $20 I $29 MARCH 30 Thoughtful, realistic and emotional, lyricist and composer Crys Matthews performs songs that speak to the voice of our generation and remind us why music indeed soothes the soul.

Black Boy

Nina Ott Group

MON, 7PM • $15 I $25 MARCH 13

THURS, 7:30PM • $20 I $29 APRIL 20

A Literature to Life original, Black Boy is a powerful account of one young man’s journey from innocence to experience as a black youth living in the Jim Crow South — a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.

Salsa and Latin Jazz pianist and arranger Nina Ott leads her quintet, rooted in Jazz with heavy AfroCaribbean influence, for a night of transcendent live music.

Arrive early for a free pre-show event to reveal essay contest winners at 6pm

JazzReach presents

She Said i She Says Featuring Metta Quintet Plus Special Guests TUES, 7PM • $15 I $25 MARCH 14

A concert celebrating women in jazz from the early 20th century to present day! This high-energy program honors the achievements of female composers, arrangers, instrumentalists and vocalists who have dedicated their lives to jazz music. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

Dori Rubbicco THURS, 7:30PM • $25 I $34 MAY 11 Jazz vocalist and singer-songwriter Dori Rubbicco returns to Stage Door Live to dazzle us once again. Blending soulful interpretations from the Great American Songbook and artfully reimagined contemporary titles, Dori and her group of gifted musicians promise to lift you up and leave you wanting more. BUNDLE & SAVE 10% ON SELECT SHOWS

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TROMBONE SHORTY & Orleans Avenue

Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown, and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and front man of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He has gained international acclaim for his trombone and trumpet virtuosity, songwriting, and ability to blend traditional New Orleans styles with rock, funk, soul and hip-hop. His fiery and contemporary take on New Orleans jazz music traditions makes for an energetic live show that has drawn raves worldwide!

SAT NOVEMBER 5 8PM $

49 | $59 | $ 69 | $79

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

• Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at The Z in 2016 BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

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With Love From Portugal

AWithNIGHT OF FADO Hélder Moutinho & Maria Emília FRI NOVEMBER 4 8PM $

29 | $39 | $ 49

Hélder Moutinho is a fadista of startling depth and invention with a long family lineage devoted to fado (brothers Camané and Pedro Moutinho are remarkable in their own right). Joining him is Maria Emília, a beautiful, burning light of contemporary fado. Perhaps no other singer of her generation combines raw magnetism and total commitment to traditional fado to such devastating effect. A remarkable performance that enthralled a fado festival in Sevilla has led to this U.S. debut of two stunning fadistas reuniting on stage in a duel of fado and its poetry.

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YOUNG@HEART CHORUS LIVE SUN NOVEMBER 13 3PM $

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As an ensemble of senior citizens performing classic and contemporary hits, Young@Heart has been celebrated worldwide as a truly inspirational force, especially during these challenging times. Unwilling to be shut away in nursing homes, Young@Heart has toured the world since 1982, performing sold out concerts, and singing unexpected interpretations of popular music from The Clash, Jimi Hendrix, Sonic Youth, and Coldplay. Don’t miss the stereotype-defying, generation-crossing musical extravaganza! Arrive at 2pm for a free concert with South Coast Children’s Chorus, who will later join Young@Heart on stage!

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DOWNTON ABBEY (2019) Experiential Event

SUN, SEPTEMBER 11, 1PM • $50 | $15 FILM ONLY Spend a Sunday afternoon in the 1920s at Rotch-Jones-Duff House! Yorkshire Experience includes English-style tea service, access to the RJD Mansion, and screening of the Downton Abbey film at 2pm in the RJD Garden.

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CATVIDEOFEST (2022)

SUN, SEPTEMBER 18, 2PM • $10

The wildly popular CatVideoFest brings the latest and best videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic Internet powerhouses.

SAMSON & DELILAH (1949)

MOVIE LOVER’S MOVIES Curated By Mocha James Herrup, PhD Founder Of The New Bedford Film Society.

TUES, OCTOBER 18, 7PM • $10

The stage performance of HEDY! on November 1 has inspired two Cinema New Bedford films this fall! Experience the gloriously extravagant setting of lust, violence, and treachery in this Oscar-winning masterpiece from Cecil B. DeMille, starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature in the title roles.

THE WAY I SEE IT (2020)

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Meet with fellow film enthusiasts once a month at a local eatery in downtown New Bedford to discuss film and have input programming Cinema New Bedford. Contact film curator Mocha James Herrup at mjherrup@zeiterion.org for details. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

TUES, NOVEMBER 8, 7PM • FREE

Prior to renowned White House photographer Pete Souza’s appearance on The Z stage on December 8, join us for a free screening of this unprecedented look at two of the most iconic Presidencies in our history, Obama and Reagan, as seen through the eyes of Souza.

ZIEGFELD GIRL (1941)

TUES, NOVEMBER 15, 7PM • $10 On the heels of the acclaimed performance HEDY! on November 1, catch the great Hedy Lamarr in the MGM classic about three different women who share one dream: to become a Ziegfeld Girl. Starring James Stewart, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, and Jackie Cooper.

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PETE SOUZA Former Chief Official White House Photographer

THURS • 7:30PM DECEMBER 8 $

THE WEST WING AND BEYOND What I Saw Inside The Presidency

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Meet the people inside the presidency and go behind the scenes of the West Wing—into the Oval Office and Situation Room, aboard Air Force One, and beyond—with #1 bestselling author and former presidential photographer Pete Souza! Born in New Bedford and raised in Dartmouth, Souza will bring photos from his new book “The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency” and the stories that go with them. He has spent more time in the Oval Office than almost any person in history. Now Souza invites you into the inner sanctum of the American presidency, sharing rarely seen photographs and untold stories of life and work in the White House and traveling with the President around the world. A-level ticket includes a meet & greet with Pete Souza! Don’t miss Cinema New Bedford’s free screening of The Way I See It, the documentary about Souza’s coverage of the Obama and Reagan Presidencies, on November 8. PRE-SALE AVAILABLE TO OUR COMMUNITY OF SUPPORTERS

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THE NUTCRACKER At The Vets, Providence SUNDAY, 1PM • $135 DECEMBER 18

Come aboard a motor coach and be whisked away to Providence’s beautiful Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium – The Vets – to see the worldclass Festival Ballet Providence perform this holiday classic! Price includes round-trip transportation, lunch, and performance tickets.

New Bedford Festival Theatre Presents Irving Berlin’s

WHITE CHRISTMAS

8 SHOWS NOVEMBER 26 TO DECEMBER 4 A song and dance duo follow two beautiful singing sisters to a Vermont lodge for their Christmas show. This holiday classic features a dazzling score filled with well-known standards including the perennial title song. White Christmas is an uplifting musical to celebrate the holidays.

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra presents

HOLIDAY POPS SUNDAY, 3:30 & 7 PM DECEMBER 11

FRI DECEMBER 23 7:30PM $

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Created by the original team behind the beloved hit musical, this sequel “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” brings Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together again to celebrate the holidays! Sun Records, now festively decorated with a Christmas tree, garland, and mistletoe, rings with sounds of the season and the chart toppers that made the “Million Dollar Quartet” famous. The gang is up to their usual antics as we journey through stories of Christmas past, present, and future. It’s a jam-packed evening of holiday hits that you won’t want to miss! Arrive early for a free pre-show event on music in pop culture at 6:30pm! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

The magnificent NBSO orchestra plays all your seasonal favorites, and the Showstoppers and Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestra members join in for a performance that will make everyone merry!

HOLIDAYS At The Z

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FRI JANUARY 20 8PM 15 | $29 | $39 | $ 45

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Get ready for Broadway show tunes and Disney medleys from a cappella sensation Voctave! The 11-member group hailing from Central Florida represents a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. Voctave members have roots in musical theater, contemporary Christian music, barbershop, pop and choral music, which make for spectacular a cappella performances. With multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, and more than 150 million video views, they perform around the country sharing their voices that bring artistic arrangements to life! Join us at 7pm for a free pre-show concert featuring a New Bedford a capella group!

THURS JANUARY 19 8PM $

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After sell-outs across the country and The Z, Get The Led Out returns with a twohour rock homage that offers a “whole lotta love” to the legendary British super group. Also known as “The American Led Zeppelin,” the group focuses on cuts from Zeppelin’s lengthy discography and brings just what the audience wants: a high-energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. It’s the ultimate Led Zeppelin concert experience! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

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PAGE TO STAGE Places artists into classrooms to bring books to life.

LIGHTS UP!

Musical Theater Summer Camp

Where students learn and perform a musical production in just one week!

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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS! 1923 TO 2023

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Schooltime presents over 20 performances created to enhance learning in the classroom including...

THE THREE MUSKETEERS FRI, OCTOBER 21, 9:30AM

Grades 6-12 • Courage, honesty, and valor!

performance series

HAVANA HOP

MON, OCTOBER 31, 10AM & 12:30PM

TEACHERS, STUDENTS, HOME SCHOOLERS & CARE GIVERS Travel outside the classroom into a world of imagination.

Thousands of students experience the power of the performing arts, many for the first time, while attending Schooltime stage presentations at The Z.

Grades K-3 • A tale of culture and confidence.

THE GIVER

WED, NOVEMBER 2, 10AM & 12:30PM Grades 5-10 • Become a memory receiver.

PETE THE CAT’S

Big Hollywood Adventure MON, NOVEMBER 7, 10AM & 12:30PM

Grades 2-6 • Miracles come in small packages.

THE LIGHTNING THIEF FRI, DECEMBER 9, 10AM & 12:30PM

Grades 3-8 • Textbooks come alive, literally.

JABARI

Dreams of Freedom WED, JANUARY 18, 10AM & 12:30PM Grades 3-6 • Art heals.

HARRIET TUBMAN

and the Underground Railroad WED, MARCH 8, 10AM Grades 3-12 • Highlights of a heroic life.

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SUN FEBRUARY 19 3PM 15 | $29 | $39 | $ 49

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Affectionately known as “the Trocks,” Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo are the World’s Foremost All-Male Comic Ballet Company that use gender-bending performance to place a tight lens on ballet’s inherent theatrics, employing comedy, and camp to tease the technical rigor underpinning it all. Founded in New York City in 1974 in the wake of the Stonewall riots, the troupe reclaims ownership of a discipline from which many have historically been excluded based on gender norms and strict physical standards. Irreverent and hilarious, the all-male company reimagines modern and classical works by relishing in ballet’s inherent glamour and melodrama. For those brought up in the rigid world of classical dance, the Trocks offer a fresh, joyful perspective.

See Page 41 for connecting Dance Barre event. Free!

Arrive early for a free pre-show talk, Smashing Boundries, at 2pm!

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia

BIG BRASS

A narrated, multi-media performance that’s one of Big Brass’ most popular concerts around the United States! The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. On the advice of Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create connection between the audience and performers. They’re a group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture. With a core message of love and unity, this concert is an uplifting and joyful celebration of life and our shared humanity. Join us at 5pm for a free excursion throughout downtown New Bedford to explore own history, from Civil War to Civil Rights.

FRI MARCH 3 8PM 15 | $25 | $35 | $ 45

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Festival Ballet Providence

Ten Choreographers. One tiny stage.

At The Vets, Providence SUN, DECEMBER 18, 1PM • $135

THURS SEPTEMBER 8, 5:30 & 7PM FREE – IN FRONT OF THE Z DURING AHA!

LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO SUN, FEBRUARY 19, 3PM

FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE FRI, MARCH 10, 7:30PM

THE NUTCRACKER

Come aboard a motor coach and be whisked away to Providence’s beautiful Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium – The Vets – to see the world-class Festival Ballet Providence perform this holiday classic!

JACOB’S PILLOW SUMMER 2023

Join fellow dance lovers on a day-long excursion to the beautiful Berkshires, home of America’s longest running international dance festival.

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DanceBarre Like a book club for dance fans! FREE

Motion State Dance Film Series:

SEASON FIVE

WED, NOVEMBER 2, 7PM Short films. Inspired choreography.

Motion State Dance Film Series:

PLAYING FAVORITES

WED, FEBRUARY 1, 7PM Short films. Inspired choreography.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo:

EXQUISITELY REDEFINING BALLET

WED, FEBRUARY 8, 7PM Dive into the legacy of ballet’s all-male company! Speaker: Laura Rodriguez, Interim Head of Dance and Lecturer in Theater, Dance & Media at Harvard University

ARTISTS OF FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE WED, MARCH 1, 7PM

Dancers and choreographers of Festival Ballet Providence join us for a special salon about creative expression.

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Classic Albums Live performs

PINK FLOYD: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON SAT MARCH 4 8PM $

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The popular concert series Classic Albums Live and their passionate musicians celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon – note for note, cut for cut! Twenty million people bought the album - first on vinyl, then cassette, then CD. Now it’s on our phones. When it came out in 1973, it was everywhere. Classic Albums Live knows how to perform this album. It’s complex and full of soul. Just getting the alarm clocks together was a feat. It was the flagship show for Classic Albums Live in 2003. It’s the album that changed everything, and it’s a masterpiece that will be remembered forever.

FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE FRI MARCH 10 7:30PM 15 | $25 | $35 | $ 45

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Festival Ballet Providence, the region’s premiere dance company, returns to New Bedford with bold and brilliant repertory. Experience a curated array of contemporary and classical offerings from the beloved Rhode Island arts institution, now in their 45th Season. It’s the perfect evening of music, art, and dance…don’t miss this spectacular one-night-only event at The Z! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

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TRUE STORIES TOLD LIVE ON STAGE

A stunning new concert from Ireland’s leading tenor! Join us for a multimedia experience that combines the music, dance, and stories of Ireland featuring the ethereal voice of Emmy® award-nominated singer and the Voice of Riverdance on Broadway, Michael Londra. Set to a backdrop of spectacular footage filmed for his PBS travel series, Michael creates an immersive journey around the Emerald Isle. Irish dancers, fiddles and pipes add to the feast of Celtic talent on stage, drawing the audience across the Atlantic Ocean to Ireland. Backed by his immensely talented band and world champion Irish dancers, Michael shares his own connection to songs and stories of his home country and his love of traditional music.

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The Moth celebrates the ability of true, personal storytelling to illuminate both the diversity and commonality of human experience. It allows people all over the world and from all walks of life – astronauts, students, a dental hygienist, a hotdog eating champion, a mechanic, exonerated prisoners, veterans, Nobel laureates and everyone in between – to share their stories on stage in front of a live audience. The Moth brings the power of personal storytelling to millions of people each year—creating community and building empathy around the world. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

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An Evening with

MATT DAVID FRASER SEDARIS THURS MARCH 16 8PM $

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Matt Fraser is America’s Top Psychic Medium and star of the hit television series Meet The Frasers on E! His sold-out live events, television appearances, and spiritual teachings have allowed him to bring healing, hope and laughter to a global audience of fans and followers from all around the world.​From heartfelt emotional readings to stunning revelations, Matt has audiences on the edge of their seats with his outrageous personality and unique approach to mediumship. Prepare for a roller coaster of emotions as he reveals secrets, reconnects audience members with lost loved ones, and turns skeptics into believers. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

SAT APRIL 1 7:30PM $

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David Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, beloved for his personal essays and short stories. In his latest essay collection, “Happy-Go-Lucky,” Sedaris once again captures what is most unexpected, hilarious, and poignant about recent upheavals, personal and public, and expresses in precise language both the misanthropy and desire for connection that drive us all. If we must live in interesting times, there is no one better to chronicle them than the incomparable David Sedaris. Join us when he returns to The Z with his signature acerbic humor, social commentary, and outlandish stories! On sale to Z Supporters October 6, public sale October 11! GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE SAVE UP TO 20%

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WED APRIL 12 7:30PM $

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On Your Feet! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Now their story is an all-new exhilarating original musical winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with the Chicago Tribune declaring “IT’S A HIT!” and The New York Times cheering, “The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing musical!” Featuring some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” and many more! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

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With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores important and timely subjects in his books, and now on stage. It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence in two popular stories. The Earth Book, is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet inspiring readers of all ages to do their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. This is My Hair is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, it’s a sensory-friendly performance for all to enjoy!

LLAMA LLAMA LIVE!

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Bedtime has never been so exciting! It’s the end of the day for the Llama family. After a long day of adventures at the school and the store, Baby Llama can’t wait to put on his red pajamas. He and his friends the toys are ready to sing and dance their way to sleep...except...they need a bedtime story and a kiss goodnight and a drink of water. But, where’s Mama? This hilarious new musical based on the bestselling books by Anna Dewdney will warm every Llama and Llama Mama’s heart. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! ZEITERION.ORG I 508.994.2900

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Grammy-winning R&B singing group Tavares – best known for their infectious sound and close harmony – return to New Bedford to perform at The Z! They’ll perform their greatest hits, including “It Only Takes a Minute Girl,” “Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel,” “She’s Gone,” “More Than a Woman” (from the iconic soundtrack ‘Saturday Night Fever), and many more. At the height of their career, the five Cape Verdean American brothers (Ralph, Chubby, Pooch, Butch and Tiny) with roots in New Bedford were one of the most heavily covered bands of the disco era. Today, Chubby, Tiny, and Butch carry on the Tavares family tradition, as they continue to perform sold-out concerts around the world with no end in sight! On sale to Z Supporters October 25, public sale October 28! In partnership with the Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee.

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Dena Blizzard, the viral video sensation and creator of the “Back to School Rant” (125 million views), “Chardonnay Go” (24 million views) and “Chardonnay Go, The Board Game for Wine Lovers, Moms, and Other Shameless People,” returns with her Off-Broadway show! Join this comedian, former Miss New Jersey, and married mother of three on her hilarious journey through the trial and tribulations of motherhood and marriage. Dena wrestles with the eternal question, “Have I gone crazy since having these kids?” The answer is a hysterical, laugh-til-it-hurts comedy you won’t want to miss.

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THE MAGIC OF DISNEY

Music Director and Conductor Yaniv Dinur creates a powerful connection between the orchestra and the audience through his limitless enthusiasm and abundant humor. Come experience the magic of live music by a 75-member orchestra under his direction!

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company, NBSO’s “movie night” concert will feature music from The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Toy Story, Frozen, and Coco.

Tickets: $10, $35, $50, $65, students 22 and under $5 Discounted season subscriptions available for 3-7 concerts

100 Years of Wonder SAT, JANUARY 28, 7:30PM

GLUZMAN PLAYS BEETHOVEN SAT, MARCH 25, 7:30PM

AMERICAN DREAM

One of today’s leading violinists, Vadim Gluzman brings his artistry to perform Beethoven’s immortal violin concerto. English music rounds out this program: Anna Clyne’s masterful treatment of the orchestra in Masquerade, and William Walton’s First Symphony – arguably the greatest symphony written in the 20th century.

Jazz, blues, habanera, spirituals, and anthems are all part of this whirlwind of a violin concerto by American Jazz legend, Wynton Marsalis, and performed by sensational Bulgarian-American violinist Bella Hristova.

MAHLER’S FAREWELL

SAT, OCTOBER 1, 7:30PM

YANIV PLAYS BRAHMS SAT, OCTOBER 29, 7:30PM

The iconic fountains around Rome with their magnificent sculptures come to life in the gorgeous composition of Respighi. In his exhilarating piece, Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian evokes the story of the people who built the transcontinental railroad that linked the United States from east to west. In the second half, Yaniv Dinur is the soloist in Brahms’ symphonic First Piano Concerto.

HOLIDAY POPS

SUN, DECEMBER 11, 3:30PM & 7PM The magnificent NBSO orchestra plays all your seasonal favorites, and the Showstoppers and Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestra members join in for a performance that will make everyone merry!

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SAT, APRIL 8, 7:30PM

A look at Mahler’s last symphony through the musician’s lens, using live demonstrations and explanations from the stage, and a performance of the entire symphony, Mahler’s swan song is the soloist in Brahms’ symphonic First Piano Concerto.

KORSANTIA PLAYS THE “EMPEROR” SAT, MAY 20, 7:30PM

Featuring three composers who, each in their own way, call for unity and peace. American composer Valerie Coleman writes an anthem for kindness and humanity. Alexander Korsantia performs the majestic Fifth Piano Concerto of Beethoven. The NBSO concludes the season with Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony, a piece full of pain, terror, and, finally – immense joy.

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2022|23 SEASON Bringing the best of Broadway to the Southcoast for more than 30 years! New Bedford Festival Theatre is a professional regional not-for-profit performing arts organization dedicated to producing a varied selection of the best of musical theatre – from the classics to the contemporary. We engage the best local and national talent available, thus nurturing theatre

8 SHOWS NOVEMBER 26 TO DECEMBER 4 A song and dance duo follow two beautiful singing sisters to a Vermont lodge for their Christmas show. This holiday classic features a dazzling score filled with well-known standards including the perennial title song. White Christmas is an uplifting musical to celebrate the holidays.

5 SHOWS APRIL 27 TO 30 A beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz offers a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music. This timeless tale of Dorothy’s adventures through the land of Oz is a fun, family-friendly modern musical.

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8 SHOWS JULY 21 TO 30 $

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“Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

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New Bedford Cultural Council

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New Bedford Day Nursery

Westport Cultural Council

Performing Arts Readiness Project

Southcoast Community Foundation - Acushnet Foundation Fund

Fairhaven Cultural Council

SouthCoast Community Foundation

Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation

Technical Development Corporation (TDC)

Eversource Energy Foundation

Special Thanks To

Senator Mark Montigny, Representative Antonio Cabral, Mayor Jon Mitchell, New Bedford City Council, New Bedford Office of Tourism, New Bedford Economic Development Council, The Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative, National Independent Venue Association, Save Our Stages, our board of directors, our Volunteer Usher Corps, and all our wonderful donors, supporters, and sponsors. OFFICIAL EVENT SUPPLIER

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John Wayne’s “Operation Pacific” premiered at The State in 1951. (right) Five world premieres were held at The State, including its most notable – the 1956 opening of “Moby Dick,” with Gregory Peck in attendance. (below)

The Zeiterion opened with “Troubles of 1922” starring and written by George Jessel. (above) Soon after it opened in 1923, the Zeiterion closed and reopened as The State Theatre, a silent movie house. (left)

DECADES OF MOVIES

The State Theatre screened “Gold Diggers,” the top grossing movie of 1933.

THROUGH THE CENTURY The original Czechoslovakian chandelier was discovered in Rhode Island and returned to the theater. (below)

REBORN AS THE ZEITERION The State Theatre was donated to The Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE) by James Penler, owner of Paragon Travel. (below)

Governor Dukakis and future State Senator Mark Montigny visit the renovation efforts in the early 80s. (above)

WHALE led the restoration and The State reopened as The Zeiterion Theatre in 1982. John Bullard, President of WHALE, cuts the inaugural ribbon. (above)

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CHANDELIER The beautiful cut glass Czechoslovakian chandelier, 16ft tall and 10ft wide, casts a warm glow on the theater.

WURLITZER ORGAN A staple of 1920s movie houses, this organ replicates an entire orchestra to create the soundtrack for silent movies. Lovingly restored and reinstalled at in the 80s.

MUSE The Grecian dancing muses line the perimeter of the theater’s ceiling.

PROSCENIUM ARCH Cast in plaster and painted gold, the proscenium arch is topped with this beautiful Z.

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