NEW BEDFORD — At the top of its 2019/2020 season, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center offers an impressive slate of musical performances, movies and more this October, including Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Daughtry, Paris! The Show, national tour of Broadway’s Once: The Musical, and more.
Also in October, a new roster of Creative Classroom courses begins. The Fall 2019 semester includes Ukulele (three skill levels) on Oct. 2, Salsa (beginner and intermediate) on Oct. 3, Move with Me for toddlers on Oct. 8, and Guitar (two levels) on Oct. 8.
The complete line-up this October at the Zeiterion is as follows:
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart & Mahler
Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.and Sunday, Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m., Tickets: $30 / $45 / $55 / $65
In what has become a tradition on opening night, the NBSO kicks things off with a Mahler symphony – this time the lyrical and delicate Fourth, featuring rising soprano Liv Redpath. On the first half, Music Director Yaniv Dinur plays and conducts from the keyboard one of Mozart’s only two piano concertos written in the minor key. The D Minor Concerto is a dramatic and tragic piece until the end – when Mozart laughs it all off.
Movie Monday: The Birdcage
Monday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Tickets: $3
The Z’s new Movie Monday series continues with The Birdcage starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. The 1996 movie follows the duo as they put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Friday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m, Tickets: $49 / $59 / $69 / $79
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. NPR hailed him as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation” and Rolling Stone says it’s a “must-see act.”
Dance Barre: Kicking & Screening
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Free
The next installation of Dance Barre is a showcase of short experimental dances created specifically for the camera. The local, national and international films collected here represent a diversity of cultural backgrounds and artistic languages; and though all are concerned with the capture of the moving body within the moving frame, each does so in its own unique way - crafting worlds that range from the narrative and familiar to the abstract and alien.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m., Tickets: $49 / $59 / $69 / $79
As the frontman for the band bearing his name, Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock and roll torchbearers of the 21st century. Throughout his career he has released four albums, all of which reached the Billboard Top Ten and have combined sales over 8 million copies in the U.S. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the best-selling album of 2007, which contained four Top Twenty hit singles including the Grammy-nominated smash “It’s Not Over.” Leave This Town also reached #1 in 2009, while 2011’s Break the Spell was certified gold. His group’s most recent record, 2013’s Baptized, featured the platinum-selling “Waiting for Superman.”
Paris! The Show
Friday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., Tickets: $29 / $37 / $47
A vibrant tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-war era! This spectacular evening captures the charm and essence of Paris in a story about romance blossoming, with songs in French and dialogue in English. An exceptional cast, spectacular live band, and original storyline and scenic design transport us from Montmartre to the stages of the great Parisian cabarets of the time. It features an array of the greatest songs of Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Lucienne Boyer, Charles Trenet, Yves Montand, and more.
Once: The Musical
Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Tickets: $47 / $57 / $67
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams… not living in fear… and the power of music to connect all of us.
The Phantom of The Opera
Sunday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m.,. Tickets: $7.50, general admission
The 1925 picture stars Mary Philbin as Christine and Lon Chaney as the Phantom for a unique theater experience as The Z’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ provides the soundtrack to the timeless tale. Generously sponsored by Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Theater Organ Society.
Movie Monday: Witches of Eastwick
Monday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Tickets: $3
The devil and his mistresses visit The Z this Halloween! The 1987 feature film follows three single women (Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer) who yearn for “Mr. Right” in a picturesque New England town. Their wishes are granted – at a cost – when a mysterious and wealthy man (Jack Nicholson) arrives. Based on John Updike’s bestseller, The Witches of Eastwick is a star-bright otherworldly delight.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Thursday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.. Tickets: $15, general admission
The cult classic with a twist returns! RKO Army performs a live shadowcast as the movie starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick rolls on screen. Whether you’ve seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show 10 times or never before, you’re in for a real treat this Halloween. This R-rated performance encourages participation from viewers 18 years and older.
Tickets are available by calling 508-994-2900, online at https://zeiterion.org/, or at the Zeiterion Box Office at 684 Purchase Street in New Bedford. Group sales for select shows are available for 10 tickets or more, which can be purchased by calling 508-997-5664 x123.
The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide New Bedford and the region with performing arts programming of excellence that inspires, educates, engages and entertains. Tickets are available for purchase at www.zeiterion.org, by calling 508-994-2900, or in person at the box office at 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, Mass. Zeiterion Box Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and two hours before each performance.
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