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New Bedford Symphony 2022–2023 Season

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Yaniv Dinur invite the public to the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center for the 2022–2023 concert series. Season tickets are now available, and past […]

Billy Ocean at the Zeiterion

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

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),” “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going.” Billy Ocean is Britain’s most commercially successful Black artist, having sold more […]

$39 – $69

Doo Wop XIX: The Real Deal

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

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”), […]

$49 – $69

The Three Musketeers at the Z **CANCELED**

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

This modern adaptation of The Three Musketeers, mashes up waltz with spoken word and high court drama with high fashion hip-hop. At 6 p.m. there will be a pre-show talk with members of The Acting Company. The actors will discuss their artistic process and reimagining of the swashbuckling classic for today's audience. Questions encouraged.

$15 – $45

Eddie B. Teacher’s Only Comedy Tour

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

Eddie B has established himself as the official voice of teachers across the globe. Educators from America to Africa, Dallas to Dubai, New York to New Delhi (and beyond) are getting a lesson in the funniest ways to express their worst frustrations and they are loving every second of Eddie B’s uncensored, raw, and hysterically […]

$35 – $49

NBSO: Yaniv Plays Brahms

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

Featuring guest conductor Oriol Sans, this concert juxtaposes two pieces about places, culture, people, and sounds. 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 […]

$10 – $65

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

RKO Army performs a live shadow cast as the 1975 cult classic rolls on screen. Audience participation is a big part of the experience, so bring approved props with you or purchase a prop bag for $3 ($5 for two). Water pistols, candles, lighters, or any food, including rice and toast, are prohibited. The Rocky Horror Picture […]

$17

A Night of Fado at the Zeiterion

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

Portuguese singer/songwriter Hélder Moutinho and fadista Maria Emília make their U.S. debut at the Zeiterion for a night of contemporary fado music.

$29 – $49

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown, and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and frontman 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.

$49 – $79

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

Best known for his two starring roles in both “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss”, Tony Danza has also shifted into a singing and dancing, Broadway star. In his hit live show, Danza and his four-piece band perform a selection of his favorite selections from the Great American Songbook, as well as pieces from a hit […]

$45 – $99

Young@Heart Chorus Pre-show

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

This pre-show event features a mini-concert by the South Coast Children's Chorus. Later in the afternoon, the singers will join the Young@Heart Chorus on stage.  

Young@Heart Chorus Live at the Z

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

Young@Heart is an ensemble of senior citizens that started at an elderly housing project in Western Massachusetts. The singers perform classic and contemporary hits and have been celebrated worldwide. Unwilling to be shut away in nursing homes, Young@Heart had been touring the world, performing sold-out concerts since 1982. The chorus sings unexpected interpretations of popular […]

$29 – $45