Stage Door Live is truly a unique experience, with seating, full bar and the artist all on stage with you.
Seating is limited to approximately 125 seats per show, bistro-style with four at each table. Most tables are general admission, reserved seats at premium table are available.
Enter through the red stage door on Spring Street and Acushnet Avenue. Accessible entry available at the main theater entrance on Purchase Street.
Join us for an unforgettable evening of joy, laughter and story-telling through dance theatre like you’ve never seen before! Tyler Leif & Company celebrate The Z’s storied, historic theater space by creating two original site-specific dance pieces that carry as much quirky character as the space itself! This evening, you can expect (in alphabetical order): ballet, beat-boxing, chaos, dance battles, drinks, flower-y dresses, hip-hop, hugs, human connection, laughter, modern dance, mosquitoes, microphones, water guns, and, of course, the choreographers promise that this is gonna be really, really cool.
In a time where we are starved for connection, don’t miss out on this special performance that weaves the dancers around the audience in a way we never have before. Come experience this one-night-only performance directed, choreographed and originally scored by Boston-based Tyler Leif Catanella, an artist that creates, facilitates and celebrates artistic and intimate moments of human connection.
Boston Hall of Fame inductee Johnny A. is a Gibson and Epiphone signature guitarist - and a spectacular performer guaranteed to mesmerize with the first riff!
Johnny has shared the stage with artists from BB King to Steve Vai and everybody in between and has performed at such prestigious festivals as Eric Clapton’s Crossroads, the Montreal Jazz Festival, and Tokyo’s Fuji Rock Festival. Coming back to his roots, Johnny has developed an intimate solo performance celebrating some of the greatest, and most influential, guitar work in history.
If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center!
With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of the band Badfinger), Grace has become a regular on the national festival and touring circuit.
She has won a number of prestigious awards including the Grand Prize of the New England Songwriting Competition and the WPRI Rhode Show Big Break contest where her music video was played on the season finale of American Idol. The first half of 2019 iss off to a great start for Grace as she was selected to be an Official Showcase performer at the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (TN), named a finalist in the Wildflower (TX) Festival performing singer-songwriter contest, and selected to perform in the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY). Her sophomore solo album “Reasons” was released on May 10 and debuted the # 2 Top Album on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Contemporary Country Airplay Chart.
For the better part of two decades, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively eclectic sound, praised by The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Their songs offer singalong melodies and deep, meaningful lyrics which tell the stories of everyday hard working people, often faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges. Signature songs like “One Last Drink,” “Gasoline,” “Down With The Ship,” and “Lancaster Gate” have had hundreds of thousands of plays on social media, appeared in Hollywood movies, and have been performed and recorded by artists around the world.
Enter The Haggis develops an easy rapport with audiences, sharing the stories behind their songs and laughing through tour anecdotes. The show is exciting and dynamic, featuring unpredictable and spontaneous moments. One song might feature drummer Bruce McCarthy taking a drum solo on Trevor Lewington's guitar strings, while the next song breaks down into a fierce battle between fiddle and harmonica. Sometimes during an encore, the band will leave the stage entirely to perform acoustically standing on chairs in the audience. Rose Baldino has joined the band on fiddle, filling out the group's Celtic instrumentation. No stranger to touring and the Celtic festival scene, Baldino grew up playing with her band Burning Bridget Cleary and currently tours extensively with House of Hamill.
Enter The Haggis' commitment to putting on a great show every single night has made them a favorite at festivals and performing arts centers around the world!
Accomplished singer/songwriter Colby James has consistently earned an outstanding reputation as one of the area’s hardest working, multi-talented vocalists/guitarists to appear on the live stage!
At an early age, Colby James fell in love with the guitar after hearing his father play. Confident that he began to develop and perfect his own vocal style, he then set out to sharpen his guitar skills until he was ready to play for anyone who would listen. Today, and for the past 16 years, both as a solo artist and as the headliner for his own band, Colby James has been delivering his searing and soulful style to audiences at popular regional venues like the Narrows Center, the Zeiterion Theatre, and the Boston City Winery. In his own humble and grateful words, “I have been blessed to write my own music, make a couple records, play at some of the best dive bars and best listening rooms, and I have been fortunate to have shared the same stage with some of my favorite artists.”
It is now with pleasure that Colby James is proud to introduce his band, The Ramblers. This incredible ensemble of talented musicians features Heather Church, one of the most acclaimed violinists as recognized by her peers and contemporaries. Also joining Colby, lead guitarist Brian DeFusco, whose awe-inspiring technical skill has electrified guitar fans everywhere he has performed. Colby is also proud to introduce, as he has done at hundreds of venues over his career, his inseparable and lifelong friend, percussionist and back up vocalist Jay Pacheco. Jay will create the energy, direction, and drive of the band’s distinctive sound. Finally, returning members of the band, James Raiola (rhythm guitar) and Leigh Gilbert (bass) provide the tempo and beat to showcase the lead talents of Brian, Heather, and Colby James.
Together, as Colby James and The Ramblers, we are very excited to perform for the first time at The Met. We hope you will all join us to listen to and enjoy our own unique sound, style, and brand of original rock ’n’ roll music.
EmiSunshine's performance at The Z has been rescheduled. Ticket holders: please expect an email with next steps.
From her team: "It is with great disappointment that we have decided to postpone our show at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford, MA on Sept. 9 due to Illness and possible COVID-19 exposure. We are extremely concerned about the health and safety of everyone in our band, venue staff, and audience and do not wish to expose anyone to the harms of this extremely contagious variant. We look forward to playing for you on Thursday May 5, 2022."
Rolling Stone named 17-year-old EmiSunshine among “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know,” but she is more than country! With music described as “old-timey,” the East Tennessee native adds her own unique contemporary blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel, blues and jazz.
The exceptional talents of critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy EmiSunshine have captured the nation’s attention since she was 9 years old. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed by outlets such as No Depression, Billboard and Rolling Stone: “Sounds like the spunky, intense little sister to artists Iris DeMent, Natalie Maines, Nanci Griffith and Janis Joplin.” She has appeared on "American Idol," “The Today Show,” NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” “Pickler & Ben,” the Grand Ole Opry and elsewhere. In 2018, she was featured in the Grammy-nominated Elvis Presley documentary film “The King,” alongside Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ashton Kutcher, Alec Baldwin and other stars.
“Family Wars” is EmiSunshine and The Rain’s most personal project to date. With 10 songs and one bonus track, the album addresses domestic violence, dysfunctional families, political corruption, mass murder, lost love, and freedom—those who have it, and those who seek it.
Emmy and the P’s are always full of surprises, bringing to their audiences a unique mix of contemporary classical works, traditional fiddle tunes, inventive tango arrangements and more. With Emmy on violin and fiddle, Peter on cello and guitar, and Piero on vibraphone and hand percussion, the options are endless and this trio enjoys exploring the endless possibilities an eclectic ensemble can offer. The energy and rhythmic drive of their music is infectious and audience members find themselves tapping their toes or even getting up to dance as they listen to the music of Emmy and the P’s.