A Night Like This
Teatro ZinZanni, Seattle 2019
Since opening at its new home last fall, Teatro ZinZanni has returned to presenting a rotating cast of international circus talent and is announcing the last of its 2019 limited engagements, A Night Like This. In the latest twist of cirque, comedy, and cabaret, the one and only Christine Deaver returns to the tent with a reprise of her popular character Penelope Wilde. Joining her as Mr. ZinZanni is Seattle-raised musical-crooner Cunio (of Postmodern Jukebox fame) who has, more than once, been described as the spawn of Freddie Mercury and Janis Joplin.
The show is directed by Artistic Director Reenie Duff, long-time head of Teatro ZinZanni’s casting and the multi-talented Tobias Larsson, last seen performing in Teatro ZinZanni’s Dinner at Wotan’s and Tommy Tune’s Bonsoir Lilliane! A Night Like This runs September 12 – February 9, 2020 at Teatro ZinZanni’s world headquarters in Woodinville, Washington.
”A Night Like This is a celebration of timeless elegance and an explosion of beauty; an evening filled with madcap comedy, powerful vocals, evocative dance, stunning feats of athletic prowess…..and as always we are thrilled to present some fresh new faces in our magical tent,” said Duff when describing the new production.
Deaver and Cunio are joined by first-time Teatro ZinZanni performers Nathan & Isis, a gravity defying dynamic hand balancing duo and roller skating act sure to make audiences jaws drop. Speaking of exceptional partner acts, A Night Like This welcomes back the seductive Seattle based trapezists Duo Madrona to the tent. The cast also features internationally recognized contortionist Vita Radionova, prima ballerina turned hoop aerialist Ariana Lallone, and jaw-dropping strap aerialist Ling Rui.
Ghost – The Musical
Tivoli Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark 2019
GHOST er en af det 20. århundredes største kærlighedshistorier – et romantisk drama om ægte, evig kærlighed. Glæd dig til en medrivende musical, der taler til alle sanser – hvem husker fx ikke hittet Unchained Melody fra den smukke og ikoniske dreje-scene. Forrygende Frederikke Vedel og Mikkel Moltke Hvilsom har hovedrollerne som det legendariske par – og Johannes Nymark som deres ven Carl.
Oplev også Jesper Asholt, Sara Gadborg, Mikkel Vadsholt, Joachim Knop og mange flere bakket op af et stort live orkester.
Medvirkende: Frederikke Vedel, Mikkel Moltke Hvilsom, Johannes Nymark, Sara Gadborg, Jesper Asholt, Joachim Knop, Mikkel Vadsholt, Christina Elisabeth Mørkøre, Astrid Højgaard Lundgreen, René Wormark, Yasmin Elvira Steenholdt, Jonas Suurballe Christensen, Oliver Aagaard-Williams, Asbjørn Hagen, Robert Thomsen, Mike Gamble, Lea Palme Skriver, Elina Westberg, Rasmus Grandt, Caroline Gustafsson, Linda Holmgren og Anna Solberg.
Castet akkompagneres af et live orkester af 9 musikere under ledelse af Mikkel Gomard.
Manus, musik og sangtekster: David Stewart, Glen Ballard and Bruce Joel Rubin
Rettighedshaver: Bruce Joel Rubin and Paramount Licensing, Inc.
Instruktør og koreograf: Tobias Larsson
Medinstruktør: Carsten Friis
Kapelmester: Mikkel Gomard
Scenograf: Rikke Juellund
Lysdesign: Mathias Hersland
Lyddesign: Jonas Jørgensen
Dansk oversættelse: Thomas Bay og Helle Hansen
The Hot Spot!
Teatro ZinZanni, Seattle 2015
Bang! 2015 is off and running as Teatro ZinZanni gears up for a new show changeover in the illustrious speigeltent off Mercer Street. What began as sketches, brainstorms and a casting wish list some 10 months ago, transforms this month into a spectacle rich with music, food, dance, and most of all, love. With co-direction by Teatro ZinZanni founder Norm Langill, long-time performer and exquisite improvisational artist Kevin Kent, and director/choreographer Tobias Larsson, The Hot Spot stars Northwest-native and international cabaret star Lady Rizo in her Teatro ZinZanni debut alongside Seattle favorite Frank Ferrante, acclaimed aerialist and choreographer to the stars Dreya Weber, vaudevillian Wayne Doba, acrobat-dancer Andrea Conway Doba, funny-man Joel Salom, and show-stoppers, Vertical Tango.
“Lady Rizo is an incredible story-teller and improvisationalist,” co-director Tobias Larsson commented. Larsson is a long-time collaborator, creator and performer within the ZinZanni family and is part of the team that brought Lady Rizo to the tent. “It’s a new thing to have someone like Lady Rizo in this show – she brings a new, dynamic style of comedy all her own. The creative process at the tent can be a whirlwind experience for those who haven’t done it before, but she is game for everything and has thrown herself whole-heartedly into the zany world of ZinZanni.” Lady Rizo may have a knack for improv, but combine that skill with her high-energy belt voice and you may just find yourself bewitched. In The Hot Spot, she will perform renditions of “I Only Have Eyes for You,” a mash-up of “Sweet Dreams” and “Tainted Love,” an original song of hers she wrote especially for this show with Teatro ZinZanni music director Hans Tueber, and a selection of other popular tunes.
The buck doesn’t stop with Lady Rizo; from out on stage, to behind the scenes, Teatro ZinZanni bleeds mega talent. Swedish born Tobias Larsson has returned to the tent to co-direct and choreograph The Hot Spot. An actor, singer, dancer, circus and cabaret performer, choreographer and director, Tobias made his international debut at Lido de Paris and toured Europe with several shows including performances with Tina Turner and Olivia Newton-John. Most recently he co-directed Hail Caesar: Forbidden Oasis at Teatro ZinZanni in 2013, and since we last saw him at the tent, he has been reunited with Tommy Tune in New York City where they’re currently developing a new production for Broadway.
Lucky in Love
Everyone wins at Casino ZinZanni! But colossal jackpots equal big trouble for the house. Proprietress Ruby is betting that her casino could hit the big time with a stellar show and a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE. Willing to wager that crooner Ricky La Rue is just what the casino needs, Ruby offers the ultimate jackpot: a suitcase full of money! Acrobatic mimes, juggling dealers, high-flying love birds, and a contortionist cat burglar give Ruby more than she bargained for.
Dinner at Wotan’s
Return to Paradise
Hi, Darlings! Remember Me?
Hail Caesar! – Forbidden Oasis
Teatro Zinzanni, Seattle, May 12, 2011
La Cage aux Folles
License to Kiss
License to Kiss II
Love, Chaos & Couture
Sultry Summer Magic
Teatro Zinzanni, San Francisco, May 2009
In its tenth sensational season, Teatro ZinZanni continues its bewitching blend of European cabaret and cirque artistry, intertwined with a five-course gourmet dinner designed by Taste Catering, and presents Sultry Summer Magic. The show features an amazing roster of renowned singers in the role of hostess Madame ZinZanni; the return of the silent but eloquent audience favorite Ukrainian illusionist, Yevgeniy Voronin; and Bay Area juggler/comedian, Michael Davis as the Chef. It also introduces The Randols, an amazing high-speed rollerblade acrobatic duo making its United States debut. The exciting roster of singing stars who will play Madame ZinZanni includes British performer Melanie Stace, popular R&B and soul artists from the 1970s, Edna Wright and the Honey Cone, Tony and Grammy Award-winner Melba Moore, Sally Kellerman, star of screen, television and cabaret and rock hit-maker Darlene Love (“He’s A Rebel,” “Da Doo Ron Ron”, “He’s Sure The Boy I’m Gonna Marry”
En Stjärna, en saga, en sång.
Arbis Theater, Norrköping, Sweden. March 15, 2008