Teatro ZinZanni to Serve 1,000,000th Guest In Next Two Weeks
Norm Langill, Seattle-based artistic director of Teatro ZinZanni, announced today that the ten-year-old cabaret phenomenon will serve its 1,000,000th and 1,000, 001st guests sometime in the next two weeks.
“It’s hard to believe that a million people have been to our two tents since we started this project back in 1998,” said Langill. “That’s a lot of bowls of soup!”
One lucky guest and his or her party will be selected from an upcoming performance in each city within the next two weeks. He or she will also receive the “Ultimate ZinZanni Package,” and be invited to attend TZ’s Anniversary celebrations in March in San Francisco and in April in Seattle.
Since its original opening in October 1998, Teatro ZinZanni has delighted audiences with its three-hour swirling stream of performance, music and comedy all presented in the elegance and intimate comfort of a beautiful, antique Belgian spiegeltent. Guests are seated restaurant style to watch the show unfold beside, around, and even above their tables as they enjoy a five-course gourmet feast.
Originally hailed by The New York Times critic when it opened in Seattle in October 1998 as “this city’s hottest ticket!”, Teatro ZinZanni has been called “an amazing spectacle, part circus and part nightclub…like the Kit Kat Club on acid. Plus you get dinner!” (San Jose Mercury News). The Vancouver Province called it “…[an] unique blend of cabaret, world-class cirque and gourmet dining…” and Hemispheres Magazine describes it as “This zany, vaudevillian circus/cabaret sizzles with European sophistication and savoir-faire.”
The San Francisco Chronicle hailed the San Francisco opening in March 2000 as "A hearty, high-concept diversion ... The gorgeous tent and performance highlights are giddy inspirations," and the Contra Costa Times critic declared it “A combination of beauty and absurdity, elegance and zany humor. There’s nothing else like it in town.” KGO Radio critic constantly announces, “It just keeps getting better and better.”
San Francisco’s Teatro ZinZanni is located at Pier 29 on the Embarcadero, and has become a permanent, unique fixture and an integral part of the lively entertainment and culinary scene in The City. The regular weekly schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 5 p.m. The five-course gourmet meal is designed by Taste Catering. Tickets ($116-$190) are available on line at zinzanni.org, at the on-site Box Office at Pier 29 on the Embarcadero daily from 12 noon – 6 p.m. or by phone: 415.438.2668.
In Seattle, Teatro ZinZanni is in the heart of Seattle Center’s Theatre District at 222 Mercer Street. With a menu designed by celebrated Northwest chef Tom Douglas, Teatro ZinZanni plays every Wednesday through Sunday evenings. Reservations: 206.802.0015 or at zinzanni.org or at the box office at 222 Mercer Street.
Nearly 150 of the world’s finest cirque, cabaret and comedic performers have performed in the two tents over the past 10 years. The list includes: Amanda Rogers, Amy Bils, Andrea Conway, Andrew Adams, Andrey Kolstov, Andy Bray, Ann Wilson, Anna Stazicich, Aurelia Cats, Bianca Sapetto, Brandon/ Bernard, Brenda Selects, Catherine Cook, Cece Peniston, Cherie Hughes, Christine Deaver, Collins Brothers, Crystalle, Debbie de Coudreaux, Dennis Lacomb, Die Maiers, Didier Ambruster, Doloreze Leonard, Duffy Bishop, Duo Artemiev, Duo Manducas, Duo Nostalgia, Duo Symbiose, Eduard Kaufmann, Elena Borodina, Elena Serafimovich, El Vez, Elisabeth Dorge, Eric Nondsen, Erika Gilfether, Fanny Kerwitch, France Chevrette, France La Bonte, Francine Cote, Francine Reed, Frank Ferrante, Franz Lery, Galina, Geoff Hoyle, Greta Matassa, Gypsy Snider, Heather Clemens, Helena Wyder, James Keylon, Jamie Adkins, Janet McAlpin, Joan Baez, Joe De Paul, Joe Orrach, Joel Salom, John Swenson, John Fealey, Johnny Filion, Joseph Ventura, Joyce Allison, Judy Tenuta, Julianna Rambaldi, K. Scott Malcom, Kathleen Roche-Zujko, Keita Bill, Kevin Joyce, Kevin Kent, Kim Rene Nalley, Krissie Illing, Kristin Clayton, KT Sullivan, Leon Kaufman, Les Castors, Les Petits Freres, Les Voilas!, Liliane Montevecchi, Lise Lepine, Los Excentricos, Lutz Jope, Manuela Horn, Marceline I. Sylvestre, Maria Muldauer, Marnie Breckenridge, Martha Davis, Martha Enson, Mat Plendl, Meg Zeter, Melanie Stace, Michael Davis, Ming & Rui, Mironov Alexei, Mouvance, Mr. P.P., Nancy Emmerich, Nathalie Tarlet, Nicolle Foland, Nino Frediani, Oleg Ossimov, Paul Herzfeld, Paula Gelly, Peter Pitofsky, Quang Minh, Rachel DeShon, Ricardo Sosa, Rie Taki, Rob Spence, Ron Campbell, Ron House, Roxane Butterfly, Sabine Rieck, Sally Kellerman, Sam Angelico, Sandra Hall, Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Sergiy Krutikov, Sindhu Love, Spell, Steben Sisters, Stefan Haves, Stretch People, Svetlana Perekhodova, Tammy Nelson, Thelma Houston, Trimpin, Tuan Lee, Vasily Demenchukov. Vertical Tango, Viktor Kee, Vita Radionova, Vladimir, Wayne Doba, Yamil Borges, Yevgen Voronin and Yvonne Frazier.
Teatro ZinZanni is an independent, non-profit arts organization, created by One Reel, known for producing some of the Northwest’s premier arts events including Bumbershoot: The Seattle Music & Arts Festival, the Summer Nights Concert Series, and the WaMu Family 4th, as well as a wide array of literary, educational, and cultural projects. Registered and qualified as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity, Teatro ZinZanni is dedicated to the communities it serves through performances, education and outreach.
For more information about Teatro ZinZanni in either city, visit zinzanni.org.