Risqué, naughty, funny, and with a steady background of memorable music, Suzy and I were very impressed with the Teatro ZinZanni experience. 3.5 hours seemed at first to be a lot of time for a dinner. In reality, the night went too fast.
The show this year is “Radio Free Starlight” with jokes of being the best juggler on radio whizzing by very fast. The acting staff was stellar hailing from Toronto to San Francisco. The tent is one of eight in the world and the Seattle venue has the tent from the movie, Moulin Rouge.
Surprisingly the food was stellar too. I’m not a five-course kind of fellow, but each course was fun and announced in a unique and often funny way. The steelhead was so delectable with nary a bone. I tasted Suzy’s beef medallions and was treated to an almost filet mignon cut of meat.
If you have friends or family in town, this would be an excellent venue to take them too. But any child under 13 should probably stay at home.
What is Teatro ZinZanni?
Part circus, part dinner theatre, Teatro ZinZanni is a big night out unlike any other, a three and a half hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret artists all served up with a five-course feast designed by celebrated Northwest chef Tom Douglas. An ever-evolving and constantly changing production, Teatro ZinZanni combines improv comedy, vaudeville revue, music, dance, cirque and sensuality into a dizzying and colorful new form that is never quite the same from evening to evening. The fast-paced action of the show unfolds above, around and even alongside the audience as they dine on a gourmet meal. Teatro ZinZanni is guaranteed to dazzle.
Here’s a teaser video from YouTube: