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Eva Abram and Porscha Shaw in HOODOO LOVE at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center through July 30, 2017. Photo: Margaret Toomey

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Cast Announced/Tix On Sale For Return of Teatro ZinZanni This Fall; Ariana Savalas To Headline

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They lost the space to park their Spiegeltent on Mercer across the street from Seattle Center but Seattle’s beloved hometown cirque have found themselves a new place to pitch their woo. They’re taking up residency in King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond starting this October for multi month run through the spring of 2018. Tickets are NOW on sale for their glorious return and they’ve announced casting for the return of their latest show, LOVE, CHAOS, AND DINNER which will include headliner chanteuse from Postmodern Jukebox, the lovely Ariana Savalas!

The poo:

Love, Chaos, And Dinner Returns This Fall!
 
Ticket Onsale Dates Released Plus Cast Announcement for the Limited Engagement Run at King County’s Marymoor Park
 
Cast features first-time ZinZanni performer Ariana Savalas — show-woman, Postmodern Jukebox songstress, and perhaps the Bette Midler of her time.
 
Teatro ZinZanni Seattle is thrilled to announce a multi-talented, international cast of premier entertainers for its highly anticipated return limited engagement to the Northwest at King County’s beloved Marymoor Park. Led by first-time Madame ZinZanni Ariana Savalas, the company will also feature entertainment from comedian and show director Joe De Paul, local aerial trapeze favorites Duo Madrona, world-renown magician Maestro Voronin, contortionist-puppet Svetlana, yodeling dominatrix Manuela Horn, hoop aerialist Elena Gatilova, and Parisian acrobat Domitil Aillot. Tickets for groups of 12 or more are available starting today including access to performances in December. Passport Unlimited Members are the first to access tickets via an exclusive presale starting August 1 before single tickets are made available to the general public on August 15.
A singer, dancer, songwriter, comedienne, and professional pussycat, Ariana Savalas is an absolute showgirl who will seduce, surprise, and touch you – sometimes literally. After attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Savalas made her way to Los Angeles and became a member of Playhouse West, Jeff Goldblum’s repertory theatre, from whom she gleaned the art of combining the quirky and the alluring. She has travelled the world as a resident headliner for Postmodern Jukebox, performing in renowned venues like Radio City Music Hall, The Greek Theater, and the O2 Apollo in London. Ariana first graced the Teatro ZinZanni spiegeltent for a one-night show in 2017, and this production marks her first romp with Love, Chaos, and Dinner.
 
It’s been six years since Seattle has seen their favorite Austrian Amazon, the yodeling dominatrix Manuela Horn, perform in Radio Free Starlight inside the magical spiegletent. Known as a comedic force of nature, Manuela is a consummate professional, having earned her SAG membership for an appearance in the film RENT, made it to the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent,” and served as the headliner to the biggest Oktoberfest’s across America. Manuela is joined by the one and only Maestro Voronin (Hotel L’Amour, 2016), the Ukrainian-born illusionist The Seattle Times described as “both terrifying and flirtatious, both foil and hero at once.” Voronin is not only a world-class magician, but he is also an original Teatro ZinZanni cast member.
Seattleites may remember Domitil Aillot (Hollywood Nights, 2016) as one of three from the beloved acrobatic trio featured at ZinZanni for over a decade, Les Petits Frères. Domitil is a multi-faceted French artist who trained at the internationally renowned Annie Fratellini Circus School in Paris. Rhythmic gymnast turned aerial hoop performer Elena Gatilova (Hollywood Nights, 2016) has been seen in various productions all over the world including the recent international tour of Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus, performed as part of Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, and this production marks her sixth collaboration with Teatro ZinZanni. Russian performance artist Svetlana (Hotel L’Amour, 2016)returns to the tent to perform her truly unique blend of contortion, modern dance, pantomime skills and magic in the creation of her sensational puppet act. Seattle’s favorite local aerial trapeze couple Ben Wendel and Rachel Nehmer of Duo Madrona (Welcome To Wonderland, 2016) returns to the tent and will perform their eye-popping duet some 20 feet up in the air!
This illustrious cast will be directed and joined by Canadian actor, writer, teacher, director, and clown, Joe De Paul (Be Italian!, 2016), famed for his unique brand of physical comedy. A veteran of numerous Cirque du Soleil productions, with extensive film and television credits to his name, Joe is a long-time ZinZanni collaborator and directed both Hollywood Nights and Welcome to Wonderland.
Group tickets for 12 or more are available by calling (206) 802-0013. Passport Unlimited Members are the first to access tickets via an exclusive presale starting August 1 at 10:00 a.m. through August 14. Beginning August 15 at 10:00 a.m., members of the general public will be able to purchase tickets via ZinZanni.com/Seattle or by phoning (206) 802-0015.
About Teatro ZinZanni
Teatro ZinZanni was founded in 1998 launching a wholly original new form of entertainment combining a unique fusion of cirque, comedy, cabaret, spectacle, and live music while serving up a multi-course feast. The show is presented in a gorgeous, climate-controlled, antique cabaret tent (known as a spiegeltent). Imported from Belgium, the spiegeltent is nicknamed the Moulin Rouge. Built in 1910, it boasts stained glass, hand-carved wooden interior columns, polished crystal and mirrors, and comfortably seats 285 people.
About King County Parks
King County Parks – Your Big Backyard – offers more than 200 parks and 28,000 acres of open space, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 215 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs.
WHAT:
Love, Chaos, and Dinner
It’s opening night of the new Teatro ZinZanni, and the staff anxiously awaits the arrival of a world-renowned restaurant critic. They are trying to put their best foot forward, without stepping on each other’s toes! Getting swept up in the madness is the magical Maître d’, who has staffed his restaurant with mechanical waitresses, chefs that defy gravity, and an amorous busboy who has finally met his match. With an aim to impress, the crew literally bends over backwards to give this critic the experience of a lifetime.
WHERE:
King County’s Marymoor Park
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052
WHEN:
October 19, 2017-April 29, 2018
WednesdaySaturday at 7:00 p.m.
Sundays at 6:00 p.m.
Select Sunday Matinees at 11:30 a.m.
TICKETS:
Start at $99
Box Office: (206) 802-0015
Group Sales: (206) 802-0013
SOCIAL:
Instagram – @ZinZanni_Sea
Twitter – @ZinZanni_Sea

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