Hail Caesar! Forbidden Oasis Packs Heat

Photo Credit: Alan Alabastro

The press is head-over-heels for Hail Caesar! Forbidden Oasis. This Saharan-style adventure’s reviews are no mirage! The performance packs heat to keep all of us warm over the long, grey winter. Get your swim trunks on and let’s see what the press have to say:

“A gleefully gaudy banquet of aerial acts and acrobatics, tap dancing and clowning…The talent sizzles” -The Seattle Times

“You’re not just buying dinner and a show, but a lavish evening-length party.” -Seattle Weekly

“Burlesque- era comedy, lots of audience participation, brassy vocals, and circus-style spectacle” -Talkin’ Broadway

“Frank Ferrante  our hilarious host, is such a doll. He is the kind of relative you wish you had at holiday gatherings because he makes every scene a riot.” Examiner.com

“Weber’s ease and obvious joy in the air is moving, glorious and inspiring.” -Edge Seattle

“Wayne Doba and Andrea Conway-Doba bring humor and old vaudeville charm with their dancing, singing and skits. ”  -Bellevue Reporter

“A delicious dinner that is as unique and pretty as the show.” -Christian Pop Culture at Examiner.com

Here’s what our Facebook fans are saying:

“this is a show EVERYONE MUST SEE! Great value, dinner, Vegas quality or Cirque du Soleil quality talent. So special. My mouth is sore from smiling, laughing and in ‘Awww’ from tonight with the talent, strength, muscle…what else do I say of this show? Spectacular…go see when in Seattle.”

“Best night ever, thank you so much for and awesome show!”

“We had such a great time… glad we were able to get some love spice!”

See what all the buzz is about, get your tickets now!

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Part Deux: Hail Caesar! Forbidden Oasis

Caesar and CleoWe’ve given you Frank Ferrante, Dreya Weber, Duo Madrona, and Vita Radionova, can you handle more jaw-dropping spectacularity (is this a word, because it should be)?

And now…. we are proud to announce, THE FULL CAST OF Hail Caesar! Forbidden Oasis

Frank Ferrante
Dreya Weber
Vita Radionova
Duo Madrona

And newly announced:

Les Petits Frères (Gregory Marquet, Mickael Bajazet, Domitil Aillot)
Wayne Doba
Andrea Conway Doba

The real question is who’s coming to opening night September 12?

The Last Week in Photos or Nice Elephant!

What a week at the tent!  Francine Reed and Joe De Paul made the trek up the road to New Day Northwest, camps are in full swing now through August, King’s Wish came to an end, and Groucho stopped in for a quick video shoot.  It was a fun, fabulous, and full week!

Here it is, last week in pictures:

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The Man Behind the Fedora

Frank Ferrante is brilliant!  And before you ask,  no we were not forced to say any of this. Frank is well-known for his captivating portrayal of Groucho Marx.  He is also the genius behind everyone’s favorite, The Caesar, and the fedora-wearing mob boss, Big Sam Kincaid in our newest show Gangsters of Love.  As if that wasn’t enough, he is also an all-around gentleman with roguish good looks and a delightful sense of humor.

Find out more about the man behind the fedora in his interview on Recovery Coast to Coast:

Frank Ferrante on Recovery Coast to Coast

Gangsters of Love is the Cat’s Whiskers

Gangsters of Love is aces!  It’s hitting on all sixes!  It’s Jake!  However you prefer to say it, Gangsters of Love is a hit.  Why even the highfalutin inky fingers (or the press for those of you who ain’t on the trolley) have gone bananas for our newest show.  Here’s the skinny:

“Equal parts entertainment and experience, “Gangsters” is a hilarious testament to an age when liquor and love trumped all – and a captivating trip to the past you won’t want to miss. “

“It was the perfect combination of great comedy and thrills.”

“The dinner theatre production of “Gangsters in Love” is a 1930’s mad cap production that features singers, acrobats, circus tricks and a lot of laughs.”

Get your tuchus down to the tent for the Real McCoy and see what all the hullabaloo is about. Don’t forget about our moxie matinees featuring an all-new kid-friendly menu at a wallet-friendly price.

See the show before it 23-skidoos!

Gangsters Loot the Tent

The story begins long before you get to the tent. Check out this teaser for Gangsters of Love playing at Teatro ZinZanni in Seattle through September 30.

It is finally here!  Gangsters of Love opened June 14th to a full house of adoring fans and freshly minted converts. For this spectacular spectacular, the tent sends you back in time to 1932. America is deep in the depression. Bread lines, unemployment and homelessness are rife. Prohibition, which made the sale and distribution of liquor illegal, has been the law of the land for 13 years. Why on earth did we send you back here, you might be asking yourself?

Oh right, because it is also the age of jazz, Art Deco, and glamor! This show has everything, and we mean everything: Three aerial acts, gangsters, tap dancing, King Kong, Chef Caesar, gambling, socks, cement boots, moxie, jazz, Francine Reed, and so much more. Gangsters of Love features comedian Frank Ferrante, aerialist Dreya Weber, blues vocal powerhouse Francine Reed, Duo Madrona (Ben Wendel and Rachel Nehmer) on trapeze, funnyman Joe DePaul, comic acrobat Andrea Conway Doba, vaudevillian Wayne Doba and juggler rola bola extraordinaire Bernard Hazen. This much talent in one tent is probably illegal, so don’t tell the fuzz!

Chef Erik Carlson has simply outdone himself with his newest five-course extravaganza of flavor. Think we are being biased? Check out the menu! Seriously, he is serving Blue Nose Bass en Parchment with lemon, Mascarpone and fresh herbs, served with garlic saffron rice, broccolini almandine and carrots. We dream in cheesecake! You will not be disappointed.

Behind the Scenes: Top Secret Video Shoot

 Gangsters of Love opens on June 14th (that is next Thursday!).  We are in the middle of shooting a top-secret video that will knock your socks off.  After lurking about backstage and dodging video cameras, we scored some fantastic behind the scenes photos to share with you.

Stay tuned for more behind the scenes footage as opening night approaches.

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Tickets!  Get your tickets here!