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!


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?

Forbidden Oasis

Guess who’s baaaaack?

Caesar and Cleo

This is not the actual show image but aren’t they gorgeous!

We’ll give you a hint: One man, four syllables…

Frank Ferrante!

And if that wasn’t enough to blind you from all that radiant starlight (blink already, starlight is terrible for your retinas), Dreya Weber will also be returning, fresh from her soon-to-be-released movie, Raven’s Touch.

Look at you!

We have a title! While a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet, Caesar by any other name would be preposterous!  Our new show, which opens September 12, is titled: Hail Caesar! Forbidden Oasis

Want more? Well alright, okay (Hail Francine Reed?):

Passports at the ready? Set course for a Saharan-style adventure filled with intrigue, romance, cirque, comedy, and a lavish feast fit for a pharaoh!  Chef Caesar returns to claim the heart of the tantalizing siren Cleo.  An action-packed performance teeming with soaring archeologists, astonishing acrobats, and a hula-hooping goddess all expertly combine into an exotic elixir that ignites unbridled passions… Love Spice!

Exhilarating adventure, titillating romance, delicious dining…

Hail Caesar! Forbidden Oasis

Stay tuned as we announce the rest of this ZinZanni all-star cast!

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!

Waving Our Flag All Over The Place

If we had a flag to wave all over the place, it would be rainbow-colored (like the flag above) and we would let it fly with reckless abandon.  After last weekend’s Pride Fest 2012, that flag would be worn out from all the reckless waving we put it through.  Did you see us emcee or performing on various stages at the Seattle Center during the Pride festivities?  Oh good, please send us photos.  We fell into a multicolored time vortex and neglected to capture anything on camera.  We blame all the scintillating eye candy, feathers, and glitter for distracting us.

We love Pride and everything it stands.  It gives everyone here at the velvet-topped tent goosebumps being surrounded by such a loving and supportive community.  To keep that warm, happy feeling through the chilly, damp June in Seattle (and wave our flag a little longer), we are proud to offer a special Pride rate of $25 off Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening performances of Gangsters of Love, throughout the month of July.  Call our wonderful Box Office at (206)802-0015 and ask for the “Pride” rate.

And to keep that warm glow that only Pride can give you burning bright, we are throwing a post-pride party of theatrical proportions!  Why this weekend, June 30th,  DeLouRue Presents: Fancy Schmancy!!!  For one night only Teatro ZinZanni becomes CLUB ZINZANNI for a booty-shaking extravaganza sure to bring the tent down (because of all the shaking, get it)!  Stellar performance lineup to include: DJ Nark, Dance Belt USA, BenDeLaCreme, Kitten LaRue, Lou Henry Hoover, Cherdonna Shinatra, and hot go-go boys and gurrrls. And just announced, the lovely, talented and vivacious Dreya Weber will be joining this cavalcade of stars. 21 & up only.  Leave the kiddies at home and come get your swerve on until dawn (okay, not dawn more like 1:30 AM).

Find out more here!

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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!