Mistress of All Hallow’s Eve – Joey Arias

Joey Arias

“The impression a Joey Arias performance leaves on your psyche is like the impression the sun makes on your eyeballs—blink all you want, it’s never going away. He crackles with dark electricity and sings like Billie Holiday and radiates enigmatic sexuality.”

– Christopher Frizzlle, The Stranger


Come ghouls and goblins to see the spook-tacularly prolific and bona fide NYC icon, Joey Arias, for one night only under the velvet-topped tent! Costume contest, prizes, cocktails and so much more (21 & up only).

More, More, More (and tickets too)!


All-New, All-Male Late Night!

Let's Hear It For The Boys

Ladies, gentleman, and everyone in between (we can’t be ladies all the time): What are you doing June 22nd?

If the answer isn’t attending Let’s Hear It For The Boys, you have no idea what you’re missing! Are we a bit biased because it is our show?  Certainly… but this lineup is REALLY phenomenal, crazy local, and too luscious to miss.

Not biased, fact!

Let’s take a look, shall we? Click on the photos below to find out more about the performers.


To accomodate the early birds and the lushes (who we expect to be out in full form), we’re opening the doors  at 10:30PM.  Bring your ID (21 & up only), dress to impress, and try not to sing this song for the rest of the day (because it happens every time we talk about it:

More info & Tickets!

Blood, Chaos & Sinners

ZinZombie is baaaaaaaaack!

Saturday, October 27 – Door Open at 11:15 PM

And this year it’s more frightening than ever.  This show is so deliciously diabolical and jam packed with talent, it could only be a late night event.  Expect devilish cocktails (bring your ID, it’s 21 & up only), a spooktacularly sexy costume contest, mind-blowing talent, and irreverent and totally inappropriate behavior.  Have fun, if you dare…

The evening’s hostess with the mostest will be:

Kate Jaeger is very active in the Seattle theatre community as an actor, director, emcee and educator.  Kate splits her time between improv, musical theatre and scripted work as well as spending time both on stage and behind the scenes.  Her favorite roles include ‘Annie and Shelly’ in Evil Dead: the Musical at ArtsWest, ‘Susan’ in [Title of Show] with Curly Stache Productions, ‘Clytemnestra” in Elektra with Macha Monkey, ‘Madame Zerat’ in Zirkus Fantazmo at Teatro ZinZanni, ‘Rona’ in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with RK Productions/Contemporary Classics, and ‘Nun’ in Chasing Nicolette  at Village Theatre. Kate is a proud member of Jet City Improv.

With Performances By:

Terry Crane:  Having languished long enough in higher education, Terry Crane finally surrendered to restless urges that lead him to walk calmly away with the circus at the tender age of 20. Since then, his thirst for movement and performance mentoring has been a zigzag constellation of off the beaten path destinations, taking him to the San Francisco Circus Center, Montreal’s National Circus School (of Cirque du Soleil fame), and the Beijing International Acrobatics School. He has now performed in countless countries, on 3 continents. Terry is a longtime practitioner of capoeira, contact improvisation, hip hop dance, physical theater, and tree climbing. He infuses his work with these influences as well as his own fiercely unique style. Terry loves the sublime experience of circus performance, and daring to reach across the fourth wall to share with all his audiences.

Vivian Tam was born in West Covina, CA. As a reward for good grades and a year of minimal pranks pulled on her 3 sisters, she would be taken to see the circus that would travel to the local mall every year. Years later, with dreams of dazzling still greatly present, she would begin beef cake training at Hollywood Aerial Arts with Sagiv Benyamin. Previous confirmed sightings of Vivian dangling in Seattle include the Moisture Festival and at Teatro Zinzanni’s Mezzo Lunatico. She has performed internationally with the Aerialistas, under the artistic direction of Lara Paxton. Vivian is an aerial and flying trapeze instructor at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts in Seattle and also instructs at Knotty Yoga in Redmond. Vivian is fueled by her family, friends, mentors, and cake.

Reed Nakayama is an acrobat and multi-media artist currently living in Seattle. Originally from Denver, CO, he grew up performing (both on and offstage) in Theater, Dance, and Circus. He has been training on the Chinese Pole for the last 3 years under the tutelage of internationally renown performers such as Domitil Aillot (Les Petites Frères) and Sandra Feusi (Vertical Tango).

Tana the Tattooed Lady got her professional start in burlesque at the beginning of the last decade as one of the original Atomic Bombshells out of Seattle, Washington. She has performed at Miss Exotic World Competition, N.Y. Burlesque Fest and Tease-O-Rama featuring Cirque Du Soleil. Tana is an internationally celebrated burlesque dancer, singer and pin up model.  She held the Miss Oktoberfest crown for 4 years in a row!  In 2010 she was voted Portland Pin Up Girl of the Year.

The Luminous Pariah is a Seattle-based internationally recognized burlesque ingénue who celebrates life through multidisciplinary performance art.  Described as a  brilliant mélange of saucy satire, witty comedy, avant garde artistry, and tantalizing tease. Mr. Pariah draws upon his extensive background in physical theatre and dance to bring you inspirational showcases that are designed to celebrate the thrilling highs and questionable lows of the kooky world we live in.

JustinCredible has been involved in a circus performance of Petrushka by Stravinsky, a performance during Sustainable Connections meeting of minds at Western Washington University, a circus show at Oregon Country Fair, month long circus tour with New Old Time Chautauqua in Alaska, and performed at the esteemed Lincoln Theater in Mt. Vernon, WA. All of this and much more has paved the way for Justin Credible’s impending future of fame in the circus. He is now building an army of clowns and performers from the Northwest to take on the road with his enormous little tent and spread the word of a better life for people, filled with laughter.

JustinCredible brings you circus sideshow acts that you’ve only seen in black and white. They are the tricks that you didn’t know the human body was capable of performing. JustinCredible is a anatomy lesson taught by Salvadore Dali under a circus tent. He’ll leave you talking about what you’ve seen for weeks.

Jason Quick is a Single-Handed Variety Show performing and speaking for all kinds of event around the Pacific Northwest.  He also teaches Circus Arts and enjoys creating Community Art Projects with groups of children. Jason lives in Bellingham, WA.

Jason has been juggling for schools, libraries, festivals, and other public and private events around Washington for the last 15 years.  These shows bring up big questions but they are mostly about finding joy in whatever you do and sharing that joy with everyone.  There is a playful quality to these performances that makes them fun for Jason as well as the audience.  Juggling bowling balls is Jason’s symbolic way of tackling the impossible to set an example for those who watch.   Now, Jason is expanding his performance focus to include a wider range of audiences around the Northwest and across the country.

DJ For the Evening:

3J Million is an up and coming EDM Producer/Drummer/Dj. His influences are infinite being a lover of all sounds and rhythms.  3J Million  tries grow and maintain a loyal following as a DJ/producer/drummer with an expansive local and abroad festival and club schedule.

And The ZinZombie Go Go Dancers:

  Jewcy That?! & Kimberly (from The Heavenly Spies)


25 Things You Didn’t Know About BenDeLaCreme

BenDeLaCreme is saucy!  We knew of BDLC’s quick wit from her sexy engagement as the in-house emcee at the award-winning Can Can Cabaret in the Pike Place Market.  However, she gave us a one-two punch in sass in this recent interview that left us begging for more.  From the terrifying Candiru fish to a shared love of Animal from The Muppet Show, BenDeLaCreme keeps us on our toes in an all-new 25 Things You Didn’t Know...

1. What do you aspire to do, outside of work?

Very little really. I like to keep expectations low.

2. What do you think of Seattle?

I love it here! I don’t know what it is- Seattle just feels like home. I’ve lived in a whole slew of other cities and you know what? They can keep their stinkin’ sun. It’s overrated.

3. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

Jellyfish. Because duh.

4. What was the last movie you saw?

Like new movie? I dunno- maybe “The Change Up?” I don’t know why I watched it. Movies like that make me feel like our species might have mis-evolved or something. But I’m getting into the holiday spirit now- which means I have “Gremlins” playing on a loop in my house. That’s my favorite Christmas movie.

5. What was the last book you read?

“the Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes” Brilliant! Hearbreaking! Read it without finding out anything about it first.

6. What’s one of your favorite places to travel to?


7. If you could have dinner with three people (alive or dead) who would it be?

Peewee Herman, Charo, and Animal from The Muppets.

8. What was your first job?

Before I became a show pony I served donuts in a divey coffee shop. Ultimately that might have been a more solid career path.

9. What are you scared of?

Those amazon fish that swim up your urine stream and stick in your pee parts.

10. What’s your favorite food?


11.. How would you describe yourself?

Oh, I wouldn’t… all that flattery would be so embarrassing!

12. Who’s your celebrity crush?

Animal from The Muppets.

13. What’s something crazy you’ve done?

One time I thought I’d like to be a temp in an office. They wanted me to get there at nine and stay for eight hours! That was nuts.

14.. Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Connecticut. “The Stepford Wives” is actually a fairly accurate portrayal.

16. What would you consider a “good day?”

A package of dingdongs and the “Desperate Housewives” box set.

17. What do you want people to know about you?

Where to send the pay check.

18. What is your hidden talent?

Mouth Harp.

19. Do you have any pets?

Nope. When I want to buy food for something helpless I hop on OkayCupid.

20. How did you get started?

Don’t get me started!

21. What’s your favorite song?

The Mentos jingle.

22. What’s your greatest strength?

Above my good looks and sparkling personality I would have to choose humility.

23. What are you most proud of?

I’d have to say the show I wrote and directed this past July, Freedom Fantasia, with “DeLouRue Presents” as well as our annual holiday spectacular, Homo for the Holidays!

24. What’s your drink of choice?

That’s like asking a mom to pick her favorite child!

25. What’s something you dislike (activity, food, etc)?

The last question in an interview all about myself!

See BenDeLaCreme at our Double December Mezzo Lunatico!

Death! What a Way To Go!!

Ghouls, goblins, ghosts, and guests converged on the tent October 29th for a Halloween themed Mezzo Lunatico, hosted by El Vez, the Mexican Elvis.  Best summed up as “scary sexy”, the show featured a veritable cornucopia of awe-inspiring acts.

Miss Indigo Blue proceeded to excite and delight the entire tent in several sexy burlesque dances, one culminating in El Vez carrying her zombie-fied (yet still gorgeous) corpse from the stage!  Death (Ling Rui), clad in a saucy little golden Speedo, aided morose host with the most, El Vez, in crowning our costume contest winner Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Cabaret nouveau singer/accordionist Seth Bedford wove nostalgic tales of youth peppered throughout with humor, all in time with his whimsical squeezebox. Hauntingly spectacular performances from operatic tenor Steve Thoreson, left the audience ravenous for more. The edgy Momo Butoh dance troupe provided an eerie, yet oddly satisfying and artistic experience. Solo strap artist Ling Rui brought the house down (not literally or this post’s title would be quite literal) with a gravity defying aerial act that left jaws on the floor from the flat-out open mouth gaping. A surprise visit from the angelic Pastor Kaleb, who led the masses in an epic dance party.

Whew!  We need to lie down!

Great photos below from Greg Holloway.

We will see everyone at the next Mezzo Lunatico, December 16th & 17th! What? That’s right, it will be two nights of sexy delight just in time to stave off any holiday blues!

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We are Loco for Lunatico!

Have you attended the late night varieté show Mezzo Lunatico?  Even if the answer is “yes,” it doesn’t matter because this show is all-new!  Saturday September 17th, the tent gets transformed into Mezzo Lunatico, a risqué late night show that will leave you begging for more.

This weekend, join curator and host Chris Porter, the music of Soul Senate with sultry singer Felicia Loud, the mind-blowing Contortionist Zarina Fire, exquisite aerial artist Tanya Brno, high-flying Sara Sparrow on Trapeze, Hula Hooper extraordinaire Cirquesse, the pop culture movement DANCE BELT USA (with Waxie Moon, Ruby Mimosa, and Lou Henry Hoover), the devastating moves of The Studio 66 Dancers, and so much more.  Doors open at 11PM and the show runs from 11:30PM to 1:30 AM. Mezzo Lunatico is sponsored by Top Pot Doughnuts and Dry Soda.  Mezzo Lunatico is a 21 and older event and may contain adult themes.

What are you waiting for?  Get your tickets online or by calling the Teatro ZinZanni Box Office at (206) 802-0015.