Singing, dancing, death-defying drops from the ceiling, live music, scrumptious tastes, romance… Teatro Zinzanni has it all! And the Nordic-themed show going on now, Dinner at Wotan’s, is outstanding.
From the ceiling to the floor, wall to wall, all the food, the wait staff, everything, adds to the atmosphere of the show. Nothing I say can really justify it. Once the show begins, it never lets up until it’s over, and three hours breeze by before you know it.
Every talent is the best of their trade: a prima ballerina Goddess of Love Freya, an acrobatic mischievous Loki, tightrope walking Thor, an operatic Brunhilde, a hysterical King Wotan, a songstress Queen Fricka, a trio of very entertaining dwarves, and so much more… unicycling, cow bells, accordians. Every seat has a great view (sit close enough and you’ll even be part of the show). And every course of the five course meal is simply delectable.
Vertical Tango is incredible. Once the two ended up on that pole, you can’t help but believe this couple have been together for years. They have so much strength, are so graceful and beautiful, I don’t doubt they are more comfortable on that pole together than they are on solid ground.
Take in the beauty of the 103 year old Belgian spiegeltent called Moulin Rouge, found by Norm Langill. According to my awesome server, Xavier, Norm fell in love with the tent and had it brought to Seattle. He then proceeded to fill it with what it has today: mystery and amazement, talent and gourmet, sensuality, cabaret, cirque, comedy, and a good cause.
The show was over and we (my husband and I) were just finishing up our drinks when we asked Xavier more about the organization. Xavier went on to talk about Norm, President and Artistic Director of Teatro Zinzanni, and how nice and thoughtful he is, all the wonderful things he’s done, and how Teatro Zinzanni is a non-profit organization. The talent and help are treated well, then the profits go to charities, lower income family tickets, and a kids camp. I never knew this! As Xavier went on answering our questions, he casually mentioned that Norm Langill himself was sitting at one of the tables across the room.
I couldn’t help it. I downed my drink and hurried over to his table. What an honor! Mr. Langill was sitting with Thor and a few behind-the-scene folks. He was looking through a book that appeared to be full of ideas. I excused myself and asked if I could get a picture with him. Everyone at the table smiled and Norm suggested we go to the middle of the tent. Xavier was right, he was very nice.
I was a little star-struck and impressed with myself that I had the nerve to do it, which might explain why I hurried out after the picture was taken. When I think back, I’m not sure why I did that. Maybe I was a little tipsy. I had so much I wanted to talk to him about!
All in all, the night was magical. Teatro Zinzanni makes for quite a night! I highly highly recommend.
Money saving tips: They have matinee and weeknight shows, as well as Groupon deals and discounted Costco gift cards ($80 for $100). I’ve even seen a BOGO in the Entertainment book. Plus, knowing that it’s non-profit definitely takes the edge off. But if you’re interested in just a regular dinner show and don’t want to make a trip to Costco, tickets start around $108 per person for the show and five course meal.
Note: As I honored their no-photo policy, featured are their Facebook sneak peek photos from the show. Click on any of them to get to their facebook to share, like, or comment. Feel free to also take their virtual tour. You get to see inside the spiegeltent!