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Teatro ZinZanni- an exciting and unexpected experience of all-star cirque artists, musicians and comedians at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

By Sandra Plazinic

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If you’d like to get a bit more creative this holiday season you could invite a loved one, family or friends to a very colorful and entertaining evening of Teatro ZinZanni located next to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County.

Performing in a Spiegeltent from the 1920is, this small but very interantional and eccentric group of artists will keep you company all through the evening and encourage you to laugh while you are eating an elegant 5 course feast prepared by Patina's Joachim Splichal. The pre-fixed meal includes a choice of one out of three delicious entrees including the most tender braised short ribs with truffle potato fundue, baby carrots in mushroom vine sauce, salt baked Scottish Salmon with smoked Fingerling potatoes, roasted Peperonata in basil lemon crème fraiche or butternut squash ravioli in vanilla butter sage and parmesan, an intergalactic surprise appetizer, soup, salad and of course a decadent dessert that will be served through the course of a three hour performance.

First Course:Intergalactic Surprise

All meals are available with wine carefully paired by Patina's sommeliers and if that’s not enough you can add more traditional drinks and sides such as Lobster, haricots verts mushrooms, cheeses and freshly baked bread to enhance your culinary experience. Most booths and tables seat 4-6 people and if you are a party of two you maybe sharing a booth with another couple.

The evening starts of with cocktails in the lobby where you can get a tasty drink and are able to roam around a gift shop, a small boutique really, filled with props, masks, theatrical hats and jackets from the 1920is, 1930is and the 1940is. When you enter the main tent you will be catapulted into a different era and encounter the performers who come to your table and introduce themselves.

Love, Chaos & Dinner

The show, directed by Norm Langill and choreographed by Brett Nugent has a contemporary vaudeville feel and much unlike the old overly polished acts invites to an evening of love, chaos and dinner. The tent, one of only a handful left in the world, is the perfect backdrop for this unique group of divas, musicians and acrobats and will ensure you to get a closer look of the artists as well as your seated neighbors. The performers include: the charming and very French Les Petites Freres, the quirky comedian Kevin Kent, the tall and naughty Austrian Amazon Manuela Horn, legendary blues singer Duffy Bishop, soprano Juliana Rambaldi, high-flying trapeze comedians Buffons Die Maiers from Germany, the Australian comic and juggler extraordinaire Joel Salom and the sensational contortionist and Hula Hoop artist Vita Radionova from Ukrain. A treat is also the ZinZanni orchestra that may surprise you performing classics like Hank Williams as well as Rock’n Roll songs and some Jimmy Hendrix that will knock your socks off.

teatro ZinZanni spiegeltent

This show will keep you entertained and at the edge of your seat with its naughty undertone and many surprises. So buckle up, get ready to laugh and order tickets now at (714)556-2787 or for 15 or more get a discount at group sales (714)755-0236 Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr. Costa Mesa. Performances are October 24-December 31, 2012.

Published on Oct 28, 2012

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