Teatro ZinZanni: Hail Caesar: Forbidden Oasis
Orchestrating this new dinner-plus-vaudeville show, Frank Ferrante returns as the flamboyant chef Caesar, a sort of omnisexual Liberace/Chazz Palminteri mashup. The sharpness and speed of his wisecracking improv skills are impressive, as would be expected from a performer who’s earned acclaim impersonating Groucho Marx. slinky Dreya Weber, equally skilled as an aerialist and singer, plays a resurrected Cleopatra. Vita Radionova, star of a dazzling how-is-that-even-possible hula-hoop routine, plays an Egyptian goddess in charge of a “love spice” that everyone’s after. Other talented performers include Les Petits Freres, local Duo Madrona, and Wayne and Andrea Conway Doba, who provide the evening’s emotional heart with a tap-dance routine to “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails” and other standards. You pay a lot more at TZZ than you might for a show at Re-Bar or the Pink Door, but the whole immersive experience still seems a bargain: You’re not just buying dinner and a show, but a lavish evening-length party. And as usual, the food never disappoints. The highlight of chef Erik D. Carlson’s menu was an immense slab of succulent halibut that I wanted to curl up and nap on. (Runs Wed.-Sun.; see website for exact schedule. Ends Jan. 26.) GAVIN BORCHERT [See Gavin's full review.].
Price: $108 and up
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