Living in Seattle, I’ve been pretty lucky to have seen a few shows at Teatro ZinZanni. The newest show to come to the emerald city and our gorgeous Moulin Rouge tent is Be Italian!, and I’m so excited. It’s not going to be one to miss! I’m thinking I need to take Alan for his birthday!
It’s old country meets new world in the all-new larger-than-life Teatro ZinZanni creation, Be Italian!, which is starting rehearsals with its brand new cast this week in the magical, Seattle-based spiegeltent. Flush with love, chaos and dinner, Be Italian! follows one New Jersey family’s antics as they work to resurrect their deceased patriach’s famous Italian restaurant only to be foiled by an unexpected arranged marriage! Mix in trophy wives with psychic powers, handymen that fix more than lights, a Chinese chef that’s waiting to take flight, and things get ZinZanni’ed quick! Directed by first-time dinner show director, Teatro ZinZanni artistic director Reenie Duff, this all-new production and storyline features some of the greatest talents to be experienced in the tent as well as two acts Seattle hasn’t seen in quite some time.
Teatro ZinZanni is of course, a dinner theater features a heavenly 5-course feast, of which audiences can select their entrée from a meat or vegetarian options. Then, enjoy the meal with a flight of finely paired wines to compliment each unique course. The menu for Be Italian! looks amazing! (subject to change)
Looking forward to the show? Be Italian! plays February 4-June 12, 2016 (press night February 18) at Teatro ZinZanni (222 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109). Ticket prices start at $99 and can be purchased online at ZinZanni.com/Seattle, by phone (206) 802-0015, or in-person at the Teatro ZinZanni Box Office (open Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-7:00 p.m.).