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Teatro ZinZanni

Photo Credit: Mike Hipple

I recently went to see the newest show at Teatro ZinZanni, and the best way I can think of to describe the production: Pure magic!

When Sparks Fly marks the return of Maestro Voronin to the spiegltent. If you have seen the Maestro in action, then you know you must see this show! If you haven’t had the opportunity, then…you should see this show!

Voronin doesn’t speak a single word the entire evening. Yet through his inexplicably alluring display of smoke and mirrors and his arsenal of expressive facial and body movements, you will never want to take your eyes off him. Ukrainian-born illusionist Maestro Voronin brings to Teatro ZinZanni an entirely fresh display of magic and magnetism. Maestro Voronin is not only a world-class magician, he is an original Teatro ZinZanni cast member returning to Seattle for his 23rd Teatro ZinZanni performance.

Voronin is joined in the tent by a lively cast of talented characters competing for the attention of your senses in this a one of a kind evening – complete with the bawdy humor, captivating aerial choreography and table-side antics that TZ audiences know and love.

Teatro ZinZanni

Photo Credit: Mike Hipple

Oh – and the food! Chef EriK Carlson has outdone himself this time! This is hands down one of the best menus I have tasted at Teatro. From the meatball (one of my favorite food groups) appetizer, the refreshing chilled avocado soup, and the delicious osso buco that is fall off the bone tender, to the oh-so tasty dessert – key lime Confectional cheesecake and Ghirardelli dark chocolate! Divine! Pair your meal with the wine flight. You won’t be sorry!


Appetizer – Beef and pork meatball duo seasoned with toasted caraway and basil, served with a warm blackberry-tarragon reduction

Soup – Chilled avocado topped with an heirloom tomato and sweet onion concasse

Salad – Golden and red beets, artichoke hearts, Granny Smith apples, squash, arugula, and fennel greens tossed with a champagne vinaigrette

Entrees: (your choice of)

Pork Osso Bucco: Duroc Pork Osso Bucco with a raspberry – Pinot Noir reduction served with roasted new red and gold rosemary potatoes, and a Cremini mushroom and fiddlehead fern garlic saute

Wild Alaskan Halibut: White miso glazed Alaskan Halibut topped with a ginger-sesame cream served with black rice and a fresh blackberry-jicama salad dressed in yuzu

Vegetable Napoleon: Layers of phyllo pastry, roasted sweet corn-edamame relish, and roasted garlic, Yukon and purple potato mash on a sun dried tomato cream

Dessert – The Confectional’s Key lime cheesecake drizzled with Ghirardelli dark chocolate sauce

Teatro ZinZanni

Photo Credit: Mike Hipple

WHERE: Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer Street, Seattle

WHEN: Through September 21. Thursday-Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 5:30 p.m., select Sunday matinees, 11:00 a.m., select Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

TICKETS: Starting at $99. Box Office: (206) 802-0015 http://zinzanni.com/seattle