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Teatro ZinZanni makes a grand entrance at the Lotte Hotel

The cirque show is also celebrating its 25th anniversary.

An acrobat at Teatro ZinZanni balances on a table in front of a dinner theater audience

Your jaws may job between courses at Teatro ZinZanni’s dinner theater.

Photo by Nate Watters via Teatro ZinZanni

Downtown is turning into quite a circus — thanks to Teatro ZinZanni.

In its 25th year, Seattle’s eclectic cabaret debuted its temporary residency at the Lotte Hotel at 809 Fifth Ave. last Thursday night.

The roving show started on Mercer Street in 1998 before moving to the Eastside and then SODO for a spell. It combines aerial stunts, comedy, and dinner theater all in one high-flying package. Featured performers include:

  • Drag comedian Kevin Kent
  • Soul singer Tiffany Wilson
  • Local trapeze artists Duo Madrona
  • Contortionist Elayne Kramer

Attendees — who tend to dress up a bit — are served a multi-course meal of items like artichoke goat cheese fritters + miso-glazed salmon. Between those bites, the Teatro ZinZanni cast may ask for audience participation, so bear that in mind if you’re shy.

Performances will take place at the Lotte’s fancy Sanctuary Grand Ballroom through March. Tickets are on sale now starting at $119.

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