Last night was an incredible evening of theatrical mis behavin’. My fabulous, thespian, soul sister Melinda took me on a date to see Teatro Zin Zanni in Costa Mesa. It’s a high-end traveling circus act with a 5 course gourmet meal. The show is performed under a 92 year old Spiegletent with carved wood, brass fixtures and amazing stained glass detailing.
The show is called “Love, Chaos and Dinner” so we knew there was a 100% chance of a really good time. It was 3 hours of dancing, laughing and singing. It was a mix of Broadway, Vaudeville, Cabaret, Burlesque, and Cirque de Soleil, with a dash of Rock n’ Roll. The salads came out dancing, the cast was naughty, and the band was awesome! (Especially the drummer; Evan Stone.)
When Dr. “D” (the quacky charlatan with the magic elixir drops) turned into “The Queen of Hearts” and the yodeling dominatrix came out with her whip, the crowd went wild.
So, if you’re looking for love, chaos and dinner, this show is for you! Set in the nightclub of your Roaring Twenties dreams, this show will not only unleash your inner diva but will escape you to a theatrical, fantasy land. (Just don’t take more than 2 drops of Dr. D’s elixir!)
The show runs through December 31st, at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. For more info call 714 556-2787.
Photo credit: Mark Kitaoka