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CABARET ZAZOU’S INAUGURAL PRODUCTION
NEW VARIETY SHOW FROM THE PRODUCERS OF SMASH HIT TEATRO ZINZANNI
TO MAKE WORLDWIDE DEBUT IN CHICAGO’S THEATRE DISTRICT THIS FALL
Directed By Prolific Choreographer Dreya Weber
Featuring Acclaimed Chicago Favorite Performers Frank Ferrante and Liv Warfield,
Luminaire to Premiere September 7 at Cabaret ZaZou on Randolph
Here at ChiIL Live Shows, we're elated to hear that our friend and favorite MC, Frank Ferrante, will once again be gracing the Spiegeltent in Chicago's Cambria Hotel for a brand new show! We loved Teatro ZinZanni and were lucky to get to review both the original opening and the fabulous post-pandemic remount. The food is fantastic, and having an antique tent indoors makes for a truly magical setting for a world class show. This is not your parents' stodgy dinner theatre fare. My son and daughter studied circus arts from the age of 9, and as a family, we've covered the top touring circus acts in the world from 2008 to the present. Although we're losing some favorite Chicago natives in the new lineup, like Duo Rose Trapeze and Bethany Thomas as Madame Z, I'm eager to see this worldwide debut and I'm sure the acts will be breathtaking.
Luminaire will star Frank Ferrante, an award-winning actor, comedian, and director best known for his interactive stage comedy, including The Caesar in Teatro ZinZanni, which earned him a Chicago Tribune nod as a top ten performer of the year in 2019, and his PBS national television program Frank Ferrante’s Groucho. The production will also star singer, songwriter, and producer Liv Warfield. Her achievements include a critically acclaimed hit solo album - The Unexpected, a Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance, and performing as part of Prince’s New Power Generation. Liv Warfield has toured with some of music’s biggest names, bringing her unique voice and style to audiences around the world. Luminaire is directed by Dreya Weber, whose aerial design and choreography credits include Magic Mike Live in addition to aerials for Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Madonna, Cher, Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, and Pink’s 2010 Grammy Awards performance of “Glitter in the Air”. Dreya brings in her unique death-defying grace to dazzle Cabaret ZaZou audiences.
“Cabaret ZaZou’s extraordinary antique Spiegeltent is a dream environment in which to create a show. Add world-class artists at the absolute top of their games and you have a recipe for a phenomenal entertainment experience. I am thrilled to be shepherding this production,” said Weber.
Luminaire also features an extraordinary cast of performers including Broadway star and Grammy nominee James Harkness from New York City, master juggler Viktor Kee from the Ukraine, thrilling contortionist Ulzii Mergen from Mongolia, and the highly acclaimed Hand to Trapeze Trio Trio Vertex from England. On the bandstand is music director Chuck Webb (bass), Jon Negus (woodwinds), Jose Martinez (drums), and new to the ensemble this fall are Theodis Rodgers (piano) and Phil Seed (guitar).
Tickets range from $125 - $210 with special VIP tickets available. “Show Only” tickets are $75. Special preview pricing of $99 available for performances September 7-11. Individual tickets are available by visiting CabaretZaZou.com or by calling 312.488.0900. Tickets are available for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway in Chicago at 312.977.1710 or emailing GroupSales@BroadwayInChicago.com.
ABOUT RANDOLPH ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Randolph Entertainment is a partnership of 25 mostly Chicago-based individuals who share in the vision of bringing an extraordinary entertainment experience to Chicago. The partnership is committed to being a good neighbor and contributor to Chicago’s vibrant cultural community. Stanley Feig, a veteran of the entertainment industry with a career spanning several decades, manages the partnership. Randolph Entertainment introduced Chicago to Teatro ZinZanni and is proud to continue with their new spectacle CABARET ZAZOU’s Luminaire.
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