I want to thank all of you that commented on this and all the other wonderful Birthday wishes!
It means a great deal to me to have you as my friends in this blogging world.
Teatro ZinZanni ~ well I can't even half way describe the magic, creative, interactive, joyous show this was! We weren't able to take photo's which bummed me but also I could understand...
SO.. I'll use photo's from their site. http://www.dreams.zinzanni.org I hope this link takes you there I've had trouble with it... you can also google Teatro ZinZanni...
The Show: Maestro's Menagerie
Step right up and step back in time as an 18th century circus troupe takes over Teatro ZinZanni's spiegeltent. The Maestro and his menagerie of strong men, equilibrists, and trapeze artists have come to collect an unusual puppet and end up staying awhile. Magic, merriment and mayhem abound as Teatro ZinZanni presents Maestro's Menagerie, a mesmerizing mélange of trickery and illusion guaranteed to beguile the beholder. With French Canadian static trapeze artists Ssens Duo in their Seattle debut, Maestro's Menagerie features the return of Ukrainian illusionist Voronin as the Maestro and blues songbird Francine Reed. Also featuring the sensuous Russian contortionist Svetlana, the Human Cartoon American clown Peter Pitofsky, Russian gentleman juggler Sergiy Krutikov, the acrobatic comic duo the Collins Brothers, opera diva Juliana Rambaldi, and the luminous equilibrist Elena Boradina.
We were seated by a young man dressed right out of a Dickens novel...
Our waitress looked like she belonged in a Burlesque show... boa's, feathered hat, glitter, lace dress and gloves.
I can't really even begin to tell the story it went so quickly. It's about Maestro asking a Romanian puppet maker to make him a life size puppet. The comedy of errors, around her and him were priceless!
One of my favorite singers was a big part of the show. Francine Reed. She has a beautiful smokey, bluesy voice. I know her from Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, which she travels with.
The costumes were over the top!
Here are a few pictures of some of the performers.
We had five courses...
Pork Pate, bread and hot mustard, pickles and olives to start.
Asparagus pureed soup.
Salad with goat cheese.
My son and I had prime rib with vegetables, and mashed potatoes. My husband had the halibut. All was delicious!
Last but not least was a torte with all fresh fruits... Of course we had wine..
When it ended I was sure I was transported for 3 hours to another world... We all need that don't we!
This was the best Birthday I have ever had! Ever! Including childhood!
I live in the Pacific NW with my husband, cat and 7 chickens. My son lives a few miles away. I feel blessed to have 2 people that love me and I love them back. I've been making dolls for several years. From odd to cute... Halloween is one of my favorites.
I feel grateful and blessed everyday.
I've always had an eye for odd and unusual things. I'm attracted to bones, skulls, feathers.
I love dry humor and dark clothing. I'd rather have green olives than a chocolate cake. Coffee instead of tea. A walk on the beach or a dirt road instead of a mall or fancy clothing store. I love birds (that includes my chickens) prefer cats over dogs... but I love dogs.
I'm nomadic and would like to travel 9 months out of the year.
That's a little about me...