Cast Announcement - Teatro ZinZanni Seattle's New Cirque-Theatre-Dinner Show Features International, Award-Winning Talent

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Living legend Liliane Montevecchi returns to Teatro ZinZanni in the romantic new cirque-theatre production, Hotel L’Amour, this summer. Full casting features ZinZanni veterans Frank Ferrante, Maestro Voronin, Dreya Weber, and others.

Frank Ferrante and Liliane Montevechhi at Teatro ZinZanni.

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Teatro ZinZanni Seattle today announced the cast of headlining talent set to play in the romantic, original production, Hotel L’Amour. Starring the return of the Tony Award-winning living legend Liliane Montevecchi, Hotel L’Amour also features funny man Frank Ferrante, master illusionist Maestro Voronin, aerialist and choreographer to the stars Dreya Weber, and opera diva Kristin Clayton alongside international circus artists Svetlana, aerialist Rui Ling, and juggler Viktor Lee. When the staff at Hotel L’Amour catches wind of the Madame’s return, they literally bend over backward to prepare – champagne flows and dreams never die as the Madame reflects on her life and tales of wonder with gorgeous French flare. Complete with a gourmet multi-course feast, wine pairings, and uniquely curated cocktails, guests will never want to check out of Hotel L’Amour! Hotel L’Amour opens June 16, 2016 and runs through September 25, 2016 at Teatro ZinZanni – tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at, by calling the Box Office Tuesday-Sunday at (206) 802-0015, or by visiting the Box Office in person at 222 Mercer Street, Seattle.

Madame Liliane Montevecchi makes her return to Seattle after five years away performing across Europe and beyond, from London and Frankfurt to Paris and New York City. Best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Tommy Tune’s Nine, Montevecchi’s career spans four decades and boasts notable appearances in MGM films where she worked opposite Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando, and Fred Astaire, to more recent work on the set of “How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days” with Matthew McConaughey. With Parisian roots, Liliane is a true living legend who last headlined at Teatro ZinZanni with her fellow co-star Frank Ferrante in 2011. Frank brings his classic Caesar character back to the tent in his sixteenth season. A master improvisation artist, Frank earned New York Theatre’s World Award as well as New York Outer Critics Circle and London’s Laurence Olivier nominations for ‘Comedy Performance of the Year.’ With a growing reputation for originating the title role in Groucho: A Life In Revue, Frank continues to build critical acclaim internationally for his work.

Stunning aerialist and choreographer to the stars Dreya Weber also returns to Teatro ZinZanni in Hotel L’Amour. Known for conceiving and choreographing celebrated pop star Pink’s 2016 Billboard Music Awards performance as well as her 2014 and 2010 Grammy performances, Dreya has worked with the late Michael Jackson, Cher, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and many others. Beyond aerial performance and choreography, Dreya is also a prolific actor having starred in the feature film “Raven’s Touch” and others, and has been honored with 48 international festival awards including seven ‘best actress’ wins. Ukrainian-born illusionist Maestro Voronin also joins this star-studded cast. Last seen in Teatro ZinZanni’s 2014 production When Sparks Fly, Voronin is a master magician who returns to Seattle fresh from the International Festival of Magic in Madrid, Spain.

Returning to the tent after eight years is another Ukrainian-born talent, Viktor Kee. Having toured internationally with Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion and Amaluna, Viktor’s unique performance melds dance, acrobatics, and juggling into an astonishing display of sensuality. American lyric soprano Kristin Clayton is an original Teatro ZinZanni diva. She has garnered critical acclaim for her appearances with Houston Grand Opera, Opera Colorado, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, and beyond. Russian performance artist Svetlana’s masterful pantomime and contortion skills return in her incredibly creative, funny, and acrobatic puppet act. Trained in the art of contortion since the age of nine, we dare anyone to take their eyes off the one-and-only Svetlana! Gorgeous, Chinese aerialist performance artist Rui Ling, currently performing in Be Italian! at the tent, also returns with a fresh twist on his stunning straps act.

Teatro ZinZanni’s Hotel L’Amour features French-inspired musical themes performed by the live ZinZanni band led by music director Hans Tueber on woodwinds, bass, and everything else; Tom Kellock on piano; Tom Dziekonski on guitar; and Jose Martinez on drums.

The Teatro ZinZanni kitchen’s French-inspired menu will feature a heavenly 5-course feast, of which guests can select their entrées from meat, seafood, and vegetarian options. Then, enjoy the meal with a flight of finely paired wines to compliment each unique course. The full menu for Hotel L’Amour will become available online in the coming weeks.

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