Chefs include Tom Douglas, Ethan Stowell, John Sundstrom, Sabrina Tinsley, Holly Smith and Teatro ZinZanni chef Erik Carlson
The magical evening will also pay a special musical tribute to Teatro ZinZanni music director and composer of 15 years, the visionary Norman Durkee. Throughout Durkee’s impressive career he has collaborated with and directed theatrical productions with distinguished celebrities like Ann Wilson, Sally Kellerman, Thelma Houston, Tommy Tune, and Bette Midler. He was a piano-playing prodigy and got his first break with Seattle Opera’s youth program where he created a touring “opera” for kids with director Arne Zaslove. Durkee’s work includes 18 ballets, 32 chamber works, and commercials for Boeing, Nike®, Coca-Cola®, and many other corporations. For years he has been recognized for his virtuosic talents on piano, with a top credit for prominent piano accompaniment played by Durkee in the original studio version of “Takin’ Care of Business” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive II, recorded at Kaye-Smith Studios in Seattle, Washington.
With great pleasure, Teatro ZinZanni will honor Norm Durkee on this special night with a musical tribute by a surprise celebrity guest and dazzling performances from world famous circus performers.
WHAT: BIG NIGHT
The top chefs in the Northwest all under one tent
Join Teatro ZinZanni as we celebrate 15 years of “Love, Chaos and Dinner” in Seattle! This year, we shine a spotlight on the food as Executive Chef, Erik Carlson, is joined by some of our area’s culinary icons to create a fall feast. Enjoy courses prepared by Tom Douglas, Holly Smith, Ethan Stowell, John Sundstrom and Sabrina Tinsley. This magical evening will include a musical tribute by a special surprise guest and dazzling performances from our world famous circus performers. This evening of merriment and feasting is not to be missed!
What to wear? Abandon your inhibitions and celebrate the evening with festive dress. From boas to bangles, feel free to deck yourself out in whatever dressy garb suits your style, but please no t-shirts, shorts, or sneakers. The ZinZanni Boutique features a variety of accessories ranging from top hats and tiaras to feathered masks, boas, jewelry, and beyond.
For more event information, please visit: dreams.zinzanni.org/bignight
WHERE: Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer Street, Seattle
WHEN: Thursday, November 21, Doors at 6:30pm
TICKETS: $150 – all ages