Laughter has healing power, especially after you’ve watched a sad film or seen a sad person fall down. Laugh at professionals with this GrouponLive deal to see Dinner at Wotan’s at Teatro ZinZanni. For $149, you get two tickets for best-available restaurant-style seating to a Groupon-exclusive, 2.5-hour cabaret show with a five-course meal and a poster (a $286 value). See the menu here. Choose between the following dates:
- Sunday, March 17
- Sunday, April 21<p>
The one-hour pre-party begins at 11 a.m., followed by the performance at 12 p.m.
Tailoring the exclusive afternoon to Groupon buyers, Teatro ZinZanni welcomes ticket holders to the Belgium-imported, antique spiegeltent, offering hunger-quieting appetizers and letting visitors mingle with the cast. After nestling into their seats, patrons take in the show’s wondrous spectacle while digging into a delectable salad, soup, entree, and dessert. Wine and cocktail options offer of-age attendees thirst-quenching libations whereas alcohol-free drinks wet the whistles of younger showgoers and teetotaling dipping birds.
Drawing from Norse myth with cheeky abandon, Dinner at Wotan’s immerses guests in a topsy-turvy tribute to the Scandinavian end of the world while skewering Wagner’s epic opera Der Ring des Nibelungen. Delirious divinities such as Freya, Thor, and Wotan imbue the show with its irreverent structure as they mount hog steeds to travel to Valhalla, hula-hoop with Wagner’s rings, and win their coveted golden apples. Through a combination of cirque stunts, European cabaret, vaudeville, improv, and pop music, the show flip-flops between hilarity and stunning grace. Jaw-dropping performers include the fantastically flexible Christopher Phi, aerial-rope artist Terry Crane, and high-flying dancers Vertical Tango.
In 1992, Norman Langill stopped his stroll down a Barcelona street on a curiosity-driven whim and entered a magical, alternative universe. What he found was one of Europe's few remaining spiegeltents—portable dance halls that had once acted as homes for wandering cabarets and circuses. Enchanted by the space and the rakish show inside, Langill resolved to bring the experience back to America.
Now in its 17th year, Teatro ZinZanni brings Langill's dream to life inside an imported Belgian spiegeltent originally constructed in 1910. Amid its hand-carved wooden columns and sparkling stained glass, performers enact enchanted evenings that blend European cirque, live music, clowning, and cabaret. Audiences seated restaurant-style at white-clothed tables also savor a multi-course meal as they take in the sultry spectacle.