Welcome to Teatro ZinZanni, where Madame ZinZanni sees to it that your senses are roused by the aroma of wine, the taste of food, and the sound of music. May  your emotions soar as you experience visions beyond belief. Madame ZinZanni’s staff is made up of world class artists who blossom into stars throughout the night, right before your eyes. 

Madame ZinZanni has set a feast for you, but an unexpected magical guest arrives at your table, transforming the evening into a waking dream.  With charm, humor, and magic the characters of the Spiegeltent are turned on their heads throughout this evening of Love, Chaos & Dinner.

Welcome to Teatro Zinzanni, where Madame Zinzanni sees to it that all your senses are amazed by the aromas of wine, the taste of food, the sound of music, the feelings of emotion, and with  visions beyond belief. Madame Z’s  staff is made up of world class circus artists that will bloom before the night is done. One by one they transform into stars right before your eyes.

Yes, Madame Zinzanni has set a feast for you but a special, magical guest has reserved a spot at the table….  With charm, humor, and magic our guests turn the spiegeltent on its head throughout this evening of Love, Dinner, & Chaos.

Meet the Cast

Tina Jenkins Crawley

@tjcrawleymusic

Tina Jenkins Crawley

@tjcrawleymusic

Introducing Tina Jenkins Crawley: An Inspirational Gospel Soul and Jazz Recording Artist, TEDx Talk Artist/Performer, and a shining star in the world of entertainment. Her remarkable journey in music has taken her to extraordinary heights, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. On any given weekend, you can find her gracing the top performances stages and venues in Chicago and many other major cities.

Tina’s talent knows no bounds. Her magnetic presence graced the screen on the FOX TV Hit Series “EMPIRE,” showcasing her versatility and undeniable star power. Her debut album, “The Longest Journey,” soared to the top, claiming the #1 spot on the esteemed UK Soul Chart, a testament to the profound connection she forges through her music.

Having shared stages with legends such as Cyndi Lauper, Mavis Staples, Nelly, and Heather Headley, she has proven herself as a formidable force in the industry. Her ability to seamlessly blend genres and connect with diverse audiences sets her apart as a true musical luminary.

Beyond her solo endeavors, she is a devoted wife and mother, as well is a distinguished Corporate Event & LIVE Venue Band Leader. Her commanding presence and musical prowess have graced stages across the globe, leaving audiences in awe with every performance.

After a hiatus marked by unforgettable hits and show-stopping performances, Tina is returning to her first love: Musical Theater. Her upcoming collaboration with Teatro Zinzanni promises to be a spellbinding journey, marrying her prodigious talents with the enchanting world of the stage.

With a voice that resonates to the depths of the soul, Tina has touched hearts and inspired countless individuals worldwide. Her transcendent performances have not only captivated audiences but have also earned her critical acclaim and a devoted fan base.

Tina Jenkins Crawley invites you to join her on this new chapter, as she continues to inspire and uplift. Her musical journey is one of inspiration, soulful expression, and unwavering dedication to her craft. Her return to Musical Theater with Teatro Zinzanni promises to be a remarkable chapter in her already illustrious career, where she will continue to touch hearts and uplift souls through the power of music and powerful performance.

Lucy Darling

@lucydarlingmagic

Lucy Darling

@lucydarlingmagic

Known the world over for her wit, her charm, and exceptionally good hair, Lucy’s shows are a wonderful mix of playful improvisational comedy, hilarious, witty writing, and impossible magical feats.

Miss Darling is a 15-time Award-Winning Entertainer featured in the Guinness Book of World Records (2014), Ripley’s Believe it or Not (2015), and the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Allan Slaight Award. Lucy has received the Carlton Award in comedy from the Magic Circle and has been voted Stage Magician of the Year at the Magic Castle two years in a row.

Ulzii Mergen

@ulziikee

Ulzii Mergen

@ulziikee

Ulzii discovered her contortion abilities at the age of 4, and entered Mongolia’s National Circus School when she turned 7, where she developed her contortion skills. Already at the age of 9, Ulzii was chosen to join the cast of renowned Cirque du Soleil. Her career began ever since she started traveling and performing in many Cirque du Soleil productions such as Alegria, Amaluna and Totem. After an exciting decade performing all around the world with Cirque Du Soleil and traveling to over 40 countries, Ulzii moved on to create her individual style and began working with other productions companies across the entertainment industry. No matter which new project Ulzii embarks on she always carefully crafts her creation expressing her unique style of performing.

Michael Evolution

@michaelevolution

Michael Evolution

@michaelevolution

Michael van Beek also known as ‘Michael Evolution’ is a world-class basketball freestyle juggler that amazed millions of people in his career. With 2 decades of live stage experience, Michael has earned his marks in the performing art industry! He became the 1st basketball freestyle juggler that brought excitement into the world of theatre, variety & circus with his artistic creativity, showmanship and captivating skillset.

His successful career has brought his performances to prominent entertainment companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Teatro ZinZanni, GOP Variety, UniverSoul Circus, URBANATIX, Wintergarten Berlin, CIRCUS AFRIKA! AFRIKA!, Krystallpalast Variety and many more!

Michael also was the body double/ choreographer for the legendary NBA athlete Kobe Bryant in the advertising commercial of Turkish Airline, became a finalist at ‘Beat The Best’ Dutch television show, delivered the perfect performance in words said by Dieter Bohlen on German television at ‘Das Supertalent’, received the ‘Varieté Et Cetera’ award at Krystallpalast’s Newcomershow Festival and won the 2023 VIVA Fest ‘World Circus Arts Championships’ along with receiving the special award from ‘Cirque du Soleil’. 

Lea Hinz

@lea_lacht

Lea Hinz

@lea_lacht

Lea Hinz is a performer, director and creator.

Her powerful acts combine a high technical level with character work. Lea is known for her unique spinning elements and her captivating stage presence, she has performed in venues all around the world such as Absinthe Vegas, La Soiree NYC, La Clique, Lio Ibiza, Cirque de Demain Paris, Wintergarten Berlin, GOP Variete Germany, Urbanatix.

Originally from Germany, Lea resides in Las Vegas. She is a founding member of the creative production company COSMIC DRAMA, has recently directed the immersive circus experience AFTER DARK and works as artistic director and act creator.

Lea is excited to perform for Teatro ZinZanni in her third season and to spread magic around the tent!

Danila Bim

@danila_bim

Danila Bim

@danila_bim

From São Paulo, Brazil. Danila Bim is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, producer, and director who has spent the last two decades expanding her skills as a world-class acrobat. Conceiving, creating, and performing original acts on Cirque Du Soleil, Palazzo, Ringling Bros, and many more prestigious stages.

Duo 19 is made up of Oliver Parkinson and Cassie Cutler, a dynamic trapeze duo taking over the world one theater at a time. Together they push the boundaries of aerial technique to create an act known for its eye-catching tricks and enthralling style.

Oliver is a former MMA champion with a PhD in medicinal chemistry. An overachiever to his core, he became a flying trapeze catcher, a duo trapeze porter and ever since, has toured the world upside down.

Cassie grew up doing gymnastics in Los Angeles, and realized early on that she never wanted to stop flipping. Since then, she’s toured with Pippin the Musical, worked with Circus Roncalli and Circus 1903, just to name a few.

Together, they have traveled the world performing with companies such as: Bacio Rosso, Circus Monti, Circus Sarasota and Palazzo. They are thrilled to be back at Teatro Zinzanni for their second season. 

Meet the Band

Theodis Rodgers, Jr

Music Director & Piano

Theodis Rodgers, Jr

Music Director & Piano

Theodis Rodgers Jr. is an American Jazz pianist and multi-keyboardist from Chicago, Illinois. He has worked in theater, television and motion pictures as a performer, composer, arranger, producer and music conductor/director both nationally and internationally. Theodis has appeared on countless album recordings.

He has been music director/ keyboardist for Curtis Mayfield, Patti LaBelle, Angela Bofill, Jennifer Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Ramsey Lewis, Freddie Hubbard, The Emotions and Dennis De Young.

Theodis is a former member of the funk/rock band Love Craft. He also currently tours as pianist/conductor for Sandy Hackett’s ‘Rat Pack Show’.

Mr. Rodgers’ film credits include a cameo appearance with Sheena Easton in the movie “Indecent Proposal”. He also co-wrote music for the movie “A Family Thing” which featured actors Robert DuVall and James Earl Jones.

Theodis has recently concluded a multi-city tour of Russia with vocalist, Tecora
Rogers and the Chicago Spirituals with performances in concert halls and cathedrals across the country. He has also performed at the Hat Jazz Club in St. Petersburg, Russia.

In 2012, Theodis lived and performed in Beijing, China. He appeared regularly at Beijing’s China Wing Hotel and The East Shore Live Jazz Cafe. He also conducted Master classes at the Beijing Contemporary Music Institute.

Recently, Theodis has appeared along with Classical pianist, George Cooper and Ragtime pianist, Reginald Robinson in a self – penned concert series called ”From Mozart to Monk”.

His theatrical performances as a musical director and/or pianist include productions of ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’, Tony Award winner Hinton Battle’s ‘Largely Live’, ’Dreamgirls’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’.

Mr. Rodgers currently lives and performs regularly in Chicago, Illinois and travels inter-nationally with his Jazz trio.

Some of his recent Chicago performances include:
The Quarry, Room 43, Norman’s Bistro, Andy’s Jazz Club, The Jazz Showcase and Winters Jazz Club.

Jose Martinez

Drums & Percussion

Jose Martinez

Drums & Percussion

Percussionist and drummer Jose D Martinez is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Music. He was part of the local music scene in Seattle for about 20 years before relocating to Chicago. While in Seattle, he played with many local jazz artists, as well as performing with Teatro Zinzanni Seattle in various shows since 2008. He also toured with the jam band Leftover Salmon for 12 years, playing various festivals and venues across the USA.

Jon Negus

Woodwinds & Keyboard

Jon Negus

Woodwinds & Keyboard

Jon is a woodwind player, studio singer, composer, freelance producer, and film scorer that has performed in Chicago for the past 40 years . His instruments, voice, and writing have been heard on hundreds of radio and television commercials worldwide.

He has performed with Celine Dion, Bob Hope, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, Denis Leary, Joan Rivers, Enuff Z’nuff, Debbie Reynolds & Donald O’Connor, Eddie Arnold, The Temptations, The Lennon Sisters, Dennis DeYoung and Styx, among others. Jon produced more than 700 music tracks for the pre-school music program Kindermusik. He was music director for legendary Chicago DJ Steve Dahl producing and recording Steve’s parody and original songs.

Jon is thrilled to be back in the tent making music with his friends for Teatro ZinZanni!

Phil Seed

Guitar

Phil Seed

Guitar

Recently featured on Jennifer Hudson’s hit single “It’s Your World”, and after many years of performing, composing, and arranging, Phil Seed has cemented his place among the “A” list musicians in Chicago. Phil toured regularly with comedian Bernie Mac as an original member of Bernie’s stage band, “The Mac Men.” Soon thereafter, Phil would perform with such industry giants as Chaka Khan, George Duke, Sheila E., and Will Downing. In the Chicago area, Phil is perhaps best known as the longtime guitarist for Detour JazFunk.

Phil has performed with hip-hop and R&B artists Erykah Badu, Common, Marsha Ambrosius, and Eric Roberson. He also worked with Cedric the Entertainer for his TBS Just for Laughs live special “Cedric’s Urban Circus”. Presently he is pouring his musical passion and sense of humor into his much-anticipated solo project.

“I just want people to feel the same excitement I get from playing the music; I want them to feel the energy, and to have fun.” – Phil Seed

Chuck Webb

Bass

Chuck Webb

Bass

Bassist, writer, producer and educator Chuck Webb has toured the world many times performing with such notable artists as Aretha Franklin, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Bill Withers, David Sanborn and many others.

Chuck has performed on hundreds of records, commercial jingles, sound tracks and theater productions including Hamilton, Wicked, Jersey Boys and Motown the Musical. Chuck is an adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago and the owner of Earth Tone Enterprises production company through which he has produced and composed scores for motion pictures, educational programs, popular music CDs and his own solo and band projects.

 Artistic & Creative Team

Joe De Paul

Creator

Joe De Paul

Creator

Canadian actor, writer, teacher, director and clown Joe De Paul is a veteran of Teatro ZinZanni and is delighted to be part of its 25th year! Joe has directed and starred in multiple productions of TZ from 2007-2021 in Seattle , San Francisco and Chicago.  Joe has performed in numerous Cirque du Soleil productions, including his debut as a clown in the North American tour of and in the Emmy award-winning film version of Dralion. You may have also seen him in “O” or  Volta. Joe’s unique physical comedy has brought him critical acclaim in various circuses and cabarets in in North America and Europe including Salto Natale in Zurich, PALAZZO in Germany, and Cirque Zanzibar in France. Joe has toured from Spain to Finland with Los Galindos street circus. He has performed as a clown in the Football Show during the World Cup of Soccer in Berlin in 2006, and in 2010 he hosted the Förder Preis, The Zurich Cultural Awards Ceremony. He has written comedy and directed for Cirque du Soleil’s Ama Luna, Ka, Drawn to Life. Joe has authored and performed two full length clown productions, Placebo and Thank God for Tim and Joe that have toured cities in Canada, France and Spain. Joe’s career has scaled numerous heights, including appearances in over 20 film and television events.

Elena Gatilova

Associate Artistic Producer

Elena Gatilova

Associate Artistic Producer

Elena Gatilova’s interdisciplinary career began in Crimea at just four years old, where as a rhythmic gymnast she quickly earned international recognition as a five-time national champion, achievements that soon launched her into a global career in dance and aerial performance.

In 2002, Cirque du Soleil invited Elena to join the opening cast of their provocative Las Vegas production Zumanity, where as a principal acrobatic character and lead dancer, Elena performed in more than 2,500 shows, appeared in Playboy, Vanity Fair, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on Last Call with Carson Daly, and in the documentary film Cirque du Soleil: Lovesick (Sony Pictures).

Elena has shared artistic spaces with global icons including Cher, designer Thierry Mugler, photographer David LaChapelle, and choreographer Bill Goodson. She charmed viewers on more than 40 episodes of the popular Italian TV show Chiambretti Night. In Macau, Elena shared the stage with Dita Von Teese in Franco Dragnone’s Taboo. In 2017 Elena joined the the international tour of Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus, from the creators of the hit Broadway show The Illusionists. More than once Elena has had the distinctive honor to perform for world leaders including the British royal family at in London’s prestigious 2018 Royal Variety Performance, and among others, President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau at the 2022 Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.

In addition to starring in many productions of Teatro ZinZanni in Seattle, San Francisco and Chicago, Elena served off-stage as artistic producer for this 25th anniversary celebration.

Shauna Frazier

Props, Scenery & Design

Shauna Frazier

Props, Scenery & Design

Shauna has been working and designing for circus theatre since 2000 and could not be happier.  She loves the creative challenges and aesthetic of the circus world and feels that she has the best job on earth!

Debra “Beaver” M. Bauer 

Costume Design

Debra “Beaver” M. Bauer 

Costume Design

Ms. Bauer began her theatrical career as a Performer, Creator, Designer and Writer for The Angels of Light – an outrageous socio-political theatre company that created extravagantly original musical productions that took the San Francisco Bay Area by storm in the 1970’s. As a Costume Designer she has seen her work grace the stages of the Bay Area, Las Vegas, Washington DC and New York City. She designed her first Circus in Tokyo featuring members of The Moscow Circus. For eight seasons, she designed costumes for The Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular on NBC. Bauer was once again seduced by the circus when in 2000 she became the Resident Designer at Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco.

Paula Peters

Choreographer

Paula Peters

Choreographer

Paula J. Peters (MFA) is an Independent Dance Artist and Arts & Education Administrator. Her teaching, scholarly, and creative research explores the many facets of jazz dance aesthetics, and pedagogy methods which serve all types of learners. Her choreography has been presented at Men In Dance, Cornish Dance Theater, University of Washington, SUNY Fredonia, University at Buffalo, MuCCC Dance Festival, Ujima Theatre Company, Teatro Zinzanni Chicago, BOOSTmeUp Festival, American College Dance Association and International Dance Day Festival, Lebanon. She has presented original research at Society for Dance History Scholars, Popular Culture Association, Dance Educators Association of Washington, New York State Dance Education Association, Dance Studies Association, and National Dance Education Organization national conferences, and her scholarship has been published in Seattle Dance Magazine the Journal of Dance Education in Practice, and in the textbook Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in the 21st Century. She has been on faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, Cornish Preparatory Dance, Dance Fremont, University of Washington, and Pacific Lutheran University, and served as an Associate Professor of Dance and the Dance Program Director for SUNY Fredonia (2016-2023).

During her time at Fredonia, she revised the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance curriculum to be in alignment with National Association of Schools of Dance educational standards and created a new Bachelor of Science degree in Dance. Prior to entering academia, she was a principal member Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle (1991-2005), performing and restaging works nationally and internationally by choreographers of national prominence such as Anne Reinking, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Dwight Rhoden, Donald Byrd, Margo Sappington, and Daniel Ezralow.

Benjamin Carne

Lighting Design

Benjamin Carne

Lighting Design

Benjamin Carne (he/him) is a lighting designer and electrician based in Chicago. Ben’s recent design credits include: Selected acts for Luminare (Cabaret Zazou); Botticelli in the Fire (Jeff Award, First Floor Theater) It Came From Outer Space (TheatreSquared); Body Movement Series (Fever Productions); The Grelley Duval Show; and Shrek the Musical (Drury Lane Theatre). As well as assistant lighting design for It Came From Outer Space (Chicago Shakespeare); A Chorus Line (Drury Lane). Ben is the lighting director for Teatro ZinZanni in Chicago. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago.

A portfolio of his work can be found at: bcarnedesign.com

Carl Wahlstrom

Sound Design

Carl Wahlstrom

Sound Design

Carl Wahlstrom is incredibly grateful to be joining the amazing team at Teatro ZinZanni for his second show in the Spiegeltent. Carl has been mixing concerts and sound designing theatrical productions in Chicago for almost a decade. Some of his favorite design credits include sound design for Mercury Theater’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sister Act, Women of Soul, Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors, Hair, and I Left My Heart; A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett, Firebrand Theatre’s production of Queen of the Mist, as well as Hundor4U’s productions of Pounding Nails in the Floor with my Forehead, and Below the Belt. In addition to freelancing as a sound designer and live audio engineer, Carl also mixes records, tour manages, produces music, and creates visual art for artists in Chicago and across the country.

You can follow Carl on Instagram @Coldcarl7

Stacey Lynn Emerson

Wig Designer

Stacey Lynn Emerson

Wig Designer

Stacey Lynn Emerson, born in Chicago, IL and raised with strong Christian values and beliefs began her walk into entrepreneurship at the age of 23 with the launching of her online clothing store. Stacey is a multifaceted woman with a keen eye for fashion and a love for people.  She received her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Associate degree as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2012. Stacey currently operates in her God given gifts as a Wardrobe Stylist where she specializes in the total overall look of her clients. She helps to curate the person they have always envisioned for themselves through style and beauty!

Stacey has had the honor of having her work featured on Bravo, CBS, ABC and WGN just to name a few. Her talents have afforded her the ability to work with many musicians, film producers and many entrepreneurs who are making strides in the communities they serve. Her mission in life is to empower the world with Godly positivity by pouring into every person she meets from the inside out. Stacey believes keeping God’s standards first and allowing His light to shine through her work and her lifestyle has opened doors that she only could dream of. 

In her own words “Style is just the reflection of your inner confidence, once a person feels good on the inside they will look great in anything.” Stacey’s goal is to transform the look on the outside while helping her clients identify and change the thoughts they have about themselves on inside.

Production Team

Kerry Sheehan

General Manager & Producer

Kerry Sheehan

General Manager / Chicago Producer

Kerry is a long time Chicago arts professional who joined Teatro ZinZanni in April 2022. Kerry has recently produced several events for Kalapriya Center for Indian and Performing Arts as well as the inaugural year of the World Comedy Expo. Prior to 2022 Kerry served on the programming team of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special events where she worked on several legacy festivals like Taste of Chicago, Blues/Jazz/House/Gospel Fests . She also served as the Chief People Officer and President of Training Centers for the world renowned Second City comedy theatre and spent over a decade as the Education Director for the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Kerry holds a degree in music, and has performed and recorded professionally as a keyboard/piano player with several local bands. Kerry is thrilled to be a part of the wild, wonderful, world of Teatro ZinZanni, and is honored to work in the midst of some of the most brilliant and unique performers from all around the globe.

Maggie O’Donnell

Production Director

Maggie O’Donnell

Production Director

Maggie O’Donnell has been working in Spiegeltent ZaZou for the past 3 years starting with Teatro Zinzanni into Cabaret Zazou and now full circle back to TZ. Maggie is a veteran of Chicago theatre with numerous credits both commercial and not-for-profit. Prior to the shutdown, she was Production Stage Manager for Skates: The Musical at the Royal George. Maggie was in the room where it happened as Rehearsal Stage Manager and Sub Assistant Stage Manager on the Chicago production of Hamilton: An American Musical. She was Production Stage Manager for the 8-year run of Million Dollar Quartet at the Apollo Theatre. 

Other commercial credits include A Taste of Things to Come, Altar Boyz, The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Chicago Theatre starring Donny Osmond. For San Jose Repertory Theatre, she stage managed Sons of Don Juan starring Robert Cuccioli. Other credits include Paramount, Drury Lane, Court, Northlight, Steppenwolf, Goodman, Second City and Ballet Chicago. Maggie also ran the Stage Management Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Darek Yong

Production Stage Manager

Darek Yong

Production Stage Manager

Darek Yong has been working in the tent as a Stage Manager since November 2021. Prior to Teatro ZinZanni, Darek worked as a Stage Manager for various Chicago production companies such as Greenhouse Theater Center, Sideshow Theatre Company, Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, and other storefront theatre companies. Darek received her MFA in Stage Management from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She has Stage Managed for companies in Michigan, North Carolina, and Montana. Darek wishes to thank her wife and daughter for supporting her in pursuing her circus dreams.

Martin C. Alcocer

Lead Backstage Manager

Martin C. Alcocer

Lead Backstage Manager

Martin C. Alcocer has been stage managing for close to a decade. Originally from Salt Lake City, UT with deep roots in Mexico, Martin has had the pleasure of working in a variety of genres, such as musical theatre (Pioneer Theatre Co), modern and contemporary dance (Brine Dance, Repertory Dance, Ririe Woodbury Dance Co), opera (Utah Opera), and is beyond excited to have joined the circus and the Chicago community. He has a passion for the arts and has cross-trained, exercising his skills as a freelance Lighting Designer, Projection Designer, and Production Manager around the west, and also working as a Venue Technical Director for Salt Lake County Arts & Culture, and even working on ambulances as an EMT while in Utah. Martin has had the honor of being a part of the USITT Gateway Program and the Stage Management Mentor Program. Martin has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management from the University of Utah and has served on the College of Fine Arts Ambassador Board. He sends his utmost gratitude to his wife and family for their continued support.

Sara Beaman

Backstage Manager

Maddie Barton

Backstage Manager Swing

Sydney Whittaker

Backstage Manager Swing

Alex Bowden

Stage Manager Swing

Emma Luke

Swing

Taylor Tolleson

Backstage Manager Swing

Aaron McEachran

Backstage Manager Swing

Claire Taylor

Stage Manager Swing

Maddie Barton

Backstage Manager Swing

Taylor Tolleson

Backstage Manager Swing

Sydney Whittaker

Backstage Manager Swing

Aaron McEachran

Backstage Manager Swing

Alex Bowden

Stage Manager Swing

Claire Taylor

Stage Manager Swing

Emma Luke

Swing

Wardrobe

Liz Meenan

Wardrobe Director

Sydnee Lassiegne

Wardrobe Swing

Brenda McCann Winstead

Costume Coordinator

Liann Nicholson

Lead Dresser

Courtney Batio

Restaurant Team Stylist

Liz Meenan

Wardrobe Director

Liann Nicholson

Lead Dresser

Sydnee Lassiegne

Wardrobe Swing

Courtney Batio

Restaurant Team Stylist

Brenda McCann Winstead

Costume Coordinator

Lighting

Ben Carne

Lighting Director

Meike Schmidt

Lighting Programmer

Baylee Speer

Lighting Swing

Emma Luke

Lighting Swing

Ben Carne

Lighting Director

Meike Schmidt

Lighting Programmer

Baylee Speer

Lighting Swing

Emma Luke

Lighting Swing

Audio

Carl Wahlstrom

Audio Director

Kalyssa Montoya

Audio Swing

Kevin Drake

Audio Swing

Linda Madonia

Orchestra Contractor

 

Carl Wahlstrom

Audio Director

Kevin Drake

Audio Swing

Kalyssa Montoya

Audio Swing

Linda Madonia

Orchestra Contractor

 

Scenic Artists

Lee Moore

Scenic Charge, Team Leader

Amanda Hermann

Detail Monster, Scenic Artist

Sylvia Freedman

Stitch Wizard, Scenic Artist

Bradford Schroeder

Scenic Artist

Sam Sion

Rigging & Technical Specialist, Scenic Artist

Jonathan Berg-Einhorn

Scenic Artist

Persephone Lawrence-West

Scenic Artist

Lee Moore

Scenic Charge, Team Leader

Sam Sion

Rigging & Technical Specialist, Scenic Artist

Amanda Hermann

Detail Monster, Scenic Artist

Jonathan Berg-Einhorn

Scenic Artist

Sylvia Freedman

Stitch Wizard, Scenic Artist

Persephone Lawrence-West

Scenic Artist

Bradford Schroeder

Scenic Artist

Facilities

Manuel Ortiz

Technical Director

Rubin Ortiz

Maintenance

Marketing

Michelle Leyva

Director of Sales & Marketing

Jyoti Kaur

Social Media

Robb Savage

Digital Marketing

Lexi Langill

Art Director

Michelle Leyva

Director of Sales & Marketing

Robb Savage

Digital Marketing

Lexi Langill

Art Director

Jyoti Kaur

Social Media

Special Ambassadors

Sona Wang

Bill Selonick

Public Relations

Acacia Consulting

Morgan Harris & Tom Elliot

Finance & Accounting

Meg McHutchison

Business Operations

Scott Slein

Bookkeeper

Information Systems & IT Managed Systems

Robert Carpenter

Kaj Hewanicki

Sagin, LLC

Audience Service Associates

Kelsey Boulton

Director of Ticketing & Audience Services

Letitia Guiland

Box Office Associate

Noah Letscher

Box Office Associate

Tammy Yu

Box Office Associate

Front of House Team

Christy Engbretson

Front of House Manager

FRONT OF HOUSE ASSOCIATES

Kassandra Dineen

Justice Dubhghaill

Jenifer Gomez

Eliana Gomez

 

 

La Verna Lee

Trina Sanford

Hannah Stickel

 

Kassandra Dineen

Justice Dubhghaill

Jenifer Gomez

Eliana Gomez

La Verna Lee

Trina Sanford

Hannah Stickel

 

 

Restaurant Team

Dan Stecher

Food & Beverage Director

Dan Stecher

Food & Beverage Director

Dan Stecher is a Michigan transplant, who ran away to the circus in 2021. Since his deli days as a prep cook Dan has worked nearly every restaurant position staying in the restaurant industry for nearly two decades. Eventually becoming certified by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Dan has developed a passion for creating wine and other beverage menus.

Having started in fine dining at the Pump Room, Dan stayed through its transition to Booth One working within both the Lettuce Entertain You and Jean-Georges restaurant groups. Later, Dan transitioned to the entertainment side of the food and beverage world working at concepts like Flight Club Social Darts and the Chicago Board Game Cafe. 

Aleksys Barrera

Restaurant Manager

Danny Hale

Chef de Cuisine

SERVERS

Kayla Cortina

Lead Server

Caitlin McManus

Dance Captain

Joseph Bahena

Courtney Batio

Michael “Lucky” Dreger

Willa Ervin-Bushman

Bridget Harris

Aidan Henry

Jeanine Reina

Marco Pizano

Olemich Tugas

Joseph Bahena

Courtney Batio

Michael “Lucky” Dreger

Willa Ervin-Bushman

Bridget Harris

Aidan Henry

Jeanine Reina

Marco Pizano

Olemich Tugas

BARTENDERS

Basha Williams

Lead Bartender

Jack Enright

Zach Fonder

Ciara Jarvis

Caroline Maxwell

Ally Tully

SERVER ASSISTANTS

Nadaya Davis

Alix Gaudin

Margaret Harris

Noah Hinton

Jake Ingram-Barnard

Lauren Moody

Paige Morin

Jamie Ortiz

Emiko Van Horn

Nadaya Davis

Alix Gaudin

Margaret Harris

Noah Hinton

Jake Ingram-Barnard

Lauren Moody

Paige Morin

Jamie Ortiz

Emiko Van Horn

LINE COOKS

Alfredo Rogel

Brittany Smith

Evan Spayer

Jacob Sutter

Denijal Zugor

PREP COOK

Alfonso Rodriguez

DISHWASHERS

Deveer Buffkin

Reginal Norris

Anthony Pitts

Teatro ZinZanni

Norm Langill

Artistic Director & Managing Partner

Jane Langill

Producer

Meg McHutchison

Executive Team / Administration

Annie Jamison

Director of Sites & Production

Special Thanks

Teatro ZinZinZanni is deeply grateful to the founders of Randolph Entertainment and to the Klessens Family, Broadway in Chicago and the many partners, staff and performers who built this beautiful Spiegeltent venue and brought it to life in 2019 – and back to life in 2021. 

Teatro ZinZinZanni is deeply grateful to the founders of Randolph Entertainment and to the Klessens Family, Broadway in Chicago and the many partners, staff and performers who built this beautiful Spiegeltent venue and brought it to life in 2019 – and back to life in 2021. 

Group Events & Venue Rental Opportunities

Celebrate with Teatro ZinZanni!

We offer special opportunities for groups of 12-250+ and also make the stunning Spiegeltent ZaZou available for rentals on select nights each month.

Learn more at zinzanni.com/chicago

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Open Tuesday - Sunday  (Phone Only)

1 - 7PM

Closed on Mondays

RESERVATIONS

(312) 488-0900

chicago-info@zinzanni.com

32 W. Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

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BOX OFFICE HOURS

Open Tuesday - Sunday  (Phone Only)

1 - 7PM

Closed on Mondays

RESERVATIONS

(312) 488-0900

chicago-info@zinzanni.com

32 W. Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

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RESERVATIONS

(312) 488-0900

chicago-info@zinzanni.com

32 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Open Tuesday - Sunday  (Phone Only)

1 - 7PM

Closed on Mondays

Join the Celebrations Club!

 Follow us!