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A Commentary by Rizo and Doily

Doily: Doily here, servin’ it up right, all night!   I’m here with the one and only, Rizo. How is everybody else feelin’ these days about puttin’ on regular clothes again? Good? I know I’m feelin’ good wearing my country casual back at the diner again. Rizo is figuring out how to go back to wearing feathers again after all this time away. But let me tell ya, no matter what you’re wearing, it will be so good to Skeedattle back to Seattle.

Rizo: Oh, yes, I’m feeling puffy in all the right places and ready to welcome you all back to Teatro ZinZanni. Which is as majestic as ever. Picture it: You’ve picked your seats and secured your tickets. You make your entrance to the historic, sprawling Sodo Park and transport to another world. You take in the soaring ceilings and marvel at the exposed wood beams as your host leads you to your table to the tinkling of glasses and sparkling of conversation. From your seat, the stage dissolves and the story unfolds around you. You feel your problems begin to slip away. You aren’t only watching a show, you are part of the story. 

Doily: And Darlin’, we wouldn’t be good hosts if we didn’t help you dress your part. If you’re like most newcomers to our whimsical world, you may be wondering what to wear to Teatro ZinZanni. 

Rizo: I always say, if you’re going to put on clothes, you might as well dress to make an entrance. But before we jump into how you can make yours, a word about being yourself. 

Come as you are.

We all know, an original is always worth more than a copy, so wear whatever makes you feel like you. That said, I encourage my guests not to wear t-shirts, shorts, or flip-flops, so dress to impress. That could be a decent pair of chinos and a collared shirt, or a nice pair of slacks and a fancy blouse, with some jewelry. Dress to the nines if you want to, but Seattle is a laid back town, so come as you are, as they say. 

Doily: That’s right, you’ll be part of the magic, no matter what you have on, Sweet Pea. And that brings me to our next recommendation.

Add a little razzle-dazzle.

Break free from the confines of the everyday as you step into the space where anything can happen. Add a moment of imagination, whimsy, or mystery to up the ante on your standard cocktail attire. Statement earrings or shoes? Sparkly jacket or tie? A sequined handbag? An exquisite masquerade mask? How about a fedora or a tiny top hat? Believe in the magic of dreams and wear whatever feels fascinating to you. 

Doily: I do feel my most fascinating in a tiny hat…  

Rizo: And if you’re anything like me, you feel most fascinating in a power lip and a power “suit.” Allow me to suggest a no-fail formula to command your table like I do every room. That is, with vitality, aliveness and excitement:

Power Outfit + Costume Detail.

Pair your most confident ensemble with a theatrical detail from your costume trunk. Get into your own character in a sparkly bow tie, a faux mustache, a clown nose, or oversized frames. How about a jeweled headpiece, a colorful wig, or elbow length gloves? Fairy wings or a faux fur coat? Or do as I do (or at least fake it to you make it) with a diva-sized feather boa. 

Doily: And that lands us at our last recommendation.

Dress for your seat.

Kiddos, no matter what you choose, remember, it’s less about what you wear and more about how you wear it. So do remember your neighbors when selecting the size of your feathers, hat, or wings. Nobody likes a view-blocker. 

Rizo: And a delicious word of warning for the uninitiated: you may become part of the show! So dress for an impromptu moment in the spotlight or for spontaneous dancing. Anything is possible at Teatro ZinZanni! See you at Sodo Park!

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