Category Archives: Teatro ZinZanni

What a Run!

The Drumming Bear

The Bear’s big moment. Photo by Keith Brofsky.

Wow! What an amazing summer! Aside from gigs with Johnny and subbing on a few gigs with Recess Monkey, summer 2012 was jam-packed with fun at Teatro ZinZanni’s In Tents with Recess Monkey. We enjoyed a sold-out run of nine shows and ended up extending the run, which was set to close in July, all the way into September. There is still some availability for our September 16 & 23 shows. You don’t want to miss this circus spectacular with the world’s one-and-only drumming bear (hey, that’s me!).

The Bear

The Bear’s first appearance. Photo by Keith Brofsky.

“In Tents” at Teatro ZinZanni

This can’t get crossed off of that Bucket List because I never would have thought to put it on. Starting in May I’ll be appearing in Teatro ZinZanni’s new children’s production, “In Tents with Recess Monkey.” I’ll be playing the role of the mischievous Dancing Bear, dressed in a Korum-sized bear suit made completely out of feathers. This circus bear doesn’t want to be tamed though, he wants to ROCK THE DRUMS! I’m completely honored to be asked to do this show. I’ll be appearing with the zaniest Teatro ZinZanni cast member and former Ringling Bros. clown Peter Pitofsky, legendary Siberian juggler Sergey Krutikov, 10-year-old circus sensation Saffi Watson, and Pacific Northwest Ballet’s principle dancer for 25 years, Ariana Lallone. Plus, Seattle’s kindie rock phenomenon, Recess Monkey have written all-original music for this show! Then there’s little ole me, who appeared in “Pirates of Penzance” as a junior at Bainbridge High School!

There are 9 weekend dates starting May 5th. Check out the website for dates and ticket information.

Press is starting to come in:

El Vez on ArtZone!

Did you miss it on TV? Don’t get Seattle TV stations? Now you can watch the episode here!

More Behind-the-Scenes with El Vez & Nancy Guppy

Call me Pancho

Yesterday I played drums for El Vez for the music segment on ArtZone with Nancy Guppy. It was really fun! I hadn’t played with any of them or either of the songs until we got into the TV studio, but I think I pulled it off okay. Brian from Teatro ZinZanni was there to document and put together a quick behind-the-scenes video which I’ve embedded below. Tune in Sunday to KCTS for the full episode!

Seattle Channel with El Vez

I just learned today that I’ll be backing the pop culture icon El Vez on the Seattle Channel’s Art Zone hosted by Nancy Guppy. We tape next Tuesday and it airs later that week. I’ll put up a link to the episode once it’s live. Until then, enjoy this video: