Cabaret Zazou’s inaugural LUMINAIRE production is coming to Chicago this fall


CABARET ZAZOU’s first production, Luminaire, will open on September 7, 2022. The immersive and groundbreaking new dinner show will make its global debut in a vintage Spiegeltent on the 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel in the heart of Chicago’s theater district. . Luminaire is directed by Dreya Weber and features critically acclaimed artists Frank Ferrante and Liv Warfield as they lead an international cast of exceptional artists. Sassy, ​​sexy and sultry, Luminaire is designed to dazzle and delight audiences with stunning circus acts, interactive comedy, captivating singers and a stellar band, complemented by a delicious multi-course meal.

Luminaire will feature Frank Ferrante, an award-winning actor, comedian, and director best known for his interactive stage comedy, including The Caesar in Teatro ZinZanni, which earned him a Chicago Tribune nomination as one of the top ten performers of the year in 2019, and his national PBS television show Frank Ferrante’s Groucho. The production will also feature singer, songwriter and producer Liv Warfield. His accomplishments include a critically acclaimed hit solo album – The Unexpected, a Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance and a performance as part of Prince’s New Power Generation. Liv Warfield has toured with some of the biggest names in music, bringing her unique voice and style to audiences around the world. Luminaire is directed by Dreya Weber, whose aerial design and choreography credits include Magic Mike Live in addition to aerials for Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Madonna, Cher, Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue and Pink’s 2010 Grammy Award for performance of “Glitter in the Air”. Dreya brings her unique death-defying grace to dazzle the audience at Cabaret ZaZou.

“The extraordinary antique Spiegeltent at Cabaret ZaZou is a dream environment in which to create a show. Add world-class artists at the absolute top of their game and you have the recipe for a phenomenal entertainment experience. I am thrilled to direct this production,” says Weber.

Luminaire also features an extraordinary cast of performers, including Broadway star and Grammy nominee James Harkness from New York, master juggler Viktor Kee from Ukraine, thrilling contortionist Ulzii Mergen from Mongolia and the highly acclaimed Hand to Trapeze Trio Trio. Vertex of England. On the bandstand are musical director Chuck Webb (bass), Jon Negus (woodwinds), Jose Martinez (drums) and newcomers to the ensemble this fall are Theodis Rodgers (piano) and Phil Seed (guitar).


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