Madame Zingara’s highly anticipated spectacular new production, The Celebration, opens next month! The season begins on 7 July 2015 on Cape Town’s Grand Parade and thereafter transfers to Montecasino in Johannesburg for the festive season.
An unforgettable and invigorating sensory experience awaits in the world’s largest mirrored palace. After fourteen months of pre-production, the mind blowing show is expected to push the boundaries of dinner cirque theatre. The electrifying entertainment line up will be exceptional as the Theatre of Dreams pulls out all the stops and commemorates 15 years of Madame Zingara magic, once again pushing boundaries and achieving the unthinkable.
Welcome to the mystical world of Madame Zingara. A world where dreams become reality and everything is possible. A place where people are the magic, and flights of fantasy happen in real time… where memories created and friends found linger on like the stars light up in the nights sky.
Directed by Richard Griffin, the founder of Madame Zingara and the creative genius behind the iconic brand, The Celebration production showcases performers from 11 countries and SA, including solo Cirque du Soleil aerial pole artist Saulo Sarmiento from Spain, the acrobatic Diabolo Girls from China, a slick Quick Change duo from South Africa and Argentina, a Ukrainian hand balance and contortion trio, a Korean teeter board act, the sensational singing quartet The Specifics, and so much more. The uber glam aviation goddess Cathy Specific, has touched down after travelling the world for two years, and returns in fine style to once again strut her stuff as theMC, bedecked in jewels and resplendent in gorgeous gowns.
Mind blowing pyrotechnics, advanced digital sound, intelligent lighting and a hot air balloon have also been added to the theatrics, taking the production to incredible new heights. Gearhouse Group, South Africa’s leading technical supplier, has partnered with Madame Zingara and the company’s involvement will further enhance the truly spectacular Celebration production that will hold audiences spellbound. Gastronomes will be equally delighted by a new mouth-watering four course menu, overseen by top Madame Zingara chefs Heinrich Koen and Linda Beuken.
The Queen of Flanders is a three storey high 650 seater hand crafted mirrored palace, boasting upper level balconies, opulent interiors, and dripping with decadence. Built in Belgium by the acclaimed tent master Rik Klessen and Family, it is the biggest of its kind in the world. Think 3200 mirrors, 6 tons of aluminium, 5.2 km of steel rods, 30 tons of galvanised steel, 70 000 floor screws, 1800m of velvet and 1200m of gold tassle, and you have an indication of the vast scale of the 12m high plush venue.
Lighting design is by Mannie Manim, choreography by Sam Kotze and Craig Leo, who is also responsible for stage design, the vocal arrangement is by Glenn Swart, and the senior wardrobe designer is Nikki Smuts.
The Celebration runs from 7 July to 26 September in Cape Town and at Montecasino in Johannesburg from 22 October to 31 December 2015. Arrival time is 18h30 with guests to be seated by 19h30 for the start of the show at 20h15. Tickets range from R650 to R1250 per person, which includes welcome drinks, canapes and the four course dinner.
Booking is via 0861 623 263 or email@example.com. Advance booking is highly recommended. Please note the age restriction: 16+