CABARET ZAZOU is a unique entertainment experience where raucous comedy, extraordinary live music, international cirque performances, and a multi-course feast collide.
As guests enter the exquisite CABARET ZAZOU lobby on the 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel, they will be transported to a different place and time where the experience is intimate, interactive, and classy. The lobby is adorned with chandeliers, candelabras, a champagne bar, and seating, allowing guests an opportunity to mingle and enjoy a pre-show beverage. Audiences are encouraged to “dress to the nines” as was common decades ago. Those who bring their fashion A-game to CABARET ZAZOU have an especially grand time, and come away with fabulous photos.
The performance itself is set in a 300-seat authentic Belgian Spiegeltent, consisting of gorgeous wood, stained glass, and mirrors. Due to the intimate layout of the tent, guests can interact with fellow audience members as well as cast members who move throughout the space during the performance.
Under the direction of Dreya Weber, CABARET ZAZOU is a thrilling and eclectic series of acts, each totally astounding, and delivered by top talent in each of their performance categories. Guests are enthralled by the vocal stylings of LiV Warfield and James Harkness, backed by our world class band led by Chicago Jazz great Chuck Webb, and featuring Theodis Rodgers, Jon Negus, Phil Seed and Jose Martinez.
The acrobats in CABARET ZAZOU come from all around the globe, and leave audiences in awe as they demonstrate skills that push the limits of the human body. Current cirque performers include Viktor Kee (master juggler from the Ukraine), Ulzii Mergen (extraordinary contortionist from Mongolia) and the dazzling, and sometimes shocking, Trio Vertex from England, who will blow you away with their strength, skills, and emotion. Trio Vertex is composed of Isis Clegg-Vinell, Nathan Price, and Cornelius Atkinson.
To bring levity to the show, audience members enjoy the unmatched, interactive scenes performed by veteran actor/comedian, Frank Ferrante, who will have you crying with laughter, and who may just invite you onstage to become a part of the act.
The dining at CABARET ZAZOU matches the elegant environment of the venue. A four-course meal is integrated right into the show, and provides not only delicious food and drinks, but a wonderful opportunity to socialize between acts.
Evening performances begin at 7PM and guests are encouraged to arrive anytime after the doors open at 5:30PM. Those arriving early can expect to enjoy a unique champagne bar, a full bar complete with specialty cocktails, wine and beer, and then have time to explore and relax in CABARET ZAZOU’s breathtaking lobby. Pre-show entertainment begins in the Spiegeltent approximately 30 minutes prior to showtime.
CABARET ZAZOU is a fantastic choice for a date night, group outing, or a unique opportunity to bring all generations of families together for an experience they can enjoy equally. A wonderful place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, retirements, and any other special gathering of family, friends, or co-workers; the venue is also available for rent for private events or corporate meetings. CABARET ZAZOU can accommodate large group sales of their performances, as well as full buyouts of the venue, with or without the addition of live entertainment. This is certainly one the most unique venues and shows in Chicago and promises to deliver an unforgettable experience.
All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. CABARET ZAZOU is recommended for ages 10 and older.