JANUARY 20-30 THE TRIPLE DOOR SEATTLE
Bohemia is the creation of writers, artists, and performers Opal Peachey and Mark Siano. While it may not seem that a cabaret about classical music set in the 1890s would be a hit, the passion and love poured into this endeavor has made it Marxiano's most popular show to date. Now on it's 5th year of professional productions, Bohemia at the Triple Door is one of the most Seattle's most beloved theatrical traditions.
Bohemia centers around composer Antonin Dvorak who after a scathing review has hit a wall. His friend and fellow Bohemian, artist Alphonse Mucha suggests maybe some absinthe could cure his creative duldrums as it had worked for so many famous artists of the day. Dvorak reluctantly agrees after indulging in way too much absinthe he goes on a creative journey of love, debauchery, music, dancing, green fairies, and he's even visited by the ghost of Frederic Chopin (played by Opal Peachey).
CREATIVE RECOVERY SERIES
2020-2021 @ DISTANCED ARTISTRY
Siano led #MakeAJoyfulNoise and #ArtDisplays4HomeStays in collaboration with the Office of Arts and Culture in early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In 2021, Mark concieved of and produced a number of distanced, outdoor concerts-- The final manifestation occuring in a parking lot in SoDo. Creative Recovery indeed. A successful corporate partnership with the parking lot managers, a nd several shows later, The Church of Soft Rock lives on, as a symbol of the essential nature of music, for all of us, despite treachorous times.
2018 + 2019 + 2021 SEATTLE PUBLIC THEATER
A VERY DIE HARD CHRISTMAS
A Very Die Hard Christmas honors the original work, Die Hard, while ridiculing it as well. Musical interludes make this wild romp a sure-fire good time, wether it is the holiday season or mid-July.
Audiences and artists alike rave about A Very Die Hard Christmas. Returning to the shores of Greenlake at Seattle Public Theater starting December 2nd "A VERY DIE HARD CHRISTMAS at Seattle Public Theater will have you dying from laughter." - Broadway World
JULY 2016 @ CAFE NORDO
From the award-winning duo that brought Seattle the smash hits "Bohemia" and "Seattle Vice" comes a new musical cabaret about the joys and dangers of a hasty seaside vacation. Twister Beach is a modern parody of the summer comedies of old from Annette Funicello's hay day.
An immersive and interactive production complete with beach games, sing-a-longs, dancing, squirt guns, a live band, tropical food, and tiki drinks; Twister Beach is the best staycation in Seattle.
JANUARY 2016 @ THE TRIPLE DOOR
Seattle Vice is the award-winning hit musical that explores Seattle's seedier past with tales of strippers, dirty money, prostitution, and crooked cops. Set in 1965 during Seattle's infamous "tolerance policy", this original cabaret musical looks at the good times of Seattle's anything goes era and how it all came crashing down.
This 2016 remount of Seattle Vice at The Triple Door featured the 7 piece live band The Enablers, playing an original score alongside classic go-go hits of the 60's.
SEPTEMBER 2015 @ CAFE NORDO
Bohemia is a new musical set in 1890s Prague that combines the music of Dvořák and Chopin, with art by Alphonse Mucha. Historic artists like Sarah Bernhardt, George Sand, and Oscar Wilde interweave with green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy, and original songs.
Famous Czech composer Antonin Dvořák has hit a wall and prior to composing his magnum opus he looks to the bottom of a bottle of absinthe for inspiration. In this macabre and mystical dream cabaret Dvořák is visited by the ghost of late composer Frédéric Chopin. Chopin and many other famous Bohemians guide Dvořák as they search for the true source of inspiration and grasp at artistic immortality.
APRIL 2014 @ ACT THEATRE
Inspired by the book Seattle Vice by Rick Anderson, this sexy cabaret set in 1965 combines dancing, comedy, and original music created by Mark Siano and Opal Peachey. Vice is an immersive experience that takes the audience underground into one of alleged gangster Frank Colacurcio's notorious night clubs, where a corrupt city had an "anything goes" attitude as long as everyone, including the police and mayor's office, got a cut of the action.
Accompanied by the live band The Enablers and with nightly guest burlesque and cabaret performers.