MARK SIANO AND OPAL PEACHEY’S LATEST CABARET TAPS INTO THE BELLE ÈPOQUE
August 26, 2015
Bohemia opens with a casual classical music performance, and then the show begins, punctuated by cocktails, an absinthe service and, if you choose, a goulash dinner from chef Mark Wissing. “We want to have a looser, freer time with classical music,” says Siano, who stars as Czech composer Antonin Dvorák. Looking for inspiration in a bottle of absinthe, Dvorák is visited by the ghost of late composer Frédéric Chopin (Peachey) and other famous Bohemian artists like Sarah Bernhardt (played by burlesque star Cherry Manhattan) and Mucha (Hisam Goueli) as he finds the inspiration for his magnum opus.
THE SOFT ROCK KID: THE LAST GASP OF SOFT ROCK
February 25, 2010
Two questions have haunted Mark Siano and his Soft-Rock Cabaret since they first hit the stage at Re-bar three years ago with a charmingly (and occasionally embarrassingly) ramshackle collage of 1980s hits, dance numbers, and standup comedy. First: Is this guy serious? Second: Does it matter?
‘SEATTLE VICE’ RETURNS US TO THE SAUCY, SWINGING ’60S
April 11, 2014
It’s 1965, boom time for Seattle. Money is pouring in; the World’s Fair was a success; and there’s a new tolerance for an “anything goes” attitude. Those who are in the sex business relish the opportunities that lie before them, and this saucy musical production directed by Mark Siano offers a rollicking introduction to a Seattle where vice is tolerated, corruption is rampant and show girls show it all.
A FIENDISH CONVERSATION WITH MARK SIANO
January 17, 2012
Comedian Mark Siano is, roughly, a quintuple threat. By day, the thirtysomething is a receptionist at a medical clinic. By night, he’s the Soft Rock Kid, mocking the hits of the ’80s and ’90s with a troupe of backup Freedom Dancers. Or he’s crafting a Clandestine Cabaret show, or a Triple Door musical act (coming this March) called “Modern Luv,” about the perils of relationships in the texting-and-Facebook era.
ROCK SOFTLY, CARRY A BIG SHTICK
March 15, 2009
Mark Siano and the Freedom Dancers ("five beautiful women and one buff gay dude") have acquired a feverish cult following around Seattle over the past two years with their cheesy dance routines, their even cheesier costume changes and Siano's mocking yet impassioned interpretations of AM hits of the 1980s and '90s.