‘Cipher of the Unseen’ a thrill ride for all ages

A variety show with a name like “Cipher of the Unseen” doesn’t tell you much. But Cedar Mielnik is here to help.

The performer uses descriptive words like “thrilling” and “daring” and phrases such as “It’s ‘The Matrix’ meets fast-paced kung-fu movie action.”

“Cipher of the Unseen” is an all-ages show being brought Saturday to the Old Arlington High School by Trendoscopic Prod., a local company operated by Mielnik.

This variety show embraces the true sense of the word “variety,” Mielnik said, because the acts are unique and they run the gamut from comedy, dance and stage-fighting to acrobatics and satirical comedy.

There’s also a live house band that completes the show, Mielnik said.

“It’s thrilling music that sets the mood and includes random and improvisational sound effects in synchronicity with an act,” Mielnik said.

This two-hour show opens with some locally sourced acts that combine various elements of music and dance.

Then Captain Trendo and Jazzmine McKaye — aka Mielnik and Katy Webber, an Everett-born singer and teacher — take the stage to fuse physical and satirical comedy with daring stunts.

The final act is 35 minutes of Nanda, a group of acrobats that juxtaposes stage combat and comedy, Mielnik said.

Nanda will feature its act “The Jacket,” which revolves around a jacket that unleashes superhuman powers for whoever wears it.

“In a Bruce Lee style, they perform painful-looking spills and somehow they are still moving,” Mielnik said. “It’s as thrilling as it is hilarious.”

Mielnik said the show is priced for this economy.

“Normally you would have to drive one to four hours to get this caliber of entertainment,” Mielnik said. “It’s a superior value.”

“Cipher of the Unseen” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Old Arlington High School Theater, 135 N. French Ave., Arlington. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Advance tickets are $12 and $6 at the Arlington Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington or go to brownpapertickets.com.

Tickets at the door are $15 and $8. For more information call 425- 220–5028.

Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; goffredo@heraldnet.com.

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