December 17, 2013

We Need Your Business to Join the Fun in 2014!


The 2014 festival is coming, March 20th to April 13th, and we're lining up business sponsorships to help make the 11th festival a great beginning to a new decade of comedy/varieté and burlesque magic.  

This season we are happy to announce a new partnership with The Stranger, Seattle's #1 weekly newspaper.  This partnership will mean greater exposure for the Moisture Festival and its sponsors. In addition to the great benefits our sponsors have always enjoyed, we will print the festival program, featuring announcements from our sponsors, as a center spread in the March 12th issue of The Stranger, circulated to more than 75,000 readers.  Sponsors who offer support of $2000 or more will also have announcements viewed by tens of thousands on thestranger.com.  All of this on top of getting your business out in front of more than 13,000 patrons who attend the festival each year and receiving plenty of festival tickets for you, your employees and your customers!

For more information, check out our 2014 Sponsorship Packages!

Don't hesitate to contact us with questions about theses packages or to discuss a custom package that works for your business.  Businesses who pledge their sponsorship before December 24th will additionally be represented in our New Year's Eve Extravaganza!

More information regarding our fundraising and operations can be found in our 2013 Annual Report.

Last but certainly not least, we want to express our gratitude to all past, current, and future sponsors.  We truly couldn't do it without you!


Photo: Aviatrix by Michelle Bates.  


December 12, 2013

Stay Tuned for Up-To-Date Info on 2014 Festival Performers!

The countdown to the eleventh annual Moisture Festival has begun!  With another exciting festival in store, we are thrilled to begin announcing our 2014 performers.  Join in on our excitement as we keep you in the loop on 2014 festival line up through this blog, Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website to see the list of performers lined up so far.

The Moisture Festival provides Seattle the opportunity to enjoy an intriguing assortment of entertainment unlike any other.  Our showcase brings a variety of talent from as far as Europe and as local as our own backyard of Fremont.  As we secure upcoming performers, we will be posting info on who they are and what type of excitement they'll bring to our stage.

Every performance is a unique event; we mix it up with an exclusive lineups of acts differing from past and upcoming shows.   With a colorful mix of talents, you'll be immersed in our unpredictable world of moisture.

Tickets for the 2014 Moisture Festival are on sale now!  Performance dates are March 20 - April 13.

We won't have performers listed by show until we get much closer to the festival.  Regardless, each evening will provide laughter, fun, and spectacle!  We know our patrons are risk takers; they live life on the edge and trust their gut on what they know will be an amazing evening.  So throw the dice, choose a day, and secure your tickets now for the 2014 Moisture Festival.

....did we mention that Christmas is 2 weeks away?  We're positive Moisture Festival tickets will claim your spot as the best gift giver this holiday season.


http://moisturefestival.org/

December 11, 2013

Currently Accepting Applications for our 2014 Benefit Shows!

At the Moisture Festival, we are grateful to be part of an overwhelmingly generous community and value the importance of giving back.  Every year we produce several shows to support other outstanding 501(c)3 nonprofits in the Seattle area.

Does your organization fulfill an impactful mission?  Additionally, does your organization have a robust contact list and a dedicated group of supporters?  If so, consider partnering with the Moisture Festival to create an exciting benefit show in our upcoming festival. All applications are found on our website and must be submitted by January 15, 2014.

Past beneficiaries include: Hands for a Bridge, Phinney Neighborhood AssociationNew Old Time Chautauqua, Circus Contraption, SANCA- the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, "Aerlift" an aerial show presented by The Aerial Army of Love, Vashon Youth & Family Services, B.F. Day School Foundation, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Clowns Without Borders, and the Fremont Arts Council.

Apply now for a chance to be a beneficiary in our sensational 2014 festival.


December 5, 2013

Moisture Festival Benefit Show for the Experimental Education Unit


November 17th, Moisture Festival hosted a special benefit show for the kids and families of the Experimental Education Unit (EEU).  "The goal of the classroom programs at the Experimental Education Unit is to provide a positive educational experience to children with diverse abilities in a setting that enhances the strengths and supports the needs of all the children in our program."



Moisture Festival created a unique matinee variete show for the families of EEU students while James Schmidt of Pecado Bueno provided underwriting support and a scrumptious taco bar that made kids of all ages happy.

All admissions proceeds from the event benefited the EEU. Through ticket sales and donations, this special event raised over $2400 for the EEU.

A huge shout-out and thank you to James and Pecado Bueno for underwriting this fantastic event, and a very happy holiday to our friends at the EEU and all the kids and families they help.

Photos from top to bottom: Bill Robison, the kid's carpet at Hale's Palladium, and Duo Rendez-Vous.  Photos from Jeremy Johnsen.

December 3, 2013

Betty Page Reveals All at SIFF on Thursday

This Thursday, SIFF presents a sneak peek of the incredible film Betty Page Reveals All, an intimate look at one of the world's most recognized sex symbols, featuring Bettie Page telling her story for the first time in her own words. With a stunning array of photographs, archival material and movie footage, the film shows how Page's unabashed sexual expression and provocative poses set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution and ushered in a modern era in fashion.

December 5th's showing includes a Skype Q&A with director Mark Mori and pre-show performance from Miss Kitty Baby!

 


December 2, 2013

Festival Tickets Make Great Stocking Stuffers!

'Tis the Season!  ...for Moisture Festival!  Tickets for the 2014 Moisture Festival are now on sale and make for very happy friends and family wrapped up under the tree!

This year Moisture Festival ticketing has a new look care of Stranger Ticketing.  If  you are an old hand at buying your Moisture Festival tickets, there are just a few changes this year.  You can now buy tickets for multiple venues all in one shopping cart.  You can also flip through our Calendar, and link to the exact day you want to purchase.  If  you prefer to purchase tickets over the phone call Stranger Ticketing at 888-377-1405.

We won't have performers listed by show until much closer to the festival, but part of the fun of Moisture Festival is never quite knowing what to expect! So throw the dice, choose a day, and join us for an evening of laughter, fun, and spectacle!

Early Bird discount for Week 1 shows if you purchase early!

November 8, 2013

Moisture Festival Artists to Perform on Leavenworth Snow Train

Ron W. Bailey and Caela Bailey along with the Canote Brothers joined up to perform for their first time on the Snow Train this December.  Claire Nolan of Alki Tours is friends with Danny Milholland of Nanda who suggested she contact some Moisture Festival performers to entertain on the train this year. We were thrilled to see Claire at the festival auction supporting our fundraising efforts. This train ride is a great holiday adventure Saturdays in December.  Check it out!

August 30, 2013

Found in the File Cabinet

Working on some back to school cleaning in the office we came across these gems from 2004:  a handful of tickets to the very first Moisture Festival.


What stories do you have from that first Moisture Festival?

August 13, 2013

Amy G's "Entershamement" Tomorrow & Thursday @ Can Can

Moisture Festival superstar Amy G will be appearing in a new solo show at Seattle's Can Can in Pike Place Market Wednesday August 13th (that's tomorrow!) and Thursday August 14th.  Don't miss it!

Amy's latest solo show, Entershamement, is a full-tilt boogie assault on shame. Featuring physical comedy, devastating singing, roller-skates, puppets, magic, a live chicken and ridiculous song and dance numbers - this show is slapstick diva heaven.

TICKETS: http://cancan.strangertickets.com/events/8194803/amy-g 

(Sorry kids, this is a 21+ event)

July 30, 2013

"Blurred Lines" and "The Gospel of The Gutter Queen"

Moisture artists are making headlines with a parody of the controversial Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines" music video.  Mod Carousel, a local boylesque troupe of The Luminous Pariah, Paris Original, and Trojan Original with Caela Bailey, Sydni Devereux, and Dalisha Phillips, blur the lines of the original creating their own gender swapped take of the video that's going viral on YouTube and making headlines (Huffington Post, Jezebel, Slate) across the country. 


Mod Carousel elaborates: "It's our opinion that most attempts to show female objectification in the media by swapping the genders serve more to ridicule the male body than to highlight the extent to which women get objectified and do everyone a disservice. We made this video specifically to show a spectrum of sexuality as well as present both women and men in a positive light, one where objectifying men is more than alright and where women can be strong and sexy without negative repercussions."


 
Caela Baily has been busy.  Along with the winning "Blurred Lines" project Caela has been working on a project to launch her first album "The Gospel of The Gutter Queen". 

"This project is a lifetime in the making. The songs we are recording have been the sound track that has been created through all of our adventures."

Check out her Kickstarter page!

July 9, 2013

Moisture Festival Seeking Development Intern!



Do you want to intern at Moisture Festival? We are offering the right candidate the chance to learn what goes on behind the scenes of a performing arts nonprofit. As a Moisture Festival intern, you’ll assist in the implementation of marketing and fundraising strategies, including work with social media, assist with contact database management and help prepare for our fall fundraising show and auction (October 25, 2013). All in all, you’ll acquire nonprofit management skills and gain insight into the operations of a mid-sized arts nonprofit.

The ideal candidate will be personable, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (esp. Word and Excel) and be able to commit to at least 8 hours per week in our Fremont office through the end of the 2014 festival (April 2014). Shorter commitments will be considered, however. This internship is unpaid in dollars, but you’ll be rewarded with fun, laughter, knowledge and getting to hang out with some very fun folks, especially during festival time with your festival pass.

Here are some examples of things that you might be asked to do:
  • Make calls to potential cash donors, sponsors and auction item donors.
  •  Assist with mailings.Data entry into Excel spreadsheets and our File Maker Pro Database.
  • Update Web content using Adobe Contribute and our proprietary admin tools.
  • Distribute marketing collateral to local businesses.
  •  Assist the Director of Development with grant writing.                                                                                                 
These are the basic qualifications you should have.
  • A working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills—face to face, email and on the phone.
  • Filemaker Pro database experience a plus.
  • Adobe Design and Web Suite experience a plus.
  • Experience in the nonprofit arts sector a plus; desire to learn a must.
  • Sense of humor a must.
Moisture Festival is a 501(c)(3) performing arts nonprofit with offices in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood.  For the last ten years we’ve raised money and forged partnerships to put on a four-week festival in the spring, presenting comedy/varietè and burlesque performances, including benefits for charity, in numerous venues around Seattle. In the spring of 2013, approximately 13,000 patrons delighted at all the weird, wonderful and sublime talents of the Moisture Festival’s aerialists, acrobats, clowns, comedians, puppeteers, jugglers, dancers, musicians and more. We are currently the longest and largest festival of this kind in the world, presenting over 250 performers in more than 50 shows.

If you think you’re a good fit, please send your resume and brief cover letter telling us what you want to get out of this internship to jeremy@moisturefestival.org by August 1, 2013.

June 28, 2013

How We Spend Our Summer Vacation: Oregon Country Fair


The seeds for the Moisture Festival were planted at the Oregon Country Fair, a three day gathering in the woods outside Veneta, Oregon. Oregon Country Fair has a rich and varied history of alternative arts and performance promotion, educational opportunities, land stewardship and philanthropy.  The fair community rises out of the Long Tom River marsh once year to bring together thousands of of performers, artists, volunteers, vendors and crafters to create "events and experiences that nourish the spirit, explore living artfully and authentically on Earth, and transform culture in magical, joyous and healthy ways".

The Oregon Country Fair is a phenomenon for many reasons. It has been regarded as a Vaudeville Mecca since it was created in 1969. Variety artists have been a cornerstone of the fair’s entertainment, performing for the fair audience then hanging out together late into the night when dreams are born. It was at the Oregon Country Fair that Maque daVis and Ron W. Bailey first dreamed of bringing some of the fair’s fabulous entertainment to Seattle. The dream would unfold to include Tom Noddy and his bubble magic, Hacki Ginda, the DuCaniveaux troupe, Tim Furst aka Fyodor Karamazov, The Fremont Players, Henrik Bothe, UMO and many others who make up the vaudeville community at the fair.

The Fair continues to nourish and inspire the artists that bring their unique magic to Seattle's Moisture Festival ever springtime.  All of them would recommend a fabulous summer vacation plan for a trip south to Oregon, then west from Eugene to this wonderful one weekend a year gathering.

May 16, 2013

Join Friends and Neighbors to Benefit the Fremont Arts Council’s Solstice Parade

Fremont’s 1st BBQ Competition & Neighborhood Party
Sunday, June 2nd, 10am – 11pm
Corner of 36th and Dayton Ave N, Fremont, Seattle

Longtime supporter of the Moisture Festival, Peter Glick, owner of Fremont’s Roxy’s Diner, The Back Door at Roxy’s, and Pete’s Fremont Fire Pit, invites you to  “go hog wild at the Fremont BBQ Extravaganza,”  a free neighborhood celebration, sanctioned by the Northwest BBQ Association, to benefit the Fremont Arts Council’s Solstice Parade. Beer, wine and spirits will be available in all of Peter’s establishments, as well as at Norm’s Eatery and Ale House, another festival sponsor.

Here’s the exciting itinerary for this can’t-miss event:

BBQ Competition: Sanctioned by the Northwest BBQ Association, the 1st Annual Fremont BBQ Competition will welcome 12 BBQ teams to compete for $2,500 in prize money and the honor of best BBQ Chef in the Universe!

BBQ Demos: Throughout the day there will be grilling demos by Award Winning BBQ Chefs, with whole hog preparation, start to finish, and free samples for all.

Whole Hog Lunch & Dinner: Complete BBQ meals available all day, including a Whole Hog Banquet at Pete’s Fremont Fire Pit, open to all.

BBQ Sauce Tastings: Local and national BBQ sauce producers will be showcasing their wares at the Free Condiment Tent.  Taste them all, including hot sauces, salsas, and BBQ sauces.

Mini Pancake Eating Contest: Roxy’s Diner will be cooking up loads of pancakes with delicious toppings for the kids in all of us. Competitions will feature prizes for all ages.

Bagel Ring Toss: Not your everyday ring toss.  These custom made bagels will be a challenge for all ages. More fun than a bucket of cream cheese.

Costumed Dog Parade: Norm’s Eatery will sponsor a dog parade with fabulous prizes from Petapoluza.
Local Beers and Spirits Tastings: Beer and BBQ or spirits and BBQ? You decide. 

Free Music Stage: Bluegrass to Rockabilly—on-stage and off-stage performances throughout the day.

Funds raised at the Fremont BBQ Extravaganza benefit the Fremont Arts Council’s Solstice Parade. For more information, visit FremontArtsCouncil.org.

April 19, 2013

Closing Night Video

We want to thank everyone who participated in this year's festival from the bottom of our moist little hearts!



Next at Hale's Palladium: Frank Olivier's Twisted Cabaret!


Now that Moisture Festival is over, are you experiencing vaudeville withdrawals? Never fear, Twisted Cabaret opens May 2nd. This independent production taking place a Hale's Palladium runs Thursdays through Sundays beginning May 2nd.

Frank Olivier's Twisted Cabaret and Pandamonium Vaudeville Show is a one man show with a cast of a dozen characters, each more talented and demented than the last. Frank Olivier has performed around the globe, bringing his world class comedy juggling act to literally millions of people. In this show Frank, deliver's more than just amazing juggling and comedy. Each night Frank takes on a dozen different roles performing a dozen different acts as well as singing and dancing his way into your heart.

The Twisted Cabaret Orchestra accompanies, as Olivier delights with juggling, mind reading, knife-throwing, magic, fire-eating and more, like you have never seen before.

Twisted Cabaret, a Seattle virgin, has played theaters from San Francisco to London with stops in Las Vegas, LA, and beyond. Tickets are priced for the whole family. Hale’s Palladium Theatre is part of Hale's Brewery so you can drink at the show. What are you waiting for? Great music, hilarious comedy, danger, and magic served with a side of delicious beer. Get your tickets now to the funniest show in Seattle.

More Information at http://twistedcabaret.com/
May 2nd - May 26th, Thursday-Sunday

Moisture Festival Week 4 Video Highlights



Highlights from week 4 of 2013 Moisture Festival performances captured by videographer Alan Plotkin. 

April 12, 2013

Moisture Festival Week 3 Video Highlights



Capturing highlights of week 3 of 2013 Moisture Festival performances via videographer Alan Plotkin. 

April 5, 2013

Moisture Festival Video Trailer Week 2



Capturing highlights of week 2 of 2013 Moisture Festival performances. Includes some footage of 'Burlesque Undress' panel discussion which addressed the history of the Northwest burlesque phenomenon through the eyes of the performers who lived it.  

via Moisture Festival videographer Alan Plotkin

April 3, 2013

Moisture Festival Week Three | New Performers and Acts Arrive | Last Weekend Of Libertease Burlesque At Broadway Performance Hall | Variete Continues At Hale's Palladium

Variete'
Aviatrix Photo by Michelle Bates




Lots of new acts arriving for week three. Don't forget to try a late night variete' show at 10:30pm 18+ at Hale's Palladium or late night Libertease Burlesque show 18+ at Broadway Performance Hall. These shows tend to be great fun, especially for a more noisy late night crowd. 

Our 3pm matinées at Hale's Palladium on Saturdays and Sundays are geared for families and kids. On Sunday April 7th there is a special variete' show matinée at Broadway Performance Hall, if you'd like to see a family oriented variete' show on Capitol Hill.
You can click on the name of the performer below to see the specific show they're performing in during week 3 and also find more in depth information about them. 

It's going to be a great week three!

Variete' Performers at Hale's Palladium week three:

Al Simmons, Dream Frohe, Hacki & Moeppi, Jonathan Rose, Mark Growden, Niels Duinker, Puppet Guy, Tom Noddy, Wang Hong, Zebra Kings , Godfrey Daniels, Jessie Sawyers, Paper Doll Militia, Ron W. Bailey, Sourdough Slim, Joey Pipia, JuggleMania, Sourdough Slim, Uncle Bonsai, Armitage Shanks, Poledello, Tanya Brno, Bill Robison, Charly Castors , Della Moustachella, Nu Klezmer Army, Splinter Dance Company, Kevin Kent, Shoehorn, Alex Zerbe, Duo Rendez-vous, Kevin Joyce, Ruby Joyce, Aviatrix, Onlies

Performers at Broadway Performance Hall's Special Sunday 
April 7th 3pm Variete' Matinée

Dr. Calamari & Acrophelia, Duo XY, Frank Olivier, Hacki & Moeppi, Lelavision, Naked Truth, Ron W. Bailey, Saffi Watson, Sourdough Slim, Wang Hong

Libertease Burlesque

Evil Hate Monkey Photo By John Cornicello
Burlesque Performers lineup Broadway Performance Hall week three:

Blanche DeBris, Caela Bailey, Duo Flor de Piel, Duo XY, Frank Olivier, Fuchsia FoXXX, Heavenly Spies, J. Von Stratton, Kevin Joyce, Liza Rose, Luminous Pariah, Moist-ettes Ensemble, Naked Truth, Sydni Deveraux, Trixie Little & the Evil Hate Monkey, Evilyn Sin Claire , Polly Wood, Rhys Thomas, Sally Pepper, Shanghai Pearl

March 29, 2013

KING5 Evening Magazine Does Feature On Godfrey Daniels

                       
Our beloved Moisture Festival clown/puppet and 'face of the festival' Godfrey Daniels has been 'working his mute magic' on the KING5 Evening Magazine crew and he's working them like, 'he works an eight year old at a Saturday matinée'. He even got them asking rhetorical questions like, "is he a clown or a puppet, your decide"?. Something the festival producers and people attending Moisture Festival have been asking themselves for years. The real question we think should be,  is he a clown or a puppet with the power to control people's minds with those red balloons, and what in that big tank he got hidden in the dressing room?

The creator of 'Godfrey', Randy Minkler (who also spends his time putting together most of the Mositure Festival's variete' show line-ups) even came out of the puppet clown closet to reveal his real identity to the world in the TV segment. The rumor is it's because he's had a big crush on Jean Enersen for years and loves her in those 'KING 5 health-link' reports. Thank you KING5 Evening Magazine for finally exposing Godfrey's clown puppet 'pinko red ball child and adult mind control' gimmick for the whole world to see.

You can see Godfrey Daniels in the following Moisture Festival Shows at Hale's Palladium:

March 30, 2013 @ 3:00pm
March 31, 2013 @ 3:00p and 7:30pm
April 4, 2013 @ 7:30pm
April 6, 2013 @ 3:00pm
April 7, 2013 @ 3:00pm
April 13, 2013 @ 12:00pm
April 13, 2013 @ 7:30pm
April 14, 2013 @ 3:00pm

Tickets

March 27, 2013

Moisture Festival Week One Video Trailer



What a week one! Week two begins Wednesday night with variete' shows continuing at Hale's Palladium in Fremont all weekend. Libertease Burlesque opens at Broadway Performance Hall on Friday March 29th for a two weekend run.

Complete Schedule

Tickets


Videographer Alan Plotkin

March 26, 2013

Moisture Festival Week Two | Libertease Burlesque Opens At Broadway Performance Hall | Variete' Continues At Hale's Palladium


Week one was magnificent and week two will be even bigger with the opening of our second venue and Libertease Burlesque 18+ shows at Broadway Performance Hall. So we have simultaneous shows with Libertease Burlesque opening at BPH on Friday March 29th with 7:30pm and 10:30pm shows which repeat with 7:30pm and 10:30pm shows on Saturday night March 30th.

Variete' shows continue at Hale's Palladium starting on Wednesday with a 7:30pm show and continuing through the weekend with variete' shows at 7:30pm and 10:30pm 18+ on Friday and Saturdays and matinées at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Of special note will be an 'Grand Variete' family friendly Matinée at Broadway Performance Hall on Sunday March 31st at 3pm. All Moisture Festival Variete' 3pm Matinées and 7:30pm variete' shows are suitable for family audiences.

Here are complete lists, with links to biographies and show dates where you can see them, of week 2 variete' and burlesque performers at Moisture Festival:
 
Week 2 Variete' Performers

Bill Robison, Fred Garbo's Inflatable Theater Co., Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra, Hacki & Moeppi, Maria Margiyeva, Mud Bay Jugglers, Shayna Swanson, Simon Neale, Teresa Tudury, Thomas John , Bobs, Duo Rose, Kevin Joyce, Mud Bay Jugglers, Peter Davison, Stoil & Ekaterina, Armitage Shanks, Dr. Calamari & Acrophelia, Lara Paxton, Peter Davison, Scott Land Marionettes, Tanya Brno, Kevin Kent, Smerdyakov Karamazov, Godfrey Daniels, Mark Ettinger, Master PayneRopeworks by René, Simon Neale, Tom Noddy,  Arne Bystrom, Acrobatic Conundrum, Alex ZerbeLelavision, Naked Truth, OnliesRon W. Bailey, Splinter Dance Company

Week 2 Burlesque Performers

Caela Bailey, Duo Rose, Evil Hate Monkey, Heavenly Spies, Heidi Von Haught, Inga Ingénue, Lily Verlaine, Madame X and her Lawyer, Maria Margiyeva, Miss Indigo Blue, Moist-ettes Ensemble, Naked Truth, Paris Original, Persephone Illyri, Ernie Von SchmaltzRetro Verso Iva Handfull, Waxie Moon

Tickets



March 22, 2013

Opening Night At Moisture Festival 2013 | Critics "Dazzled And Delighted"



Our 10th year Opening Night video captures a glimpse of the talent, energy, jitters. and excitement. It was a great opening night and gala after party. Read the Seattle Times review by Michael Upchurch.

We recommend you get your tickets early and often:

Tickets

March 21, 2013

Welcome To Moisture Festival 2013!

Burlesque Host Madame X

Welcome to our 10th annual Moisture Festival – a celebration of comedy/varietè and burlesque. 

Over the last nine years we have showcased over 1500 performers in 314 shows in eight different venues around Seattle. We had the pleasure of entertaining over 63,000 of you - our patrons. We also produced over a dozen benefit shows for many worthy community organizations.

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate this achievement. Much of the credit goes to you and all the other audience members who have made the festival performers feel at home and very much appreciated. This is the reason the best variety performers in the world are stopping by to be part of our shows!

We offer our eternal gratitude to the festival volunteers who have done so much to help us reach this 10-year milestone. The work they accomplish is phenomenal. Their dedication is inspiring. Together we have heavily invested in laughing stock and the returns just get better and better. While it is sometimes difficult to put a value on joy, laughter and amazement we are fortunate to have gathered sponsors and individual donors who understand the benefits. Seattle is a culturally rich city and we are proud to continue to be part of a community that supports the variety arts and art of all sizes and shapes.

We hope you will immerse yourselves in the many types of variety shows at Hale’s Palladium, come visit us on Capitol Hill at the Broadway Performance Hall for an adult evening of burlesque or a Sunday varietè matinée with the whole family. For a very unique festival evening, join us in lower Queen Anne at SIFF Cinema for our yearly collaboration with our pals at SIFF, presenting short silent films sprinkled with live varietè performances. To push our celebration to the limit, we will be presenting two very special events at Hale’s Palladium, held on Monday nights. On March 25, Miss Indigo Blue hosts an array of burlesque lovelies discussing this art forms unique and intriguing history and on April 1 the real Dr. Patch Adams will speak on humor and health.

The Moisture Festival has always understood the importance of giving back to the community that has given support to us over the years. During the first week of the festival we will be presenting two benefit matinées. Beneficiaries this year are 'Hands for a Bridge' (March 23) and 'Phinney Neighborhood Association' (March 24). In addition, we are taking a few performers on the road to entertain our veterans at the American Lake VA facility in South Tacoma.

It’s a thrill to report that the enthusiasm that launched our first festival in 2004 is very much alive and still providing the fuel for this 10-year celebration. Thank you for doing your part. Now let’s have some fun together at the 10th Annual Moisture Festival.

The 2013 Moisture Festival Producers: Ron W. Bailey, Maque daVis, Tim Furst,
Danny O'Brien, Rhonda Sable, Jennifer Wensrich

Walk On The Wild Side | Try A Moisture Festival Friday Or Saturday 10:30pm 18+ Late Night Show

March 20, 2013

'Zip Code Man' Demonstrates His Amazing Feats Of Memory During Moisture Festival's Week One


Not to be missed is one of the most usual and unique entertainers in Moisture Festival's 10 year history.

When Zip Code Man last visited the Moisture Festival he left our audiences amazed and in wonderment.  Who out of the 6 billion people on this planet can juggle seven balls, invent very funny stories on the spot, and tell you the zip code or postal code for any location in the world? Meet David Rosdeitcher, an unusual performer, who has been captivating audiences all over the world for the past decade.

You can see the amazing Zip Code Man on the following dates:

March 21, 2013 @ 7:30pm Hale's Palladium
March 22, 2013 @ 7:30pm and 10:30pm Hale's Palladium
March 23, 2013 @ 7:30pm and 10:30pm Hale's Palladium
March 24, 2013 @ 7:30pm Hale's Palladium

Tickets

March 19, 2013

ASL Interpreted Shows 4/4 and 4/10


Moisture Festival is pleased to partner with TADA! Theatres, Allies, and Deaf Audiences to present two shows with Americal Sign Language (ASL) interpretation.  TADA! interpreters will lend their skills to the following shows:



April 4th at Broadway Performance Hall, 7:30 pm - Libertease Burlesque

and

April 10th at Hale's Palladium, 7:30 pm - Comedy/Variete

We are so pleased to be able to offer these shows again this year and want to thank TADA! immensely for partnering with us.

We encourage anyone interested in attending these shows to purchase advance tickets as shows tend to sell out. When you arrive at the theater for the show please let the Box Office know you will be sitting in the ASL section and a host will show you to your seats.