March 7, 2013

Moisture Festival Year 10 Week One | A Fabulous Line-Up Of Comedy And Variete' Performers | Opening Night Gala | Unprecedented 'Burlesque Undressed' Panel | Benefit Shows | Much Much More!

It doesn't seem like yesterday, but close when we first set-up the circus tent in Fremont in 2004 and did a weekend of variété shows with some performer friends. Mike Hale from Hales Brewery was there to donate a keg of beer for us to sell. There was a dream that we all shared that we could bring comedy, variété and burlesques shows to the Northwest on a recurring basis. But it was not much more than a dream in the beginning. Little did we know that we'd be celebrating 10 years of Moisture Festival and that our Festival would be considered one of the most successful and one of the 'largest Comedy Variété and Burlesque Festivals in the world' today. Of course we wouldn't have 'pulled it off' as Producer Ron Bailey likes to say all the time had it not been for the kindness of strangers, marvelous benefactors, sponsors, donors, our magnificent volunteers and Mike and Kathleen Hale and Phil O'Brien at Hale's Brewery. Frankly, without all these people's support, patience and generosity it just wouldn't have happened. So we thank them again and again from the bottom of our hearts. Please tell them thank you when you see them. 

Onward Then To Year 10 Week One!

The Moisture Festival talent bookers have worked hard over the Summer, Fall and Winter to make week one of the 2013 Moisture Festival a fantastic experience for our fans. They've booked some of the finest comedy and variete' and burlesque talents available anywhere. Internationally renowned performers will populate the stage at Hale's Palladium during our opening week, commencing with our Open Night Gala and after show party on Thursday March 21st, that will leave you laughing and amazed. Below is the list of week one's lineup. You can click on the performer's name below to find out more information about them and what show they are scheduled to perform in and how to get tickets.

Burlesque Undressed 
'The Stories Behind The Glitter'
Monday March 25th, 7:30pm Hale's Palladium
The Moisture Festival is thrilled to partner with Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque and BurlyCon to offer a titillating evening with local Burlesque luminaries! You've watched them peel away layers of clothing to entertain you, now comes the unique opportunity to be entertained from a totally different angle - their personal stories, live from their very own painted mouths! Immerse yourself in this rich history told by the performers who danced in the Northwest in days gone by, as well as those who currently grace our Seattle stages. Local Legends Velvet Ice and Eartha Quake are joined by Burlesque stalwarts Paula the Swedish Housewife, Tamara the Trapeze Lady and Miss Indigo Blue, to reveal a delightful narrative with tales of glamour, glory and the intrigue of burlesque. Stretch your arms and your imagination with the lovely Miss Inga Ingenue, aka as Miss Viva Las Vegas 2011 and Atomic Bombshells troupe member, as she treats you to an interactive tutorial on how to manipulate your very own feather boa - a skill we know you've wanted to add to your repertoire! Bring your own boa or you can buy one at the event. You can click on the performers names below to find out more information and for ticket links. 

Two Week One Special Benefits Shows 

Phinney Neighborhood Association
There is nothing better then to be able to give back to the the community and Moisture Festival tries to do our small part each year. This year we have two special benefit shows that happen during week one. The proceeds from these shows go to support organizations within the community that help make this place we live better. This year's benefit shows are the 3pm Saturday matinee show on March 23rd for Hands for A Bridge  and the 3pm Sunday matinee show on March 24th for The Phinney Neighborhood Association. If you attend one of these shows you will not only be entertained but you will be helping your neighbors out. These are also great shows for children. Ticket information for these shows can be found here.

Look for these Moisture Festival Blog weekly reports on performer lineups and special events and ticket information. Be sure to pass the word and get your tickets early.  Okay here we go....!  

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