Can’t wait until March to catch world class variete and burlesque? Luckily for us Seattleites many of our Moisture Festival friends and regulars are seasoned working artists in and around the Seattle area. Here is a list of shows you can see around town for the holiday season that support our Moisture Festival friends and family:
Rapunzelstiltzkin featuring The Fremont Players & Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra
Dec 10th – Jan 15th
Tickets $7 - $15
Experience the best British Panto this side of the Pond. Panto has a long tradition of some three hundred years. Performed during the holidays, this interactive theatre is fun for all, parents and kids alike. This year's Panto is once again full of large, colorful characters, original songs, plenty of audience participation, and fairy tale fun to entertain audiences both young and old! You'll be encouraged to boo at the villains, cheer for the heroes, and sing along with whole cast. The troupe manages to fire enough jokes and innuendos over the kids' heads to keep everyone entertained. With all original songs and music featuring The Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra, this musical comedy is a great holiday experience.
This upcoming Saturday 12/10/2016 the 7:30 pm show is “pay what you can” night. Tickets are usually $15 for adults and $7 for children and seniors but for this one show you will have the option to name your price. Support your local players and enjoy Panto the way it was meant to be experienced, through side splitting laughter.
Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker
Dec 9th – Dec 29th
Tickets $40 - $55
Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann present the 11th year of their award winning winter production. Land of the Sweets take the traditional Nutcracker and turns it on its tail for a rollicking (and frolicking) good time.
Can Can Presents: Wonderland
Nov 11th – Jan 29th
Tickets $35 - $95
Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry and you can do all those things under one roof at the historic Pike Place Market with a ticket to Can Can Presents: Wonderland. Swinging from chandeliers, chorus girl kick lines, it’s a carnival cabaret meets dinner theatre set in a transformed winter chalet.
2nd Annual New Old Time Chautauqua Holiday Benefit Show
Dec 10th – Dec 11th
Tickets $10 - $15
From the turn of the century thru the 1930’s, thousands of Chautauqua’s brought culture, education and entertainment to rural towns and cities across America. In 1924 there were over 10,000 Chautauqua productions that played to 40 million Americans. Teddy Roosevelt called Chautauqua, "The most American thing about America". Today, the New Old Time Chautauqua is the only traveling Chautauqua in the USA. Their first tour was in 1981 and the troupe will celebrate their 36th anniversary in 2017.
The 2017 Summer Tour to Eastern Oregon will take place July 10 - August 3. Celebratory parades, workshops ranging from juggling and acrobatics to storytelling and history, and top-notch vaudeville extravaganzas will be presented in Central and Eastern Oregon. This year the proceeds will also support NOTC's "Hands Across the Border Project”.
The Vaudeville style family-friendly show features the Flying Karamazov Brothers, masters of juggling and cheap theatrics, Godfrey Daniels, our 8' tall silent clown, NW Poet Kevin Murphy, Joey Pipia, Magician Extraordinaire, Musician Val Synder and her group, "Violins is Never the Answer", World Famous Whistler, Jason Serinus, sizzling songstress Caela Baily and so many more! Surprise guests and an excited audience are in store for anyone with tickets to this show.
Love & Gravity
Dec 9th – 18th
Tickets $15 - $100
In this thrillingly beautiful circus show, Seattle’s premier contemporary circus company, Acrobatic Conundrum transports audiences to a captivating world. Fluent in the language of acrobatics, this cast risks all on a quest to tell honest accounts from the uncharted territory of relationships. Real life romances are portrayed through mesmerizing juggling acts, breathtaking aerial and partner acrobatics -- all while balancing on a bar 20 feet in the air! This show will upend everything you thought you knew about these two laws of attraction: Love & Gravity.
Christmas Is Burning, A Holiday Special
Dec 9th – Dec 30th
From the off-kilter mind of playwright and puppeteer Scot Augustson (AKA Sgt Rigsby) and the renowned and whimsical kitchens of Cafe Nordo comes the holiday show you were least expecting. It’s Science Fiction! It’s a heart-warming holiday tale! It’s a tantalizing feast! It's Terminator meets Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
Café Nordo is immersive dinner theater with a permanent venue in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. Each ticket includes a 4 course holiday feast designed by Chef Erin Brindley featuring delicacies including Reindeer Shepard's Pie and Baby Jesus Bread Loaf as well as a glass of sparkling wine. There will be a festive cocktail and wine menu with many yuletide favorites to order as well.
Homo for the holidays
Dec 9th – Dec 21st
Homo For The Holidays is a seasonal spectacle, an unforgettable all-star cast of burlesque, cabaret, dance, drag, and musical local luminaries come together in a display of glittering grandeur. With such acclaimed talent as Stranger Genius Award winner Cherdonna, Burlesque Hall of Fame winners and #1 Burlesque Performers in the World (Burlesque Top Fifty) Kitten N’ Lou, RuPaul’s Drag Race star BenDeLaCreme, and the recent addition of cult hit series “Capitol Hill” star Waxie Moon (a Moisture Festival favorite!) this show is the most star-studded feast of queer talent you can find on one Seattle stage!
MarchFourth at the O Space
Tickets $18 - $30
Don’t miss this “must see” musical spectacular featuring the amazing MarchFourth, hosted by Open Space for Arts & Community and Vashon Seals Swim Team. With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, hoopers and Vaudeville-style dancers, MarchFourth whips audiences into a celebratory frenzy with an over-the-top spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, and irresistible charisma! This is not a band that simply “puts on a show.” MarchFourth delivers a multi-faceted, indelible experience of pure joy. This special event is being held as a benefit for Vashon Seals. The Seals aim to raise money to give some much needed love and attention to Vashon’s outdoor pool prior to the May 2017 opening. Funds will help with a renovation project that will include retrofitting the existing boiler and other equipment needs.
Doors will open at 5:00pm for this all ages, family-friendly event. DJ Arturo will begin spinning at 5:00, and food and raffle tickets will be available for sale. The main event starts at 6:00pm.
Seattle is home to hundreds of performers that devote their time, talent, and energy to creating engaging community theater projects that we can all enjoy year round. Consider supporting a local artist or cause this holiday season by purchasing tickets and enjoy the warm wishes and thanks from the Moisture Festival family as well as a world class show.