November 28, 2010

Channeling Sally Bowles

That's how the Seattle Times reviewer Michael Upchurch described Caela Bailey's opening number at Moisture Festival 2010 Libertease Burlesque. Check out Caela and the Moistettes in this little video and we're sure you'll agree. We are looking forward to seeing Ms. Bailey and the Moistettes do their thing again at Moisture Festival 2011, opening March 17.

November 15, 2010

New Years Eve & Valentine's Day Shows & Fundraisers

We just can't wait until March to bring together our amazing artists and musicians for an evening of laughter, fun, and celebration!

With the overwhelming success of last year's New Year's Eve party we've decided to do it again this year. Hale's Palladium will bubble over New Year's Eve with an aerial presentation by Aviatrix and a rockin' dance party to welcome in the new year. How long has it been since you've shared a good New Year's Eve with family and friends? Join us at midnight when our mystifying clown, Godfrey Daniels, drops the Big Red Ball!

Tickets go on sale for this event November 22nd through Brown Paper Tickets. This event completely sold out last year so get your tickets early.

As a special bonus to our donors, supporters who give $100 or more will receive the opportunity to purchase New Year's tickets now, ahead of the general public. Visit our website to make a donation and receive your advance purchase code.

Stay tuned for more info on a Valentine's treat that we are also putting together for Sunday, February 13th. We'll delight your senses with more amazing performers, tasty tidbits, and perhaps a few surprises.

We hope you will join us at one of these special events and, of course we know we'll see you at the 2011 Moisture Festival!

November 5, 2010

What Do A Banjo And A Trampoline Have In Common?

The banjo breaks when you jump on it. Just kidding. Here's a little something that may restore your undying love for the banjo. The Ingénues with "the band beautiful" from 1928.

November 3, 2010


Haven't you always wanted to ditch your day job and run away with the circus? Well, now is your chance. In November PBS airs CIRCUS, a new multi-part documentary about life under the big top. For the series, producers followed the Big Apple Circus for the better part of a year, capturing the gritty, real moments between performers, managers and crew. The result is a taut production that reveals back lot drama without tarnishing our love affair with the glitter and spectacle of the circus. The producers coupled beautiful performance footage — much of it slowed enough to depict the immense physical control and strength of the artists — with personal, quirky vignettes about love, loss and ambition. They captured the story of Big Apple Circus Founder, Paul Binder, who is stepping down from his post after more than 30 years in the ring. And we see the tale of rookie Glen Heroy, who, in his mid-40s, is braving the circus limelight for all the glory and pain that is clowning. This documentary gives viewers front-row access to the inner-workings of a fascinating community. PBS CIRCUS premieres on November 3, 2010,check your local listing for air times and channel.

Watch the full episode. See more Circus.