February 29, 2012

Moisture Festival Opening Night Gala - March 15th Hales Palladium - You're Invited To The Party

This special opening night show and party will kick off the 2012 festival in grand style. The show also includes entry to the exclusive after show festivities where you can mingle with performers, producers, local dignitaries, and patrons of the arts. We also promise a few delightful surprises for those attending the party. Get your tickets early to this Moisture Festival lovers exclusive show and event.

The Opening Night Gala show's artists include: Alfredo Fettuccine, Amy G, Bill Robison,Bobs, Charlie Brown, Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra, gOdFReY DaNieLs, Kamikaze Fireflies, Reid Belstock, Ron W. Bailey, Simon Neale,Tanya Brno, Terry Crane The MC: Ron W. Bailey and Simon Neale - Show Band: Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra

February 27, 2012

Moisture Festival Giant Seattle Weekly Center Spread Preview

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This magnificent center spread will hit the streets of our fine city in the Seattle Weekly on Leap Wednesday February 29th.  Here your exclusive early preview. 
Design by Ron W Bailey.

February 26, 2012

Moisture Festival First Run Official 2012 Festival Poster

Here's The Official First Run 2012 Moisture Festival Poster Designed By Ron W Bailey. It Features Burlesque Phenomenon Inga Ingenue, Canadian Comedic Sensation Al Simmons and Seattle's Own Aerial Wonder Women Aviatiix, right to left Esther Edelman, Carri Andersen, Cathy Sutherland, and Martha Enson.

Moisture Festival Comedy Variete' Burlesque 2012 - Tickets 

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February 22, 2012

Moisture Festival Special Benefit Shows 2012 - Fremont Arts Council March 21st Hales Palladium

Moisture Festival Fremont Arts Council Special Benefit Show 
March 21st 7:30pm Hales Palladium 

The Moisture Festival likes to do what we can to support the local arts community and a big part of that as far as we are concerned is supporting the Fremont Arts Council. Heaven knows they have gone out of their way to support the Moisture Festival year after year now. We'd like to give something back. Who doesn't love the annual Solstice Parade and all the other fine work this organization does? Nothing is more Fremont and nothing reflects the creative spirit of our Seattle neighborhoods than organizations like the Fremont Arts Council. Show your support for the FAC by getting your tickets early for this benefit show!

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Purple Mark @ Solstice Parade 2008

The Fremont Arts Council believes art helps build stronger communities and creates a sense of place. Fremont is a state of mind not a zip code. The FAC produces the Fremont Solstice Parade, cares for the Fremont Troll and helps make other magic happen that otherwise would leave Fremont a less colorful place. You may have seen or participated in some of the celebration art events the FAC produces: The Fremont Summer Solstice Parade and Pageant, Luminata Lantern Walk, Trolloween, the Feast of the Winter Solstice, and the May Day Gathering. Maybe you’ve seen their home base and community workshop, The Powerhouse on Fremont Ave North.

Solstice Pageant at Gasworks Park
Or you may have visited (or even decorated!) some of Fremont’s famous public artworks, without knowing how they got there. The Fremont Troll, theWaiting for the Interurban statues, Space in Fremont and the B.F. Day Tile Mural are all Fremont Arts Council projects that have become Seattle landmarks.

Moisture Festival Special Benefit Shows 2012 - Clowns Without Borders March 17th Matinee At Hales Palladium

The Moisture Festival is honored to host the Clowns Without Borders Benefit March 17th 3pm at Hales Palladium Matinee Performance. CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS offers laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis including refugee camps, conflict zones and territories in situations of emergency. They bring levity, contemporary clown/circus oriented performances and workshops into communities so that they can celebrate together and forget for a moment the tensions that darken their daily lives.  Moisture Festival salutes CWB for their dedication and the great work they do. Get your tickets today for this special benefit performance and you will be showing your support for this outstanding organization.

February 13, 2012

Moisture Festival SIFF Announce Collaboration For 2012 Festival

'The Sound of Silents with a Side of Schtick'
April 5th, 7:30pm
SIFF Cinema at the Uptown
Running time: 120 Minutes with live entertainment

Presented by Moisture Festival in collaboration with SIFF, the Seattle Composers Alliance, and the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble.

Tickets: $15 | 12 SIFF Members
SIFF passes and vouchers are not valid for this special presentation.
There will be a 20 minute intermission.

Travel back to a bygone era when cinema and vaudeville shared the bill for a brief moment in history at this one-night-only event that will be bursting at the seams with entertainment! SIFF has joined forces with three fantastic partners to present a unique evening combining classic silent cinema, live music and unconventional vaudeville performance.

For your viewing pleasure, revel in an exceptional collection of early cinema––shorts ranging from 1907-1934 that include the first film of Orson Welles, an abstract masterpiece, Pathé Brothers masterworks and one of the first films ever shown in the U.S. Each film is accompanied by a newly written original score by members of the Seattle Composers Alliance and the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble and performed live by our chamber orchestra!

In between films, Moisture Festival transports us even further into this singular era of entertainment history with a carefully curated and curious collection of vaudeville acts, all presented by our Master of Ceremonies, the inimitable Kevin Joyce.

Ladies, dust off those flapper dresses! Both men and women are encouraged to dress for this occasion in your finest early 20th century attire.

Expect the unexpected!

Films and composers:

The Hearts of Age, 1934, director Orson Welles, composer Michael Owcharuk 
Symphonie Diagonale, 1924, director Viking Eggeling, composer Catherine Grealish
Policeman's Little Run, 1907, director  Ferdinand Zecca, composer Eric Nielsen
The Golden Beetle, 1907, director Segundo de Chomón, composer Beth Fleenor
The Great Train Robbery, 1903, director Edwin S. Porter, composer Nate Omdal
Voyage dans la Lune, 1902, director Georges Méliès, composer Jeff Tolbert


Magician, Jay Alexander: Great Grandson of a legendary vaudeville performer, Jay has performed at high profile parties for celebrities like, Robin Williams, The Rolling Stones, Francis Ford Coppolla, Bono, John Cleese and many, many more.

Physical comedian, Bill Robison: His performances are a synthesis of outlandish comedy, an elastic face, a penchant for the absurd and a reckless sense of abandon.

Rarely seen on the stage in the 21st century, Alfredo Fettuccine will charm you with his irrational exuberance and astound you with his impossible repertoire of magic.

February 12, 2012

Going Once Going Twice - Moisture Festival Fabulous Fling WasTotally Fabulous!

Fabulous Fling Cupids

All you need is love of the Moisture Festival.  What a great time was had by all at the Moisture Festival Fabulous Fling held Friday February10th at Hales Palladium. This fund raiser, dance, party and auction hybrid was a huge success. We'd like to thank all those who attended. Many amazing auction items found there way into the hands of our generous patrons and party goers.

We'd also like to thank our Master Of Ceremonies and head Auctioneer Kevin Joyce who is the best auction event MC in the Northwest by far. Also our entertainers, the Canote Brothers, Fuchsia FoXXX, Sari Breznau as Pinky d’Ambrosi , aerialist extraordinary Carri Andersen and   The Washington State Fairies singing duo.

Then of course we have the generous individuals and businesses that made the auction literally happen through their generous donations of auction items. Thanks everyone for your generosity and for making the auction a fabulous fling!
ACT Theatre
Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club
Henry Art Gallery
Center for Wooden Boats
Choice Organic Teas
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Dusty Strings
Early Music Guild & Seattle Baroque Orchestra
Portland Baroque Orchestra
Mr. Tim Furst
Hale's Brewery
Noelle Hunt Bennett
13 Jillian's
John Bennett Properties
Macrina Bakery
Milliner Avery Milieu
Museum of Flight
Museum of Glass
Royal BC Museum
Northwest Folklife
On the Boards
Mr. Ken Peters
Pike Brewing Company
Redhook Ale Brewery, Inc.
Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door Inc.
Scarecrow Video,
Seattle International Film Festival
Wing It Productions
Seattle Architecture Foundation
Seattle Chamber Music Society
Seattle Children's Theatre
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Seattle Theatre Group
La Figa Catering and Tiberio Simone
Hunt Club Sorrento Hotel
Victrola Coffee Roasters
Village Theatre
Miss Jennifer Wensrich
Wing It Productions
One Reel
Teatro ZinZanni
Seattle International Film Festival
Banya 5 Spa
The Ruins
Mr. Rick Shanit
Mr. Randy Minkler
Tom Bennett Catering

February 2, 2012

What A Fantastic Moisture Festival Volunteer Meet-Up

Thanks to over 100 'circus tramps' who answered our volunteer call and came to Hale's Palladium on February 1st for our 2012 festival volunteer meet-up. Festival staff greeted many familiar faces back and also welcomed many new faces. If you'd like to become a Moisture Festival volunteer it really is never too late. You can check out our website's volunteer page or send an email to the festival volunteer coordinator at volunteers@moisturefestival.org indicating you'd love to get involved.