January 31, 2014

Festival Favorite Frank Oliver's Twisted Cabaret Returns to Seattle Next Week

You've seen the insanely funny antics of Frank Olivier at Moisture Festival, don't miss his one-man vaudeville comedy Twisted Cabaret - My Twisted Valentine coming to Seattle in February!

Sweethearts beware, Cupid is in the air! A maddening mix of cabaret, burlesque and theatre, this season's TWISTED CABARET has a Valentine's Day twist complete sword swallowing, pickpocket magic, a ballet performed entirely on a unicycle, and so much more. Through a series of unfortunate events, Helen Hayes nominated variety artist and actor Frank Olivier (Broadway's Sugar Babies, "The Tonight Show," "America's Got Talent," "Ellen") must perform the entire show and its different variety acts aided only by his hunchback assistant played by Paul Nathan ("Star Trek Voyager," The I Hate Children Children's Show). A wild, raucous 90-minutes of pure entertainment, TWISTED CABARET will make you laugh out loud again and again!

Twisted Cabaret opens Thursday night and runs Thursdays through Sundays in Hale's Palladium for three weeks beginning next week February 6th.  Tickets range from $17 to $60.

To learn more about Frank Olivier's Twisted Cabaret, visit the website: www.TwistedCabaret.com
To buy tickets visit:  http://twistedcabaret.strangertickets.com

January 27, 2014

John Carney Workshop at Moisture Festival

John Carney is no ordinary "magician". His approach is smart, engaging and always surprising. He is widely acknowledged as one of the top sleight of hand magicians in the world with smart, unique, and often hilarious presentations.

Moisture Festival is excited to host a seminar presented by John on Monday March 31st.  John’s seminars include stage and close-up magic using cards, coins, cigars and a variety of everyday objects. Each routine is a lesson in itself, containing the insights and ingenuities that have made John one of the premier teachers of magic today.  Topics include presentation, routining, misdirection and creativity.

Hollywood's Magic Castle has awarded Carney more awards than anyone in their history, the only performer to win in every category. He has performed in casinos in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas. Television appearances include Late Show with David Letterman and the Jerry Seinfeld HBO Special, as well as feature appearances on Spin City and Two and a Half Men. He is an accomplished actor, with a number of plays and television appearances. He has served as spokesman for MasterCard, performing magic for their national television commercials. Carney embodies the state of his art, combining exceptional skill and creativity with pure entertainment.

We can't wait to welcome him to the 2014 festival!  Check our website mid-February for his show schedule

January 24, 2014

Moisture Festival Volunteers Wanted - Volunteer Call & Meeting February 17th

It would be impossible to present an event like the Moisture Festival without the enormous army of volunteers who donate their time, energy, and love to create this festival, see that shows run smoothly, and ensure that the audience has a great experience.

If you are interested in being a part of the festival, join us on Monday evening, February 17th at 6:30pm to hear about the 2014 festival, learn about this year's volunteer positions, and meet returning volunteers and the festival organizers. After the meeting, mingle with new and old volunteers, talk to our department leaders and sign up for teams.

Our volunteers have made it possible for us to celebrate 10 years of comedy/varietè at the Moisture Festival!  Together, let's bring Moisture Festival into a second decade!  Because of the enthusiastic people who have volunteered every year since 2004 we have presented a month long festival that has grown to over 50 event including over 200 performers and audiences of all ages reaching 12,000.

Our motto “Laughter is the key” emphasizes that our volunteer team’s main mission is to have fun while we work together. Each year we seek new volunteers to join our returning teams who take care of greeting patrons at the door, box office, bartending, transportation, artist accommodations, set building, data management  – to name only a few of the areas necessary for the continued success of this annual springtime festival.

We have a lot of fun together each and every night of the festival. Be a part of the amazing family that makes this unique event happen!

Volunteer Call & Meeting

Monday, February 17th, check in begins at 6:00pm meeting begins at 6:30pm
Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW (the Palladium is located behind Hale's Brewery)

If you cannot attend the meeting but still wish to volunteer for the festival, fear not! While the meeting is the best place to learn about the festival and meet the team leaders, we'll send a recap after the 17th with info you need to volunteer.  Be sure you are signed up on Moisture Festival's Shiftboard: www.shiftboard.com/moisture. This is our volunteer mailing list.

For more information visit our website or email volunteers@moisturefestival.org.

January 9, 2014

What is Moisture Festival?

To answer that, our fantastic videography team have put together a virtual mini show of the 2013 Moisture Festival's finest moments:


Burlesque (NSFW/adult content)

2014 Moisture Festival tickets are on sale now!  Visit our Calendar for show dates and times

Video by Alan Plotkin and Michael Falcone
Editing by Alan Plotkin