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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Seattle's 6th Annual Moisture Festival

heavenly spiesThe 6th Annual Moisture Festival kicks off March 11, 2009 at ACT with 10 shows in the Falls Theatre. This year, as a part of The Central Heating Lab at ACT, the festival plans to dazzle and delight even more people, of all ages, with five Grand Varietè shows (family friendly) and five Burlesque shows (18 years and over). On March 19th, the Festival continues with comedy/varietè shows at Hales Palladium through April 5, 2009.

The family friendly all ages varietè shows include captivating acts of skill and daring - be it aerial, acrobatic, clowning, rope tricks, sketch comedy, juggling, dancing, singing, magic, puppetry, and astonishing bubbles. A live show band provides the underlying pulse that propels the show to create a fantastic family entertainment experience. Performances are: March 11, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m.; March 14 at 2:00 p.m. and March 15 at 5:30 p.m.

For an intimate adult evening, The Moisture Festival presents its glorious Libertease Burlesque shows. Featuring a tantalizing mix of burlesque stars and ribald comedy/varietè acts, these shows seduce and delight while tickling your funny bone. Performances are: March 12, 13, 14 at 10:30 p.m.; March 12 at 7:30 p.m. and March 15 at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets to the varietè shows are $10-$20, and $15-$25 for the burlesque performances. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call ACT's Ticket Office at (206) 292-7676.

The Aerialistas - Seattle's premiere all girl aerial gang
Eric Newton - formerly with Cirque de Soleil
Tamara the Trapeze Lady - Columbia City Cabaret Mistress of Ceremonies
Richochet - Aerial duo, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sally Pepper - Seattle star of the rope swing, Circus Contraption
The Velone Sisters - aerial duo from The Aerialistas and UMO ensemble
Amanda Crockett

Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey - Baltimore
Indigo Blue - Star of the new film "A Wink and A Smile"
Miss Lily Verlaine
The Shanghai Pearl
Inga Ingénue

Baby Gramps, Bellini Twins, Daniel Forlano, Dr Calamari & Acrophelia, Flaming Idiots, Foolz, Fyodor Karamazov, Godfrey Daniels, Hilary Chaplain, Hokum W. Jeebs, Jim Page, Jonathan Rose, Lelavision, Los Magnificos!, Mud Bay Jugglers, The Peculiärs, Reid Belstock, Rob Williams, Smerdyakov Karamazov. UMO Ensemble

This performance genre has its roots in the Music Halls of 19th century England. It evolved into Cabaret in Europe and Vaudeville in America. It's an intriguing assortment of entertainment featuring highly skilled performance mixed with unique talents, often humorous, with no limit to the imagination. The Moisture Festival's Varietè shows feature a rapid succession of acts showcasing comedy alongside awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity, with poignant moments of strength and delicate beauty. Aerialists, jugglers, comedians, dancers, rope acts, bubble acts, clowns, acrobats, can can girls, tap dancers, drill teams, the weird and the wonderful- all keeping the tradition of Comedy/Varietè/Vaudeville alive. Each show is propelled by a live show band.

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