For four weeks every spring, the world’s largest Comedy/Varietè event descends on Seattle. Starting this Thursday, March 16 through April 9, the Moisture Festival is coming to town. What exactly is Comedy/Varietè? The event organisers explain:
Comedy/Varietè is an intriguing assortment of entertainment. It is highly skilled performance mixed with many bizarre talents, often humorous, with no limit to the imagination. Presented as a variety show, each act or artist performs his or her routine within a 3-15 minute time slot while being accompanied by a live show band.
Aerialists, jugglers, comedians, dancers, rope acts, bubble acts, clowns, acrobats, can can girls, strong women, strong men, tap dancers, drill teams, musical numbers, the weird and the wonderful- all keeping the tradition of Comedy/Varietè/Vaudeville alive.
Be sure to visit moisturefestival.com for a complete schedule of events.
When: March 16-April 9
Comedy/Varietè shows are at Hale’s Palladium (4301 Leary Way NW)
Burlesque shows and Grand Varietè shows are at Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway)
Feature photo by John Cornicello