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A non-profit performing arts festival in its 11th year of bringing people together to experience the joy of the variety arts (comedy/varietè, aerial, burlesque, circus arts, and much more), fostering a community of artists and strengthening Seattle's cultural vitality. Moisture has become the largest, longest-running comedy/varietè festival in the world. There were 267 performers in the 2013 Moisture Festival, including comedy/varietè artists, burlesque artists and show bands. There were more than 50 shows in 2013, including benefits for various charities, attended by more than 13,000 patrons in Fremont, Queen Anne and Capitol Hill.
The Moisture Festival was recently recognized as a “contributor to Seattle’s non-profit arts and culture economy, which supports thousands of jobs and enhances the quality of life of all its residents”, by the Mayor and City Council of Seattle in their proclamation of March 21st, 2013, to be Moisture Festival Comedy/Varietè Day in Seattle. Fostering live comedy/varietè and burlesque performance in Seattle by providing work for performers and affordable access to audiences maintains the city’s status as a center for the variety arts and enables a community of performers to collaborate and educate audiences about the rich history of this genre, from its roots in European Commedia dell'arte through American Vaudeville to its present day resurgence.
Shows at Broadway Performance Hall: http://www.seattlecentral.edu/wp/broadway-performance-hall/about/directions-and-parking/ Shows at Hale's Palladium: http://halesbrewery.com/hales/index.php?id=23
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