April 5, 2012
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! Moisture Festival has joined forces with Seattle International Film Festival, the Seattle Composers Alliance, and the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble 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. Vaudeville Goddess, Mae West, will grace us with her wise words and sultry songs. So you better come on up and see her, because you only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.
Ladies, dust off those flapper dresses! Both men and women are encouraged to dress for this occasion in your finest early 20th century attire.
This show's artists include: Alfredo Fettuccini, Bill Robison, Caela Bailey, Jay Alexander
The MC: Kevin Joyce
Show Band: Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble
Subject to change.