At the 2005 Moisture Festival we thought it would be fun to have a Burlesque show as a late night attraction. Several variety artists were also part of the booming Seattle burlesque scene and they invited other burlesque artists to perform for these special late night shows. The energy sparked by their talent began a wonderful relationship and a festival tradition. It is interesting to note that there was a time in American vaudeville houses when burlesque was an element in the Varietè shows, but it was decided that a larger audience could be had if the shows were "cleaned up" and made respectable for the general public. That is history. We thought it was high time that burlesque artists were welcomed back for some adult oriented Comedy/Varietè infused Burlesque shows.
Seattle’s burlesque stars are famous nationwide, they tour internationally and they hold numerous honors from the Miss Exotic World Pageant in Las Vegas. We are delighted to present the festival’s Libertease Burlesque shows In 2012 at The Broadway Perfomance Hall, a wonderful new venue for the Moisture Festival on Capitol Hill.