Vancouver’s favourite “nerdlesque” troupe the Geekenders return to the Rio Theatre on Friday, August 24 with their most requested, most zany, most off-the-wall variety show yet…
He is not a demon.
He is a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther.
He wants to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.
He is Nicolas Cage.
It’s gonna be a weird night, folks.
Friday, August 24
Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $20 at the door
*Must be 18+ w/ID for entry. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes not accepted for this show.
Called a “cult sensation” by Vancity Buzz, Geekenders Theatrical Nerdlesque has taken the Canadian burlesque scene by storm. Since their debut in 2012, Geekenders Nerdlesque has been in high demand, performing to packed audiences in Vancouver’s most fabulous venues, wowing over 50,000 Canadians with their tightly-choreographed Vegas-style nerdlesque spectaculars.
Today, Geekenders is well-known for seamlessly integrating the worlds of burlesque, geekery, drag, queerlesque, dance, and theatre into their productions, incorporating well-known burlesque stars with passionate newcomers to create shows full of good humour, love for their source material, and a unique, whimsical style all their own.
Featuring some of Vancouver’s biggest nerdlesque names:
REAR ADMIRAL ZIGGY STARBUTTS
Hosted by STEPHEN BLAKLEY and EFFIE ALEXANDRA
Here’s what the media has to say about Geekenders productions:
“…Absolutely hilarious. The Geekenders did a fabulous job with lovingly skewering the source material.” (Livevancouver.ca)
“…local impresarios Geekenders, who spare no imagination with their programming. A geek and queer-friendly collective that turns the nerdiest of fantasies into realities…” (Vancity Buzz)
“…Geekenders are taking the ropes and giving opportunities for females to be cast in non-traditional, male-dominated spaces. In doing so, they’re changing the fandom for the better while remaining true to its roots.” (Cecilia Lu in Living Myth Magazine)
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