A long time ago… in a galaxy far, far away… There were The Geekenders!
Ready to bring the nerds of Vancouver some sexiness, “Star Wars Holiday Special Burlesque” is a popular nerdy cabaret that combines the irreverence of the Muppets and the polish and showmanship of a Vegas showgirl revue. Some of Vancouver’s silliest and sassiest burlesque dancers will bring you select performances from their popular Star Wars burlesque shows: A Nude Hope, The Empire Strips Back, Reveal of the Jedi… As well as lots of new performances never seen on the Rio’s stage before! It’s everything you love about Geekenders’ Star Wars, but with a holiday twist!
So grab a friend and join us for the geeky, sexy, body-positive, energetic, reference-filled and super hot night out with the nerd community that you deserve. “Star Wars Holiday Special Burlesque” celebrates the stories and characters you know, love, and secretly google sexy fan art of in you spare time with energetic dancing, comedy, and cheeky satire, created by artists as nerdy as you are.
Saturday, December 14
Doors 8:00 pm | Show 9:00 pm
Advance tickets $25 HERE | $30 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 event.
Hosted by Stephen Blakley
Pixie Lixx, Honey Bae, Charles Stone
About The Geekenders
Called a “cult sensation” by Vancity Buzz, Geekenders Theatrical Nerdlesque has taken the Canadian burlesque scene by storm. Since their debut in 2011, Geekenders Nerdlesque has been in high demand, performing to packed audiences in Vancouver’s most fabulous venues, wowing over 85,000 audience members in British Columbia with their tightly-choreographed Vegas-style nerdlesque spectaculars.
Today, Geekenders Nerdlesque 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.