Geekenders, Vancouver’s ‘cult sensation’ (Vancity Buzz) burlesque
troupe celebrating fandom, pop culture and alternative beauty, has announced a new
burlesque spectacular celebrating the work of Stephen King.
In the past four years Geekenders shows have drawn over 40,000 audience members
to shows ranging from a musical comedy take on the Portal video games to a cabaret-
style show exploring the world of Doctor Who, as well as consistently appearing in ‘Best
Burlesque Troupe’ lists all over the city, and shut down pop culture conventions with
packed houses, and changed the face of Vancouver’s theatrical community, making
theatre and burlesque accessible to an entirely new demographic of people.
In that tradition, Geekenders’ brand new burlesque variety show, ‘We All Float Down
Here: A Burlesque Tribute to Stephen King’ at the Rio Theatre on March 25th. ‘We All
Float Down Here’ is a burlesque, dance, and comedy show celebrating the oeuvre of
Stephen King through a vaudeville lens, creating a world where the horror writer’s films
collide in a Ziegfeld Follies-style explosion of glitter and showgirls.
Featuring FIFTEEN of Vancouver’s biggest nerdlesque names!
REAR ADMIRAL ZIGGY STARBUTTS!
MISS DEE TWENTY!
“We pick the things we do to coax people out to see live theatre or burlesque, people
who might not have been previously interested,” says Geekenders artistic director
Fairlith Harvey. “There’s so much to see, from body-positivity and exclusively feminist
content, to gender blind casting, LGBT-friendly shows, goofy humour, and intricate
Geekenders’ production of the Vegas-style nerdlesque revue ‘We All Float Down Here:
A Burlesque Tribute to Stephen King’ runs Saturday, March 25th. Tickets are available in
advance at riotheatretickets.ca. For more information about Geekenders, visit