Geekenders: Burlesque like you've never seen it before

Dec 19 2017, 6:34 pm

Get ready for burlesque like you’ve never seen it before. There’s a new kid in town, and Geekenders is bringing a unique form of ‘nerdlesque’ to Vancouver’s live entertainment scene.

Life is good for the talented girls and guys behind Geekenders. Their newest smash hit, The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Re-imagining, is being held over for an extended run at The Rio Theatre. During a sold-out opening weekend, a 500+ strong audience surged to their feet in response to the ambitious 2.5 hour program. For their exclusive hold over run, get ready to explore the world of Star Wars through theatre, comedy, dance, and (of course) burlesque!


Empire Strips Back Highlights

  1. Droid Love Story: Sexy, rollerskating R2-D2 and spandex-clad C-3PO continue their intergalactic romance.
  2. Yoda: All, that is.
  3. Boba Fett’s creative solo debut: Ladies. Don’t miss this one. You’re welcome.
  4. Stormtrooper ‘Susan’: Helmets paired with lingerie never looked so badass.
  5. Lando’s Gender-Bending Turn: Such a great casting choice. And hot. Did we mention hot?

With giant Tauntaun puppets, Wampas that attack to the dulcet tones of nineties rappers, and a droid love story that has to be experienced to be believed, The Empire Strips Back is bigger, better and more fantastical and sexy than anythingGeekenders has done before!


Featuring a cast of 24 of Geekenders’ all-star nerdlesque performers, the theatre troupe has pulled out all the stops to ensure a memorable, sexy, nerd-herding night for geeks of all types!

Ticket Information

Judging from past sold-out runs of this event, advance tickets are highly recommended.

When: May 16 & 17

Time: Doors at 7 p.m. Show promptly at 8 p.m.

19+ only with bar service; 2 pieces ID required.

Tickets: $20 advance / $25 at the door
Get your tickets in advance online to guarantee entry! Please note: Online sales end 2 hours prior to show time (6 p.m.)

Empire encore

About The Cast

Geekenders is unabashedly made by geeks, for geeks. Fairlith Harvey, producer of Geekenders, has created an inclusive and gender-positive community that pairs seasoned burlesque pros with excited rookies. After a rigorous rehearsal schedule and choreography, the resulting work is a polished, loving homage to everything good (and bad) about Star Wars Episode V. Find out more about the performers and Geekender’s entire array of events.


View the trailer for Star Wars: A Nude Hope:

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