Geekenders presents: The Force is Shakin'!
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The Force is Shakin'

  • Date: April 15-16th, May 4th, 2016
  • Time: 8PM
  • Location: The Rio Theatre
  • Ages: 19+!
  • Cover: $25 at the door/$20 online
  • Facebook Event: Click here!
  • Tickets: Available now!

A brand-new Geekenders Theatricals production!

April 15 and 16 AND A SPECIAL MAY THE 4TH SHOW! DOORS AT 7:00PM. SHOW PROMPTLY AT 8PM. 19+ only with ID 20 dollars in advance, 25 dollars at the door.

We invite you to join us a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away with acclaimed fandom theatre troupe Geekenders, who are concentrating their usual pop culture theatre, comedy and burlesque into a glittering, playfully sensual two-act reboot of a NEW sci-fi classic!

Featuring a cast of TWENTY FIVE of Geekenders' all-star nerdlesque performers, the event and theatre troupe is pulling out all the stops to ensure a memorable, sexy, nerd-herding night for geeks of all types. Geekenders brings you the fourth installment of their epic burlesque adventure saga, as seen on Chris Hardwick's @midnight, with a Vegas-style spectacular that combines striptease, comedy, dance, showgirls, vaudeville, nostalgia, and spaaaace!

  • Han Solo - Stephen Blakley
  • Chewbacca - Trixie Hobbitses
  • General Leia Organa - Effie Alexandra
  • Luke Skywalker - Draco Muff-Boi
  • Rey - Fiona Ample
  • Finn - Florence Sassingale
  • Poe Dameron
    • Jesse Alvarez on April 15/16
    • Vincent Vamp, May 4th
  • Kylo Ren - Rael Linford
  • BB-8 - E.T. The Extra-Majestical
  • General Hux - Graeme Thompson
  • C-3PO - Kyle Harland
  • R2-D2 - Roe Butts
  • Maz Kanata - Whatshername
  • Captain Phasma - Fanny Oakley
  • Supreme Leader Snoke - Andrew Lynch

The Storm Troopers:

  • Rainbowglitz
  • Jayne Fondue
  • Miss Bacon N. Legs
AND THE GEEKENDERS SOLID GOLD DANCERS!!!!

Here's what the media has had to say about other Geekenders spectaculars:

"With the use of huge puppets, beautiful human x-wings and tie fighters, and explosions of confetti, this was both mind-blowing and epic. I am waiting impatiently for the return of fabulous dancing and singing, more (and better than our) puns, and tons of nostalgia and fandom with a cast that includes sexy appearances from Chewbacca, Darth, Han, R2D2, Luke, and many more, all crafting an impressive two-act adaptation of this classic cinematic masterpiece." -Living Myth Magazine on A Nude Hope

"From a not so scary Darth Vader, to a yummy Lando Calrissian, a swaggering braggadocio Han and independent Leia, athletic Yoda, a Justin Bieber Luke Skywalker to the awesomely cute pair of a rollerblading R2D2 and C3PO, and oh those Stormtrooper troops, this is a Star Wars cosplayer's fantasy dream." -Live Vancouver on The Empire Strips Back

"Empire Strips Back is an ambitious, riotous, scandalous production that shows just how powerful a small group of dedicated people can be." -Living Myth Magazine on The Empire Strips Back

Disclaimer: This is a parody production. We are in no way associated with Lucasfilm or Disney.

Tickets available from Rio Theatre Tickets.

About Us


Geekenders runs events by geeks, for geeks. Our main event is a monthly variety show and dance which features a burlesque and variety show, costume and trivia contests, and geeky dancing. Costumes are strongly encouraged at every Geekenders event, and each show has a costume theme with off-theme costumes always welcome. We also arrange other geeky events around Vancouver - for an explanation of our different event types click here. We'll post event details here but also follow us on Twitter and like our page on Facebook for more updates. We work to turn geeky fantasies into reality!


Geekenders in the News!

What the - ?? Nicolas Cage burlesque??! - Inside Vancouver, Aug. 11, 2015

Star Wars Burlesque Shows Are A Thing And You’re Going To Want To See This - Gamebreaker, July 24, 2015

A Nude Hope is a Cheeky, Impudent Take on Star Wars Burlesque - io9.com, July 24, 2015

Theatre review: A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure is a sexy parody for geeks - Vancouver Presents, July 8, 2015

Would you rather forget your grad? Geekenders' Nerd Prom offers you a Nintendo-themed do-over - The Georgia Straight, Apr. 27, 2015

Geekenders Go All-Ages with Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical - The Georgia Straight, Jan. 28, 2015

'Portal 2: The Musical' Is A Real Thing - Tech Times, Jan. 16, 2015

Picks of the Week: Full Frontal Nerdity - Vancouver Courier, Aug. 5, 2014

Geekenders - Hoggle's Happy Place - EroticVancouver, Jul. 19, 2014

Burlesque Review: Geekenders Labyrinth Tribute - Vancity Buzz, Jul. 18, 2014

From Newb to Nerdlesque - Living Myth Magazine, Jul. 4, 2014

Geekenders Next Show Celebrates Goblin Bowie in Tight Pants - Inside Vancouver, Jun. 13, 2014

Geekenders: Burlesque Like You've Never Seen It Before - Vancity Buzz, May 5, 2014

Photos: Geeky guide to burlesque - The Province, Apr. 15, 2014


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