About this project
Be a part of the art scene you wish to see remain in the beautiful city of San Francisco for generations to come. Home to the unusual, the stunning, and the delightfully insane, Misfit Cabaret is the embodiment of all these things. Get first dibs on seating and rewards exclusive to Kickstarter, and join us March 11th and 12th, 2016, as we perform Misfit Cabaret at The Great Star Theater for the first time!
*****STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED!!********* If we hit 10k, we will hire a professional videographer to film the entire show and we will put it online with a private link for Kickstarter backers only. Also, if you buy a ticket to the show through Kickstarter, you will get a backstage tour AND a private magic show from one of LA's top magicians after the show! Watch the video below for details! And please SHARE the Kickstarter and let everyone know about Misfit Cabaret! xo
**Exclusive mp3 demo recording of Kat Robichaud's new song "Misfit Cabaret" with a personal message from Kat is included in all packages!
I moved to San Francisco from Raleigh, North Carolina a little over a year ago. I cannot believe how this city has welcomed me with open arms, wrapped itself around me, and helped me grow as an artist.
My love for musical theater comes from my dad, and my original music and stage performances have always nodded heavily towards theater. I was completely blown away when I discovered rock operas such as Tommy, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Since then I've wanted to combine my style of rock with theater.
For the first time ever I get to perform songs that I love including Darling Misfit originals and covers in a theater setting, and not just any theater. The Great Star Theater in historic Chinatown was built in 1925, where Bruce Lee's father sang Chinese opera and where Bruce Lee himself began to learn martial arts. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of SF's tenacious artistic community, it has been brought back to life. Misfit Cabaret is a saucy variety show centered around musical theater and rock and roll with a dynamic rotating cast that includes musical theater, burlesque, drag, circus, and vaudeville.
In addition to hosting and performing in Misfit Cabaret, I have the immense pleasure of curating these shows with the most thrilling performers in San Francisco and all over the world! We've had several successful performances in a smaller venue, which have given me the strength to keep performing. I broke down and started crying at the very end of our first show because I could feel the love and warmth radiating out from everyone in the room. It was acceptance in its purest form. Now we have the opportunity to perform this spectacular show in a proper theater where the acoustics are amazing and the stage is the perfect size to house everything magical we have in store. I love this show and I cannot wait to share it with you!
We've put some awesome packages together for you to the right, including:
•Misfit Cabaret tee shirts
•Signed Misfit Cabaret posters
•A private cast party
...everyone that contributes to the Kickstarter will have access to behind-the-scenes video footage and personal updates from Kat and Jordan!
**If you would like to combine packages, please message me!
You can help give this project life by contributing and by sharing it with your friends and family!
The money you contribute goes to creating a show that belongs in a beautiful, historically haunted theater in Chinatown. It will pay for the upfront costs of performing artists, technical directors, and advertising and promoting of the Misfit Cabaret brand and Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits.
Stretch goals include professionally shot video of the show, audio downloads of the show, and much more!
Long term goals include establishing a successful continuous run of Misfit Cabaret at The Great Star Theater, taking Misfit Cabaret on tour, and developing an album based on original songs written by Kat Robichaud for Misfit Cabaret.
Thank you, my incredible Kickstarter backers! Your support of Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits has been a segue into discovering who I am as an artist. A big big thank you to Paul and Jordan Nathan of The Great Star Theater for this opportunity to create and share my very own Misfit Cabaret.
Thanks to Shutterstop Photography and Christian Sirois for use of their photographs!
Check out http://greatstartheater.org/ for more info on The Great Star Theater.
Here are some pictures from past shows we've done in smaller venues! xo
Risks and challenges
I have run a Kickstarter campaign before, and I'm working with a team of professionals on the show and with the project itself. If anything unforeseen comes up, we will handle it and as always, you can reach me and I will quickly respond! Thank you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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