Kat Robichaud scares the night away, throws a circus of a party this weekend

(photo: Gina Barbara Photography) Kat Robichaud returns with a startling piano ballad, "Scare The Night Away", just in time for Circus, the latest iteration of the Misfit Cabaret at San Francisco's Alcazar Theater on February 7, 8, 14, and 15. On the one hand, "Scare the Night Away" is about the metaphorical monster under our bed," Robichaud explains. But is also an ode "to people we have lost and miss," and its lyrics find Robichaud channeling the power of a loved one's memory to get through difficult times. And then there's Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret Presents: Circus. The show features [...]

By |February 7, 2020|Tags: |

Don’t miss Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret Christmas spectacular

Every Misfit Cabaret exceeds expectations, and this one promises to be particularly great. Frontwoman, emcee, and all-around superb talent Kat Robichaud and her gang of merry misfits have crafted a Christmas spectacular that will take on your favorite holiday specials. With a live band (headed by Brendan Getzell, host of the Hotel Utah open mic), a drag queen (Carnie Asade), burlesque (Frankie Fictitious), a special musical guest (Kendra McKinley), aerials (Chewbacca — yes, Chewbacca), and gremlins, the night holds untold promises. Robichaud, as talented a songwriter as she is a singer, also writes and premieres two original songs for each [...]

Photos + Review: Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret presents ‘Horror!’

Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret presents Horror! (photo: Patric Carver) Once again, Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret brought a combined feeling of family and freak show to the stage at the Great Star Theater in Chinatown last weekend. Before the show, costumed audience members discussed their involvement in Kat’s productions. “Yeah, that’s my bedroom,” said a woman dressed as Charlie Chaplin, using her cigar to point to a poster for Horror!, the evening’s event. “Oh, yeah?” You remember the Whimsea show? That’s my tub. The picture for that was shot in my bathroom.” Volunteers showed people to their seats, recognizing familiar faces who [...]

By |November 6, 2017|Tags: |

Review + Photos: Misfit Cabaret presents ‘Cinephilia’

Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret presents Cinephilia (photo: Patric Carver) I’m not sure if it was Bill Murray’s Hunter S. Thompson from Where the Buffalo Roam or Johnny Depp’s Raoul Duke from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas who stumbled out on to the stage at the Great Star Theatre last Saturday night, but it really didn’t matter. The important thing was that it was clear from the beginning that we, the audience, were getting weird tonight. Dressed in the Thompson/Duke staples of a visor and Hawaiian shirt, pianist Brendan Getzell stumbled to his keyboard, mad-eyed and cigarette dangling from his [...]

By |June 8, 2017|Tags: |

Review + Photos: ‘Grimm’ brings legendary cabaret to the Great Star Theater

Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret Presents Grimm (photo: Patric Carver) Remember when you were a kid and sleepovers were the epitome of excitement? Pizza, movies, gossip, and all the soda you could possibly guzzle until you finally succumbed to sleep? Well, imagine that party expanded to a historic theater in Chinatown. About a thousand friends you’ve never met are swilling champagne instead of Tab™, but the childhood enthusiasm is still hanging heavy in the air. That’s what it’s like to experience Grimm, the latest production by Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret. Though the theme of the night was supposed to be "fairy [...]

By |March 1, 2017|Tags: |

Great Star Rising: Behind the revival of a classic San Francisco theater

Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret at The Great Star in December. (photo: Patric Carver) Words by SarahJayn Kemp The Great Star Theater is the last of a dying breed of uniquely San Franciscan venues. “There used to be twenty-six theaters in Chinatown. Twenty-six! Now, we’re the only one left,” says Paul Nathan, proprietor of The Great Star. Explaining that The Great Star was built in 1925 as a Chinese opera house, Nathan’s voice intensifies to add: “It’s a special place. A magical place. It’s the last one of its kind...You can feel the past in this place when you walk in [...]

Best of 2016: Patric Carver’s concert photos of the year

A Very Bloody Misfit Cabaret (photo: Patric Carver) Editor's note: Patric Carver is a new addition to The Bay Bridged photography team and in a short amount of time has already amassed an impressive number of photos from some shows in and around the Bay Area.  He has also covered some unique music events that you can see in his gallery below, which includes selections from cabaret shows. Here are 14 of his favorite photos he took from the year, all unique and of quite a few different bands and acts from the last few months.

Photos + Review: Misfits make merry at Kat Robichaud’s Wilde Women Cabaret

Wilde Women Cabaret (photo: Patric Carver) Before I had the pleasure of seeing Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret perform for the first time, I thought that cabaret was somewhat of a theatrical joke. At worst, I imagined an art form past its prime, the withering type of gathering that would-be society girls with all the desperation of Holly Golightly and none of the scintillation attend in droves. However, Robichaud has certainly shattered that assumption. Her latest show, Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret Presents Wilde Women was a spectacular event. Wearing a gargantuan, fire-reminiscent wig, Robichaud entered the stage on Friday looking like [...]

By |December 19, 2016|Tags: |

Review + Photos: A very bloody Misfit Cabaret at Great Star Theater

A Very Bloody Misfit Cabaret (photo: Patric Carver) Kat Robichaud knows how to put on a good show. From the moment she welcomed her audience on stage in a ruffled, yellowing tuxedo shirt and grape-colored suit a la Beetlejuice to the last seconds of an on-stage dance party with the audience that she led while dripping with viscous red fluid in a prom dress and tiara, Robichaud captivated. The musical numbers in A Very Bloody Misfit Cabaret started with a medley that showcased the range of the headliner and keyboardist Brendan Getzell. Robichaud danced through different genres — including everything vaguely [...]

By |October 11, 2016|Tags: |
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