More Night Terrors Gushing

Listen folks, I know my page is deeply at risk of being considered a secondary ad account for Misfit Cabaret lately, but I’m really so proud of this show and this cast of lovely people who I adore and also my puppet somehow reminds me of a Disneyland animatronic which brings me joy. I am a very lucky and grateful mad puppeteer. ❤️ Photos by @zoartphotography and Emily Ephidian.


Shadow Circus at Nightmares Film Fest!

Hooooooly crap, folks! Scary Stories just got accepted into a SECOND film festival – the Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus Ohio! I am so incredibly thrilled that people are enjoying our preposterous little films, and I’m so grateful to have friends to help make these harebrained schemes happen! ❤️❤️
#sasquatch #scarystories #puppets #puppetry #nightmaresfilmfestival

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Making a Nightmare

So I’m building a few things for Misfit Cabaret: Night Terrors, but I specifically set myself a goal that for this Halloween season, I wanted to give Kat one of the coolest, scariest, largest puppets that I’ve ever put on a stage. Here’s the unpainted head so far for the gobliny/dragon/wendigo monster that’ll be stomping around the Alcazar stage starting October 4th! I’m also gonna build A KITTY!!!! #puppets #puppetmaking #misfitcabaret #nightterrors #halloween #alcazartheatre


Shadow Circus at NOLA Film Festival!

On opening weekend of ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’, I’m thrilled to announce that an installment of our parody series ‘Sassy’s Scary Stories to Tell by the Campfire’ is going to be showing at the NEW ORLEANS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL!!! If you’re in the NOLA area, you can see Hipster Sasquatch, Victoria Victrola and Francesca Sapien on the big screen in our production of BLOODY MARY!


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Are You Afraid of the Dark? You WILL be, as Shadow Circus Joins the Cast of NIGHT TERRORS!

Even though we’re only in July, we here at Team Shadow Circus never stop thinking about Halloween, and that’s why I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be doing creature puppetry for the San Francisco run of Misfit Cabaret: Night Terrors!


Join the Darling Misfits for an 80’s slumber party that goes horribly wrong as the guests start dying in horrific ways. A musical Variety show with intrigue, murder, popcorn and more! Don’t miss as contortionists climb out of TVs, Freddy Kruger slips into your dreams and out of her clothes, and we unmask a murderer!

Misfit Cabaret is a splendiferous variety show centered around magical music with a rotating cast of eccentric performers. From burlesque to drag to circus to magic, you never know what you’re going to see (or what you’re getting yourself into)! For each new Misfit Cabaret, emcee Kat Robichaud writes two original songs keeping with the theme of the evening and plays them with her Darling Misfit band, as well as a special medley to kick off the evening and welcome in the spirits of San Francisco’s saucy past. There’s comedy, romance, and bawdiness around every corner and not a dull moment or dry eye in the house.

Night Terrors begins the first two weekends in October, at Misfit Cabaret’s new home at the Alcazar Theater in San Francisco! We’ll be posting more details as they come!

See Me in MINNEAPOLIS for the National Puppet Slam!

Heeey, Minneapolis friends! Have you always wanted to see me perform, but haven’t been able to because I live in the distant lands of California? Well, tomorrow’s your chance, because I’ll be performing as part of the The National Puppet Slam!

The National Puppet Slam showcases excellence and variety in short form adult puppet theatre.

The Loopers – Hobey Ford
Giant Woman – Zane Exactly and Cassie Bray
How Possum Played Death – Matt McGee
Indigenous – Katherine Fahey and Dan Van Allen
Toiley T. Paper: Downtown – Grant Baciocco
Tac and the Magician – Gavin Cummins
The Raven – Dave Haaz-baroque
Trouble – abandoned ships/Milissa Orzolek
The Final Buzz – Mark Royston, Zoe Yale, and Madison Girifalco

Hosted by Beau Brown
Curated by Kathleen Conroy

Recommended for audiences 18+

“Funding made possible in part by the HBH fund”

Thursday, July 18th 10 pm

the Rarig Center, University of Minnesota

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Misfit Cabaret will be making its LA DEBUT!

In just ONE MONTH we’ll be venturing down to LA to bring Misfit Cabaret Whimsea LA to our Southern California friends! It’ll be an amazing night of music, sideshow, drag, a menagerie of my belligerent puppets and our intrepid and talented captain Kat Robichaud steering the ship! I hope all our friends come out to see it! #puppetry #puppets #drag #sideshow #pirates #misfit cabaret #katrobichaud #Whimsea #hayworththeatre

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December Will Be Magic Again

It’s the holidays! Hoooraaaay! I hope everyone’s having a great time so far this December! We’re getting geared up for our second year of ringing in the cheer with ‘a Very Merry Misfit Cabaret.’ It’s that magical, enchanting time of year when we get to absolutely terrify poor Kat with rubber monsters! FESTIVE!


And this year’s show will have even MORE rubber monsters and more guests and lots of other exciting things! Plus we’re releasing a Misfit Cabaret exclusive button that will be available at the show:

Very Merry Button red

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, why not spend your holidays with us? Tickets are available here and we’re running six shows, so you have lots of opportunities to catch it!

The other thing I’m excited about is the new holiday special we’re working on! Folks, I am really really thrilled about this one (I know I say that a lot; I’m an anxious and excitable person, like a Border Collie that kinda figured out how to wear people clothes – kinda)! Since Wednesday’s Wonderium ended I’ve done a handful of short, simple web films with me and Kimmy, but this month I’m releasing a full cast, scripted out, honest-to-gods film that we made! Our first in over a year!

And is this film ever a doozy! It’s parody of the Hallmark Original Christmas movies, and it’s got all our regulars like Kimberly Lauren and Charlie Gray and Victoria Victrola and it stars Francesca Sapien who is so very patient because I always make her play such insufferable and basic characters. Everyone’s really given it their all, and the whole cast is hilarious!

And HOLY CRAP Unwoman did an original song for the film! The cast heard it for the first time yesterday when we were on set and we can’t believe how utterly perfect and wonderful it is. I really feel so incredibly lucky to have such an amazing group of friends to help me out with these preposterous schemes.

So sometime next week we should have a release date and trailer for our newest film – “Every Christmas Romance.”


Okay, I admit; it’s not my best promo image. I edited it on my phone – give me a break! I’ll do a better one in Photoshop later.

Aaaaaanyways – stick around folks! We’ve got some great stuff coming your way! And as always; thank you for your ongoing support!

BLOODY MARY! And more Halloween Shenanigans!

Hello, all! We’re now a little more than halfway through October! Hopefully you’ve been embracing all the spooky atmosphere that comes with this time of year; bought pumpkin-shaped candy that tastes like crayons, picked out a costume that you’ll drunkenly lose half of by 10:00 at a Halloween party, watched a pirated upload of ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown…”
You know, regular awesome October stuff!
We’ve definitely been deep in the Halloween Spirit here at Shadow Circus Headquarters (note: there are no headquarters. It’s just my apartment). This last week was the opening weekend of The Oasis’ production of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live!” It’s absolutely hilarious and SO well-done and, as mentioned in previous posts, has a giant puppet that we built for the Mayor / Snake Demon at the end:
Photo by Sloane Kantor
If you live in the area, you DEFINITELY want to see the show. It runs until November 3rd, but many of the showings are already selling out, so make sure to get tickets soon!
Also for locals; Charlie Gray and I will be holding a presentation booth on Sunday at the East Bay Maker’s Fair! This’ll be a great chance for you (or your kiddos) to see and play with the puppets in person, ask the both of us about puppetry (or anything else) or just chill out and do crafts with us! Tickets are available HERE!
But what about Halloween itself, you may ask? Well, on the actual DAY of October 31st, we’ll be on a plane heading to Chicago, because our Halloween Festivities will be carrying over just a weee bit into November for NIGHT OF THE STRIPPING DEAD! It’s our first time making it out to Chicago, so we’re incredibly excited to be bringing our mischievous monsters to the Windy City!
So we really hope this Halloween season has been as fun for you as it’s been for us! But just in case you need a extra boost of seasonal magic, here’s another installment of ‘Scary Stories to Tell by the Campfire!’ This episode is ‘BLOODY MARY’ and it stars Francesca Sapien and Shadow Circus regular Victoria Victrola!
Enjooooy! We’ll be back to haunt you some more soooon! ❤

Sasquatch’s Scary Stories to Tell by the Campfire – BLOODY MARY from Shadow Circus Creature Theatre on Vimeo.