For those who fear that the old days of Freaky Awesome San Francisco Delights are over … Kat Robichaud (one time top ten finalist on The Voice) is helping to keep the spirit alive and thriving with her Misfit Cabaret. The ensemble hosts its show Whim Sea next week July 14-16th at The Great Star Theatre. Expect a rowdy, Queen-esque rock n roll experience that will make you blush if you aren’t from around here. As the event declares, it’s “a night of decadence, bawdiness, and damsels (not in) distress.”
Three nights of performances each present a different set of variety and musical acts with special guests, with singer-songwriters Justin Seagrave (Thurs-Fri), Rabbit Quinn (Thurs-Fri-Sat) and Seth Lael (Sat) featured. Of course with Robichaud as the host, you’re guaranteed to be bowled over by powerhouse vocals ripe with the existential power of David Bowie. Expect to see hula hooping, storytelling, a drag mermaid, underwater ballroom dancing, and a special appearance by the Shadow Circus Creature Theatre.
If you’ve arrived to SF in the last three years, I insist that you make time for this show. This kind of heart, talent and imaginative exploration of fantasy and identity is part of what has made San Francisco the arts mecca it is. Decades of creative freedom have harvested a fertile territory for every kind of new discovery. However, amidst so many other displacements of people and culture in the past few years, this is one culture that has been throttled by rising rents and the inability of artists to continue thriving here. Go to this show and let your heart be broken open to the powers of fantasy, imagination and pushing at the utter edges of society’s comfort. Be won over to the importance of keeping these artists here in this city and therefore to rejecting the cycles of greed that aim to push them out.
You can find out more and get tickets here.
Written by Annie Bacon @ anniebacon
Photo by Mike Lloyd Photography