Saturday, February 8, 2014

This Kitty is Back..Black and Bitchier than Ever

Hello all my kats and kittens. I'm back, black and bitchier than ever. Alot has happened over the past year:
death of my father, trip of a lifetime, heart scare and more. So much that I am brushing off the old show, making some changes and bringing it back. Finally started updating the YouTube channel and will be adding more clips from the show. Looks like Spring/Summer 2014. Check it out:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...looking ahead for 2014

Meow folks-
2013 was an eventful year and the show took a much needed hiatus as I had to concentrate on more personal and pressing health and home issues. However the kitty is coming back in 2014.
Finally have assembled the cast, as well as new director. We are taking a break to spend the holidays with our families but watch out because April 2014 we are coming and coming hard.
More deets soon...happy holidays until next year, Meow for now-

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Seasons of Change

Well, well, has been many months and I'm sure you have been wondering WTH?  I have tried to keep all personal stuff off the blog and focus on the show, however for you to understand the show I have to get a little personal. It is now about a month since my dad died. He had cancer and put up a good fight but in the end it was just too much. After he died in April, a part of me died as well.
It was a lot.
My father was a complicated man. And most of the time when it came to me, very distant and mean but over the last year he was at least pleasant. And I had a choice I could either remain "pissed and blame him" or I could just let it go. THAT is what I choose to do. I don't have children and at tis time in my life I'm not sure if I ever will BUT if I did I would never want to leave this earth with my child hating me, and that is why I let my anger with my father go. He had his own major walk to take and I wanted to make it easier for him. Luckily for me I was able to be at home with him the last few days before he died. THAT was amazing. By the time I saw him, he really couldn't speak so we did non verbal communication. Ironically, I don't think we were ever as close as the days before he died. I remember at one point him asking me to "hold him" as he was transitioning. My heart still breaks at the thought.
I knew after he died I have to include him in my show, but I'm just not sure yet. As I said ALOT of stuff went down and I am still trying to process it all.
Also, I moved in with the one I chose to accept as "the one". I say "choose" because I always knew it would never work. I'm still hung up on someone else. I never thought I would care for someone like that...maybe it is because the one I'm hung up on never wanted to be with me. Sure we dated off and on, but seriously both times we broke up, he left me, and once it wasn't even in person but via email, which shows me that I was way too invested. Needless to say the 'replacement' didn't work out. I moved in, and soon moved out thinking "what the fuck is my issue. No man is worth this much drama"
So now I have all of this that somehow needs to make it into my show or at least a screen play.
Currently taking it one day at a time. I had hoped to bring the show back for a Spring run but now it looks like September again, but I do want to do something so I can put it in a few festivals. The show stands alone very well as far as a musical/comedy but I am thinking a straight play is in the works.
Who knows. There is tons going on.
Please check back in the coming weeks as I talk to my producer and get the next leg up and running. Details to come. Meow for now.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Kitty is BACK and ready to ROCK

Hello my little kats and kittens. It has been a LONG time..way too long but I have been up to TONS. First on the show front, we are still planning to bring back "Claws" but more than likely not until Fall 2013 as I really want to give you the best show possible. And for that to happen we must raise more funds.

I really want to update the show as I have had a lot happen this  year. Met, moved in and out with a boy, my father is fighting the battle of his life (cancer), end of a job and more. So the show while the old one will be very new as well.

Currently I am working on an amazing benefit "Rock n Roll and Debauchery" and it is amazing!This fundraiser is for a great little non-profit called Studio 7 Arts. I love their mission statement: Studio 7Arts goal is to bring Broadway-Caliber classes to students K-12th grade, Foster Care and disadvantaged children primarily in the western-portion of the United States with the belief that no student or child should be prohibited from Arts Education due to budget cuts or economic background. Studio 7Arts will strive to enrich the growing minds of young students by nurturing their outmost artistic abilities through Dance and Musical Theater Classes.

Coming from the midwest and barely any arts in the schools this organization really spoke to me, so when asked to perform in the benefit I was like heck yea...and if you know me I can't just be a performer I 've got to be involved so now I find myself working not only as a singer but a production manager/fund raising diva. This came at the most opportune time as I just broke up with my boyfriend and my job is ending so this gives me something to focus on, and it's also benefits the lovely Michele Mais as she battles breast cancer. That solidified everything for me as my family has a massive history with breast cancer, and now my father. So cancer sucks and this seemed like a great way to take a stand. Here's the kick ass poster designed by my friend Lee.
Did I mention that Dee Snider is the SPECIAL GUEST. We will have tones of items in a silent auction, Playbill ads for sale and MORW!!!! Hope to see you there! Meow for now.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Naughty and Nothin' Nice....first clip from show

Greetings all. It has been FOREVER. I won't bore you with the mundane details that is my life but the show and the next steps are falling into place. My friend Ross is cutting and editing the show so I can have a full length copy of the show as well as clips for my youtube and reel. This part is where I'm talking a little bit about dating before I start singing a naughty jazzy number...hopefully Santa will still leave me something besides coal. xoxo

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The End?!?...Nah..the BEGINNING

Most people would say the end of the show is, well, the end. However this time this is not the end but the beginning. This is a show I plan on developing further. Perhaps writing some different scenes, create/add a new character/family member, etc. My mind is reeling with the possibilities.

It has been about two weeks since the show and it was a phenomenal process. I am just so blessed to have been a part of such a fun, loving and all around awesome group of people. I can't even begin to thank all the folks that played a part in helping this show come together. I don't even know how to begin this post. There is so much I want to say. Some things I have the words, and some all I have is love and gratitude, and thank you for making THIS KITTY HAS CLAWS a success. And a special thanks to the folks at Don't Tell Mama.
Kitty and Kastmates
First, my producer Apolonia Davalos, without her this show would NOT have happened. She's the most patient, kind and tenacious woman I have ever had the pleasure to work with, and look forward to working with her more in the future. Then there is Amy Garson-Camden direction which made the show tighter and even funnier...If you can imagine that!
Apolonia Davalos and myself
The shows went extraordinarily well...The first two nights were full houses. Not too shabby.
Kitty Dancing with the Dolls of Eden
This last run was A-MA-ZING!!! The support and love I received was over-whelming and I truly wish I could respond to every single one of the. but sadly I can't but know I read every single message and so blessed for the love.

Take Me Baby or Leave Me (feat. Nikki Van Cassele

The show was a complete success and I am looking forward to bringing it back in the spring of 2013, as well as taking it out on the road. 

Speechless/Mean to Me

Kit and P.A.M. (feat Christopher McLamb)

Thinking we'll start small like (NY,PA,and DC area), then a couple of festivals in LA. 

There is much on the horizon so please don't forget about us and remember to check back often.  

Be on the lookout because we should have some videos up soon.

Meow for now.

PS- special contributors we haven't forgot about you. We are busy at work trying to come up with a special way to say THANK YOU for without your contributions the show may not have happened.