Matagot’s School of Stagecraft & Puppetry

June 19th- June 24th

Le Chat Noir is doing a theatre camp!
Ages 8-12 (20 spots) & 13-16 (20 spots)
Puppetry track (Ben Snead)- Students will be introduced to various styles of puppetry: shadow puppetry, rod puppetry, hand puppetry, and Bunraku; and will learn to build, manipulate, and perform with puppets.
Stagecraft (Krys Bailey)- Students will experience a broad range of technical theatre and performance art. Technical theatre lessons include basic stagecraft & special effects like air powered rigs, injury make-up, the crankie, goo (green goo for younger students, blood effects for older students) Performance art lessons will cover basics of improv, mask work, stage combat.
The days:
8a-830a Drop Off
830a-9a Theatre Assembly (example of the day’s lessons)
9a-1030a Class
1030a-12n Class
12n – 1p Lunch (bring from home) Group work
1p-230p Class
230p-3p Group Work
3p-330p Pick Up
On Saturday June 24th there will be a one hour recital showcasing what students worked on that week.
Register online and purchase their spot. (Registration is $150, ticket link will be live soon please be patient) We will send you necessary forms, you fill them out, and send back. Show up on time the day of and be ready to get silly.
Students will be required to wear closed toe shoes and clothes that they can get messy and allow freedom of movement.
There will be homework, but it will be fun. A list of suggested items to bring (like they would to school i.e. pencil, ruler, scissors, etc.) will be sent with registration form.
The instructors:
Ben Snead formerly of Ben and Keeter Puppets has been a professional puppeteer for over 40 years and a two time award winner from the Jim Henson Foundation for his work with cerebral palsy patients.
Krys Bailey has over 30 years of experience as a professional performance artist with varied vocations including scenic art, directing, acting, stage effects and stage combat & stunt choreography
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St. Paddy’s Day Irish Whiskey Tasting

March 17th at 7pm

Join us for an epic St. Paddy’s Day Celebration: Craythurs Great and Small. The evening will begin with a guided flight of Single Malt and Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Together, we will nose and sip through some lovely and unique whiskey.
After the flight, we will demonstrate how to make the perfect Irish Coffee and then pass one to each of our guests to enjoy. If you haven’t tried our Irish Coffee, you are missing out. Trust us, this drink has been a staple on our menu for a long time.
Finally, Le Chat Noir will celebrate in style in the lobby all night with traditional Irish stew, soda bread, Irish whiskey, cocktails specials, and of course Irish beer!
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Cat Fights – Improv Comedy Competition

March 18th at 8pm

Bare-knuckled, back alley, no-holds-barred, battle royale of improv comedians.
The 8p show will host the most diverse group of teams competing in preliminary rounds to qualify for the finals.
The 10p show will consist of semi-finals, the finals, and awards ceremony.
Get tickets for the 8p to see all the folks, get tickets to the 10p to see the funniest of those folks. OR get tickets to both and make a big ole night of it.
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Cat Fights- Improv Comedy Competition TEAM REGISTRATION

March 18th at 8pm

Teams between 2-4 players.

Registration deposit is $50, you will get that back the night of the show.
Must be available March 18th from 7p-12m and willing to travel to Augusta, GA.
Teams will compete in short form improv, judged on a rubric by a panel, tie-breakers go to audience decision.
All teams will play atleast TWO games at the 8p.
Your team will get its own ask-fors, and will then have 5 minutes within which to complete your scene. Your team calls the scene under 5 minutes, AT 5 minutes if your scene is not wrapped, the house emcee will call it at time.
1st Place- $150 cash
2nd place – $50 cash
3rd place – $50 bar tab
Audience Choice award – $50 cash
Submit your contact info when you register, and a brief questionnaire will be emailed to you. Registration link above!
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eXtreme Theater Games by Schrodinger’s Cat

April 7th at 8p and 10p

A night of improvised comedy presented by Augusta’s premier improv comedy group, Schrodinger’s Cat! Grab a drink, take a seat, and laugh it up as our crack players perform improvised scenes and theatre games that will leave you reeling with laughter. Shows take place every First Friday at Le Chat Noir at 8 and 10 pm (with intermissions halfway through each). Shows contain adult content. Get your tickets below today!

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Advanced Mixology Workshop

March 25th at 4:30pm

Join us on Saturday, March 25 for an educational hands-on experience with Zach from All Equal Parts. Together we will go beyond the basics of cocktail making and teach you all some very useful boozy techniques. Seasoned vets and novices are all welcome, but we are gonna get a little nerdy with our mixing. So get ready to step up your home bartending skills for your next cocktail party. Each guest will mix and drink their own cocktails and will be provided a recipe card to take home.

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Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

March 29th at 7pm

Dr. Sketchy’s returns to Le Chat Noir!
Get inspired to create art with performances and poses by a local model, listen to great music by DJ Codec and play games for prizes throughout the night with your headmistress Amelia Rate.
Tickets: $10 Cash or Credit
$8 Dollars for Students, Teachers, and Military Personnel with ID!
*Masks are required when patrons are not eating or drinking.*

Film Fridays at Le Chat Noir!

March 31st at 8pm featuring Kate Dailey!

Come join us for Filmmaker Friday as we chat with actor, writer, and producer Kate Dailey! She’ll be giving us the lowdown on both being in front of and behind the camera in between screening a few of her films, one of which was a selection last year in our very own Black Cat Picture Show!
Join us for drinks, films, and chats every last Friday of the month!
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Donate to Le Chat Noir:

Thank you for all your support while our theatre has been closed.  We are a small, family run theatre that operates on our love of performance and a profusion of creativity, but also our ticket sales. In an effort to do our part to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we suspended all of our performances starting in April 2020. We reopened in July 2020 with extremely limited programming and capacity to allow us to continue safe practices during this unpredictable time. Please keep an eye on this events page and sign up for our newsletter to hear about all of our upcoming events! As we work towards regaining our programming, please be patient with us; and any support is immensely appreciated. We miss you all terribly and can’t wait to entertain you again!

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Le Chat Noir Gift Certificates

Looking for a gift idea? Just looking for a gift for yourself? Consider a Gift Certificate to Le Chat Noir. Gift Certificates never expire and can be used toward any Le Chat Noir production or toward a bar tab. You can either print out the online ticket receipt, or if you prefer we will fill out a fancy certificate you can pick up from us at the theatre. Get yours today at the link below!

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