The children's matinee is a completely separate show than the evening gala performances and logically is geared towards kids with Le Petit Cirque under the direction of Nathalie Gaulthier. It is North America.'s only all-kid professional Cirque troupes consisting of performers age 6-14 who are some of the tops in the country in the field of aerial arts. They have mesmerized audiences worldwide, consistently drawing large crowds, selling out shows and wowing audiences. For more information please go to www.LePeTiTCiRqUeLA.com . Guests for the evening gala performances will experience a feast for the senses with a fabulous selection of delightful hors d'oeuvres and stellar local wines. Smoke Catering will use their culinary expertise to provide guests with magic for their taste buds. Along with non-stop entertainment, cabaret goers will have the opportunity to bid on a few select auction items that are sure to delight everyone. Bianca Sapetto returns to The Black Cat Cabaret to direct this year's performances assisted by co-creator and Le Petit Cirque director Nathalie Gaulthier. Bianca has been a key player in the The Black Cat Cabaret since its inception, while bringing decades of experience directing, choreographing and performing with various troupes including Cirque du Soleil and Teatro Zinzanni. She has also performed at the Grammy Awards, for Warner Brothers Pictures and for entertainers such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Led Zeppelin and the Black Eyed Peas. Robin Finck joins the Cabaret as the Musical Director. Robin has toured as guitarist for Nine Inch Nails: 1993-1996, 1999-2000, and 2008-2009. 2009 Marked NIN's final tour before disbanding. He was guitarist in the original cast of Cirque Du Soleil's 'Quidam', in 1996. Robin was lead guitarist for Guns N' Roses from 1997-1999, and again in 2001-2008. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Bianca Sapetto, and their daughter, Sofia.