Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CATS Nurses and Kitty Litter Donuts

Press Release can be found at the "tail end" of this blog post.

Just because we revel in a name like Psycho Donuts, does it give us creative license to donutize literally anything? When we met with the fine and innocent people at Broadway San Jose, we learned about the coming performances of CATS. And let us just say, we were intrigued - one might even say, in an evil way.

Psycho Donuts meets Broadway San Jose. Sorta like Godzilla meets Bambi? The Odd Couple? The conversation went like this... "Hey, how about if we create some CATS-inspired donuts in honor of this great show coming to San Jose?" And they said, "How about if we send a make-up artist to turn your nurses into cats?" And so it is that we describe the latter before the former.

Psycho CATS Nurse - A Psycho Transformation Event

Wednesday, December 28; 11am - 1pm

Psycho Donuts San Jose

Come watch as CATS make-up artist, Jimmy Goode, transforms Psycho Nurse Siobhan (pictured stage right as a zombie reindeer - she's just so versatile...) into the world's first CATS Nurse. And be among the first to try our crazy CATS-inspired donuts, available at both Psycho locations, from December 27 - Dec 31. While you're at Psycho San Jose, donut miss our specialty coffee drinks like the Sticky Monkey Mocha and the Caramel Psychiato.

Sal Pizarro at The San Jose Mercury News said, "...and they're creating... new doughnuts in honor of the show. 'Kitty Litter,' which taste a lot better than it sounds (or looks)..."

Tamera Palmer of NBC Bay Area said, "South Bay provocateur Psycho Donuts, known for bending the codes of human decency... (editorial note, Really Tamera?!) will celebrate Broadway San Jose's forthcoming production of CATS with limited specials including a kitty litter donut." How right she is. Butt, a Kitty Litter Donut?

What, is there something inherently wrong with a Kitty Litter Donut? Pictures are coming soon to a Psycho Facebook Fan page near you. Psycho Kitty Litter is a yeast-raised donut, iced in vanilla, and filled with Fancy Feast pastry cream (…ok, its custard, but we strongly encourage the use of your imagination). It's then topped with kitty litter cake donut crumb topping, complete with simulated green Fresh Step odor-fighting crystals. What are those other morsels on top? It looks like the kitty has been to the box and left you some little chocolate icing flavor nuggets. Psycho Kitty Litter will be served to customers at Psycho San Jose from a proper (albeit new and sanitized) kitty litter box. Do keep in mind that Psycho Donuts is monitored by the Department of Environmental Health. So imagination aside, this is a very palatable and tasty donut. You just gotta get past the imagination part.

And for those who cannot bypass their imagination to try Psycho Kitty Litter - donut despair. For we have also created a proper inspiration for this timeless musical. Witness our CATSonut. It's the CATS logo and eyes, in various sugar shades, atop a bavarian creme-filled raised donut. Think bavarian cream pie donut fusion (and cats?).

Let the fun begin! Like us on Facebook and be feline-quick to answer some coming CATS trivia questions - where you can win free tickets to CATS at The San Jose Performing Arts Center. Make sure you also like Broadway San Jose on Facebook. Because you have to like us both to win the trivia content!

Even if you donut win the CATS trivia contest, Psycho can help you score tickets at a discount. Use Psycho Promo Code MEOW to get 50% off all seats in sections A, B, and C for Saturday night, 12/31/11, and Sunday night, 01/01/12. What are ya, crazy? Get your tickets now!

If you've already got yourself a CATS ticket, bring it over to Psycho San Jose within 7 days before/after the performance, and score a 10% discount on your donut purchase.

And there ya have it. Nurses transformed into cats before your eyes on Wednesday Dec 28. Donuts transformed into Kitty Litter and the CATS logos. Want more? Donut miss our press announcement below!

Press Contacts:

Broadway San Jose: Ruth Pangilinan.(408)792.4548; rpangilinan@broadwaysanjose.com; for images visit: http://www.broadwaysanjose.com/press

Psycho Donuts: Jordan Zweigoron. (408)533-1023. psychodonuts@yahoo.com.


For Immediate Release

Broadway San Jose Partners with Psycho Donuts!

San Jose, CA. (December 28, 2011) - Celebrating the opening of CATS, Broadway San Jose and Psycho Donuts have teamed up to create two signature “CATS” donuts! The partnership kicks off on December 28th, from 11am – 1pm, when a Psycho Donut “nurse” will be made up like a character from the musical by Jimmy Goode, the show’s Lead Hair. Broadway San Jose will be on hand as well, entering fans to win tickets to their upcoming shows.

JIMMY GOODE: Jimmy attended Oak Grove High School and Millikin University (BFA Costume Design/Technology). He also received training at the Children’s Musical Theatre of San Jose and American Musical Theatre of San Jose. He began performing with the Children’s Musical Theatre of San Jose at the age of 10 and continued to before with the company until he was 21. Now he’s with the national tour of CATS and will be making a special appearance at Psycho Donuts

CATS, the show that revolutionized musical theatre is coming to Broadway San Jose and the Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose for 8 performances, December 27, 2011 through January 1, 2012. Tickets are on sale now at the sjtix.com box office or call 408-792-4111 for more details. Tickets range in price from $82.00 to $20.00 and there are special prices for groups of 10 or more. For more information on group rates call 408-792-4131.

Psycho Donuts will design two custom CATS donuts. Psycho Kitty Litter is a raised donut with a topping visually representative of kitty litter, although the recipe is intended for human consumption. Psycho Kitty Litter will be served to customers from within a sterile kitty litter box. Psycho CATS is a raised donut, topped with chocolate icing, and a powdered sugar CATS logo.

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Psycho Donuts is the world’s first and only light-hearted asylum for wayward do­nuts with locations in Campbell and Downtown San Jose, California. Psycho Donuts has earned global acclaim for its creative flavors, and is often described as the world’s most unusual donut shop. A crazy-fresh spin on the corner donut shop, Psycho Donuts customers are greeted by Psycho Nurses, who are extensively trained to dispense the perfect donut prescriptions. The Psycho experience includes padded walls, original street art, and a dizzying array of unconventional donut concoctions. Psycho Do­nuts has quickly become a Bay Area icon, and has been featured in Maxim Magazine, American Way Maga­zine, Bon App├ętit Magazine, The Travel Channel, Fox News, Fox Business News, USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, Food Network Mag­azine, and more. For more information visit Psycho Donuts online at http://www.psychodonuts.com or call 408-533-1023.

Broadway San Jose presents the best in Broadway Musical Theatre to the Silicon Valley. Performing in the heart of beautiful Downtown San Jose, Broadway San Jose calls the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts its home. As part of the Nederlander Family, the Silicon Valley is directly connected to Broadway in New York making it easy to bring the magic of Broadway right to San Jose! Broadway San JoseA Nederlander Presentation in association with Team San Jose proudly brings top Broadway shows to San Jose, the 2011-12 season began with SHREK THE MUSICAL (September 20-25, 2011) and continues with CATS (December 27, 2011 – January 1, 2012), WEST SIDE STORY (Jan. 17-22, 2012), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (March 6 -11, 2012), IN THE HEIGHTS (April 17-22, 2012), MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (May 8-13, 2012) and MARY POPPINS! (May 29 – June 10, 2012). Broadway San Jose is a part of the national Nederlander Organization, a family-owned business since 1912. For further information on Nederlander, visit www.nederlander.com. For more information on Team San Jose, visit www.sanjose.org.