A Very Meow Meow Holiday Show

December 12 – 14, 2019

Production Language English
Country of Origin United Kingdom, Australia, England
Description Following an acclaimed, sold-out run in London, this holiday extravaganza features the BAM debut of Meow Meow: the crowd-surfing “Queen of Chanson” (Berliner Zeitung) and New Yorker’s 2010 Performer of the Year. Unleashing a repertoire of exquisite music and hilarious, biting satire, A Very Meow Meow Holiday Show is a glorious antidote to the Christmas chaos that permeates the season by gleefully shattering traditional rituals and unearthing unexpected magic in the mayhem. The result is a high energy reverie on the perils, pleasures, and actual purpose of the season—the ultimate cure for the holiday-weary reveler.
Post-post-modern diva Meow Meow has hypnotized, inspired, and terrified audiences globally with unique creations and sold-out seasons from New York’s Lincoln Center and Berlin’s Bar Jeder Vernunft to London’s West End and the Sydney Opera House. The spectacular tragi-comedienne has been called “Sensational” (TheTimes, UK) and a “diva of the highest order” (New York Post). Her award-winning solo works have been curated by David Bowie, Pina Bausch, and Mikhail Baryshnikov as well as by numerous international arts festivals. A prolific music and theater creator, she specializes in the Weimar repertoire and French chanson, and recently appeared as Titania in Emma Rice's revolutionary A Midsummer Night's Dream season at Shakespeare's Globe. She has performed at the Berlin Philharmonic, the Brighton Festival, the Theatre Royal, the Edinburgh International Festival, and at London’s Apollo, among many others and conjured a bespoke creation for Liverpool Culture's "Sgt Pepper at 50" involving the city's brass bands, a riot and a requiem in a graveyard, and her “Sleepless Beauties.” She has performed her own concerts with the London Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and performed with LA Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra at Tanglewood, and most recently in Facade/Die SiebenTodsünden at Berlin’s Konzerthaus under the baton of Jurowski. In the US, Berkeley Rep and Arts Emerson presented An Audience with Meow Meow, directed by Emma Rice and Leigh Silverman, respectively.
Meow Meow's albums with frequent collaborator, composer Iain Grandage and the Wild Dog Orchestra include Vamp, Songs from a Little Matchgirl, and Mermaid (with the Siren Effect Orchestra). Her 2019, Hotel Amour with Thomas M. Lauderdale of Pink Martini, features original collaborations as well as duets with Rufus Wainwright, The Von Trapps, Barry Humphries, and the late Michel Legrand.
Identifier 2019f.01212
Season Fall 2019
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
adapterDan Witton
lighting designerPaul Jackson
musical directorJethro Woodward
producerJo Dyer
production assistant/coordinatorTaylor Friel
set designer/decorAndrea Lauer
stage managerLisa Osborn
stage manager assistantMatilda Woodroofe
top billingMeow Meow