The excitement has abated, I’ve seen the show. Just browsing her site though, noting upcoming events has reignited the adrenal gland. If I could love a woman . . . this would be she!Meow Meow: “SHE PURRS, SHE ROARS, SHE MAKES PUSSY GALORE LOOK LIKE A FRUMP!” Stranded somewhere between the middle ages, 1930′s Shanghai show tunes, 60′s French pop, witty, wicked Weimar and post-punk thrash…International Singing Sensation: Meow Meow in Beyond Glamour: The Absinthe Tour Scouring this internet it’s almost impossible to find a review or reviewer that is not smitten by this kitten. Seeing the shows (this was my second) and you understand why. Meow Meow is simply a huge talent . . .
If this woman comes anywhere near you, buy a ticket!
Seriously don’t miss this show ::::
Brisbane Times said “Slinky, sexy and prowling cabaret diva, Meow Meow is back just in time to tickle your Christmas bells. Performing at the Brisbane Powerhouse for three nights only, the Helpman nominee will be joined on stage by maestro Iain Graindage on piano and the very festive Donner & Blitzen Band. Her new show follows on from her previous Brisbane engagements – the popular Beyond Glamour in 2007 and her sold-out secret Feline Intimate shows in 2009.”
Envy is the only emotion I feel for Scene Magazine! As the sultry, cultured voice of cabaret performer Meow Meow purrs down the phone at me, I’m reminded that not all the best pleasures in life are the simple ones.
“I’m at my management’s place in New York, which is the most beautiful office with furniture by Versace. Just picture me sprawled on a leopard-print Versace couch with a glass of champagne and you can imagine just what a tough life this is” Ms Meow Moew scoffed :: Read the full Scene Magazine interview »»»»
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Melissa Madden Gray, stage name Meow Meow, is an Australian-born actress, dancer and cabaret performer who tours internationally. Gray has been particularly active in the UK where she appeared in La Clique at the Roundhouse and created the rôle of the Maîtresse in the West End musical adaptation of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud Theatre. In 2010 Meow Meow was awarded the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize. In January 2011 she premiered “Meow Meow in Concert” for three nights at the Apollo Theatre on London’s West End.
Named top ten “Best of Cabaret ” by Time Out New York, “cabaret diva of the highest order” by the New York Post and “A phenomenon” by the Australian press, the “Post -post- modern cabaret diva” Meow Meow has wowed audiences globally with her unique brand of kamikaze cabaret and performance art exotica. Meow Meow performs in venues as diverse as the Sydney Opera House, Joe’s Pub (New York), American Repertory Theatre (Boston), the Berlin Philharmonic, ‘The Famous Spiegeltents globally, London’s West End, and numerous international arts festivals including Time Based Arts (US), Ann Arbor, Edinburgh, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Braga, Portugal and the Festival Estuaire, France. She is a frequent collaborator with an eclectic mix of the world’s greatest artistic visionaries including Pina Bausch, David Bowie, Iain Grandage, Pink Martini, John Cameron Mitchell, and the Dresden Dolls among others. Meow Meow has won numerous Australian Green Room Awards and the New York Franklin Furnace Performance Art award. She has presented solo programs curated by David Bowie for the New York High Line Festival (alongside Laurie Anderson, Amy Winehouse, and Ricky Gervais), by Pina Bausch for her legendary
“Meow Meow grabs the audience like a fistful of putty and moulds us into whatever she wants. We are her playthings and she is our mistress. “
Kate Herbert, Herald Sun
Nov 18th 2011
“There are not many women who can stun an audience into pin-drop silence with an exquisitely delivered torch song one moment and rock the rafters with laughter the next. Meow Meow, previously part of hit show La Clique, is that rare combination – devilish funny bones and heavenly vocal chords.”
Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard
Jun 24th 2011
“Meow Meow has a spectacular, smoky voice that wraps its way sinuously around cabaret standards such as Jacques Brel’s “Ne Me Quitte Pas” (If You Go Away) (sung in multiple languages, including a “Vegas version”). When she knocks off the silliness and camp to simply sing, it’s shockingly effective.”
Susan Rife, The Herald Tribune
Oct 9th 2009