Press kit: An Audience with Meow Meow

An Audience with Meow Meow

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08/11/14: Berkeley Rep Opens 47th Season…

Berkeley Rep Opens 47th Season with World Premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow

International sensation teams up with Kneehigh’s Emma Rice for a thrilling musical play

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. This fall the singing sensation and ü̈ber-award-winning comedienne—who’s wowed audiences from Paris to the Antipodes—brings her breathtaking vocals and ingenuity to the Bay Area. The captivating and glamourous Meow Meow has rendezvoused with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Pina Bausch, and David Bowie. Now she joins forces with the endlessly inventive Emma Rice (The Wild Bride, Tristan & Yseult, Broadway’s Brief Encounter), who adapts and directs this one-of-a-kind musical production featuring sizzling songs, sequins and satire, blow-torch wit, and divine mayhem! Expect beauty, expect hilarity, expect heart. And possibly the splits. Penned by Meow Meow herself, with music supervision by Lance Horne and choreography by Tiger Martina, the world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow begins previews Friday, September 5, opens on Friday, September 12, and runs through Sunday, October 19. Press night for An Audience with Meow Meow will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at 510 647–2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org.

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At Berkeley Rep, international singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne Meow Meow stars in the world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow, a theatrical journey of gargantuan proportions.

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International singing sensation Meow Meow is flanked by her two dancing boys Michael Balderrama (left) and Bob Gaynor (right) in the world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow at Berkeley Rep.

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At Berkeley Rep, international singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne Meow Meow stars in the world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow, a theatrical journey of gargantuan proportions.

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(l to r) Dancers Michael Balderrama and Bob Gaynor partner with international singing sensation Meow Meow for the world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow at Berkeley Rep.

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At Berkeley Rep, international singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne Meow Meow stars in the world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow, a theatrical journey of gargantuan proportions.

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International singing sensation Meow Meow is flanked by her two dancing boys Michael Balderrama (left) and Bob Gaynor (right) in the world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow at Berkeley Rep.

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At Berkeley Rep, international singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne Meow Meow stars in the world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions.

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At Berkeley Rep, international singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne Meow Meow stars in the world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions.

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International singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne Meow Meow makes her Berkeley Rep debut in the electrifying world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow.

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At Berkeley Rep, international singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne Meow Meow stars in the world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions.

Photo by Magnus Hastings

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At Berkeley Rep, international singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne Meow Meow stars in the world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions.

Photo by Magnus Hastings

An Audience with Meow Meow press photo

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At Berkeley Rep, international singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne Meow Meow stars in the world premiere of An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions.

Photo by Magnus Hastings

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Who

Written by and starring Meow Meow
Adapted and directed by Emma Rice
Music supervision and additional arrangements by Lance Horne
Musical arrangements by Martin Lowe
Choreography by Tiger Martina

Featuring

Michael Balderrama (dancer), Bob Gaynor (dancer), Russ Gold (drums/percussion/vibes), Lance Horne (piano), Jessica Ivry (cellist), and Pat Moran (guitar/bass)

Creative team

Neil Murray (scenic and costume designer), Alexander V. Nichols (lighting designer), and Simon Baker (sound designer)

What

The “post-post-modern” phenomenon creates a musical world premiere of gargantuan proportions for Berkeley Rep’s audiences, featuring sizzling songs, sequins and satire, blow-torch wit, and divine mayhem! “Devilish funny bones and heavenly vocal chords!”—London Evening Standard

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

September 5–October 19, 2014

An Audience with Meow Meow calendar

Special events

Low-cost previews

Friday 9/5, Saturday 9/6, Tuesday 9/9, and Thursday 9/11 @ 8pm;
Sunday 9/7 and Wednesday 9/10 @ 7pm

Opening Night

Friday 9/12 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show dinner for donors at the Theatre catered by Hugh Groman Catering and a post-show party for audiences

Teen Night

Friday 9/5 @ 6:30pm

Free docent events

Docent talks before Tuesday and Thursday evening performances and discussions after all matinees

Post-play discussions

Thursday 9/25, Tuesday 9/30, and Friday 10/10 following the performance

Last Call

Saturday 9/13 following the evening performance

Open captioned performance

Sunday 10/19 @ 2pm

How much

$29–89 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 10 or more, contact 510 647–2918 or groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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