Meow Meow, dahling, where have you been? It’s been ages.
When the red-lipped and scantily clad Meow Meow performed at The Works for TBA 05 she stripped, she sang, and she had audience members hoist her clumsily onto a trapeze. She was at her best and her worst, the perfect disaster.
With a half drunk slur and frequent asides, she is as busy putting on a show as she is interrupting it. As the night goes on, she seems to get progressively more tipsy, eventually a full three sheets to the wind and stripped down to pasties. The blood alcohol levels go up, and the clothes go down, at least to undies. But she’s also an intelligent, insightful character, aware of her stumbling and fully accepting—and exaggerating for the audience–her lows and highs. You love her for the sequined mess she is. Oh, Meow.
After Meow Meow stole the show at The Works, she relocated it to Mary’s with Thomas Lauderdale accompanying on piano. This was hands down one of my greatest experiences of TBA 05. When the Broadway duo Kiki and Herb performed at TBA 06, I thought immediately of Meow Meow and Lauderdale. And finally, lo, here they are again!
What a treat to see them both perform, and at Darcelle’s! If only we could have encores of other TBA highlights throughout the year! This is a rare opportunity, and since the early show is sold out, get your late night tickets asap!
Thursday February 1 2007
8pm and 10:30pm
Darcelle XV Showplace 208 NW Third Ave
TICKETS: $10 advance / $12 at the door.
In Person: Darcelle XV (no service charge)
By Phone: at 1-800-838-3006
Carissa Wodehouse
Freelance writer, enthusiast