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I See Me & Meryl Streep - The Butterfly Club

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
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The rise and rise of Meryl – Having the time of your life


It doesn't take long to realise that this is going to shape up to be a really fun night. Abba tunes blare out as people stream in. A museum is set up as an ode to Meryl Streep on the stage. This solo performance by Alexandra Keddie is very, very funny. Alexandra weaves her singing cleverly into crafted storytelling and it is received with great appreciation. Early in the show people cheered, clapped and belly laughs echoed in The Butterfly Club.

Comedy, Comedic Performance, Cabaret, contemporary live performance, Live Arts Performance, Meryl Streep, Music,
An ode to Meryl Streep


Alexandra has perfected the monologues of Meryl Streep and I, not a huge fan of Meryl Streep, surprisingly and thoroughly enjoyed the information about her life. Alexandra's accent was impressive and made me wonder how many hours she must have spent trying to remember all those acceptance speeches, songs and engaging dialogue. I've made mention about the loud and energetic laughter - at the other end of the spectrum, the silence was deafening when she was relaying serious conversations about and spurting out flawless dialogue about her first true love for example.

Comedy, Comedic Performance, Cabaret, contemporary live performance, Live Arts Performance, Meryl Streep, Music,
One of her first tunes.


Alexandra is not the best singer in the world (mind you, she surprised me how good she was) but that's just a part of her clever performance. I loved her heartfelt singing and the way it was juxtaposed with a swift monologue and supported by many costume changes, comedy, a multimedia show and musical accompaniment.

Comedy, Comedic Performance, Cabaret, contemporary live performance, Live Arts Performance, Meryl Streep, Music,
Another costume change


The show makes you convinced that she must have an obsession for Meryl Streep and a miraculous memory. How on earth did you do it? She has produced a powerful monologue, demonstrated a razor-sharp memory and belted out of tune together is convincingly fabulous.

When she sang the ABBA song 'The winner takes it all', I thought she is! I She is definitely a winner and I hope she has a big future. I would certainly go back to see her again in a heartbeat.

Comedy, Comedic Performance, Cabaret, contemporary live performance, Live Arts Performance, Meryl Streep, Music,
A load of fun for everyone


When exiting the venue, these are some of the comments I heard from other audience members:

'That was fantastic', She's very talented', 'That was so good' and 'It was awesome'. My companion commented she had never heard people laugh so loud. She was a younger audience member who hadn't seen half the movies, but she was still very impressed by the talent and wanted to go and watch the movies now.

Comedy, Comedic Performance, Cabaret, contemporary live performance, Live Arts Performance, Meryl Streep, Music,
Sweet seventeen, if you know what I mean


The humour in this performance would be spot on for Meryl Streep fans but definitely not lost on those who aren't. There are so many reasons to go to see this show…. So just go!
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*Jeni Wilson was invited as a guest
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Why? An all round great show
When: 27, 29, 30, 31 August, 1 Sept
Phone: 96638107
Where: The Butterfly Club, Carson Place Melbourne
Cost: $34, $30 concession
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