About Meghan Kreidler
Meghan Kreidler is an actor and musician from Minneapolis. Her theater credits include work with Theater Mu, Mixed Blood Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Theater Latté Da, History Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, Park Square Theatre, Workhaus Collective and The Old Globe in San Diego. Notable roles include Rosalind in As You Like It (Guthrie Theater), Aldonza in Man of La Mancha (Theater Latté Da) and Tong in Vietgone (Mixed Blood Theatre). She is a recipient of the 2017 Ivey Award for Emerging Artist, the 2017 City Pages Artist of the Year and is the 2022-2023 McKnight Theater Artist Fellow.
About Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson is a musician by night and a nurse… by night! His work in the healthcare field has taught him to embrace the stories of others as well as the tenuousness of life. This unique insight into the world shines through in his songwriting and creative writing. Michael originated the short-story “Stone Baby” that he and Kreidler then developed with their band Kiss the Tiger into the genre-bending rock and roll, spoken-word, storytelling performance piece. They originally co-produced the piece with Trademark Theater in March of 2022. In January of 2023 they remounted the piece as the sole producers. Michael also fronts local tribute band “Tramps Like Us.”
About Kiss The Tiger
At a time when the world seems intent on pushing us further inward and further apart, Kiss the Tiger are here to rattle our bones and bust us out of our cocoons with some good old fashioned rock and roll. Fronted by the magnetic and disarming Meghan Kreidler, who draws on her background in theater to break the fourth wall between audience and band with her righteous fist pumps and high kicks, this is a band that doesn’t just play. They combust. And watching them set the stage ablaze, it’s hard not to feel that tension that’s been built up in all of us these past few years slowly release, too, like a collective exhale set to ratcheting guitars, buoyant bass lines and Kreidler’s perfectly pitched screams. Theirs is a clean-burning fire. Hell, you might even call it healing.
“We want to give the audience an experience that is visceral and jolts them awake—creating community in that moment,” Kreidler notes. “I think that’s a really nice gift you can give people: Just let go.” Over the past few years, Kiss the Tiger have set the Twin Cities ablaze, and there’s nary a club, block party, park amphitheater or backyard that they haven’t transformed with their commanding live shows. And their rigorous performance schedule has paid off: the band has never sounded tighter or more certain of its mission. Kreidler is backed on stage by her longtime partner and creative foil, Michael Anderson, on rhythm guitar, plus lead guitarist Bridger Fruth, bassist Paul DeLong and drummer Jay DeHut.
About The Champagne Drops
The Champagne Drops is made up of Emily Dussault and Leslie Vincent. From jazzy standards to original indie songs, this female duo runs the gamut of musical genres and styles, bringing stories of friendship, motherhood and female empowerment to their work. In 2021, The Champagne Drops released their debut album of originals, Side By Side.
About The Music and Storyteller Sessions
Sue McLean & Associates and The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis present The Music & Storyteller Sessions, offering fans a rich live event experience with some of today’s most prolific voices in music and literature. Audiences will have the unique opportunity to hear the inside stories and inspiring events that have shaped the creative journeys of some of their favorite established and emerging artists.
Don’t miss an incredible night of music in a one-of-a-kind Minneapolis venue!