Mistress Ginger: Quadruple-threat Diva
(Singer, dancer, actress, and vegan-know-it-all)
Mistress Ginger is a cabaret diva and cookbook author based in the Twin Cities. Since 2006, she’s starred in dozens of cabaret shows throughout the Twin Cities, from the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. With a passion for live music and storytelling through song, she’s stared the stage with such musical cohorts as Rick Carlson, Joey Clark, Lori Dokken, Franco Holder, and George Maurer, among others.
When she's not dazzling audiences with the latest Junkyard Cabaret production, she can be found cooking up tantalizing vegan meals for one or more of her many lovers. Her cookbook, Mistress Ginger Cooks!: Everyday Vegan Food for Everyone, was published in 2014 and has wowed the critics with its high-heeled brand of plant-based cookery. The Star Tribune says, "We've never thought it possible to use the words 'vegan' and 'glamour' in the same sentence, until now..." Find it on Amazon or get autographed copies from the Mistress herself.
HERSTORY: The True Story of Mistress Ginger
Ginger’s story was revealed in the 2016 biopic cabaret spectacular, Hello My Name Is Mistress Ginger. If you’re one of the few billion people who missed it, here’s a tight little recap.
Mistress Ginger was born Mary Morningstar in Barnesville, Maryland. As these stories often go, she ran away from home at 16 and made her musical debut at the 99-cent taco night at the Barnesville Bar & Grill. Soon after, she was headlining as “Little Miss Ginger” at Le Supperclub de la Swank. After a stint in New Orleans, she sailed up the Mississippi and washed ashore in Minneapolis. There, she found work at Professor Rottenbottom's Pre-Opera House of Whores, wielding whips and singing showtunes with a BDSM bent (thus the Mistress moniker). She has since hung up her whip and blossomed into a glittering cabaret diva, serving up an eclectic array of popular song to take audiences on journeys that sparkle with a gourmet blend of fantasy and truth. Ignite the dream!