Friday, September 20
Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.
Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A Night with Janis Joplin, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.
A Night with Janis Joplin stars American actress and singer Mary Bridget Davies, who received a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance as Janis for the Broadway production.
The New York Times raved that A Night with Janis Joplin “rocks the house” and Variety called it “electrifying.” A Night with Janis Joplin is Created, Written and Directed by Randy Johnson.