HARRIS CENTER PRESENTS
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
Created, Written & Directed by Randy Johnson
Featuring Mary Bridget Davies as Janis [Evening Performances]
Fri-Sun, Oct 12-14, 2018
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. From Broadway to your city, now you're invited to share an evening with the woman and her influences in the musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN.
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.
Casting for Janis: The role of Janis Joplin will be performed by Mary Bridget Davies for evening performances, and by Paige McNamara on matinees. (Subject to change.)
2018-2019 Big Stage Series
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"ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will rock your world!" – Los Angeles Times
"Exhilarating...Remarkable...A joyful ruckus." – The Washington Post
"A FEEL-GOOD, FIST-PUMPING, MUST-SEE CONCERT." – Cleveland Plain Dealer
"One of the most amazing and emotional experiences offered on any Los Angeles stage so far this year." – Backstage
"Do not miss the show!" – CBS
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Act I: 55 minutes; Act II: 55 minutes; with 20 minute intermission