Venue Details

247 Star Starred
Arena Stage - Kreeger Theater
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
202-488-3300
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Donna L West
I wore a dress I had from the early 70's made it that much more fun!
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Donna L West
Pre-order your intermission drinks
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Donna L West
Took Green Line Metro stop, Water front, 2 short well lite blocks.
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Donna L West
IT was a BLAST!
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We found free on street parking a block away.
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Goldstar Member
We ate at Jenny's Fusio across the street it was great!
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Reviews & Ratings

292 ratings
4.7 average rating
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13 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 07 2012

This play is billed as a musical event which it is and once I got past the idea that there was no story I was able to enjoy it more. Whatever narrative is there is told... continued

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6 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 05 2013

Great performance. Even though we got the understudy, she did a brilliant job of portraying Janis and singing her songs. The place was rocking! And the seats from Goldstar were great.

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15 events
8 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 10 2012

Loved it! It was like a biographical concert. Mary Bridget Davies has a dynamic voice and channeled Joplin. And the other singers and the band were awesome! It was a great experience.

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Website

http://arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/productions/one-...

Quotes & Highlights

Watch a video trailer for One Night With Janis Joplin.
"
One Night With Janis Joplin
will rock your world." —Los Angeles Times
“One of the most amazing and emotional experiences offered on any Los Angeles stage so far this year.” -Backstage
“Exhilarating … remarkable … A joyful ruckus.”__ -The Washington Post__
“Davies’ voice is so raw, so powerful, and so eerily similar to the late singer.” -Washingtonian
“Davies’ interpretation is dead-on … [Sabrina Elayne Carten’s] powerhouse voice is equally impressive.”__ -Theatermania__
Mary Bridget Davies is “a force of nature … [she] rides her voice like a bronco-buster hanging onto a frenzied stallion … [Sabrina Elayne] Carten, one of the few women in the world who can do Aretha Franklin, and make it sound genuine.” —DC Theatre Scene
“Come to this show … it’ll knock your socks off.”– ShowBiz Radio

Description

Get ready to relive the summer of love! One Night with Janis Joplin returns to rock Arena Stage for another round of “exhilarating” (Washington Post_) performances packed with classic songs like “Piece of My Heart, “Summertime” and “Mercedes Benz.” Don’t miss Mary Bridget Davies as one of America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll originals, paired with Sabrina Elayne Carten as the Blues Singer, as they deliver “no-holds-barred vocal fire through one classic song after another” (_TheaterMania) in this special rock ‘n’ roll revival.

About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage

Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.

The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.