One Night With Janis Joplin: A Rock Musical Event
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The last date listed for One Night With Janis Joplin was Sunday August 11, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, The Laramie Project) directs award-winning artist Daniel Beaty (Emergence-See!) in the role of singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson, often referred to as the "best-known black man in the world" because of his talent, but also because he was blacklisted for his criticism of the U.S. government during the McCarthy era. The Tallest Tree in the Forest mixes poetic storytelling with 14 songs, including "Ol' Man River" and "Happy Days Are Here Again." According to The New York Times, Beaty brings "his signature wit, grit and piercing lyricism" to more than 20 characters and focuses on the dilemma of how one man balances being an artist and activist. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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The atmosphere was set immediately with the pre-performance music. Mary Bridget Davies did an amazing job of channeling Janis and Sabrina Elayne Carten was a sweet surprise as the powerful and versatile Blues Singer. It was a thoroughly enjoyable biography wrapped in a concert. My friend and I were trying hard not to sing out loud! Great seats.
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- "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
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.
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