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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Pioneering theater company Arena Stage kicks off its 65th season of showcasing works from the Americas with the world premiere of The Shoplifters, a highly anticipated comedy from contemporary Canadian playwright Morris Panych. Senior citizen Alma -- a career shoplifter played by Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell, in her DC debut -- has her life of petty crime interrupted by a battle of wills with an overzealous security guard. A cast of oddball characters, played by Helen Hayes Award winner Jenna Sokolowski along with local favorites Adi Stein (Theater J's Body Awareness) and Delaney Williams (HBO's The Wire, Arena Stage's A View From the Bridge), round out the cast in this sharp new satire. Learn More
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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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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 mainly through song choice and inspiration. The thin story of Janis is...continued
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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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