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One Night With Janis Joplin Reviews

Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

298 ratings
4.7 average rating
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15 reviews
21 stars
attended Sep 30 2012

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...continued

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9 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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lgb
17 events
10 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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15 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 mainly through song choice and inspiration. The thin story of Janis is...continued

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71 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 05 2013

Well, after waiting for this production for months with great anticipation, and having read how fabulous Mary Bridget was in the title role, we were terribly disappointed that Alison Cusano played the lead for our performance. This was unfair for...continued

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67 reviews
22 stars
attended Jun 25 2013

Not worth the money. As someone who has been listening to rock and soul music since the days when (the actual) Janis Joplin was in her prime, I was impressed with MBD's voice, down to the raspy wail - but visually, it didn't work for me. One can...continued

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105 events
53 reviews
17 stars
attended Jun 22 2013

All the rave reviews you've read are true: this is a great show. Even people who weren't fans of Janis will like this one.

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105 events
53 reviews
17 stars
attended Oct 06 2012

What an afternoon treat. The understudy takes over on matinees and does a superb job. The entire cast is fantastic. For two and a half hours you are at a Joplin concert.

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Vince Careatti Red Velvet
49 events
26 reviews
-4 stars
attended Aug 03 2013

The audience went wild.. Janis Joplin is a show that you should not miss. If you lived during that period of time your mind will be fluttered with great wonderful memories of her songs. Her backup singers and the lead back up singer are just as...continued

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40 events
18 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 01 2013

See my review here
http://theaterpimp.com/2013/07/09/come-on-come-on-come-on/

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47 events
17 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 11 2012

The band was great, the vocalists were amazing. Highly recommend!

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Claudia Red Velvet
23 events
17 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 07 2013

This show was so much more than I expected. The performers were beyond fabulous and the way the story was set-up, it was just like being at a Janis Joplin concert. I'm so glad that I will be able to say that I saw it BEFORE it went to Broadway.

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22 events
14 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 30 2012

If you enjoy Janis Joplin music and her many influences, it is a get away from reality 2hours and 20 minutes.

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23 events
12 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 07 2013

Great voices and great musicians, but a terrible, terrible sound system that was too loud, too frequently distorting the voices and music, and otherwise a real assault to the ears of participants. Given the sound system, I would not recommend...continued

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11 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 06 2012

The best show I have ever seen.

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33 events
10 reviews
51 stars
attended Jun 27 2013

The show started off slow; but, quickly became exhilarating. We had a great time and would recommend the show. It was definitely a fun afternoon.

I purchased three tickets from Goldstar and one from Arena Stage. I want to compliment both of...continued

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14 events
8 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 06 2012

Alison Cusano played Janis Joplin on Saturday when we saw the play. She was terrific. I kept thinking, is this Janis Joplin or is this another singer?
Sabrina Carten was fabulous.I do no know enough about voice to really describe how she sounded,...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
13 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 09 2013

Fabulous show with a wonderful talented ensemble. And Mary Bridget Davies was so believable as Janis. We were not fans of Janis in the day but we have truly enjoyed this performance. The female singers were so dynamic and the standout female...continued

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6 reviews
20 stars
attended Jul 07 2013

The singers and musicians were absolutely stunning. This show is not to be missed. I had no true appreciation of the genius talent of Janis Joplin and her female blues influences before seeing and hearing this performance. Sabrina Carten's voice...continued

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Margarita Lopez Red Velvet
48 events
4 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 07 2012

Excellent and powerful performances!

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