Janis jopin 100112

Room 105: The Highs and Lows Of Janis Joplin Reviews

Macha Theatre (West Hollywood, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

45 ratings
4.6 average rating
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101 reviews
32 stars
attended Oct 07 2012

Sophie Hawkins sings a credible Janis Joplin. She's got the tough part of Janis down more so than the vulnerable part. I think it was a mistake to open with 'Piece of My Heart' before the audience has even warmed up to Ms. Hawkins version of...continued

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67 reviews
424 stars
attended Oct 28 2012

Fantastic! Sophie B. Hawkins was riveting as Janis, and I loved the format. Atmosphere, clothing, music was authentic and you really felt like you were in her head and life. Obviously an extremely sad ending but just fascinating. I'm from that...continued

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15 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 11 2012

I was only 13 years old when Janis Joplin joined the 27 Club – I didn’t really know her music all that well, just the songs that made the Top 40 of the day, but I knew her on a deeper level because I was also a fairly plain awkward girl that...continued

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65 reviews
130 stars
attended Dec 30 2012

This is the 3rd or 4th play I've seen at the Macha Theatre and I've enjoyed each one but this was the best! Hawkins did an inspired take on Joplin although I worry what her own voice is like after singing a la Joplin! Hawkins brought out...continued

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jane Red Velvet
165 events
56 reviews
52 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

AMAZING. LOVED IT (use of capitals to emphasize that)
got chills at her singing and took me back.
DON'T MISS

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63 events
49 reviews
63 stars
attended Oct 11 2012

Wow. Hawkins is Joplin! There is nothing more I can say. There is more than one play out right now about Joplin's life. I've seen two and definitely preferred this one.

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 04 2012

Hawkins was incredible. I never thought I would hear those songs sung with the passion and power of Janis again. Amazing to be in the fourth row of a small theatre and feel that kind of power. The sound mix was perfect. Sophie captured Janis'...continued

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 14 2012

A few of the songs were pretty good. Nice job on "Ball and Chain". Terrible job on "Down on Me." The play itself is incoherent and unfocused. No real point of view and can't seem to settle on a purpose. This is not a play for those who are...continued

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180 events
28 reviews
-8 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

This was truly fantastic. I couldn't believe how well she was channeling Janice, and the singing performance was out of this world. Cannot recommend highly enough!

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ML
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27 reviews
15 stars
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21 reviews
36 stars
51 events
20 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

Sophie B. Hawkins does an amazing Janis Joplin. The production is very well done and the music is really terrific. Janis Joplin's life was quite a journey - and her music was so unique. This is definitely worth seeing.

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17 reviews
21 stars
attended Oct 28 2012

Sophie B. Hawkins and band are terrific! The music is authentic, entertaining, enjoyable.
Sophie's voice is the star of the show.

I do remember Janis drinking the Southern Comfort from a teacup during her concert.

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15 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 28 2012

Sophie was greta. We enjoyed the show. Theatre is small with good views although some posts in back hinder view a little in some seats. Management a little disorganized as crowd had to stand in lobby until doors were opened 5 minutes after stated...continued

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12 reviews
12 stars
attended Oct 12 2012

Sophie B Hawkins was fabulous, a must see. The whole cast was fantastic. Definitely a five star production.

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12 reviews
24 stars
attended Nov 02 2012

The experience was like revisiting San Francisco in 1966, the club in North Beach with Janis and the Holding Co. Wonderful !!!!! Beautifully performed. Very reminiscent of the time. Thank you.

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11 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

It was a great show. It captured the feeling of the times. The singing was fantastic and the dance numbers were good. Some of the dialogue was a little vague, but overall I really liked the show. The theater is very small and the seats were...continued

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10 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 11 2012

Really great portrayal of Janice's life and music.

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9 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 18 2012

Sophie B. Hawkins and the musicians were so fabulous that they brought the rating of the other parts of this production up (hence the four stars), which were not-so-fabulous

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8 reviews
18 stars
attended Oct 12 2012

Sophie B Hawkins really does a fine Janis Joplin

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