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
  • 31
    5
  • 11
    4
  • 2
    3
  • 1
    2
  • 0
    1
298 events
103 reviews
96 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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
420 events
76 reviews
602 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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
82 events
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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
jane Red Velvet
189 events
67 reviews
54 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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
105 events
66 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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
77 events
56 reviews
64 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.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
31 events
8 reviews
5 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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
7 events
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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
13 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 23 2012

SBH voice is amazing. Seeing her up close was a treat. Her acting is very green.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
6 events
1 review
6 stars
attended Dec 01 2012

Sophie B. Hawkins is truly remarkable in her depiction of Janis Joplin. Her non stop energy and high octance singing raises the level of the evening. The play is not particularly involving, nor do we leave feeling that we understand JJ better, but...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
184 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!

star this review starred report as inappropriate
ML
66 events
27 reviews
16 stars
48 events
21 reviews
38 stars
52 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.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
26 events
17 reviews
22 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.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
38 events
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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
28 events
12 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 11 2012

Really great portrayal of Janice's life and music.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
26 events
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.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
83 events
12 reviews
26 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.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
13 events
11 reviews
7 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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
previous 1