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4.7 / 5 Rated by 305 members
Review from DCLaxFan
Red Velvet 18 events 3 reviews

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.

reviewed Jul 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Dancing Always
48 events 15 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from lgb
20 events 11 reviews

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.

reviewed Oct 10 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from timmy
18 events 4 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from John
Red Velvet 99 events 96 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Amy T
Red Velvet 268 events 68 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from jmcc
Red Velvet 129 events 58 reviews

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.

reviewed Jun 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from jmcc
Red Velvet 129 events 58 reviews

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.

reviewed Oct 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Vince Careatti
Red Velvet 58 events 29 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from TGO
Red Velvet 72 events 26 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Isabelle A. Badoux
Red Velvet 39 events 19 reviews

Loved this show - the set was fantastic, with the flickering table lamps, white tuille threaded with lights which changed color constantly, to the amazing performances. Oh, and the costume design was inspired. If you like Janis's music, go!

reviewed Oct 03 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Theater Pimp
Red Velvet 51 events 18 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Helen Rubin
Red Velvet 28 events 14 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Stan
Red Velvet 28 events 13 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Joan
Red Velvet 46 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 27 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from April Boddie
Red Velvet 81 events 11 reviews

The best show I have ever seen.

reviewed Oct 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Paulette
Red Velvet 18 events 9 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Marylandmtw
Red Velvet 27 events 6 reviews

Fantastic, high energy show (and we saw the understudy!)! Although it is an antiseptic view of her life, it touches on important musical influences in her life. It truly is like a concert with Janis herself!

reviewed Jun 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Margarita Lopez
Red Velvet 89 events 4 reviews

Excellent and powerful performances!

reviewed Oct 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Herbbach
Red Velvet 25 events 3 reviews

A musical play about Janis Joplin's life as a singer. The Washington Post was actually correct in it's review: "It features not just one remarkable performance, that of Mary Bridget Davies, looking uncannily like Joplin....(it) also showcases...continued

reviewed Oct 11 2012 report as inappropriate
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