Janis jopin 100112
4.6 / 5 Rated by 45 members
Review from markmarcus7749
Red Velvet 368 events 113 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol Edger Germain
Red Velvet 495 events 80 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kenneth R.
82 events 15 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from jane
Red Velvet 233 events 94 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathleen O'Nan
Red Velvet 112 events 70 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Dean Mancina
Red Velvet 89 events 56 reviews

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.

reviewed Oct 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Redd
Red Velvet 24 events 5 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 23 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Krassi
237 events 28 reviews

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!

reviewed Nov 24 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from ML
66 events 27 reviews

Fabulous production!

reviewed Dec 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Dr. Barbra Rubin
51 events 22 reviews

Outstanding!

reviewed Oct 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Mark Harvis
55 events 20 reviews

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.

reviewed Dec 09 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Athfzk
27 events 17 reviews

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.

reviewed Oct 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Ronald K.
38 events 15 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Queenbaum
18 events 14 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from JUNO
42 events 14 reviews

Really great portrayal of Janice's life and music.

reviewed Nov 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from gardengal
27 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 12 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Ellen Michaels
36 events 12 reviews

Sophie B. Hawkins did a great job of portraying the late Janis Joplin! The back up band was superb same with the supporting cast.

However, the only one who had a microphone was Sophie. The supporting players had to "project" their voices so...continued

reviewed Oct 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Joyce Butler
86 events 12 reviews

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.

reviewed Nov 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan Roye
41 events 10 reviews

Sophie B. Hawkins IS Janis Joplin in this energy-filled show. The band is terrific; the total experience is amazing. Her voice is powerful and accurate; close your eyes and Janis is back and performing for us. The supporting cast is also...continued

reviewed Oct 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from dianamite
29 events 10 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 18 2012 report as inappropriate
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