Janis

Love, Janis Reviews

Saban Theatre (Beverly Hills, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

"Love, Janis"
175 ratings
4.2 average rating
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34 reviews
28 stars
attended Jun 01 2008

The play itself was not badly written, however (and that's a huge however!) the production was so bad. I love theatre, I love Janis Joplin, and I love music...so this should have been a slam-dunk, but it was not. The production was badly...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 01 2008

The music was great but the letters in between were kind of boring. Didn't learn as much of Janis as we should have. More of a musical tribute than anything else. I think you have to already be a big fan of Janis Joplin to really like this...continued

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572 reviews
116 stars
attended May 29 2008

What a waste of my time. I think you have to be a real Janis Joplin fan to enjoy this one. Couldn't quite keep up with the story.

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36 reviews
34 stars
attended May 29 2008

The "singing Janis" was wonderful - she looked and sounded like the real thing. The play was weak - but it was the music we came for. The "talking Janis" was too thin and her voice and accent were Holly Hunter, not Janis Joplin. The contrast was,...continued

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29 reviews
84 stars
attended Jun 01 2008

Show had a substitute lead singer who wasn't a believable "Janis." But, overall, a good show. Also, I recommend that you AVOID Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills balcony seating if air and sound quality matters to you. I'd rather pay more and get...continued

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Yoli Jutson Red Velvet
59 events
27 reviews
28 stars
attended May 31 2008

It was almost like hearing Janis Joplin singing in person. What a voice and passion. And the play was well acted by both ladies. I would love to see it again, and again and again!!!!

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21 reviews
14 stars
attended May 30 2008

Could not believe how great this was! I was transported back to the late 60's, and the music was amazing!!

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Patricia Price Red Velvet
25 events
16 reviews
41 stars
attended Jun 01 2008

Marvelous play. I closed my eyes and truly thought it was Janis singing. The band was awesome. I recommend this play highly to anyone; Janis fan or not.

Also, the Wilshire Theatre is like stepping back in time; seach a treasure.

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended May 29 2008

The Hippie Chic was so cool! The show was well put together. The actors/singers/musicians were amazing. Balcony seats were great for the Music. I would not have paid the price the Theatre had wanted. If you missed this, you missed a GoldStarEvent!

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Mj Dino Red Velvet
19 events
5 reviews
17 stars
attended Jun 01 2008

great music...felt like a concert instead of play

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended May 31 2008

This was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen performed onstage anywhere! The girl who sang the Janis parts was phenomenal. It was like watching the leged. I loved it!

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 01 2008

Show was ok. Seats were really bad - upper nosebleeds...may have dampened the energy a bit for us.

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56 reviews
34 stars
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46 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 01 2008

good but slow at times of the dialog

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46 reviews
41 stars
attended May 31 2008

She quite literally BECAME Janis Joplin... unbelievable!!! amazing!!!!

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35 reviews
17 stars
attended May 29 2008

Beyond fabulous!! Felt like I was living a Janis Joplin concert in the 60's and 70's . . .

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33 reviews
73 stars
attended May 31 2008

A little kareoke but it was nice to hear her music live and the singer sounded very close to the original. The slide show behind the band was very unimaginative and dull. They had a singing Janice and a talking Janice but they both talked at the...continued

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33 reviews
11 stars
attended May 31 2008

The girl that sang the songs really nailed the Janis Joplin voice, mannerisms and even was built like her.
The girl that did the narrative part of the show was very hard to understand. It wasn't a really big problem, because the music was really...continued

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26 reviews
12 stars
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24 reviews
11 stars
attended May 31 2008

Wow! Great performances by everyone, great music. Only one problem: I really didn't like having two Janis'. It wasn't confusing, but it was annoying.

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