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The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 267 members
Review from Alan Trevor
Red Velvet 326 events 191 reviews

Fantastic!!!What a night. Of course the music was great but so was the talent & the book.

reviewed Mar 27 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mark Farber
Red Velvet 262 events 120 reviews

A great performance by Mary Bridget Davies as Joplin and an extremely tight set of musicians.. However beware this is not so much a theater piece as spot on impression / tribute band. The script is minimal and transparent it's all about the...continued

reviewed Apr 19 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Dan Kagan
Red Velvet 156 events 97 reviews

Loved the singing. Hated the audience. Do you really need to keep your phone on the whole time? Do you really need to take pictures? Do you really need to never shut up? I know my death will come from someone I ask to stop talking or shut of...continued

reviewed Apr 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from jane
Red Velvet 235 events 95 reviews

This show is not just about Janis but is about her influences too. Amazing blues singing of Etta James, Bessie Smith and Aretha. The lighting is incredible and you can't leave out of there w/o feeling energized.

reviewed Apr 14 2013 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Grab your tickets now before they sell out… Do not miss this show!” – CBS


*Regular Alternate Schedule:

*Alison Cusano as Janis Joplin: Saturday, April 20 (matinee) and Sunday, April 21 (matinee).

Kimberly Yarbrough as The Blues Singer: Tuesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 18.

One Night with Janis Joplin is a full-on concert experience and musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends. With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, proving music wasn’t just a man’s world anymore. This new musical event includes a live onstage band and features Joplin hits and classic songs such as “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Ball and Chain” and “Summertime” — creating a compelling portrait of an artist through the words and music of one of America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll icons. 

Created, written and directed by Randy Johnson and starring Mary Bridget Davies, who gives an acclaimed performance as Janis Joplin.

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