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Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage
1101 Sixth St. Washington, DC 20024
202-554-9066
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"One Night With Janis Joplin"
304 ratings
4.7 average rating
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48 events
15 reviews
21 stars
attended Sep 30 2012

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

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 10 2012

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.

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 07 2012

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

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"
One Night With Janis Joplin
will rock your world." —Los Angeles Times
“One of the most amazing and emotional experiences offered on any Los Angeles stage so far this year.” -Backstage
“Exhilarating … remarkable … A joyful ruckus.”__ -The Washington Post__
“Davies’ voice is so raw, so powerful, and so eerily similar to the late singer.” -Washingtonian
“Davies’ interpretation is dead-on … [Sabrina Elayne Carten’s] powerhouse voice is equally impressive.”__ -Theatermania__
Mary Bridget Davies is “a force of nature … [she] rides her voice like a bronco-buster hanging onto a frenzied stallion … [Sabrina Elayne] Carten, one of the few women in the world who can do Aretha Franklin, and make it sound genuine.” —DC Theatre Scene
“Come to this show … it’ll knock your socks off.”– ShowBiz Radio

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Get ready to relive the summer of love! One Night with Janis Joplin returns to rock Arena Stage for another round of “exhilarating” (Washington Post_) performances packed with classic songs like “Piece of My Heart, “Summertime” and “Mercedes Benz.” Don’t miss Mary Bridget Davies as one of America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll originals, paired with Sabrina Elayne Carten as the Blues Singer, as they deliver “no-holds-barred vocal fire through one classic song after another” (_TheaterMania) in this special rock ‘n’ roll revival.