One Night With Janis Joplin: A Rock Musical Event
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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Now it's going on the road with members of the Broadway cast, a 23-piece orchestra and new interpretations of legendary songs from the original Porgy and Bess, like "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Got Plenty of Nothing." Porgy and Bess debuted in 1935 as a groundbreaking opera starring an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers performing the classical, jazz and folk music of George and Ira Gershwin. Now, the stirring tale of African-American life in South Carolina's fictional Catfish Row has been transformed into a modern musical by a powerhouse Broadway team: Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man). Learn More
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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 enjoyable biography wrapped in a concert. My friend and I were trying hard not to sing out loud! Great seats.
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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
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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage
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The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.