Venue Details

Arena Stage - Kreeger Theater
1101 Sixth St. Washington, DC 20024
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 305 members
Review from John
Red Velvet 99 events 98 reviews

Well, after waiting for this production for months with great anticipation, and having read how fabulous Mary Bridget was in the title role, we were terribly disappointed that Alison Cusano played the lead for our performance. This was unfair for...continued

reviewed Jul 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Amy T
Red Velvet 279 events 68 reviews

Not worth the money. As someone who has been listening to rock and soul music since the days when (the actual) Janis Joplin was in her prime, I was impressed with MBD's voice, down to the raspy wail - but visually, it didn't work for me. One can...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from jmcc
Red Velvet 130 events 58 reviews

All the rave reviews you've read are true: this is a great show. Even people who weren't fans of Janis will like this one.

reviewed Jun 22 2013 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Watch a video trailer for One Night With Janis Joplin.
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.

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