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July 21 - August 23, 2015

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The Triumphant Return Direct from Broadway!

The Tony Award® Nominated

Choreographed by Patricia Wilcox
Musical Direction by Tyler Evans
Created, Written and Directed by Randy Johnson

Produced by Michael Cohl, Todd Gershwin and Daniel Chilewich,
in association with The Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol for JAM, Inc.

"This electrifying concert musical resurrects the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll." - Los Angeles Times

"Keeps the house rocking...with a throbbing fervor."
- The New York Times

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN has been hailed by critics and has audiences leaping to their feet and dancing in the aisles.  Here’s a sampling of some of the critical acclaim for the show on Broadway:  “A Night With Janis Joplin is an onstage party featuring Mary Bridget Davies who rockets through at least a dozen of Joplin’s best-known songs, and sings them with a throbbing fervor that is often riveting,” (The New York Times); “This new musical provides a rockin’ good time,” (Associated Press); “Mary Bridget Davies gives an ecstatic star turn.  She looks like Joplin, sings like Joplin, and howls like Joplin in a show and a role-of-a-lifetime that she owns.  It’s not only an amazing performance; it’s a generous one,” (Variety); and “Randy Johnson’s exuberant, phenomenally well-executed show features impeccable performances of ‘Summertime,’ ‘Piece of My Heart,’ ‘Cry Baby,’ and ‘Me and Bobby McGee,’ backed by one of the best rock bands ever heard in these precincts” (Bloomberg News). A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award® nominated Broadway run. Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.  The unmistakable voice filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.  A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends.

Kicking Off Thursday, August 13


Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Mary Bridget Davies performs the role of Janis Joplin on Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Kacee Clanton performs the role of Janis Joplin on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday Evenings at 7:00 p.m.

On Sunday August 23, Kacee Clanton will perform the role of Janis Joplin at 2:00 p.m. and Mary Bridget Davies will perform the role of Janis Joplin at 7:00 p.m.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - Mary Bridget Davies and the Joplinaires on Good Day LA!

Cast & Creative Team