One Night With Janis Joplin
created, written and directed by Randy Johnson
Rock 'N' Roll Extravaganza
Get ready to relive the summer of love! Back by popular demand, 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 one of America's greatest rock 'n' roll originals, performing with the goddesses of the blues who influenced her, as they deliver "no-holds-barred vocal fire through one classic song after another." (TheaterMania)
“ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will rock your world.”
”One of the most amazing and emotional experiences
offered on any Los Angeles stage so far this year.”
“Exhilarating … Remarkable … A joyful ruckus.”
“Davies literally brings the house to its feet.”
“Davies’s voice is so raw, so powerful, and so eerily similar to the late singer.”– Washingtonian
“Davies’ interpretation is dead-on… she delivers
no-holds-barred vocal fire through one classic song after another."
Sabrina Elayne Carten’s “powerhouse voice is equally impressive.”– Theatermania
Mary Bridget Davies is “a force of nature.”
"[Mary Bridget] Davies … 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
|Mary Bridget Davies||Sabrina Elayne Carten||Alison Cusano||Kim Yarbrough|
MARY BRIDGET DAVIES is scheduled to play the role of Janis Joplin on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; and Sunday matinees; as well as Friday matinee, June 28th; and Monday evening, July 1st.
SABRINA ELAYNE CARTEN is scheduled to play the role of the Blues Singer on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings; and Saturday and Sunday matinees; as well as Tuesday evening, June 25th; Thursday matinee, June 27th; Wednesday evening, July 3rd; and Friday matinee, July 5th.
ALISON CUSANO is scheduled to play the role of Janis Joplin on Saturday matinees and Sunday evenings; as well as Thursday matinee, June 27th; and Friday matinee, July 5th.
KIM YARBROUGH is scheduled to play the role of the Blues Singer on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (excluding Tuesday, June 25th; and Wednesday, July 3rd); as well as Friday matinee, June 28th; and Monday evening, July 1st.
Cast performance schedules are subject to change.
“In these days where fame is instant and true musicianship rare, the word ‘artist’ is an often-misused statement. As we are held hostage to a manufactured pop culture on a daily basis, I feel we must constantly revisit our cultural history and explore the authentic forces that have shaped the landscape of our lives. One of those authentic forces for me is Janis Joplin. Her fame was earned – her following grew as she grew – people were drawn to her and she was drawn to them.
Janis is a true artist without contrivance or artifice. People like to say ‘ahead of her time.’ I happen to believe she was right on time. This isn’t just Janis’ story: it’s all of our stories, in one way or another. We all touch and inform each other as we travel this life. The world is a better place because Janis was here for a moment and I trust that you will take away with you a piece of her heart, her spirit and her wisdom.”
— Randy Johnson, playwright/director
Advisories: This production of One Night with Janis Joplin contains mature language and special effects including haze, fog, and strobe lights.
“If you never got the chance to see Joplin live … this feels as close as you’re going to get.”