Debuting at The 5th Avenue Theatre tonight and running until April 17, the Tony-nominated Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin celebrates the extraordinary career of the queen of rock & roll, starring Kacee Clanton. The 2 hour and 20 minute show was created, written, and directed by acclaimed playwright Randy Johnson, choreographed by Patricia Wilcox, and musically supervised by Michael J. Moritz, Jr.
“This incredible high energy hit will transport you back in time and let you experience what it was like to be in the presence of the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll at the height of her fame,” said 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong. “However, this show is not just a concert. It features all of her greatest hits, but it will also take you inside her mind and her experience, and bring onto the stage many of the incredible women who influenced her as a singer and an artist.”
A Night With Janis Joplin runs March 25 – April 17, 2016 at The 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Avenue). For single tickets (starting at $24) and information, please visit www.5thavenue.org, call the Box Office at (206) 625-1900 or visit the Box Office at 1308 5th Avenue in Downtown Seattle. Tickets may also be purchased at (888) 5TH-4TIX. Group ticket buyers (10 or more) may call (888) 625-1418.
The show is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences—trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, all of whom inspired Joplin to become one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Her unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made Joplin a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Audiences will enjoy Joplin’s favorites, including “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby” and “Me and Bobby McGee,” among many others. The New York Times raved that A Night With Janis Joplin “rocks the house” and Variety called it “electrifying.” New York 1 cheered, “This will rock your socks off!” The show was hailed by the Washington Post as “a remarkable, exhilarating portrait of a singer in love with the cleansing embrace of the crowd.”