A Night with Janis Joplin at the Vilar Center

Date(s) - 03/09/2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Vilar Center


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. Her unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made Joplin a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Now you’re invited to share an evening with the woman and her influences in Broadway’s critically-acclaimed musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, which the New York Times says “rocks the house.” The production features such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” with a remarkable cast led by Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Joplin and her biggest musical influences — icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith — who inspired one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends.