Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 – 2:28 PM
If you are a fan of Janis Joplin and want to spend an evening with her and some incredibly talented singers and musicians; do not hesitate to visit The Pasadena Playhouse before Aug. 23…
Saturday, June 25
Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars the incredible Mary Bridget Davies following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run in the title role. With her uncanny resemblance to Joplin and ability to sing and mimic her physicality so thoroughly, you will walk out of the Pasadena Playhouse feeling as if you have just witnessed Joplin’s return to the stage in all its glory…
Everyone knows that series of scenes in Almost Famous, when William Miller goes out for a night on the (small) town with Russell from Stillwater to hang with “some real Topeka people.” Russell drinks from the red cups, which are of course laced with acid, and ends up rambling all night long before standing on the roof, arms outstretched, howling “I am a golden god!” …
|Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin and the company of
A Night with Janis Joplin. Photo by Joan Marcus
Baby boomers don’t normally show their approval at the theater by leaping to their feet and giving standing ovations during a performance… unless they happen to be seeing A Night with Janis Joplin at Pasadena Playhouse. The power of remembrance combined with the powerhouse performances of Mary Bridget Davies (as Janis Joplin) and her crew – four dynamic supporting female vocalists and an eight piece kickass rock band – prove that the Queen of Rock ‘n Roll can still conjure up a revolution in the hearts of her fans and get them on their feet in spite of themselves…
A full-on concert experience and musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends. With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, proving music wasn’t just a man’s world anymore.
Recurring every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Through Sunday, August 23, 2015.
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39 S El Molino Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
July 28th, 2015 by Pasadena Independent
By: Nathaniel Cayanan
Under a hazy neon spotlight that illuminates the stage at the Pasadena Playhouse stands what seems to be a resurrected cultural icon. With an intoxicating voice and playfully animated presence, she sings with such raw emotion and meticulous harmony that makes all watching her just sit back and wonder at such apparently supernatural dexterity. She’s raw. Electric. Profound. That’s how to best describe Mary Bridget Davies’ stellar performance as 1960s rock ‘n’ roll icon Janis Joplin in the Tony Award-nominated production, “A Night with Janis Joplin.” Davies, from the moment she graces the stage with her presence, completely embodies Joplin, going beyond just mere impersonation and truly bringing to life a revolutionary figure who tragically died in 1970…
Janis Joplin is back and The Pasadena Playhouse has got her in the show A Night With Janis Joplin, playing July 21st to August 16th. This thrills Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director of The Pasadena Playhouse, because he reported an earlier version of the show lit up the box-office as the highest grossing show in Pasadena Playhouse’s history. Epps calls A Night With Janis Joplin “theatrical fireworks.”
Now through mid-August, Janis Joplin comes back to life onstage at the historic Pasadena Playhouse. A Night with Janis Joplin first toured through Pasadena in 2013 before moving to Broadway, where it garnered critical acclaim and much success. Now the musical extravaganza returns to Pasadena for an encore.
Mary Bridget Davies received a 2014 Tony nomination for her portrayal of the singer and it is clear to see why. With a soulful voice almost identical to the pipes of the pop icon, Davies has the audience eating out of her hand…so much so that she was asked to front Big Brother and the Holding Company…