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Pasadena Playhouse Presents A Night With Janis Joplin

Mary Bridget Davies re-creates her Tony-nominated performance beginning tonight.

A Night With Janis Joplin, written and directed by Randy Johnson, begins tonight at the Pasadena Playhouse.
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A Night With Janis Joplin starts performances tonight at Pasadena Playhouse. Mary Bridget Davies re-creates her Broadway performance in the role that earned her a Tony nomination. Randy Johnson, the show's creator, directs.

The show centers on Janis Joplin and her meteoric rise to fame. On the way to the top, it stops to admire and learn from the stars who influenced Joplin, including Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith. The show treats audiences to some of their favorites including "Summertime," "Piece of My Heart," "Cry Baby," and "Me and Bobby McGee."

Kacee Clanton alternates with Davies in the role of Janis Joplin. The rest of the cast comprises Sharon Catherine Brown, Yvette Cason, Sylvia MacCalla, and Jenelle Lynn Randall.

The creative team includes Rob Bissinger (set design), Mike Baldassari (lighting design), Amy Clark (costume design), Ben Selke (sound design), Darrel Maloney (projections design), and Leah Loukas (hair and makeup).

Performances will run through August 16.

For tickets and more information, click here.