Like a comet that burned too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts invites you to share an evening with Janis and her musical influences in the hit musical A Night With Janis Joplin.
Janis Joplin had an unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort. It was a voice that made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. With a stable of unforgettable songs such as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” Janis Joplin performed the music that defined a generation.
Fueled by these amazing songs, A Night With Janis Joplin is a sensational show featuring a musical journey celebrating Joplin and her biggest musical influences like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith. These are the women who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends. The New York Times raved that A Night With Janis Joplin “rocks the house” and Daily Variety called the show “electrifying.”
A Night With Janis Joplin is a musical that’s staged like a rock concert that you never want to end.
A Night With Janis Joplin is created, written and directed by Randy Johnson.
Mature Audiences Only.
A Night With Janis Joplin has special effects including strobe lights, hazers and moving lights.