Immerse yourself in Broadway storytelling with explosive vocal performances
Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and became the queen of rock ‘n’ roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with southern comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby,” and “Summertime,” this sensational show is a musical journey celebrating Joplin and her iconic musical influences: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith.
MBT Field Guide Insights:
Immerse yourself in the realm of some of the most powerful female songstresses of the twentieth century. This exhilarating Broadway storytelling musical lets you witness the kind of volcanic performances that feature Janis’ signature high, husky, earthy, and explosive sound, but also feel the sheer power of her fearlessness in delivery.
“Exhilarating . . . Remarkable . . . A joyful ruckus.” – The Washington Post
“Electrifying” – Variety