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"I feel like I'm at a live concert!" See what audiences and critics are saying about A Night with Janis Joplin:



Kacee Clanton, star of A Night with Janis Joplin, opens an SF Giants game at AT&T Park with the National Anthem:




Before the performance on June 13, 2017, Janis Joplin's siblings, Laura and Michael, joined A.C.T. in front of a live audience to discuss the musical tribute to their sister's life (35 min).

Need more of the blues and rock that inspired A Night with Janis Joplin? Our playlist has you covered:


Little Girl Blue: the Rise of Janis Joplin

Before she became a feminist icon, Janis Joplin's folksy, bluesy tone formed the soundtrack of 1967 in San Francisco.
by Shannon Stockwell


A Revolutionary Rock Star

“Among American rock performers,” wrote music journalist Ellen Wills, “[Janis] was second only to Bob Dylan in importance as a creator–recorder–embodiment of her generation’s mythology.”
by Elspeth Sweatman


Our Sister, Janis

Laura and Michael Joplin's first road trip as children was to watch their sister perform at the Avalon Ballroom.
by Simon Hodgson


Strong Women: The Singers Who Influenced Janis Joplin, Part 1

Among the women who inspired Janis Joplin's iconic voice—and are represented onstage in A Night with Janis Joplin—are Bessie Smith, Odetta and Nina Simone.
by Allie Moss


Strong Women: The Singers Who Influenced Janis Joplin, Part 2

Take a closer look at two more soul singers who inspired Janis Joplin's iconic style: Etta James and Aretha Franklin.
by Allie Moss


Beehives and Bra Burning: Women in Music During the 1960s

Between 1958 and 1963, an estimated 1,500-plus groups were formed—largely composed of young women aged 11 to 18.
by Elspeth Sweatman


An Extraordinary Adventure: An Interview with A Night with Janis Joplin Director Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson has created productions about numerous musical artists, including Tammy Wynette, Carly Simon, Elvis Presley, and Patsy Cline—but soul singer Janis Joplin holds a special place in his heart.
by Simon Hodgson



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