Join us to celebrate A.C.T.'s 50th season!
A.C.T. is a thriving community of artists and audiences that together celebrate the art of live theater. Our current season celebrates the rich fabric of our 50-year history and sets the stage for the next 50, culminating with A Night With Janis Joplin (June 7–July 2, 2017), which also marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
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Written and directed by Randy Johnson
June 7–July 2
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
“Rocks the house!”
The New York Times
“Wild and joyously raucous”
The Hollywood Reporter
“Electrifying! A celebration of the blues and those beautiful bruises they leave on the singer’s soul.”
Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock ’n’ roll. The unmistakable voice, laced with raw emotion and Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. A.C.T. invites you to share an evening with the woman and her influences in the hit Broadway musical A Night with Janis Joplin. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby,” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast, and breakout performances, A Night with Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest legends. The perfect way to celebrate the half-century of San Francisco’s Summer of Love, A Night with Janis is a fitting production to close out our 50th-anniversary season.
Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission
Please note: This production contains adult language, and utilizes theatrical haze and strobe effects with moving lights.
All dates, titles, and artists are subject to change.
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