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American Conservatory Theater

A Night with Janis Joplin

June 7–July 2, 2017
The Geary Theater

Like a comet that burns too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock ’n’ roll. The unmistakable voice, laced with raw emotion and Southern Comfort, made her a headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. In 2017, A.C.T. invited us all 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,” “Cry Baby,” and “Summertime,” along with a remarkable cast and stunning performances, A Night with Janis Joplin was a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith.


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