A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Joins Our 2017-18 Season

June 06, 2017


May 4-20, 2018

North Carolina Theatre is proud to announce the addition of a new show to the 2017-18 season on stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This season will feature A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN during an extended run in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.
We're thrilled to bring the tremendous energy and joy of this music to our stage. Our new president and CEO, Elizabeth Doran, who produced this show in a pre-Broadway run on the west coast in 2013 says, “our production will rock the house with the volcanic, stunning, and iconic persona of Janis Joplin.  But by also dazzling you with the power of the African-American blues singers who were her heroes, it will be an absolute jaw-dropper.  You will feel uplifted by this unforgettable show – in fact you’ll leap out of your seat and dance and sing along!”
Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock and roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Now, audiences can share an evening with the woman and her musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock and roll’s greatest legends.
Fueled by unforgettable songs including “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” and “Cry Baby,” A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN was called “riveting” by the New York Times.  Beyond a 2014 Tony® Award nomination on Broadway, the show also garnered three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and two NAACP Theatre Awards. 
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN joins an exciting season lineup of NC Theatre-produced shows including Disney’s NEWSIES and the classic musical comedy GYPSY, and in association with Broadway Series South the first national tour of BRIGHT STAR, and family favorite THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Please note, THE WONDER YEARS THE MUSICAL will no longer be featured next season. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will be replacing THE WONDER YEARS with extended run dates in May 2018.
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