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A Night With Janis Joplin

August 19 - September 18, 2016

  • Written and directed by Randy Johnson

  • Hubbard Theatre

  • contains explicit language and adult content.

  • The run time is approximately 2 hours and 14 minutes, including one intermission.


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 & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Now, you’re invited to share an evening with the woman and her influences in the new 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,” and a remarkable cast, A Night With Janis Joplin, written and directed by Randy Johnson, 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 & roll’s greatest legends. 



Join us for programs that connect you with other theatre lovers, our artists, and what is on stage on a whole new way:
August 25: ActOUT
August 27: Captioned Performance

Photo: Kacee Clanton as Janis Joplin in A Night With Janis Joplin. Photo by Mark and Tracy Photography.



Associate Producers

Creative Team

Rob Bissinger

Scenic Design

Amy Clark

Costume Design

Mike Baldassari

Lighting Design

Ben Selke

Sound Design

Darrel Maloney

Projection Design

Michael Moritz

Music Director

Leah Loukas

Wig Design

Tyler Rhodes

Associate Director

Patricia Wilcox


Randy Johnson

Writer and Director

Michael Cohl


The Cast

Kacee Clanton

as Janis Joplin

Katrina Rose Dideriksen

as Janis Joplin, alternate

Tawny Dolley

as Joplinaire/Etta James/Chanel

Carol Hatchett

as Joplinaire/Chantel/Odetta/Bessie Smith

Amma Osei

as Joplinaire/Blues Woman/Aretha Franklin/Nina Simone

Jennifer Leigh Warren

as Joplinaire/Chantel/Blues Singer