I recently saw the show One Night With Janis Joplin at Arena Stage. It was good but I saw the understudy and have heard the star is amazing. We will get a chance to hear a bit from that star - Mary Bridget Davies - at this very cool evening at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Join cast members Davies and and Sabrina Elayne Carten who I did see and is fabulous for performances and insight into their roles. Meredith Rutledge-Borger, curator from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, will provide historic context and serve as moderator.
The show is presented in conjunction with Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power at the Museum. The Women Who Rock galleries will remain open until 7:30 p.m. to allow visitors the opportunity to explore the exhibition prior to the program. So we'll do that at about 6:45 before taking our seats for the show. The evening is free, which is cool because entrance is usually $10 there - except for the first Sunday of every month when it's free.
Afterward, perhaps we can go watch the last Presidential debate and grab something to eat. The Capitol City Brewing Company is around the corner or maybe there's a good Monday deal somewhere. Oh, and I need to start collecting $1 again if possible. They just billed me for 6 months.
Arena Stage presents this behind-the-scenes look at the new rock-and-roll musical One Night with Janis Joplin (September 28–November 4 at Arena Stage). A truly original singer/songwriter with a voice like whiskey and an electric stage presence, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock and Roll. Featuring Joplin classics, such as “Piece of my Heart” and “Summertime,” the show also shines a spotlight on the women who inspired her, including Bessie Smith, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin.