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Behind the Scenes With Janis Joplin - a Special Event

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.

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  • Jeff O.


    October 23, 2012

  • friend of Smokey the B.

    it was great!

    October 23, 2012

  • Debbi

    way bummed to be missing this ;( please post highlights, thanks

    October 22, 2012

  • KCfromDC

    The theatre is now open. Show starts at 7:30pm

    October 22, 2012

  • Monique

    Hi there I may be running late as I am coming in from northern VA- trust I will find you :)

    October 22, 2012

  • KCfromDC

    Glad to join you all. How will we recognize one another in the lobby?

    October 22, 2012

  • Clara M.

    Yay! Im confirm now, I cleared my schedule for this monday, I love Janis Japlin and never been in that Museum before :) Looking forward to meeting everybody :)

    October 18, 2012

  • karen

    did see MBD @ arena stage, friend thought it was like watching joplin via time travel.

    October 17, 2012

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