The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only theatrical event on screen: Broadway’s “A Night with Janis Joplin” on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
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.
From Broadway to the cinema screen, you’re invited to share an evening with the woman and her musical influences in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical sensation, “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,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances, “A Night with Janis Joplin”, written by Randy Johnson and directed by Emmy Award-winner David Horn and 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-n-roll’s greatest legends.
“A Night with Janis Joplin” stars Mary Bridget Davies in the title role of Janis Joplin, Tawney Dolley as Etta James, Ashley Tamar Davis as Aretha Franklin, Aurianna Angelique as Bessie Smith, and Jennifer Leigh Warren as a blues singer.
“A Night with Janis Joplin” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12.50 for Film Festival members and students. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.