Love, Janis – Tuscon-Phoenix, AZ


Janisphoto JanistitleConceived & adapted by Randal Myler

Inspired by the book, “Love, Janis” by Laura Joplin

 

Tucson  March 22 – April 9, 2007

Phoenix  April 14 – May 13, 2007

 

There are blues singers, hippies and rock stars…then there’s Janis Joplin. She gave a piece of her heart with every song and her powerful voice and explosive presence electrified a generation.  Crafted from Janis’ letters home to her family, her journey from small-town girl to rock-and-roll icon comes alive in this thrilling musical by the creator of Hank Williams: Lost Highway. All her biggest hit songs from “Me and Bobby McGee” to “Ball and Chain” are woven with glimpses of her internal life, creating a complex portrait of the queen of the Summer of Love. A rocking Arizona premiere of this international hit!

Contains loud music (of course!)

 

From the ATC Website:

News, Notes and Next from Arizona Theatre Company
Winter 2007
Volume XX – No. 3

 

Insights from Michael Joplin
“Janis had an incredible sense of humor, and she always wanted people to feel good about themselves.”

 

Regarding Janis, by Baron Wolman, photographer
“In the late sixties Janis was still in her early twenties. She was a complex woman but in many respects still a young girl. I always tried to bring out that “little girl” side of her, tried to make her smile, tried to uncover the innocence that hovered just below the hard-driving singer superstar she was to become.”

 

Janis Joplin biography
“Janis Lyn Joplin was born January 19, 1943 and died October 4, 1970. In between she led a triumphant and tumultuous life blessed by an innate talent to convey powerful emotion through heart-stomping rock-and-roll singing.”
Official Website

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