Box Office – A Night With Janis Joplin

A Night With Janis Joplin

Mar 25 – Apr 17, 2016

Created, Written and Directed by Randy Johnson

 

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Janis shares stories of her life and musical heroes in an electrifying 1970s concert venue, performing unforgettable songs like “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,”  “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” alongside a remarkable cast. Watch as the Joplinaires, Joplin’s backup singers, transform into the women of soul who inspired her—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith—performing some of the greatest songs ever written. A Night With Janis Joplin, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis’s legacy as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends.

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 ‘n’ 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 spend an evening with the woman and her influences in the new Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin

Northwest Premiere!

A Night With Janis Joplin will run 2 hours, 20 minutes including intermission.

Please be advised that concert-style lights are used throughout the performance, flashing bright lights onto the stage and into the audience. 

Plan Your Visit

Whether this is your first visit to The 5th Avenue Theatre or your 50th, we want to ensure that you enjoy every moment. If you have any questions about the theater accommodations or services, please call 206-625-1900 or e-mail info@5thavenue.org.

A Night With Janis Joplin will run 2 hours, 20 minutes including intermission.

Arrival Time

Productions begin promptly, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Doors open 45 minutes before the show and seating begins 30 minutes before the curtain.

Late Seating

Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Following intermission, an usher will help you find your seat.

Weather

All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.

Children

The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes children ages 4 and older. Children under 4 years of age, including babes in arms, will not be admitted. 

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information on whether a particular show is suitable for your child, please see the Parental Guidelines included for each show. Complimentary booster seats are available at the Coat Check.

Emergency Contact

Please leave the following information with your sitter or service, so we can quickly locate you in the event of an emergency:

Theatre Coat Check phone:  206-625-1294
Your seat location: aisle, section, row, and seat number

Coat Check, Assistive Devices, and Special Needs

Complimentary Coat Check is located in the lobby next to Aisle 3. You may check any item you don’t wish to carry into the theater. Booster seats, assistive listening headsets, and Braille playbills are available at no charge. Binoculars may be rented for $5.00.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments are available for purchase on both levels of the lobby before the performance and during intermission. Candy and beverages purchased at the lobby concession stand may be brought into the theatre. Beverages must be in a bottle with cap or a theater cup with lid. 

Ticket Refunds & Exchanges

You may exchange your tickets if you do so 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled performance date. Subscribers may exchange tickets with no exchange fee. Single-ticket buyers are charged an exchange fee. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable.

You may also donate your tickets back to the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre. The 5th cannot guarantee that ticket donations are tax deductable and does not produce tax receipts for these donations. Please call 206.625.1900 prior to your performance  to arrange a ticket donation.

Lost Tickets

If you lose or forget your tickets, please call 206-625-1900 or 888-5TH-4TIX for a replacement. You may pick up your tickets at the Box Office on the day of the show.

Third-Party Tickets

We strongly discourage patrons from purchasing tickets through outside vendors. Tickets bought from scalpers, brokers or by other third-party means may be counterfeit or inadmissible, and they are often grossly overpriced. These purchases do not benefit the performers, producers or The 5th Avenue Theatre. Purchasing directly from the 5th Avenue Theatre is your best bet for best seats and best available prices.

Cameras & Recorders

The use of cameras and video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. You may leave these items at the Coat Check.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.

Firearms Policy

No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part of the theater.

Ask an Usher

If you experience any discomfort during a performance, an usher or the House Manager will be glad to assist you.

In addition to being a celebrated artist, Janis is also considered an inspiration by many famous women who followed her in the music business. This is especially true of women-led groups in the Northwest, including Heart and Sleater-Kinney. Read more about how Janis inspired a generation of women to rock here.

 

Janis Joplin led a storied life in her short 27 years, not least of which during her meteoric rise to fame between the years of 1967 and 1970. In this piece written by Artistic Associate Albert Evans, take a deeper dive into Janis' life and legacy.

 

We have some amazing ladies in our production of A Night With Janis Joplin. Kacee Clanton portrays the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll herself, with Kristin Piacentile stepping in as an alternate for a number of performances.

The Joplinaire women are also incredibly talented, getting standing ovations for their portrayals of Bessie Smith, Aretha Franklin, Odetta, Nina Simone and more. We are lucky to have Yvette Cason, Sylvia MacCalla, Nova Payton and Aurianna Tuttle filling out this cast.

Read more about all of the amazing ladies and the characters that they play here.

A Night With Janis Joplin Cast (click for bio):

KACEE CLANTON

KACEE CLANTON
Janis Joplin

KACEE CLANTON

KACEE CLANTON
(Janis Joplin)

First time at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Broadway: A Night With Janis Joplin (The Lyceum Theatre). Regional/Other: Breaking Through (Pasadena Playhouse); A Night With Janis Joplin (Pasadena Playhouse, ZACH Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre); Love, Janis (San Diego Repertory, Kansas City Repertory, Downstairs Cabaret Theatre); Your Town Follies, a Cirque Comique (El Portal Theatre). FILM/TV Soundtrack: The Tooth Fairy, Kinsey, Brothers and Sisters, Fox Sports, Cribs, Open House New York, 18 to Life, The Guiding Light, Star Search, Thirty Something. Additional Credits: Toured as a vocalist with Joe Cocker, Luis Miguel, Big Brother & the Holding Co. 

KRISTIN PIACENTILE

KRISTIN PIACENTILE
Janis Joplin (at certain performances)

KRISTIN PIACENTILE

KRISTIN PIACENTILE
(Janis Joplin (at certain performances))

Piacentile is thrilled to make her 5th Avenue debut! Regional: The Wedding Singer (Holly), Urinetown writer's new musical ZM: A Zombie Musical (Eugene O'Neill Theater), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Silvia), Jeff Marx's new musical Home Street Home (Eugene O'Neill Theater and Z Space, San Francisco), Sweet Charity (Charity), Big River, Lost in Love: The Air Supply Musical (World Premiere), and All's Well That Ends Well (Helena). Proud member of AEA-SAG-AFTRA. Back up singer in Tony® nominee Lauren Worsham's rock band Sky-Pony. Thanks to Penny, Randy, Joan, Jeremy, and her family. Follow her @KristinPiatch

YVETTE CASON

YVETTE CASON
Joplinaire

YVETTE CASON

YVETTE CASON
(Joplinaire)

Cason is thrilled to reprise her roles in A Night With Janis Joplin after performing in the show at the Pasadena Playhouse. Other credits include: Ella The Musical, Dreamgirls, Play On! (Ovation Award), Once On This Island, Ain’t Misbehavin’, St. Louis Woman, Into The Woods and Sisterella (NAACP Theatre Award). Film: Dreamgirls and Middle of Nowhere. She has toured with Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, David Foster and Babyface. Education: Berklee College of Music.

SYLVIA MacCALLA

SYLVIA MacCALLA
Joplinaire

SYLVIA MacCALLA

SYLVIA MacCALLA
(Joplinaire)

MacCalla is happy to return to the show that "rocked" her world! She has appeared in Broadway hits RENT as Joanne and Hairspray as Motormouth Mabel/Lorraine in the 1st National tours. Other credits: They're Playing Our Song starring Stephanie J Block and Jason Alexander, South Pacific starring Reba McIntyre and Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ray Charles Live and Beehive. TV credits include: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Wayne Brady Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as a back-up singer for various artists. 

NOVA PAYTON

NOVA PAYTON
Joplinaire

NOVA PAYTON

NOVA PAYTON
(Joplinaire)

Payton is excited to be making her debut at The 5th. DC Area: Diner, Elmer Gantry, Crossing, Defying Gravity: Making of a SuperNOVA, Dreamgirls, The Best Little Whorehouse…, Xanadu, Hairspray (Signature Theatre); A Year with Frog and Toad (Imagination Stage); Freedom's Song (Ford’s Theatre); Godspell (Olney Theatre Center); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Washington Savoyards); Happy Elf (Adventure Theatre); Kiss Me, Kate (Shakespeare Theatre). Regional: Dreamgirls (Milwaukee Rep); Dreamgirls (Prince Music Theatre). National Tour: 3 Mo’ Divas (PBS Special), Smokey Joe’s Café.  www.simply-nova.com

AURIANNA TUTTLE

AURIANNA TUTTLE
Joplinaire

AURIANNA TUTTLE

AURIANNA TUTTLE
(Joplinaire)

Tuttle is excited to join the cast of A Night With Janis Joplin and to share the stage with some powerhouse singers at The 5th! She is a native of Southern California and new to the Seattle Theatre scene! Credits include Off Broadway: Sistas The Musical. Regional: Dreamgirls, RENT, Hairspray, Rumors and Dreams, South Pacific, Show Boat and many more! She would like to thank God, her family and her one and only B for always supporting her. Enjoy the show!

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information about whether a particular show is suitable for your child, we strongly encourage you to read the Content Advisories for each production. Children under 4, including babes in arms, will not be admitted.

A Night With Janis Joplin

Rating: PG-13

Please be advised that concert-style lights are used throughout the performance, flashing bright lights onto the stage and into the audience. 

Drugs/Alcohol:

Janis briefly mentions, both in song lyrics and in her monologues, her desire to “get stoned” and her dependence on alcohol.

Adult Language:

The show may be inappropriate for children 12 and under, as there is strong language.  The “f” word is used half a dozen times (always as an expletive rather than a sexual term).  “Goddamn” and “damn” are heard once apiece, and one vulgar expression is used (“What I’m trying to do mostly in the whole world is not to bullshit myself and not to bullshit anybody else”).

Sexual References:

Janis implies that she lost her virginity at the age of fourteen.  There are no explicit sexual references, although some song lyrics are suggestive.

Violence:

None.

A Night With Janis Joplin will run 2 hours, 20 minutes including intermission.