With such a patently glorious roll call, One Night With Janis Joplin certainly has the entertainment quotient stacked in its favor. And to a surprising level, this concert-as-theater, written and directed by Randy Johnson, achieves the exhilarating effect it desires. It's a portrait, more than anything else, of a romance: a singer in love with the cleansing embrace of the crowd.… Read more
Mary Bridget Davies in One Night with Janis Joplin. Photo by Jim Cox.
Arena Stage plans
ambitious season full of big namesFebruary 25, 2013
How's this for casting coups? Kathleen Turner as Mother Courage! The earthy Turner must have had a blast at Arena Stage last summer playing the tart-tongued liberal columnist Molly Ivins, because she's coming back to Arena next January, as the pragmatic camp follower of Bertolt Brecht's anti-war epic, Mother Courage and Her Children… Read more
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