Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, Zach Theatre, July 10 - August 28, 2013

ZACH Theatre Austin TX

(Zach Theatre, S. Lamar at Riverside (parking on Riverside and on Toomey Rd, one block south),

presents the Texas premiere of


Created, written and directed by RANDY JOHNSON
Produced in partnership with One Night Productions, the Estate of Janis Joplin and JAM, Inc.

Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Blvd,(corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar Blvd.)
Previews July 10-17
Champagne Opening and Press Night is Thursday, July 18, followed by a post-show reception with the stars of show

LGBT Wilde Party with pre-show mixer is Thursday, July 11
Performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Performances continue through August 18, 2013

Tickets range from $35-$65. To order tickets call 512-476-0541 ext. 1 or visit www.zachtheatre.org. Student Rush Tickets: $18 one hour before showtime (with valid ID). ZACH’s new, full bar opens one hour before showtime and remains open for one hour post-show.

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is a musical journey into the inspirations of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends. With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, proving music wasn’t just a man’s world anymore. ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN explores the life and inspirations of Joplin in this musical journey packed with classic songs including “Piece of My Heart, “Summertime,” and “Mercedes Benz.” The show also shines the spotlight on the musical trailblazers who influenced Joplin, including Bessie Smith, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin.
Presented by ZACH Theatre in partnership with One Night Productions, the Estate of Janis Joplin, and JAM, this new musical celebrates Joplin's genius for crafting a unique style of the musical forms she loved. Playwright-director Randy Johnson received unprecedented access to the Joplin family archives to create ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, which enabled him to give audiences a profound immersion in this blues-belting innovator's musical brilliance.

Janis Joplin is famously connected to Austin, where she attended the University of Texas and was a fixture at Threadgill’s in its early days as a venue for singer-songwriters. She eventually left Austin for San Francisco, and changed the history of rock and roll forever.

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ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is presented by donors Broadway Bank, Carolyn Bartlett, and Joan and Jeff Lava.

About ZACH Theatre ZACH Theatre is Austin’s leading professional producing theatre, employing more than 600 actors, musicians, and designers annually. Founded in 1932, ZACH is the longest running theatre company in Texas, serving 95,000 adults and youth annually. ZACH creates its own nationally recognized plays and musicals that ignite the imagination, lift the spirit, and engage the community under the proven leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Now in its 80th year, ZACH continues to expand and engage with Austin, adding the new 420-seat, 32,000-square-foot Topfer Theatre to its performing arts campus, nearly doubling ZACH’s capacity while retaining its hallmark intimate theatre-going experience. Visit www.zachtheatre.org for more information.

ZACH Theatre is sponsored in part, by Applied Materials, Austin Catering, Four Hands Home, Holiday Inn-Lady Bird Lake, Kirk Tuck Photography, Marquee Event Group, OnRamp, Austin American-Statesman, KXAN TV 36, and Time Warner Cable; and by grants from Junior League of Austin, The Shubert Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, which believes an investment in the arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

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