Celebrate Janis Joplin’s 75th birthday before the show at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre!
The birthday celebration will display historic pieces from local archivist David Bieber’s archive, bringing to life the legacy of rock and roll icon Janis Joplin. Memorable artifacts include concert photos, photos, records, and more. All patrons will be able to explore the 75th birthday display before the show and during intermission. Doors open 45 minutes prior to show time.
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A Night With Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, all of whom inspired Joplin to become one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Her unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made Joplin a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Audiences will enjoy Joplin’s favorites, including “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and many others.
Newton native Kelly McIntyre will be playing the role of Janis Joplin. She is thrilled to be coming back to A Night with Janis Joplin! After joining the show for the first national tour in 2016, McIntyre went on to headline and perform in five more productions of Janis at Capital Reparatory Theatre, The Barter Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Laguna Playhouse and McCarter Theatre. Other NYC credits include For Tonight (Goodspeed Opera House), Into the Sun (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Days of Rage (New York Theatre Barn) and Ruth Maier (New York Theatre Barn). McIntyre has sung in concerts and readings all over NYC in venues such as 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, The Cutting Room and Don’t Tell Mama.
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This restored 1500+ seat theatre; and considered Boston Theater District's "Little Princess", continues to be the home for many local community arts organizations. The Shubert Theatre also serves as a venue for the touring companies that present Broadway, theater, music, dance, and opera.