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Tony Award Nominee Brings Janis Joplin Show To Ridgefield Playhouse

"A Night with Janis Joplin" at the Ridgefield Playhouse features Tony-nominated Mary Bridget Davies in the starring role.
"A Night with Janis Joplin" at the Ridgefield Playhouse features Tony-nominated Mary Bridget Davies in the starring role. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- "A Night with Janis Joplin" explodes on the stage at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, Feb.24.

The show, formerly on Broadway, also shines a spotlight on the great African-American blues artists who influenced Joplin's musical style and career, including Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin.

"A Night with Janis Joplin" features Mary Bridget Davies in the starring role. She toured with Big Brother & The Holding Company (Joplin's original band), was nominated for a Tony nomination when the show debuted on Broadway in 2013.

The show was created, written, and directed by Randy Johnson and is a full-on concert experience and musical journey into the life of one of rock 'n roll's greatest legends.

Joplin hits and classic songs such as “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Ball and Chain” and “Summertime” will be covered.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $90.

Click here for more information and to buy tickets, or call the box office at 203-438-5795.

The event is sponsored by the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity and includes a live onstage band.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street.

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