A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at the Pasadena Playhouse

Photo by Joan Marcus

Bob Verini –   Arts In LA

Members of the opening night audience at Pasadena Playhouse’s A Night With Janis Joplinwere clearly primed for an intimate tête-à-tête with the titular musical legend, and judging by the two hours’ worth of spontaneous outbursts, they got what they came for. I counted five full or partial standing ovations, interspersed between cheers for every screeched song title, every familiar vamp, and every smokin’-hot guitar riff (there were a lot of them). Read more…

Myron Meisel – Stage Raw

When our daughters were still young, yet old enough, we determined to take them on their first trip abroad to Europe. There was some protest: Why travel to Venice, when they could go to the Venetian in Las Vegas, where their grandparents lived? Read more…

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