A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will open Friday, May 4 and run through Sunday, May 20 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Click below to purchase tickets or call (919) 831-6941 x6944.
Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock and roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Her unique sound, however, was originally created as a result of her love for some of the greatest African American singers of all time. Now, theatre goers can share an evening with the Queen of Rock and Roll and her musical influences in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN.
JENNIFER LEIGH WARREN (Blues Singer, Lead Chantel) Warren has previously portrayed the “Blues Singer” on the first tour of A Night With Janis Joplin and recently completed the second tour. She previously starred on Broadway (Original Casts) in Big River (“How Blest” written especially for her by Roger Miller), Little Shop of Horrors (original Crystal), Marie Christine and Lonesome Traveler. Her regional roles have included Medda-Newsies/DragonShrek (Tuacahn), Sir Peter Hall’s Shakespeare Co., Addaperle AND Evilene The Wiz(Arkansas Rep), The Education Of Randy Newman, Hair-Shelia & Kismet- Lalume (REPRISE!), OklahomaAdo Annie (Sacramento Music). She has also starred in television roles including Pretty Little Liars, Lipstick Jungle, ER, Scrubs, All My Children, The Tonight Show, CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel with Broken Bells, The Kills, Trombone Shorty, Moon Taxi and Lisa Loeb. Other work: (International) Denmark (Al Jarreau); Japan - Big River (in Japanese). (Film) Valentine’s Day, The Other Sister, Dear God, Grace of my Heart, The Crossing Guard, Sour Grapes. Dartmouth College graduate. SAG/ AFTRA & AEA member. www.jenniferleighwarren.com
NATTALYEE RANDALL (Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Blues Woman, Chantel) Randall is originally from Springfield, IL and went to Western Illinois University for Music and English Education. She starred in the National Tour of Vocalosity and regional productions of Dreamgirls (Portland Center Stage), Dreamgirls (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), The Goree All Girls Strong Band (NYMF/Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role Recipient), The Color Purple (White Plains Performing Arts Center) and Hairspray (Little Theatre On The Square). Check out Nattalyee.com and Instagram/Twitter: @Nattalyee
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