A Night with Janis Joplin | Ordway Music Theater - St. Paul, MN

A Night with Janis Joplin

Mar 29 - Apr 3, 2016

Ordway Theater Season, Ordway Music Theater


The brightest stars often burn quickest. With power and beauty, their brilliance catches us completely by surprise. They hold our attention for a fleeting moment, but it isn’t until they’re gone that we’re able to truly appreciate them.

Exploding onto the scene in the late 60‘s, Janis Joplin was one of the brightest stars in music history. She mesmerized us with her unique sound and ability to effortlessly combine a commanding presence with sincere vulnerability. Her untimely death in 1970 left the world stunned and wondering, “what might have been?”

A Night with Janis Joplin will explore the life and influences of a true music icon, featuring the unforgettable songs, “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby,” and more!





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ORDWAY EXTRA: The Soundtrack of Hippie Culture

Wednesday, March 30 | 6:30 p.m., Marzitelli Foyer
Free for A Night with Janis Joplin ticket holders

The hippie culture of the 1960s birthed a unique sound whose music touched on political and social issues of the time. Come and listen to some of the iconic sounds of the era and hear the stories of those who were part of the movement.


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