The music, obsessions and passions of Janis Joplin.
For the first time in Australia, a production about a rock
whose individuality became a hallmark that both shocked and
inspired a generation and to this day touches all ages.
On 4th October 1970, Janis Joplin was found dead from a heroin
overdose. Lonely, sad and on the inevitable self destructive path
of a junkie, Janis was ironically also headed for far greater
personal and musical success with her critically acclaimed album
'Pearl'. Released after her death and embraced by the world then
and today as a triumphant album that fuses, rock, jazz and blues
with a gritty flavour that marked an era of change.
Pearl - The Janis Joplin Show is an interpretational musical
presentation, celebrating a woman who exploded onto the music
scene and quickly became the queen of rock 'n' roll and mother of
thrift shop. Best remembered for her rebellious lifestyle, her
distinctive voice. She joins the infamous 27 Club.
Joplin continually left audiences speechless with unforgettable
hits like "Cry Baby" and "Me and Bobby McGee.", "Move Over"
and many more.
Paying homage to the legacy of a captivating woman who
stunned fans with her extraordinary performances and
simultaneously shattered stereotypes, leaving a life-long
impression in the rock 'n' roll world. To her intimate friends she
was known as 'Pearl'. To her enthralled public she was Janis
Joplin, the greatest female singer in the history of rock and
Pearl - The Janis Joplin Show, delivers in words and music her
tumultuous outlook on life, love and being the first lady of rock
who got a little dirty! An extraordinary story interwoven amongst
19 hit songs that shaped an era where love was fearless and
rules were broken.
Written & Directed by Chris Keeble, Fish out a Water
Productions. Musical Direction by Jeremy Edwards.
Pearl is a musical interpretation of Janis's story and music
** PLEASE NOTE: Performance contains coarse language,
sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for
people aged 15 years or older.
2/3/2017 - 2/3/2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mount Isa Civic Centre - 23 West Street
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