When: Tue., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. and Wed., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. 2019
Grab a seat with me and Bobby McGee as A Night with Janis Joplin hits St. Louis. Written and directed by Randy Johnson, this musical puts Janis and her musical influences back in the spotlight. Those influences include Aretha Franklin and Etta James, who show up to perform the songs that inspired Janis to sing. The musical includes hits such as "Cry Baby" and "Summertime," and of course "Piece of My Heart" is in there. Mary Bridget Davies — who was nominated for a Tony Award during the show's Broadway run – plays Janis, and the show is performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday (October 8 and 9) at the Stifel Theatre (1400 Market Street; www.stifeltheatre.com). Tickets $35 to $135.