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Le Petit Continues 105th Season with A Night with Janis Joplin

NEW ORLEANS – Rescheduled from 2020 is the musical A Night with Janis Joplin!  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 & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha FranklinEtta JamesOdettaNina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.

A Night with Janis Joplin Dates: May 12 – 29, 2022

Thursday, May 12, is a preview performance. All Tier 2 and Tier 3 seats are $25. The official opening is Friday, May 13. The show performs Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

A Night with Janis Joplin is written and directed by Randy Johnson. Choreography is by Patricia Wilcox and Tawny Dolly serves as the associate director and associate choreographer. The cast includes Leslie McDonel as Janis Joplin, Tawny Dolly, Caitlyn Martin, Nattalyee Randall, Joanna Hale-McGill, and Paige McNamara.

The season concludes with 2019 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, Choir Boy, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who won the 2017 Academy Award for his adapted screenplay of the film MoonlightIn the soaring, music-filled Choir Boy, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school’s legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?

Choir Boy Dates: June 16 – 26, 2022

SINGLE TICKETS: $45-75 Adult | $15 Students

BLUE STAR FAMILIES: Le Petit participates in the Blue Star Families Program and offers 50% off tickets and subscriptions for active military personnel.

WHERE: Le Petit Theatre – 616 St. Peter St. New Orleans LA 70116 | 504.522.2081

BOX OFFICE: 504.522.2081 or

CONTACT:  For inquiries contact Don-Scott Cooper: 504.522.2081 x5,


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