The music, obsessions and passions of Janis Joplin A Vintage Funk Tour On 4 October 1970 Janis Joplin was found dead from a heroin overdose and in spite of her inevitable self-destruction, Janis was headed for greater musical success with her critically acclaimed album ‘Pearl’. Pearl – The Janis Joplin Show is a jazz, blues, bohemian rock 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 vintage funk. 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. A story interwoven amongst 20 hit songs that shaped an era where love was fearless and rules were broken. A story about a woman who did it her way. Supported by imagery, live footage and original recordings. This is a musical interpretation and is in no way an imitation or copy of Janis Joplin. The production is delivered in a very soulful way.

Venue Format
Theatre, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party
5 to 6 ( pending size of show - 6 for larger show)

Show is 80 min with no interval or an interval can be added Requires only 2 hours bump in and out. Has some x rated words, but these can be deleted. Has imagery projected on back if venue has screen and projector.

Independent writer producer.

Company Website

Unique Selling Point

1) Appeals to baby boomers but also the new retro vintage followers of the younger generation 2) Historical significance- era where political change was happening. 3) Deals with issues, such as self esteem, bullying and breaking female stereotypes. 4) Is a great addition to season run- Can be billed as a Rockumentary,adds a bit of mainstream commercial light and shade. 5) Engages Independent Australian artist who have a legitimate body of original work that is promoted and played before and at interval of show to help promote original Australian Artists .. ( yes Ive used an american rock icon to do it.. but whatever it takes)

Marketing Materials

Website with show reels Pull up Banners DL flyers A3 Posters High school study guide to be part of the program. A new documentary film is being released about Janis Joplin titles: Janis: Little Girl Blue in November 2015. This will create renewed interest in her and her music.

Community Engagement

Engaging with High School Students of Music, Society and Culture . Understanding the pop culture of change during the 60's, the impact of self esteem issues, Drugs and alcohol abuse.