Singer Mary Bridget Davies leads cast of biographical musical ‘A Night with Janis Joplin’

Singer Mary Bridget Davies leads cast of biographical musical ‘A Night with Janis Joplin’
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By Krista Driscoll

BEAVER CREEK — Texas-born Janis Joplin was a rock ‘n’ roll trailblazer, regarded as one of the genre’s greatest vocalists. She lived for the stage and set a benchmark of incredible performances that inspired rockers who followed — particularly women. Joplin, who always played by her own rules, died in 1970 of a heroin overdose. In 2011, writer-director Randy Johnson mounted the musical “A Night With Janis Joplin,” with the approval and co-operation of Joplin’s siblings, Michael and Laura. Joplin was played by actress Cat Stephani, who bowed out during the final preview. Enter the understudy: Mary Bridget Davies, who …

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