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Best Musical Houston 2008 - Love, Janis atThe Alley Theatre

Okay, we admit it, one of the best things about Love, Janis was that the show about the life and times of Janis Joplin, the Texas queen of rock, was so, well, unmusical-like. The setup was simple: Two actors played Joplin. One sang the great singer's amazing songs while the other told her story in simple epistolary monologues. Tunes like "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart" and "Ball and Chain" brought down the house, just like they did back in the old days when Joplin was alive. And the singer's story about fame, the fast life and the large-living lure of heroine and alcohol was American mythmaking at its very best.

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'Love, Janis' is definitely one of the best musicals I've ever seen! Just amazing and the singing incredible...these women truly embodied Miss Joplin!Fantastic!