RAVE REVIEWS FOR SOPHIE
“Bringing renewed verve to her [Joplin’s] legacy and spirit. The brilliant and heartfelt performance by Sophie B. Hawkins… Perhaps even more impressive was the sensitivity with which Hawkins embodied Joplin.” — Edge Magazine
Sophie B Hawkins passionately channels Janis Joplins power, vulnerability and insecurities with her astonishing voice. — Indie 103.1 Radio
Hawkins echoes the fire of Janis Joplin herself — ASPEN TIMES
The spirit of Janis Joplin grafts onto her always-unfettered soul. — PEAK VIBE
“I am not really sure where to begin with my praise for Sophie B. Hawkins after seeing her commanding performance as Janis Joplin. I will start by saying that Hawkins is not playing Janis Joplin – she IS Janis from the moment she literally crawls onto the stage and belts out her first number.” –Broadway World
“Sophie B. Hawkins is remarkable as Janis Joplin in “ROOM 105: The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin”. It is one of our FEATURED events!” — Performing Arts Live
About The Show
ROOM 105 – a new musical show starring Grammy-nominated Sophie B. Hawkins–is a thoughtful and entertaining tribute to legendary soul singer Janis Joplin.
The show is a humorous, engaging, bittersweet, intimate and honest musical confessional. Janis brings the audience into her world and her life, and teases viewers about aspects of modern day pop culture, of which she is privy. A modern-day retrospective on Joplin’s turbulent life, telling a story that reveals the iconic singer’s thoughts on love, sex, fame and belonging.
The show premiered on October 4, 2012 the very night of the anniversary of Janis Joplin’s death, at the Macha Theatre–blocks away from Barney’s Beanery where she had her last drink before her untimely death, joining the infamous 27 club. After its successful sold-out run, the production was extended through December 31, 2012, and is currently on tour across the U.S.
Showcasing classic Joplin music and original songs by Sophie B. Hawkins, ROOM 105 brings this transformative counterculture figure to life with realistic imagery and dramatic stage elements. With frequent asides encouraging audience participation, music and theater fans won’t want to pass up the opportunity to contribute to this dynamic show.