ACCLAIMED filmmaker Gigi Gaston’s 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 will premiere on October 4, 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.
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. The spirit of Joplin returns to Hollywood on October 4.
“Sophie B. Hawkins has had one of the sweetest Janis Joplin-like voices in music”
“Sophie was wonderful. Amazing! She channeled Janis Joplin”
—REPTILES IN THE ICE CREAM
“... an achingly raw, Janis Joplin-esque take on the Nina Simone classic ‘Sinner Man’”
“Sophie and her incredible voice have long been compared to Janis Joplin ...”
“Hawkins echoes the fire of Janis Joplin herself”
“The spirit of Janis Joplin grafts onto her always-unfettered soul.”