Turnaround Artists

Presenting the Arts off the Beaten Track

Turnaround Artists is a nonprofit arts presenting organization. Formally Artbeat, Inc – we have presented shows since 1987. Some of our shows include a 10 year run with In The Mood: A 1940's Musical, A Night With Janis Joplin, Darlene Love, Russian Grand Ballet, Moscow Festival Ballet, Fame, Menopause the Musical, Second City, The Midtown Men, Under The Streetlamp, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, In My Life: A Tribute to the Beatles, New Shanghai Circus, Ain't Misbehavin', Forever Tango, The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cirque Ziva-Golden Dragon Acrobats, and many more.

 A Night With Janis Joplin

The Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical, A Night With Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and the genesis of her musical genius through encounters with her seminal musical influences — Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith. After each encounter, we hear an explosive Joplin song incorporating those who inspired her into what became her legendary rock & roll style. 

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock n Roll. Her unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made Joplin a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Audiences will enjoy Joplin’s favorites, including Piece of My Heart, Cry Baby, Me and Bobby McGee and many others. 

Turnaround Artists is proud to announce that Mary Bridget Davies will be performing most evening performances listed on our schedule!  She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance as Janis in A Night with Janis Joplin. MBD was also the lead role in the production of Love, Janis. She has toured in Europe with Janis Joplin's original band, Big Brother and the Holding Company!

Coming to a city near you! See our dates below:

Tuesday, October 9 - 7 pm

Fox Theatre
308 W. Main St.
Visalia, CA

Wednesday, October 10 - 8 pm

The Art Kamangar Center at The Merced Theatre
301 W Main St
Merced, CA

Thursday, October 11 - 7:30 pm

Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium 
10 Ave of the Flags
San Rafael, CA

Tuesday, October 16 - 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Lesher Center for the Arts Hofmann Theatre
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA

Wednesday, October 17 - 7:30 pm

Golden State Theatre
417 Alvarado St.
Monterey, CA

Friday, October 19 - 2pm & 8 pm

Fox Theatre
2215 Broadway
Redwood City, CA

Saturday, October 20 - 8 pm

Bob Hope Theatre
242 E Main St.
Stockton, CA

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuesday, October 23 - 7 pm

Clark Center for the Performing Arts
487 Fair Oaks Ave
Arroyo Grande, CA

Wednesday, October 24 - 7 pm

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center
100 California Drive
Yountville, CA

Thursday, October 25 - 7:30 pm

Saroyan Theatre
730 M St
Fresno, CA

friday, October 26 - 7:30 pm

The Bakersfield Fox Theater
2001 H St. 
Bakersfield, CA

saturday, October 27 - 7:30 pm

Arlington Theatre
1317 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA

Sunday, October 28 -  2:30 PM & 7 PM

California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA

“MIND-BLOWING…a psychedelic flashback to the glory days of the Haight-Ashbury.” – Bay Area News Group

"FASCINATING, ENTERTAINING!" – Eric Marchese, The Orange County Register

"AUTHENTIC AND YET TIMELESS, transporting the audience into another universe!" - Daniella Walsh, Laguna Beach Indy