Songs For Nobodies

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We look forward to seeing you at “Songs For Nobodies.”

Ten women, all played by one extraordinary actress in “Songs For Nobodies” premieres in St. Louis.

Radio Interviews

Local St. Louis Reviews

By Calvin Wilson – St. Louis Post Dispatch, January 24, 2020
Max & Louie’s ‘Songs for Nobodies’ is an intimate triumph

By Ann Pollack – St. Louis Eats and Drinks, January 26, 2020
Dazzling work from Debby Lennon, and lots of bang for the audiences buck in this little jewel from Max & Louie Productions

By Richard T. Green – Talkin’ Broadway, January 27, 2020
Joanna Murray-Smith’s 2010 concert/tribute piece, Songs for Nobodies, has at least two great things going for it.

Two On The Aisle, January 30, 2020

By Mark Bretz – Ladue News, January 30, 2020
Lennon Shows Impressive Range in ‘Songs for Nobodies

By Michelle Kenyon – Snoop’s Theatre Thoughts, January 30, 2020
Max & Louie’s “Songs for Nobodies” is an Ideal Showcase For Its Star

Chuck Lavazzi – Stage Left, February 1, 2020
Let’s face the music–Debby Lennon shines in ‘Songs for Nobodies

By Lynn Venhaus – PopLifeSTL, February 1, 2020
Songs for Nobodies’ Another Tour de Force for Debby Lennon

By Tina Farmer – KDHX, February 04, 2020
Debby Lennon channels five legendary singers in ‘Songs for Nobodies

By Judy Newmark – JudyActTwo, February 4, 2020
Small Plays Take Aim at a Wide Range of Tastes

National Reviews

“Joanna Murray-Smith demonstrates a Stoppardian gift for pithily combining intelligence, wit, and pathos.” – The Independent (UK)

“It leaves one exultant and should not be missed.” Sydney Morning Herald (AU)

“…flat out spectacular.” Wall Street Journal


This one-woman powerhouse performance, starring Debby Lennon, weaves the music of legendary divas Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, and Maria Callas throughout a mosaic of stories told by the everyday women who had unexpected life-changing encounters with these musical icons.

Featuring such favorites as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Crazy,” “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” “Lady Sings the Blues,” and “Vissi d’arte,” Songs for Nobodies illuminates the power of song to share a story, heal a heartbreak, and inspire a dream.

Fresh off sold-out tours in Australia and the UK Songs For Nobodies was nominated for the UK’s prestigious Olivier Award.


Joanna Murray-Smith


Debby Lennon* – Actress


Nicolas ValdezMusic Director
Jake StergosBass Player
Adam KopffPercussion

Production Staff

Pamela Hunt** – Director
Monica Dickhens* – Stage Manager
Amanda BrasherAssistant Stage Manager
Britteny HenryCovid Compliance Officer
Kevin BowmanProduction Manager/Projections
Tony Anselmo – Lighting Designer
Dunsi DaiScenic Designer
Phillip Evans – Sound Designer
Dorothy JonesCostume Designer
Joanna Battles* – Dialect Coach
Cheyenne Groom – Master Electrician
Mason HagertyBoard Op

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association
** SDC Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Play Times and Venue

PREVIEW: Thursday, 12/02/21
8:00 PM
OPENING: Friday, 12/03/21
8:00 PM
Saturday, 12/04/21
8:00 PM
Sunday, 12/05/21
2:00 PM
Wednesday, 12/08/21
8:00 PM
Thursday, 12/09/21
8:00 PM
Friday, 12/10/21
8:00 PM
Saturday, 12/11/21
8:00 PM
CLOSING: Sunday, 12/12/21
2:00 PM

The Grandel in Grand Center
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis,Missouri 63108

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