Songs For Nobodies

Radio Interviews

Local St. Louis Reviews

By Mark Bretz – Ladue News, December 9, 2021
Lennon’s Bravura Performance Defines Max & Louie’s Production of ‘Songs for Nobodies
By Bob Wilcox – HEC, December 9, 2021
Lennon convincingly incarnates each of these ten women.

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 Valdez – Music Director
Jake Stergos – Bass Player
Adam Kopff – Percussion

Production Staff

Pamela Hunt** – Director
Monica Dickhens* – Stage Manager
Amanda Brasher – Assistant Stage Manager
Britteny Henry – Covid Compliance Officer
Kevin Bowman – Production Manager/Projections
Tony Anselmo – Lighting Designer
Dunsi Dai – Scenic Designer
Phillip Evans – Sound Designer
Dorothy Jones – Costume Designer
Joanna Battles* – Dialect Coach
Cheyenne Groom – Master Electrician
Mason Hagerty – Board Op

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

Play Times and Venue

December 2, 2021
Opening Day
December 3, 2021
Closing Day
December 12, 2021

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

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