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

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


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.

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


Joanna Murray-Smith


Debby Lennon* – Actress


Nicolas Valdez – Music Director
Keith Bowman – Percussion
Jake Stergos and Blake Mickens – Bass Players

Production Staff

Pamela Hunt** – Director
Tony Anselmo – Lighting Designer
Kevin Bowman – Production Manager
Dunsi Dai – Scenic Designer
Phillip Evans – Sound Designer
Emily Ann Fluchel – Stage Manager
Cheyenne Groom – Master Electrician
Britteny Henry – Light Board Op
Dorothy Jones – Costume Designer
Joseph M. Novak – Technical Director
Pamela Reckamp – Dialect Coach
Marla Stoker Ballenger – Publicist/PR
Maren Wander – Assistant Stage Manager

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

Play Times and Venue

Opening Day
January 23, 2020
Closing Day
February 02, 2020

* Added Performance

Black Box Theatre at Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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