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Songs for Nobodies
April 26 May 21
Songs for Nobodies
April 26 May 21
April 26-May 21, 2023
By Joanna Murray-Smith Directed by Rob Lindley Orchestrations by Andra Velis Simon Featuring Bethany Thomas Leonard C. Haas Stage
Garland ✦ Cline ✦ Holiday ✦ Piaf ✦ Callas

The creative team behind the acclaimed production at Chicago’s Northlight Theatre reunites in Malvern to bring you Songs for Nobodies. A one-woman powerhouse performance weaves the music of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, and Maria Callas throughout a mosaic of stories told by the everyday women who encountered these musical icons. Featuring the “flat-out spectacular" (Wall Street Journal) Bethany Thomas performing favorites like "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Crazy," and "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do," Songs for Nobodies celebrates the healing power of song.

Praise for Bethany Thomas in Songs for Nobodies:

“You’d imagine it would be impossible for a single singer to do justice to such a disparate group of musical artists … Not this one.” 
Chicago Tribune
“Jaw-dropping”Daily Herald
“Breathtaking, startling, stunning, astonishing”—Picture this Post
“A triumph”—Stage and Cinema

Recommended for ages 12+
Run time is 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission

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Production Archive
Cast and Creative Team
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Music Director
Nina Field
Associate Sound Designer
Rowan Poole
Assistant Lighting Designer
Deborah Teller
Stage Manager
Justin Yoder
Gregg Mervine
Alicia Storin
Cellist 2
Elliot Beck
Substitute Drummer
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Read the Program
Download a pdf of the playbill or read it online.
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Spotlight: Bethany Thomas
Meet the genre-defying, "flat-out spectacular" actor and recording musician who brings every character in SONGS FOR NOBODIES to life.
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A playlist inspired by SONGS FOR NOBODIES, featuring songs from all five artists
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Garland ✦ Cline ✦ Holiday ✦ Piaf ✦ Callas
The women behind the music
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Song List
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Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances offer a judgment-free environment that invites individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and other sensory sensitivities to enjoy theatre in a relaxed, “shush-free” zone—a great option for parents with young children, too. For each Relaxed Performance, we offer a pre-show Sensory Tour, during which patrons are able to enter the theatre space, view the set and props, and ask questions.

Friday, May 12 at 7:30pm

Open Captioning

During every performance this week, dialogue appears on an LED screen placed near the stage to benefit patrons with hearing impairments, as well as English language learners.

May 16-21

Audio Description

Headsets provide commentary on the visual aspects of a performance. This supplemental narration interweaves with the real-time, spoken dialogue.

Sunday, May 14 at 7:30pm

Smart Caption Glasses

Our Smart Caption Glasses offer immersive, real-time captioning for live theatre. These revolutionary glasses display a synchronized transcript of the play directly on the lenses, and are customizable for your comfort.

Glasses are available for performances of Songs for Nobodies beginning May 9.


Access Nights

To expand access to our work, we offer 50%-off Access Nights throughout the season. The discount is automatic for this performance, no promo code required.

Friday, April 28 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30pm