DETAILS

Approximate Running Time: 1hr and 35 minutes with no intermission
Recommended Age: 12 and Up

AMERICAN PREMIERE

Coming to Milwaukee from sold-out tours in Australia and the UK - be the first in the U.S. to see this amazing production.

Opening our newly renovated Stackner Cabaret, this one-woman tour-de-force show reminds us that everybody has a story – and a song – worth hearing. Share in the life-changing encounters between legendary divas and the everyday women whose lives they touched, interspersed with the songs that made Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, and Maria Callas icons of our age. Featuring such favorites as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Amazing Grace,” “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do,” and “Vissi d’arte,” Songs for Nobodies shows us the magical power of song.

 
Songs for Nobodies Video Preview

ARTISTS


Bethany Thomas*
Cast


Abdul Hamid Royal
Music Director / Pianist


Alicia Storin
Cellist

 


Joanna Murray-Smith
Playwright


Laura Braza
Director

 

Michelle Lilly
Scenic Designer

Alexander B. Tecoma
Costume Designer

Jared Gooding
Lighting Designer

Erin Paige
Sound Designer

Clare Arena Haden
Dialect Coach

Deanie Vallone
Dramaturg

Frank Honts
Casting Director

Dale Brown
Casting

Rebekah Heusel*
Stage Manager

Laura Karavitis*
Stage Manager

Sarah Hilton
Stage Management Resident

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

EVENTS

TUE
AUG 29
9AM

Morning Blend Appearance
Tune into The Morning Blend to get an inside look at our first production of the season, Songs for Nobodies featuring a music performance by Bethany Thomas.

 

SUN
SEP 16
7:00PM

Audio-Described Performance
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

 

MON
SEP 24
6PM

MKE Arts Live Podcast at 88Nine Radio Milwauke
With the theme of “Firsts”, Bethany Thomas will be featured on panel about working with premieres such as Songs for Nobodies.

 

SAT
OCT 13
12PM

Fall Stackner Preview at Back Room at Colectivo Prospect
Join us for a sneak peek of Songs for Nobodies and The All Night Strut! coming this fall to the Stackner Cabaret.

 

FEATURES & PRESS

PHOTOS

VIDEOS

 
 

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REVIEWS


"Few performers would have both the musical and acting chops to do this show, but Thomas does."
– Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


"It is clearly Thomas’ interpretation of the music that commands the stage and holds the audience’s attention throughout."
– Harry Cherkinian, Shepherd Express


"Thomas is a true talent to be treasured…with this tour-de-force performance, she proves to be one such diva herself."
– Kelsey Lawler, BroadwayWorld


"Thomas rises to the occasion magnificently, etching portraits on stage that are both remarkable and touching."
– Matthew Perta, Showbiz Chicago


"Bethany Thomas … displays her own star quality in this show…nothing short of amazing."
– Anne Siegel, Total Theater


"…the music alone as delivered by Thomas will bring several huzzahs."
– Dominique Paul Noth, Urban Milwaukee


"Thomas, whose past Milwaukee Rep credits include 'The Color Purple,' 'Ragtime' and 'Man of La Mancha,' is a force of nature in this production."
– Caitlin Elftman, OnMilwaukee


"'Songs for nobodies' is a surprising evening and delivers the kind of enchantment and a musical mojo that is a fitting match for the loveliness of the new Stackner."
– Dave Begel On Theater


 

September 7 – November 4, 2018
Stackner Cabaret
By Joanna Murray-Smith
Directed by Laura Braza

 

A JOHN (JACK) D. LEWIS NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PRODUCTION

PART OF THE CAMILLE & DAVID KUNDERT STACKNER SEASON

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