Tuesday, 30th October 2018
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $28.00 each Early Bird until 1 September 2018,
then $35.00 each
SONGS FOR NOBODIES
BY JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH
STARRING ALI HARPER (Awarded Best Actress at New York’s United Solo Festival)
Everyone has a story…..
Award-winning actress and singer Ali Harper is bringing the critically-acclaimed one-woman play Songs for Nobodies to Keri Keri.
Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas touch the lives of five every-day women, resulting in stories of life-changing encounters. The singer has her story and the listener hers, and should these touch each other, there can be magic.
A COURT THEATRE PRODUCTION Directed by Ross Gumbley Musical Direction by Richard Marrett
“…. truly astonishing acting and singing tour-de-force.” – The Christchurch Press
“Profound, ironical, funny, moving and ultimately astonishing, Songs for Nobodies is outstanding entertainment.” – Manawatu Standard
“… in this production we are transfixed by a performer at her peak. In fact she is so good at times, I hardly recognise her – she has become the alter egos she represents.” – Theatreview NZ
About Ali Harper
Award winning Entertainer Ali Harper is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School. A career spanning 25 years, Ali has starred in numerous musicals and plays throughout New Zealand. Many highlights which includes numerous shows on The Court Theatre stage are Mary Poppins, Blood Brothers,Mamma Mia, Legally Blond, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, A Shortcut to Happiness, Side by Side by Sondheim, Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris, Jerry’s Girls, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Tell Me on a Sunday.
Ali recently starred in The Court Theatre’s one woman play Songs for Nobodies in Christchurch and at Centrepoint Theatre in Palmerston North.
New Zealand Tours include Chess, Evita, Pirates of Penzance, Oklahoma and the one-woman play Bombshells, where Ali wasawarded ‘Best Actress’ at the United Solo Festival in New York in 2014 and ‘Chapman Tripp BestActress’ in Wellington in 2008.
Performing at The Metropolitan Room in New York in 2013 and 2014 with her cabaret show A Down Under Diva! Ali’s production company Ali-Cat Productions produces and tours her solo shows; A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas and Naughty and Nice throughout NZ. Ali also enjoys time abroad as a Guest Entertainer on Cruise ships.
Television credits include Hope and Wire, The Strip, Market Forces and resident singer for 4 years on TV One’s Dancing with the Stars as well as Morning Radio Host on Wellington’s Classic Hits.
Ali’s albums are A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas, Naughty and Nice, Songs for Everybody and Something So Right.