Pennsylvania Avenue Highlights



An astonishing collaboration of three artists in 2010 led to one of the runaway hits of the Australian theatre year, which stormed the stages of five states. That production was Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith, starring Bernadette Robinson and directed by Simon Phillips.

Joining forces once again, this same creative team brings us Pennsylvania Avenue, a brilliant new music theatre work featuring a fresh collection of iconic singers, all of whom had a deep connection to the White House – as a performer, a friend or something more intimate.

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One woman show ‘Songs For Nobodies’ was written especially for Bernadette by acclaimed Australian playwright Johanna Murray-Smith and directed by MTC Artistic Director, Simon Phillips.

In ‘Songs For Nobodies’, we meet five anonymous women, whose brushes with fame had a profound effect on their lives, interleaved with the songs that gave them heart.

Launching the MTC season for 2010, Simon Phillips commented:
“Ever since I sat stunned at a Bernadette Robinson concert not believing my ears, I wanted to create a show for her, something that put her miraculous ability to reincarnate the great singing voices of the past into a rich theatrical context.”



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