Songs for Nobodies - Christchurch
Ali was excited to launch her double CD Naughty and Nice in the first few months of 2013. The album was released on the 23rd of April 2013. The recording weekend was booked for March, with a fantastic team of musicians.Find out more
Share five life-changing encounters between legendary divas and the everyday women whose lives they touched, interspersed with their iconic songs.
Songs for Nobodies is a one-of-a-kind showcase that reminds us that everybody has a story - and a song - worth hearing.
"Here is a reminder for we foolish mortals who forgot (or forgot to remember), that a gorgeous, gifted goddess walks among us. And her name is Ali Harper.... From belting out a stirring Non, je ne regrette rien to delivering a moving and disturbing jazz trio of Strange Fruit, Lady Sings the Blues and Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do, Harper is nothing short of sublime...They’re all so, so good but as Callas, she is show-stopping".
Margaret Agnew, Christchurch What's Up Theatre Reviewer, 18th June 2017
"This remarkably assured production does not rely on props, flamboyant makeup, loud costume changes or fireworks, it relies on sheer talent – on the hard won decades-long accumulated skills of acting, singing, voice work, stage presence and dramaturgical acumen of Ali Harper. In fact there would be few performers who could manage this production but Ali Harper wears it like a glove which could have been fashioned for her and for her alone".
"Like so many, I have enjoyed Ali Harper's performances over many years but in this production we are transfixed by a performer at her peak. In fact she is so good that at times, I hardly recognise her – she has become the alter egos she represents. Ten personalities, ten accents, varying from New York, mid-West, England and Ireland. And she channels the essence of each of the five musical legends in posture and song. What a vocal range, what fine handling of the various styles she has to sing, what poise and stage presence she brings to each vignette. What an absolute star".
Grant Hindin Miller, Theatreview, 18th June 2017