Recently OFF-BROADWAY in Himself & Nora

Lianne portrayed six different women in James Joyce's life - his mother, his daughter Lucia, his benefactress Harriet Weaver, his publisher Sylvia Beach, his student in Trieste Sophia, and one of his favorite Irish barmaids (of course). Himself and Nora is a passionate musical that reveals the private life of one of modern literature’s most controversial figures and illustrates the untold story of Joyce’s lifelong love and muse, Nora. It's a wonderful new musical with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle, directed by Michael Bush at the Minetta Lane Theatre in the heart of Greenwich Village. Featuring Matt Bogart as the bawdy, progressive author, and Whitney Bashor as Nora Barnacle. 

Press Quotes:

Smart, lively and tuneful. An intimate production that will inspire audiences. - Huffington Post

You bet your shamrocks that it will attract anybody who likes a love story. - CurtainUp

Dobbs, in particular, demonstrates some impressive metamorphic ability, with a haunting turn as the schizophrenic Lucia. -

Lianne Marie Dobbs plays six characters in Himself & Nora and slays them all. -

Dobbs playing multiple roles including Joyce’s Mother – delivers an impressive performance and exhibits strong vocal skills. 

Smokey Joe's Cafe

October 2012/January 2013 - I sang over 90 performances of "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at Florida Studio Theatre.  A cast of nine performers sang the rockin' tunes of Leiber & Stoller with a four-piece band on stage, and we were oversold every night in Sarasota.  As the token "powerhouse rock chick", my solos were "Kansas City", "I Keep Forgettin'", "I'm a Woman" and "Pearl's A Singer". 

Click on the link to check out my LIVE vocal performance clip of "Pearl's a Singer"

on the BIG SCREEN... Black Mask

NY Film Festivals:
Riverside Int'l Film Festival
New Hope Film Festival
New Filmmakers Short Film Fest

Synopsis: Jimmy McNamara is an ex-writer and WWII veteran turned accountant who receives a call from Vivian, his ex-fiancé and current night club singer.  Vivian got a Hollywood contract and wants to take Jimmy with her.  All he has to do is retrieve the negatives of compromising pictures that a gossip columnist is about to publish - photos that would put her future career in danger.  But his mission might not be as simple as it seems...

Starring: Lianne Marie Dobbs as Vivian, Ben Gougeon as Jimmy, Directed by Filipe F. Coutinho

Click to watch the Official Trailer for Black Mask on

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Spring of 2011 - I played the role of HILDY in the first Off-Broadway Revival of the classic novel by Betty Smith.  It played to sold-out audiences the entire run at Theatre of St. Clements on 46th Street.

All Night Strut

Winter of 2011 - Sang popular tunes of the 1930s and 40s at the Gem Theatre in Detroit, Michigan in tight four-part harmonies.  Songs included Ain't Misbehavin', In The Mood, Chattanooga Choo-Choo,  and some swingin' arrangements of Jingle Bells and Rudolph!

Theatre Companies check 'em out...