MEET THE DOWN HOME DIVA
BORN WITH A SLIGHTLY TARNISHED SILVER FORK IN HER MOUTH
Get to know the Hebrew Hillbilly
Photo by Per Bernal
Hot off the press from LA Times!
Thanks to Santa Monica Argonaut writer Bridgette Redman & editor Kamala Kirk for featuring Shelley!
THE HEBREW HILLBILLY® – Fifty Shades of Oy Vey!, written and performed by singer songwriter Shelley Fisher, is a musical one woman play which chronicles Ms. Fisher’s Hollywood odyssey that begins in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and Bar-b-cue. Growing up Jewish in the deep South with a flamboyant mother who frowned on her dating the local redneck boys, the Hebrew Hillbilly begins singing as a little girl and never stops. From her early years as a blonde bombshell, through her current incarnation as The Memphis Belle of L.A., Ms Fisher has been on a show business rollercoaster that slows down just long enough for her audience to climb on board this deeply personal, yet universally appealing and hilarious ride. The production is directed by Chris DeCarlo and produced by Debra Ehrhardt, with 17 songs written by Shelley Fisher, Ken Hirsch, and Harold Payne.
Singer & Performer
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Memphis-native singer/songwriter, Shelley Fisher, rips the roof off the Santa Monica Playhouse with her bluesy, ballsy, autobiographical one-woman show, The Hebrew Hillbilly – while ripping at the heartstrings of her packed houses.”
~Xaque Gruber (Huffington Post)
“Fisher has a spectacular voice, worthy of a cabaret performance, along with a charming country drawl. She is the epitome of down home charm meets urban sophisticate.”
~Bonnie Priever (Examiner.com)
“The “Hebrew Hillbilly” is a unique and personal musical and dramatic experience of one womanʼs journey growing up as a Jewess in the South…Memphis Tennessee, to be exact. Shelley Fisher will have you laughing your kishkes off one moment as she describes her version of Jewish Southern Cuisine…”
~Cantor Linda Rich
“She is a radiant performer who, by her warm presentation, gives her audience a feeling that they know her and can empathize with her.”
~Carol Kaufman Segal (ReviewPlays.com)
“Thanks to this talented lady from Memphis, TN – who is a dash of Mae West, and a pinch of Dolly Parton – the stage vibrates with her songs, anecdotes…and Yiddish charm.”
~Pam Price (SanDiegoTheatreReviews.com)
“I attended your performance in Santa Monica on Sunday. A tour de force! I was very impressed with your powerful voice, your expressive songs and your charismatic presence on stage.”
~Cantor Doug Cotler