The Hebrew Hillbilly
“Shelley Fisher rips the roof off with her bluesy, ballsy, autobiographical one-woman show – while ripping at the heart strings of her packed houses. Fisher’s story of a good little southern Jewish girl with big rock and roll dreams gets fueled by fourteen show-stopping numbers co written with renowned hit makers, Kenny Hirsch (I’ve Never Been To Me, No One In The World) and Harold Payne (Bobby Womack, Snoop Dogg). The music packs an authentic Memphis punch blending rock with blues, and a lot of soul. Known as “The Memphis Belle of L.A.,” anyone who has ever met Fisher, sweet as she is spicy, knows of her genuine, down home personality that puts you immediately at ease - and this warmth lies at the beating heart of The Hebrew Hillbilly.” Xaque Gruber, The Huffington Post. It’s a musical rock n’ roller coaster ride that begins in the heart of the Mississippi delta, filled with humor and pathos served with cornbread and cleavage. Written and performed by Shelley Fisher, musical director Ken Hirsch with original songs by Shelley Fisher, Harold Payne and Ken Hirsch. Born in Memphis, Tennessee with a slightly tarnished silver fork in her mouth, Shelley Fisher, the Down Home Diva, brings her blockbuster show to Santa Monica Playhouse direct from her sold out performances across the country, kicking off her winter tour. Over the course of her career, Shelley has recorded a solo album on Fantasy Records, wrote “Disgorilla,” the sequel to Rick Dee’s “Disco Duck,” and scored a vocal it with “Wonder Woman” on Road Show Records. Her live performance lineup includes the Playbox Clubs International, the Improv, Marina City Club, Moonshadows and BB King’s. Her unique blend of music and comedy has captivated audiences worldwide. In addition to “The Hebrew Hillbilly,” Shelley is the creator and star of a new hit comedy cooking show, “ForkPlay®.” Santa Monica Playhouse is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and US Bank.