"A rare Southern gem."
~Rachel Bailit (InHollywood Magazine)Read All
"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 CotlerRead All
"When I watch Shelly Fisher on stage, I feel as if I am immediately transported to the world of laughter and tears. I've so enjoyed this journey, which she presents with taste and the greatest level of artistry. Not only does her singing touch your heart, but her songs (many of which she wrote) and her acting is of the top calibre artists. What an evening!"
~Cantor Judy FoxRead All
"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 RichRead All
The Hebrew Hillbilly®, written and performed by singer
songwriter Shelley Fisher, is a musical one woman show 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 14 original songs written by Shelley Fisher, Kenneth Hirsch, and Harold Payne.
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Shelley Fisher was born with a slightly tarnished silver fork in her mouth. Through her house wafted the sweet honey suckled aromas of her Mama's down home cookin'.
Debra Ehrhardt produced her first award-winning play, Mango Mango, and Invisible Chairs, which was later produced by David Strasberg at the Marilyn Monroe theatre in West Hollywood and later optioned as a situation comedy by Fox.
Veteran director Chris DeCarlo is co-founder, together with his wife and partner Evelyn Rudie, of Actors’ Repertory Theatre, the American Cultural Youth Ambassadors and the Jewish Heritage Series.