Internationally acclaimed Kiwi Jewish actor, comic, musician and writer Deb Filler, home for the first time in years with this charming, poignant, multi-media, world-wide hit performed in London, Toronto, NY, Vancouver, DC, Sydney, Jerusalem, LA etc.
This brilliant storyteller delights audiences with these (mostly) true stories of how deeply music affects our lives. As Deb drives a car service in New York City, she takes us on a truly incredible ride with Leonard Cohen, reducing the venerable Canadian folksinger to tears of laughter. Her story of meeting Leonard Bernstein in the Auckland Town Hall as a teen, bringing him fresh challah bread from her father, a survivor of the Holocaust who heard Bernstein play Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue in Displaced Persons' Camp after the war, is nothing short of extraordinary. What happens next is unbelievable. With only a guitar and a raft of lovable characters, Deb’s a one-woman, tour de force in this jam-packed, music and humour-filled show.
Fresh from the Stratford Theatre Festival, The Handmaid’s Tale, the set of American Gods and baking challah bread onstage in Filler Up! or playing 36 characters in Punch Me in the Stomach, Deb’s masterful story-telling is ‘fillered’ with joyful, inspired characters, music and hope.
"In the end, what makes her performance so irresistible is her innate mimetic genius – her sharp, compassionate observation of people, her instinct for spot-on timing and just-right exaggeration, her amazingly limber facial expression and body language. But, most of all, it’s the unfeigned warmth of her connection with her audience." - Vancouver Observer
"Near-universal musical touchstones...a must see...the film left me in tears....Filler almost makes Yiddish the new Esperanto; its use in no way limits the appeal of her performance." - DC Metro
"Bounces along on comedian-musician Filler’s likability." - Washington Post
Please note: No knowledge or understanding of Yiddish is necessary! This show is suitable for audiences aged 10+.
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