Oy, its Fish!


Singer, actor, musician and songwriter, Lisa Fishman, will be coming to Yiddishland California in La Jolla to present a ‘Jewish Musical Cabaret’ on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m., featuring songs in Yiddish, English and Ladino. Lisa most recently played Bobe Tsaytl (aka: “Grandma Tzeitl”) – as well as understudied Golde, Yente and Sheyndl – in the Off Broadway hit, “Fiddler on the Roof” in Yiddish, directed by Academy Award winner, Joel Grey.

Lisa’s ‘Jewish Musical Cabaret’ is an eclectic mix from the World of Jewish Song that takes the audience on a journey from upbeat, Klezmer-style tunes, Yiddish Theater hits, comic ditties and Mickey Katz-inspired parodies to heartfelt ballads, romantic love songs, new Yiddish translations of well-known hits and Lisa’s own original re-imaginings of old classics. Lisa includes new, original English lyrics for many of her songs, and interprets old Standards in her own unique way with influences in jazz, blues, rock, folk and World music. Lisa has a deep passion for Jewish music and loves being able to share it with others. This entertaining musical and theatrical concert is open to all ages and all backgrounds, and the show will be available to attend in person or via Zoom around the World!

Originally from Chicago and having lived in Los Angeles and New York City for the past two decades, Lisa has had a diverse career that has taken her from Klezmer bands to Musical Theater to Yiddish Theater – as well as work in Rock, Pop, Jazz and Folk Music, Children’s Television, Voice Over and more. Most recently, she starred as Bobe Tsaytl (aka: “Grandma Tzeitl”) in the Off Broadway hit, “Fiddler on the Roof” in Yiddish, directed by Academy Award winner, Joel Grey.

Lisa is known for being one of the lead singers of Chicago’s renowned Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, as well as the Jazz-inspired Modern Klezmer Quartet. Lisa has starred in numerous Off-Broadway and Regional musical theater productions – including playing Nancy in “Oliver” and Sally Bowles in “Cabaret”, and she has been featured in many productions with NYC’s acclaimed National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene. Lisa has performed music around the world, appeared on recordings and television, shared the stage with many luminaries from the world of Theater and Jewish Music, and recently provided the voice for a new dancing plush toy called “My Yiddishe Bubbie” that can be found at Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon.com.

For the convenience of the international audience, this show will be both in-person in La Jolla and live on Zoom. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit https://yiddishlandcalifornia.org/jewish-musical-cabaret-with-lisa-fishman. Ticket prices for the in-person event are $36 per ticket before April 16 or $40 thereafter. Live on Zoom, tickets are $10 per ticket per ticket before April 16 or $18 thereafter.



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