This charming, poignant, multi-media, world-wide hit comes to Auckland after delighting audiences in London, Toronto, New York, Vancouver, DC, Sydney, Jerusalem, LA and even Cleveland.
Internationally acclaimed Kiwi Jewish actor, comic, musician and writer Deb Filler, our own expat storyteller, will totally delight audiences with these (mostly) true stories of how deeply music can affect our lives. As she 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 hot challah bread from her father, a survivor of the Holocaust who heard Bernstein play 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, TV’s The Handmaid’s Tale, American Gods and Shark Lords, whether she’s baking challah bread worldwide 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.
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