On Friday, December 8th, actress, director, entertainer and singer, Joely Fisher is bringing her new stage show, Growing Up Fisher: Music, Memories and Misadventures to Michael Holmes’ Purple Room for one night only. Fisher says the show, and her new memoir by the same name, were inspired by the untimely death of her half sister (and unlikely hero) Carrie Fisher.
Growing Up Fisher: Music, Memories and Misadventures is both an intimate look at Fisher’s famous family, including her father, world-famous crooner Eddie Fisher, her mother, ’60s sex kitten Connie Stevens, her siblings, and an intimate look at Fisher’s own life. Growing up, Joely Fisher says she knew a show business career was her destiny, but says she struggled with her own identity and place in the world on the way to a decades-long career as an acclaimed actress, singer, and director. She recalls the beautifully bizarre twist of fate by which she spent a good part of her childhood living next door to her father’s former wife, actress Debbie Reynolds. She speaks frankly about the realities of Hollywood—the fame and fortune—the constant scrutiny. And throughout, she celebrates the anomaly of a two-decade marriage in the entertainment industry, and the joys and challenges of parenting five children, while dishing on what it takes to survive and thrive in the unrelenting glow of celebrity.
Growing Up Fisher: Music, Memories and Misadventures, as you might imagine, is filled with incredible, candid stories about Fisher’s life, her famous parents, and her siblings. It is also irreverent, down-to-earth, and downright hilarious at times. The show will both break, and warm your heart. Don’t miss it!