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'Della's Diner' serves a twist of fate for lyricist
Photo by Katjusa Cisar Mary F. Fisher, lyricist for Della's Diner," is shown standing outside her home on the east side of Madison recently. Shes holding sheet music for the show.
MADISON/MONROE - A touring musical from Georgia with a stop tonight in Monroe has an unlikely connection to Wisconsin. The lyricist, Mary L. Fisher, lives in Madison now but remembers when "Della's Diner" was a cult hit in Atlanta in the early-1980s. The show played for years to packed crowds at a popular cabaret upstairs from an Italian restaurant run by two drag queens.