Hell In A Handbag Productions Announces Updates To 2020 Season Hell In A Handbag Productions Announces Updates To 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020

Hell in a Handbag Productions today announced several updates to its 2020 season, including a streaming production slated for this summer and a world premiere musical parody set to debut this fall. (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Productions Announces 2020 Season Hell In A Handbag Productions Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020

Hell in a Handbag Productions has announced its 2020 Season, plus a move to Stage 773, where Handbag is now a resident company for 2020. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP at Court Theatre a Fresh Take on Agatha Christie's Record-breaking Mystery BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP at Court Theatre a Fresh Take on Agatha Christie's Record-breaking Mystery
by Emily McClanathan - Jan 26, 2020

How do you put a new spin on the world's longest-running play? At Court Theatre, director Sean Graney takes on this challenge with Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery, THE MOUSETRAP. Running continuously in London's West End since 1952, the original production currently clocks in at over 28,000 performancesa?'certainly a jewel in the crown of one of the world's most successful mystery writers. While the London production has only updated its set design twice since its premiere, here in Chicago, Graney and team breathe fresh life into the popular mystery with fascinating designs, hilarious character actors and an honest approach to Christie's insightful exploration of human nature. (more...)

LAFF Shows Launches Season Two Of Pop Culture Parody Series LAFF Shows Launches Season Two Of Pop Culture Parody Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020

Loud & Fast Funny (LAFF) Shows, a sketch comedy troupe developed by Main Street Artists through a partnership with IndyFringe, will present a pair of hour-long pop culture parody shows at the District Theatre Cabaret on Fridays and Saturdays from February 28 through April 18, 2020, with two performances each night at 7:30pm and 9:00pm. Performances will take place in the Cabaret Space at the District Theatre, 627 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell In A Handbag Presents BETTE: XMAS AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS Photo Flash: Hell In A Handbag Presents BETTE: XMAS AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to bring back its steamy cabaret sensation – with a holiday twist! Handbag diva Caitlin Jackson* recreates Bette Midler's historic concert at New York's Continental Baths in BETTE: XMAS AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS, playing December 6 – 31, 2019 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently available through Brown Paper Tickets at bettelive.bpt.me or by calling (800) 838-3006.  (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Productions Launches 'Hams4Hams' Holiday Fundraiser Hell In A Handbag Productions Launches 'Hams4Hams' Holiday Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to bring back its annual Hams4Hams fundraiser during the company's two holiday productions. Since launching the initiative in 2012, Handbag has raised over $40,000 for Groceryland, which provides food and nutritional counseling for those impacted by HIV and AIDS in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood and on the North Side. Groceryland was started by the longtime Chicago LGBTQ+ advocate and activist Lori Cannon, who started feeding people during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s through Open Hand/Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019

Celebrate the season in sunny Miami as Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia return for brand new holiday episodes in THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes – The Holiday Edition, Vol. 2. Written by Artistic Director David Cerda* and directed by ensemble member Stevie Love*, the latest installment of Hell in a Handbag Productions' long-running parody of the beloved TV sitcom will play November 27 – December 28, 2019 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently available through Brown Paper Tickets at goldengirlsxmas.bpt.me or by calling or by calling (800) 838-3006.  (more...)

Hell In A Handbag's BETTE: XMAS AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS Presented At Mary's Attic Hell In A Handbag's BETTE: XMAS AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS Presented At Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to bring back its steamy cabaret sensation a?" with a holiday twist! Handbag diva Caitlin Jackson* recreates Bette Midler's historic concert at New York's Continental Baths in BETTE: XMAS AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS, playing December 6 a?" 31, 2019 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently available through Brown Paper Tickets at bettelive.bpt.me or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Saturday, December 7 at 9:30 pm. (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes " The Holiday Edition Hell In A Handbag Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes " The Holiday Edition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

Celebrate the season in sunny Miami as Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia return for brand new holiday episodes in THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes a?" The Holiday Edition, Vol. 2. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's Announces Annual Benefit THE RIP NELSON CELEBRITY ROAST Hell in a Handbag's Announces Annual Benefit THE RIP NELSON CELEBRITY ROAST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions' presents its annual benefit, THE RIP NELSON CELEBRITY ROAST on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 6 - 11 pm at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents THE FACTS OF LIFE " Satan's School for Girls Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents THE FACTS OF LIFE " Satan's School for Girls
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to continue its 2019 season with the world premiere of THE FACTS OF LIFE – Satan's School for Girls, a musical parody of the beloved '80s TV sitcom. (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Rings in the Holidays with BETTE: XMAS AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS Hell In A Handbag Rings in the Holidays with BETTE: XMAS AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to bring back its steamy cabaret sensation a?" with a holiday twist! Handbag diva Caitlin Jackson* recreates Bette Midler's historic concert at New York's Continental Baths in BETTE: XMAS AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS, playing December 6 a?" 31, 2019 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes - The Holiday Edition, Vol. 2 Hell In A Handbag Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes - The Holiday Edition, Vol. 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

Celebrate the season in sunny Miami as Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia return for brand new holiday episodes in THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes a?" The Holiday Edition, Vol. 2. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Presents THE FACTS OF LIFE - Satan's School for Girls Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Presents THE FACTS OF LIFE - Satan's School for Girls
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to continue its 2019 season with the world premiere ofTHE FACTS OF LIFE – Satan's School for Girls, a musical parody of the beloved '80s TV sitcom, with book and lyrics by Artistic Director David Cerda*, music by David Cerda and Andrew Milliken, direction by Madison Smith and music direction by Andrew Milliken. THE FACTS OF LIFE will play September 29 – November 2, 2019 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets at factsoflife.bpt.me or by calling (800) 838-3006. (more...)

BWW Review: Hell in a Handbag's Timely and Topical THE DRAG SEED BWW Review: Hell in a Handbag's Timely and Topical THE DRAG SEED
by Misha Davenport - Jul 31, 2019

David Cerda scores another camp hit with the timely and topical THE DRAG SEED (more...)

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's THE FACTS OF LIFE " Satan's School for Girls Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's THE FACTS OF LIFE " Satan's School for Girls
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions announces castings for its world premiere of THE FACTS OF LIFE a?" Satan's School for Girls, a musical parody of the beloved '80s TV sitcom, with book and lyrics by Artistic Director David Cerda*, music by David Cerda and Andrew Milliken, direction by Madison Smith and music direction byAndrew Milliken. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions' Presents THE DRAG SEED Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions' Presents THE DRAG SEED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions continues its 2019 season with the world premiere of THE DRAG SEED, an unauthorized parody of the 1956 psychological horror-thriller film The Bad Seed, inspired by our changing times, written by Artistic Director David Cerda*, with direction by Cheryl Snodgrass. THE DRAG SEED will play July 5 - August 25, 2019 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at dragseed.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006.  (more...)

THE DRAG SEED Makes World Premiere July 5 THE DRAG SEED Makes World Premiere July 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions continues its 2019 season with the world premiere of THE DRAG SEED, an unauthorized parody of the 1956 psychological horror-thriller film The Bad Seed, inspired by our changing times, written by Artistic Director David Cerda*, with direction by Cheryl Snodgrass. THE DRAG SEED will play July 5 - August 25, 2019 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Presents the World Premiere of THE DRAG SEED Hell In A Handbag Presents the World Premiere of THE DRAG SEED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions continues its 2019 season with the world premiere of THE DRAG SEED, an unauthorized parody of the 1956 psychological horror-thriller film The Bad Seed, inspired by our changing times, written by Artistic Director David Cerda*, with direction by Cheryl Snodgrass. (more...)

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's THE DRAG SEED Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's THE DRAG SEED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions announces casting for its world premiere of THE DRAG SEED, an unauthorized parody of the 1956 psychological horror-thriller film The Bad Seed, inspired by our changing times, written by Artistic Director David Cerda,* with direction by Cheryl Snodgrass (more...)

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