Review: HIAH's Holiday Romp SNOWGIRLS: THE MUSICALReview: HIAH's Holiday Romp SNOWGIRLS: THE MUSICAL
by Misha Davenport - Nov 30, 2018

HIAH puts a holiday twist on the camp classic 'Showgirls' with SNOWGIRLS: THE MUSICAL (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Hell In A Handbag Productions' SNOWGIRLS - THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Inside Hell In A Handbag Productions' SNOWGIRLS - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Hell in a Handbag Productions rings in the holidays with the world premiere of SnowGirls - The Musical, a parody of the classic cult film Showgirls. Featuring a book by Derek Van Barham, music by Artistic Director David Cerda* with Scott Lamberty and Jeff Thomson, direction by Jon Martinez and music direction by JD Caudill. SnowGirls will play November 15 - December 30, 2018 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Presents SNOWGIRLS - THE MUSICALHell In A Handbag Presents SNOWGIRLS - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Hell in a Handbag Productions rings in the holidays with the world premiere of SnowGirls - The Musical, a parody of the classic cult film Showgirls. Featuring a book by Derek Van Barham, music by Artistic Director David Cerda* with Scott Lamberty and Jeff Thomson, direction by Jon Martinez and music direction by JD Caudill. SnowGirls will play November 15 - December 30, 2018 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets are currently available at brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Saturday, November 24 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Casting Announced For Hell In A Handbag's SNOWGIRLS - THE MUSICALCasting Announced For Hell In A Handbag's SNOWGIRLS - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere holiday production SnowGirls - The Musical, a parody of the classic cult film Showgirls, featuring a book by Derek Van Barham, music by Artistic Director David Cerda* with Scott Lamberty and Jeff Thomson, direction by Jon Martinez and music direction by JD Caudill*. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hell In A Handbag's THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLEPhoto Flash: First Look at Hell In A Handbag's THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

This fall, Hell in a Handbag Productions is thrilled to explore THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE, the final play by the legendary master of camp, Charles Ludlam. Who better to direct this criminal tale of lust and murder than Hell in a Handbag's longtime partner in crime, Shade Murray of A Red Orchid Theatre. The Handbag production marks the first time in over 25 years this campy classic has been performed in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLEPhoto Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

This fall, Hell in a Handbag Productions is thrilled to explore THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE, the final play by the legendary master of camp, Charles Ludlam. Who better to direct this criminal tale of lust and murder than Hell in a Handbag's longtime partner in crime, Shade Murray of A Red Orchid Theatre. The Handbag production marks the first time in over 25 years this campy classic has been performed in Chicago. (more...)

World Premiere of SNOWGIRLS - THE MUSICAL at Mary's Attic this NovemberWorld Premiere of SNOWGIRLS - THE MUSICAL at Mary's Attic this November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Hell in a Handbag Productions rings in the holidays with the world premiere of SnowGirls - The Musical, a parody of the classic cult film Showgirls. Featuring a book by Derek Van Barham, music by Artistic Director David Cerda* with Scott Lamberty and Jeff Thomson, direction by Jon Martinez and music direction by JD Caudill. SnowGirls will play November 15 - December 30, 2018 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets are currently available at brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Saturday, November 24 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Transgressive Theatre-Opera Announces Cast & Crew For MASQUE AT KENILWORTH/TRIAL BY JURYTransgressive Theatre-Opera Announces Cast & Crew For MASQUE AT KENILWORTH/TRIAL BY JURY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Transgressive Theatre-Opera, one of Chicago's premiere storefront opera companies, presents a Double Bill of Sullivan's Masque at Kenilworth and Gilbert & Sullivan's Trial by Jury, on September 21 and 22, 2018, 8:00 pm, in the auditorium space at the historic Ebenezer Lutheran Church, located at 1650 W. Foster Avenue on Chicago's northside. (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Productions Presents THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLEHell In A Handbag Productions Presents THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

This fall, Hell in a Handbag Productions is thrilled to explore THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE, the final play by the legendary master of camp, Charles Ludlam. Who better to direct this criminal tale of lust and murder than Hell in a Handbag's longtime partner in crime, Shade Murray of A Red Orchid Theatre.  (more...)

Transgressive Theatre-Opera Announces its 2017/2018 SeasonTransgressive Theatre-Opera Announces its 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2018

Transgressive Theatre-Opera announces its fifth season, bringing Chicago a staged version of a little-heard Sullivan cantata, an updated gender-rollercoaster of a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, a Count Ory transported to a new locale and time, and a concert of arias and ensembles revolving around letters of love and legal documents, the second half of which is Le Nozze di Figaro's Act II in its entirety, in the original Italian. (more...)

WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Extends Through July 28 At Chopin TheatreWILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Extends Through July 28 At Chopin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

"Wild Women of Planet Wongo" (Wongo) extends its summer invasion at the Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division through July 28. This immersive sci-fi musical comedy spoofs madcap 60s B movies while placing the audience into the middle of the experience. "Wild Women of Planet Wongo" was written by Ben Budick, Steve Mackes and Dave Ogrin and is directed by David Rigano. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. The show is recommended for ages 16 and older. Tickets range from $20 to $40. Visit www.PlanetWongo.com for tickets and information. (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Announces Casting For THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLEHell In A Handbag Announces Casting For THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE, the final play by the legendary master of camp, Charles Ludlam. (more...)

WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Invades ChicagoWILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Invades Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

"Wild Women of Planet Wongo" (Wongo) invades Chicago starting June 8 at the Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division, following a long-term successful New York run. This immersive sci-fi musical comedy spoofs madcap 60s B movies while placing the audience into the middle of the experience. "Wild Women of Planet Wongo" was written by Ben Budick, Steve Mackes and Dave Ogrin and is directed by David Rigano. The first block of tickets are on sale on April 20 for shows June 8 through July 14. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. The show is recommended for those over 16-years-old except for Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. which is strictly 21-years-old and over. Tickets range from $20 to $40. Visit www.PlanetWongo.com for tickets and information. (more...)

Casting Announced for New American Folk Theatre's HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOWCasting Announced for New American Folk Theatre's HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

It's Pompeii meets Heathers! New American Folk Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its 1980s-infused Midwest premiere comedy HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW, directed by Derek Van Barham. (more...)

New Rock 'n' Roll Musical SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT to Premiere in ChicagoNew Rock 'n' Roll Musical SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT to Premiere in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Pearl Poet Productions will present the world premiere of the new musical 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Rock 'N' Roll Musical,' taking place on the East Stage in the Raven Theatre Complex opening on December 1st, and playing through December 17th, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEERPhoto Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions concludes its 15th Anniversary Season with its most popular show ever: the holiday hit RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER 2017 by David Cerda*, co-directed by Becca Holloway and AJ Wright*. Handbag's irreverent parody of the 1967 Rankin Bass children's television special plays now through December 30, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The press opening is Today, December 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEERPhoto Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions concludes its 15th Anniversary Season with its most popular show ever: the holiday hit RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER 2017 by David Cerda*, co-directed by Becca Holloway and AJ Wright*. Handbag's irreverent parody of the 1967 Rankin Bass children's television special plays now through December 30, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The press opening is Friday, December 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Hell in a Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER Parody to Return This NovemberPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Hell in a Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER Parody to Return This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions will conclude its 15th Anniversary Season with its most popular show ever: the holiday hit RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER 2017 by David Cerda, directed by AJ Wright. Handbag's irreverent parody of the 1967 Rankin Bass children's television special will play November 25 - December 30, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The press opening is Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Theatre Revisits WOMAN OF THE YEARPhoto Flash: Porchlight Theatre Revisits WOMAN OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the first production in the fifth season of Chicago's lost musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Woman of the Year, starring Meghan Murphy and Brandon Dahlquist, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Peter Stone, with direction by Porchlight's Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Florence Walker Harris and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

Porchlight Revisits to Return with Meghan Murphy & Brandon Dahlquist in WOMAN OF THE YEARPorchlight Revisits to Return with Meghan Murphy & Brandon Dahlquist in WOMAN OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the first production in the fifth season of Chicago's lost musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Woman of the Year, starring Meghan Murphy and Brandon Dahlquist, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Peter Stone, with direction by Porchlight's Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Florence Walker Harris and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

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