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Birth Place:
Omaha, Nebraska
Bio:
A graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Madison got her degree in Directing and Management from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film. Since then, she's been producing work through her company, Death & Pretzels, as well as freelance directing for other companies in and around ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska

Bio:
A graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Madison got her degree in Directing and Management from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film. Since then, she's been producing work through her company, Death & Pretzels, as well as freelance directing for other companies in and around ... (read complete bio)
Photos: Hell in a Handbag Presents CHRISTMAS DEAREST Photo Photos: Hell in a Handbag Presents CHRISTMAS DEAREST
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2021

Hell in a Handbag Productions will continue its 20th anniversary season with the return of one of its most popular holiday musicals: Christmas Dearest, featuring book and lyrics by Artistic Director David Cerda*, music by Cerda and Scott Lamberty and direction by Derek Van Barham. 

Hell In A Handbag Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 5 ‚Ä" SEX! Photo Hell In A Handbag Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 5 ‚Ä" SEX!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2021

Hell in a Handbag Productions¬†will welcome back audiences this fall with the return of Chicago‚Äôs favorite drag seniors in its long-running parody¬†The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 5 ‚Äď SEX!, written by Artistic Director¬†David Cerda* and directed by¬†Madison Smith.

Hell In A Handbag Pesents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE LOST EPISODES, VOL. 5 ‚Ä" SEX! At The Photo Hell In A Handbag Pesents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE LOST EPISODES, VOL. 5 ‚Ä" SEX! At The Leather Archives & Museum
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2021

Hell in a Handbag Productions will welcome back audiences this fall with the return of Chicago's favorite drag seniors in its long-running parody The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 5 ‚Äď SEX!, written by Artistic Director David Cerda* and directed by Madison Smith.

Hell In A Handbag Productions Announces 20th Anniversary Season Photo Hell In A Handbag Productions Announces 20th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2021

Hell in a Handbag Productions is thrilled to return to the stage, marking its 20th Anniversary Season with new and familiar works that embrace Handbag's mission of the preservation and celebration of camp and parody ‚Äď exactly what we need right now!

Interdisciplinary Artist Saki Kawamura Comes to Unfix NYC 2021 with Devised and Visua Photo Interdisciplinary Artist Saki Kawamura Comes to Unfix NYC 2021 with Devised and Visual Artwork, The Giving Tree.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2021

Saki Kawamura, an International Interdisciplinary Artist from Japan, comes to Unfix NYC 2021 with her devised and visual artwork, The Giving Tree.

Hell In A Handbag's Annual Benefit THE MORNING AFTER, January 1 Photo Hell In A Handbag's Annual Benefit THE MORNING AFTER, January 1
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2020

The 2019 production of POSEIDON! An Upside-Down Musical was recorded by Peter Neville* in HD with stereo sound at Chicago's Edge Theater. POSEIDON! features book and lyrics by Handbag Artistic Director David Cerda*, music by David Cerda* with Scott Lamberty, direction by Derek Van Barham, music direction by Andrew Milliken and choreography by Breon Arzell.

VIDEO: American Dance Movement Unveils Official 2020 National Dance Day Routine Photo VIDEO: American Dance Movement Unveils Official 2020 National Dance Day Routine
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2020

American Dance Movement (ADM), formerly the Dizzy Feet Foundation, has debuted the official 2020 National Dance Day routine with choreography by Shannon Mather and featuring dance trio MDC 3.

SummerStage Announces FOR THE LOVE OF DANCE Schedule Photo SummerStage Announces FOR THE LOVE OF DANCE Schedule
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2020

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage's SummerStage Anywhere digital series is honoring National Dance Day with a day-long virtual event 'For the Love of DANCE.' 

VIDEO: Casts of Broadway Workshop/ Project Broadway's CHICAGO Present 'All That Jazz' Photo VIDEO: Casts of Broadway Workshop/ Project Broadway's CHICAGO Present 'All That Jazz'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 4, 2020

Due to COVID-19 Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway were not able to present their 2020 Main Stage Production of CHICAGO: High School Edition. The two casts of CHICAGO recorded All That Jazz remotely during the summer of 2020 for this final video celebration of the rehearsal process and the incredible unseen performances in Chicago.

RECAP: Madison Smith and Linda Benanti Sang and Javier Mu√Īoz Talked About the Broadw Photo RECAP: Madison Smith and Linda Benanti Sang and Javier Mu√Īoz Talked About the Broadway Relief Project on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020

Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued Monday afternoon (2pm) with¬†guest host¬†Laura Benanti, Linda Benanti, Madison Smith, Bryan Andes, and Javier Mu√Īoz.

YP2S Presents HEATHERS THE MUSICAL Photo YP2S Presents HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2020

a?oeWhat's your damage?a?? The Young Players Second Stage group of Benton presents 'Heathers The Musical' January 9th-12th and January 16th-19th, 2020 in the historic Royal Theatre, 111 South Market Street, in downtown Benton, Arkansas.

Death And Pretzels Presents A MURDER MOST NOVEL Photo Death And Pretzels Presents A MURDER MOST NOVEL
by Julie Musbach - Oct 18, 2019

Death & Pretzels presents the world premiere of local playwright, Alex Butschli's A Murder Most Novel, a live radio play, directed by Madison Smith.

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents THE FACTS OF LIFE ‚Ä" Satan's Sch Photo Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents THE FACTS OF LIFE ‚Ä" Satan's School for Girls
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2019

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

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

Hell in a Handbag Productions¬†is pleased to continue its 2019 season with the world premiere ofTHE FACTS OF LIFE ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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.

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's THE FACTS OF LIFE ‚Ä" Satan's School for Gi Photo Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's THE FACTS OF LIFE ‚Ä" Satan's School for Girls
by Julie Musbach - 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.

The Wright Way Announces ON THE WRIGHT TRACK: A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Photo The Wright Way Announces ON THE WRIGHT TRACK: A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2019

The Wright Way is thrilled to celebrate their 10th year anniversary at The Green Room 42! Directed by Rance Wright (CEO of The Wright Way) and Music directed by Steve Smith, On The Wright Track: A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Of The Journey From Then To Now promises to be an altogether rambunctiously funny and touchingly poignant show that inspires, encourages hope, and lifts up the lives of so many.

Death & Pretzels Announces Cast And Design Crew For Chicago Premiere Of HELVETICA Photo Death & Pretzels Announces Cast And Design Crew For Chicago Premiere Of HELVETICA
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2019

Death & Pretzels has announced the Chicago premiere of Will Coleman's Helvetica, their 11th production to date, the 5th in their black box studio, Nox Arca Theatre.

Photo Flash: Inside Hell In A Handbag's POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical Photo Photo Flash: Inside Hell In A Handbag's POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical
by Julie Musbach - Mar 19, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to launch its 2019 season with a revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and a loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films. Handbag's very first show will return March 15 - April 28, 2019 at a venue befitting of an ocean liner: The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago.

Hell In A Handbag Productions Announce POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical Photo Hell In A Handbag Productions Announce POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions launches its 2019 season with a revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and a loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films.

Hell In A Handbag Launches Season with POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical Photo Hell In A Handbag Launches Season with POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical
by Julie Musbach - Feb 19, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions launches its 2019 season with a revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and a loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films. Handbag's very first show will return March 15 - April 28, 2019 at a venue befitting of an ocean liner: The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago.

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