Tag: Alex Grelle

"The Birds" (Hell in a Handbag): Riotously Funny!

"The Birds" (Hell in a Handbag):  Riotously Funny!
When it came to finding a leading lady for the follow-up to his 1960 hit Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock cast a wide net after being rebuffed by his original choice, Grace Kelly. He eventually discovered a blond-haired, blue-eyed doppelganger in the form of a young Midwestern model named Nathalie “Tippi” Hedren who made her screen debut in “The Birds”... Read more »

"L'Imitation of Life" (Hell in a Handbag Productions): Racy and Drag-alicious!

"L'Imitation of Life" (Hell in a Handbag Productions):  Racy and Drag-alicious!
Hell in a Handbag Productions presents L’IMITATION OF LIFE.  Lana Turner has just gotten away with murder.  Her daughter Suzie was acquitted of the stabbing death of Turner’s lover.  Now, the actress just wants a ‘normal life’ as defined by her as ‘becoming a legendary Broadway star’!  When Suzie befriends Sara Jane, a light-skinned Negro... Read more »

"Sexy Baby" (Hell in a Handbag): Crowning A Sleazement

"Sexy Baby" (Hell in a Handbag):  Crowning A Sleazement
#113.  I’m from a three generation tiara family.  I have one. My mom has one.  My niece has one.  Sparkly accessory perched on a head?!  We totally get it.  Who doesn’t want to be crowned the winner?  It doesn’t really matter if it’s awarded or self-appointed.  Nothing dazzles like jeweled headgear. Hell in a Handbag... Read more »
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Review "TROGG! A Musical: Cerda-fiable, Fun-loving, Kitschy Comedy!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Hell in a Handbag Productions presents TROGG! A Musical At Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division Books and lyrics by David Cerda with Cheryl Snodgrass and Taylor E. Rodd Music by David Cerda and Taylor E. Ross Directed by Scott... Read more »

Review "The Rip Nelson Halloween Spooktacular": A Tricky Treat

Hell in a Handbag Productions presents THE RIP NELSON HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULARAt Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. ClarkWritten by David CerdaDirected by Cheryl SnodgrassFridays and Saturdays at 7:30 Thru November 6th Added October 31st at 7:30Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Approximately sixty minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Wooga – Wooga!   It’s 1976!  Television programming is all... Read more »