Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents "Rudolph, The Red-Hosed Reindeer"

Wed. November 12, 2003 12:00 AM

November 23 - January 3

Chicago, IL - Chicago’s favorite cross-dressing reindeer is back and he’s more fabulous then ever!!! After taking a hiatus in 2002 to launch POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, Hell in a Handbag Productions is proud to remount David Cerda’s parody of the classic children’s television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (back for its SIXTH holiday season!) “Rudolph, The Red-Hosed Reindeer is a story very near and dear to my heart. I immediately related to the original story as a child, as did any kid who felt ‘different’,” says Cerda.

Pull up an iceberg and join Rudolph (Brannen Daugherty) and his misfit friends – Herbie (Dan Hickey), the “not gay enough” elf who wants to be a dentist and Yukon Cornelia (Lori Lee), the butch prospector with a deep, dark secret — as they search for happiness … and attempt to outrun the horrifyingly tacky Abominable Drag Beast (Ed Jones). Other Hell In A Handbag ensemble members featured in Rudolph, The Red-Hosed Reindeer include Talon Beeson, David Cerda, Derek Czaplewski, Brigitte Ditmars, Steve Hickson, Tim Howard, BC Kalz, R Kelly, Ludwig, Todd McConville, Chad McLaughlin and Al Spera. Ensemble member Kristen Folzenlogen returns as choreographer and Matt Gunnels (a former Rudolph himself) is also back on board as director for
this year’s red-hosed romp.

Tradition has it that Rudolph author and Hell In A Handbag artistic director David Cerda always has fun new stuff in his bag for his favorite show, and true to tradition Rudolph, The Red-Hosed Reindeer features catchy new songs and exciting new characters. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice this year … you definitely want to catch the show that Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune) dubbed “an ideal holiday escape for anyone who detests
the commercialism of traditional Christmas shows” and that Jack Helbig (Chicago Reader) congratulates as “a copycat crime turn[ed] into a work of art."

And remember … “Being Normal Isn’t Normal At All!”

Show Information:

Live Bait Theatre
3914 N. Clark St., Chicago

Previews: Friday & Saturday, November 21 & 22 at 7:30 PM Preview admission: $12.00

Opens: Sunday, November 23 at 5:00 PM (admission includes post-show

Runs: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 5:00 PM
Closes: Saturday, January 3 at 8:00 PM
Admission: $21.00 - $25.00

For reservations call (312) 409-4357