Hell in a Handbag Productions Celebrates 15 Years of Fabulous with Annual Benefit “QUINCEAÑERA”

Hell in a Handbag Productions is turning 15 – so what better way to celebrate than to throw a QUINCEAÑERA-style party?! Handbag’s annual benefit will feature FUN as big as the Quinceañera gowns ensemble members will be donning. The evening will include a Mexican buffet, cocktails (including our favorite Cervezas and an old family Sangria recipe) games, a silent and live auction, the world’s greatest raffle, and a live performance of Handbag highlights (and lowlights) spanning the past 15 years! The festivities will take place Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 5 pm – 10 pm at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway Ave. in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006

The raffle and silent/live auctions feature THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS of things you actually want, including a walk-on role in a Handbag show (priceless!).

The live concert will feature Handbag songs and favorite moments from many of the 50+ productions the company has produced over the past 15 years – from POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical to Lady X – The Musical – plus video highlights from the Handbag vault.

Hell in a Handbag Productions’ 15th anniversary QUINCEAÑERA Benefit will feature live performances from (top, l to r) Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer, Caged Dames and Lady X: The Musical (middle, l to r) Scarrie The Musical, Bette, Live at the Continental Baths and Sexy Baby (bottom, l to r) Bewildered, POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical and TROGG! A Musical. Photos by Rick Aguilar Studios.

Enjoy all of your favorite Handbag moments again as shared by the people who were there – the ensemble and special friends of Hell in a Handbag. Handbag promises it will be better than a Time Life special!

“As a Mexican teenager I always felt short changed not being able to have a Quinceañera because of silly of gender expectations”, says David Cerda Handbag’s Artistic Director, “so I promise to have the biggest and loudest dress ever at the Handbag quinceanera!”


Name: QUINCEAÑERA – Celebrating 15 years of FABULOUS

Date/time: Sunday, October 15th, 5 pm – 10 pm

Live performance: 7 pm

Location: The Edge Theater5451 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago

Tickets: $75 in advance; $85 at the door. Includes food, two drink tickets and the show

About Hell in a Handbag Productions

Hell in a Handbag is dedicated to the preservation, exploration, and celebration of works ingrained in the realm of popular culture via theatrical productions through parody, music and homage. Handbag is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit.

For additional information, visit www.handbagproductions.org.