Hell in a Handbag Productions announced several updates to its 2020 season, including a streaming production slated for this summer and a world-premiere musical parody set to debut this fall.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Handbag will kick off summer with its very first digital online production: The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 4-Lockdown!, written by Artistic Director David Cerda and directed by Spenser Davis.
Originally scheduled for a live performance at Stage 773, the latest edition of Handbag's long-running sitcom parody will begin streaming Friday, June 19. Tickets ( $20 each ) will go on sale shortly at Stage773.com and HandbagProductions.org .
This fall will include the world premiere of The Tiger Queen, a musical parody of the Netflix documentary slated to run Sept. 24-Oct. 31. This multimedia spectacular will feature Caitlin Jackson as Jay's archrival, Carole Baskets; additional casting will be announced. Featuring book and music by Cerda with arrangement by Andrew Milliken, The Tiger Queen will be presented at Handbag's new home for 2020Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Also, as previously announced, Handbag will ring in the holidays with Christmas Dearesta musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol starring Miss Joan Crawford as the most glamourous Ebenezer Scrooge EVER, featuring book and lyrics by Cerda; music by Cerda with Scott Lamberty; and direction by Derek Van Barham. Cerda and Jones return to their roles as Crawford and Carol Ann, respectively. Christmas Dearest will also be presented at Stage 773, on Nov. 27-Dec. 27.
Tickets for The Tiger Queen and Christmas Dearest will go on sale at a later date at Stage773.com and HandbagProductions.org .