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Book and Lyrics by David Cerda Music by David Cerda, Scott Lamberty & Taylor E. Ross Directed by Cheryl Snodgrass Choreography – Kristen Smiley Music Director – Josh Walker Costume Designer – Kate Setzer Kamphausen Assistant Director – Derek Rienzi Van Tassel Stage Manager – R. Christopher Maxwell Scenic Designer and Effects – Lolly Extract Ass’t Scenic Designer and Effects – Amber Marsh Sound Designer – Mikey Moran Wig Designer – Jacob Green Violence Designer – Chris Carpenter* Prop Designer – Jeff Shields Graphics – Michael S. Miller* Box Office Manager – Danni Quider* Publicity Photography – Rick Aguilar* Executive Producer – David Cerda* Associate Producer – AJ Wright*

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Candy Burns....................................................................................................................................................... Kelly Baskin Principal Maria Gonzalez.............................................................................................................................David Cerda* Norma Watson.................................................................................................................................... Sadie Rose Glaspey Debbie Campanelli..................................................................................................................................... Sydney Genco Carrie White.........................................................................................................................................................Alex Grelle* Miss Collins............................................................................................................................................................. Ed Jones* Billy Nolan................................................................................................................................................... David Lipschutz Sue Snell................................................................................................................................................................ Steve Love Diana Goins...................................................................................................................................................... Susan Sjodin Margaret White................................................................................................................................................ Danni Smith Chris Hargenson........................................................................................................................................Aubrey Stanton Tommy Ross..........................................................................................................................................................AJ Wright* UNDERSTUDIES Amanda Bloom, Rachel Pallante *Hell in a Handbag ensemble member SCARRIE The Musical is made possible in part by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

SONGS High School World.................................................................................... Chris, Sue, Debbie, Norma, Diana, Candy I’m Carrie (Pt. 1) ............................................................................................................................................... Carrie White I’m Carrie (Pt. 2).............................Carrie White, Sue Snell, Margaret White, Chris Hargenson and Ensemble Say It....................................................................................................... Margaret White, Carrie White and Ensemble Beautiful................................................................Tommy Ross, Carrie White, Principal Gonzalez and Ensemble Do It For Me..............................................................................................................................................................Sue Snell I Hate Carrie White..................................................................................................................................Chris Hargenson Trust Me Carrie...................................................................................................................................................Miss Collins Wham, Bam, Beautiful.............................................................................................. Chris Hargenson and Ensemble I’m Going to the Prom........................................................................................................................................ Ensemble Sin Never Dies.............................................................................................................................................Margaret White SPECIAL THANKS Nathan Clairmont, Ashley & Brandon Wright and the Hamburger Mary’s staff, Taylor E. Ross, Jennifer Connelly. PLEASE TOSS YOUR FEMININE PARTY FAVORS ONLY AT THE DESIGNATED TIME IN THE SHOW

M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T 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.

SAVE THE DATE!

The Handbag GALA Benefit will be 12/02/12

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H A N D B AG E N S E M B L E M E M B E R S Rick Aguilar David Cerda Christopher Carpenter Chad Derek Czaplewski Alex Grelle

Jason Grimm Michael Hampton Ed Jones Megan Keach Lori Lee Elizabeth Lesinski Chris Maxwell

Terry McCarthy Michael S. Miller Danni Quider Chad Ramsey Aaron Smith AJ Wright

C E L E B R AT I N G T E N Y E A R S 2002 - POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical*- Theater Building Chicago 2003 - POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical* – New York International Fringe Festival (Awarded ‘Outstanding Ensemble’ and most attended show of the festival) How ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane’ Happened* Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer 2004* 2005 - SCARRIE! A Musical* Judy’s Scary Little Christmas 2006 - Caged Dames* – After Dark Award for Song Score- David Cerda Rudolph the Red Hosed Reindeer 2006* 2007 - Caged Dames* (extension) Summer Camp- Go, Go Kitty, Go!, Die Mommie Die, Reefer Madness The Musical! The Birds Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer 2007* 2008 - Summer Camp 2- L’imitation of Life, Eating Raoul The Musical, Marked Down Woman HAYWIRE! Die! Mommie, Die! – Jeff Nomination, Costume- John Nasca Silent Night of the Lambs 2009 - POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical* - Jeff Nomination Choreography (Brigitte Ditmars), Supporting Actor (Steve Kimbrough), Supporting Actress (Trista Smith) , Orgie Award recipient Actor- Ed Jones Rudolph the Red Hosed Reindeer 2009 2010 - Lady X* The Rip Nelson Halloween Spooktacular* Rudolph the Red Hosed Reindeer 2010* 2011 - TROGG! A Musical* Pussy on the House- Time Out Chicago Top 12 performances of 2011, BroadwayWorld Chicago Award(Jeremy Myers), BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Best Actress in a Play (Resident NonEquity): Honey West, BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Best Costume Design (Resident NonEquity): John Nasca, Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer 2011*- BroadwayWorld Chicago Best Actor in a Musical or Revue (Resident Non-Equity): Michael Hampton 2012 - Sexy Baby - Jeff Recommended SCARRIE The Musical Rudolph the Red Hosed Reindeer 2012- 15th Anniversary Scarrie The Musical

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H A N D B AG A S S O C I AT E S Tim Howard

Annie Gloyn

Patricia Austin

H A N D B AG B OA R D Steve Abrams David Cerda

Shaun Sperling Christopher Yourex

H A N D B AG D O N O R S (Forgive us if you are not included as our record keeper is very old. See our website for an updated list) Prom Queen: $500+- Rick Aguilar, Karla Svatos, Steve Abrams and YOU Royal Court: $100-$499- Peggy & Bruce Hayner, Gary L. Aistrup, Dawn Klingensmith, Ryan Mackey, Jim Schneider, Rachel Benoit, Rick Ingram, Chris Yourex, Elizabeth Lesinski and Danni Quider, Dawn and Kelvin Keach, Gloria and Dale Henderson, Candi Ferguson, Brenda Didier, David Byrne, John Issendorf, Stan Engelson, Steve Kimbrough, Tom Chiola, Christopher Yourex, Annie Gloyn and John Martzell, Marianne Moreno, Lynne Jordan, Ryan Landry, Christopher Carpenter, and YOU Planning Commitee: $50-$99- Danni Smith, Doug Becci, Bradley Balof, Ed Jones, Steve Kimbrough, Bea Cerda, AJ Wright, Barry Buckingham, Jeff and Alonzo Johnson-Turner, Hannah Michaelson, Todd Mack, Philip Dawkins, Bill Linden, and YOU Decorating Commitee: $1-$49- David Lipschulz, John Connor, Brittany Townsley, Brenda Kelly Judi Cook- Ross, Wally Jung, Linda Haight, Cathy Yourex, Joe Erbentraut, Vanessa Sellers, Julie Burt Nichols, Allen Sears, Patty Corcoran, Scott Ferguson, Kristen Smiley, Brigitte Ditmars, John Crispino, Kristin O’Connor Davis, Sarah Davies Page, David St. Michael, Harrison Rivers, Michelle Aller, Kate Gibby, Sara Mackey, Christina Sansone, Elephant & Castle Servers and Bartenders, Playlab NYC, Eve Dillinger, Kathleen Morissette, Jeremy Myers, Doug Vickers, Debra Bacon, Lindsey Pearlman, Lynne Jordan, and YOU It’s easy to donate to Hell in a Handbag Productions. We are a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation. Go to our website at www.handbagproductions.org or mail checks made out Hell in a Handbag Productions to: Hell in a Handbag Productions 2034 W. Farragut, #3 Chicago, IL 60625

A N O T E F R O M DAV I D Thank you for joining us as we continue to celebrate our ten year anniversary with SCARRIE The Musical, the first musical I wrote and my official entry in to the world of theater nerds. A long time ago I was told to “write what you know”, or in my case, parody what you know, and I certainly know what it’s like to be a ‘Carrie White’ in the world, as do many Handbag audience members and actors. How wonderful is it that we are able to sit together and laugh at all the horrors of high school, when it all seemed so terribly important back then. Please know that we are grateful to all of our loyal audience members and that we depend on your support to exist. See you at Rudolph 2012! David Cerda Artistic Director/Hell in a Handbag Productions. 4

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CAST BIOGR APHIES Kelly Baskin (Candy Burns) is a southern belle from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and went to a performing arts high school where she learned the ins and outs of the theatre business. She recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a B.F.A. in musical theatre performance and has lived in Chicago for three years. While in Chicago, she has been in numerous productions at Columbia, onstage and backstage, shows around the city, and has worked on various projects with Visionary Women at Work. She has had a blast working on this production of Scarrie, mostly because her hair has become extremely soft from overbrushing. She would like to thank Adam and her ‘fellow bitches’ for their support and keeping her sane. Amanda Bloom (Female Swing) is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied at CAP21. Some favorite NYC credits include Peter~Wendy (Lost Boy), Light and Sweet (Songya), and Pop Rock Night (soloist) at Joe’s Pub. Amanda would like to thank Hell in a Handbag productions for welcoming her into the Chicago theatre community. On nights when she’s not being a high school nightmare in Scarrie, you can see Amanda in Once Upon a RomCom: The Bill Pullman Story (Beautiful Woman/Ensemble) at Gorilla Tango (Wednesdays at 7:30p in Bucktown), and performing with The Second City’s Musical Improv Conservatory. Amanda sends many thanks to the cast and crew, and to her family and friends for their unconditional support. David Cerda (Principal Gonzalez) originated the part of Debbie Campenelli 14 years ago- in the original SCARRIE The Musical. He is the co-founder, resident playwright, Artistic Director, and general loudmouth of Hell in a Handbag Productions. In the past ten years Cerda has written and performed in The Birds, Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer, POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, SCARRIE The Musical, TROGG A Musical, Lady X, Caged Dames, How ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane’ Happened, The Rip Nelson Halloween Spooktacular, Come and Knock at My Door, and most recently Sexy Baby (Jeff Recommended). He has performed with Corn Productions, New Colony, The Fresh Squeezed Series at Victory Gardens, and anybody else foolish enough to ask him. You can see him in The Joans, a Joan Crawford inspired rock and roll band and soon as a Nancy Reagan impersonator in “The Log Jam”, a web series about a gay Republican bar. His gams, and song, “A Very Crawford Christmas” will be featured in the upcoming feature film, Scrooge and Marley. He is also Proud staff writer for

The Paper Machete’, a live weekly magazine that really liberal NPR types adore. Thanks to my Handbag crew, Cheryl, AJ, Ed and Christopher, that blonde guy. www.cerdacan.com Sydney Genco (Debbie Campanelli) feels so lucky to be joining this cast of brave and talented actors, and to be involved in her second show with Hell in a Handbag productions! She was last seen with the company as Grandma Crystal in “Sexy Baby”. Sydney is a graduate of Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts where she earned her BFA in Musical Theater Performance. Past favorite roles include Angel in “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” (Circle Theater) and as the Alto Chorus Leader in “The Bacchae” (Greece tour), as well as singing around town whenever anyone will let her!!! Thanks to my friends and, as always, her amazing parents! Enjoy the show! Sadie Rose Glaspey (Norma Watson) is thrilled to be making her Chicago debut with Hell in a Handbag in Scarrie! She recently graduated from Roosevelt University, Chicago College of the Performing Arts with a BFA in Musical Theatre and can’t wait to see what else Chicago has in store for her. She has enjoyed working with this fantastic cast and creative team. It has been a blast <insert “Norma smirk”>! Alex Grelle (Carrie White) was most recently seen as Duke in Kokandy Production’s The Great American Trailer Park Musical this August. He is happy to return to the Handbag stage, where he has been seen in productions such as: Sexy Baby, Trogg! a Musical, Rudolph the Red Hosed Reindeer and The Rip Nelson Halloween Spooktacular. Many thanks to the Scarrie cast and crew for making this such a fun experience. I love all my friends and family for all of their constant support especially, Adam. Ed Jones (Miss Collins) is elated to return to the prom again and to help celebrate Handbag’s 10th Anniversary season. Past Handbag credits include SEXY BABY, PUSSY ON THE HOUSE, TROGG!, POSEIDON: AN UPSIDE DOWN MUSICAL, THE BIRDS, THE RIP NELSON HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR, LADY X, DIE MOMMIE DIE, HAYWIRE!, and CAGED DAMES. He would like to thank the cast and crew of SCARRIE for inspiring him with their amazing talents, and to thank the Handbag audiences for their continued love and support. Scarrie The Musical

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David Lipschutz (Billy Nolan) has previously appeared on the Handbag stage as Acres (for several months) in Poseidon, Cameraman (for one special weekend) in Trogg, Herbie (for one very special evening) in Rudolph ’09, and male u/s (for no evenings at all!) in Rudolph ‘11. Chicago area credits include productions at the Illinois Theatre Center, Theatre at the Center, Victory Gardens, and Brown Paper Box Co. (where he is a proud company member). Films: Polish Bar, Devil in My Ride. Oh, and he is an attorney. Thanks to David, mom & dad, and BC/KJOC. Steve Love (Sue Snell) is thrilled to be back after playing little Larry Castleberry in “Sexy Baby”! Originally from Maryland, Steve moved to Chicago after spending a year performing throughout the Caribbean with Disney Cruise Lines. Previous credits include Ken Davenport’s Awesome 80’s Prom! (Dickie)[Dir. Ken Davenport], Cabaret (Emcee), Die, Mommie, Die! (Lance), La Cage Aux Folles (Mercedes), The Foreigner (Ellard), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Snoopy), Seven Brides…(Gideon), How to Succeed… (Finch). Steve’s Directorial credits include Footloose!, Hello, Dolly!, Camp Hawyah!: The Musical.Top of Form Rachel Pallante (UnderstudyMargaret White) has just moved to Chicago from Kansas City, and makes her theatrical debut with Handbag Productions being last seen as Robin’s understudy in Sexy Baby. Rachel holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the Webster Conservatory and enjoys hula hooping in her free time. Big Thanks to my loving family and friends. Thanks for supporting the arts! Susan Sjodin (Diana Goins) is pleased to be in her first Hell in A Handbag Show and is glad it’s so SCARRIE. Credits include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Escape from the Haltzburg Boys Choir, Peter Pan and the Pirates, Redmoon’s Spectacle Lunatique, Stage Lights, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, & Shakesploitation. She is a co-founder of Play Mechanics, a clown troupe and is a Second City Conservatory grad. Love to Frank!

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Danni Smith (Margaret White) is thrilled to return to Handbag where she had a blast working on RUDOLPH (2010) and EATING RAOUL. Danni recently performed as Betty in Kokandy Productions’ THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL and as Matilda in ZASTROZZI with Division Theater (where she is an artistic associate). Danni has had the pleasure of working with many great Chicagoland companies including Chicago Children’s Theatre, Theo Ubique (PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES--Jeff nomination), ATC, BoHo (THE GLORIOUS ONES--Jeff nomination), the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Noble Fool, Drury Lane Oakbrook, and Bailiwick Chicago (where she is a proud collective member). Next up you can catch her in the Waltzing Mechanics’ production of OVER MY DEAD BODY. Danni sends big hugs and thanks to the entire SCARRIE team and all her love and gratitude to her WMs, wonderful family, and her darling Martin. Thank YOU for supporting Handbag!! Aubrey Stanton (Chris Hargenson) is thrilled to be making her Handbag debut in such a deliciously raunchy way. Recent roles include Maureen (RENT), Ginger (Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), and in Sweet Charity all with Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts where she just recently received her BFA in Musical Theatre. In her time off stage she enjoys yoga, music, and being a NICE girl. AJ Wright (Tommy Ross) couldn’t be prouder of SCARRIE, his fourth consecutive show with Hell in a Handbag Productions, with which he is an ensemble member. He last appeared in Sexy Baby (Kyle Harper Kennedy), directed Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer ‘11 and assistant directed Pussy on the House. Chicago area credits include: Roasting Chestnuts: Gina Wants You!, The Musical of the Musicals: the Musical!, and Ruthless: the Musical! (Noble Fool Theatricals) and The Christmas Family Christmas(Strangeloop) which he also wrote and directed. Next up he will be directing Handbag’s Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer ‘12. AJ sends love to the Scarrie crew for their guidance, YOU for supporting Handbag and wishes to thank his family, friends, Mike, Shelly, Kira, Danni and especially Matt Gunnels and David Cerda for bringing him into this wonderful Handbag family!


PRODUCTION TEA M BIOGR APHIES Christopher Carpenter (Fight Choreography) was last seen as Gooper in Pussy on the House and has worked with Hell in a Handbag as both an actor and fight choreographer for the past decade. Previous Handbag collaborations in staged violence include Lady X, Caged Dames and Rudolph 2003. Chris has also choreographed for numerous productions in Cleveland and Dayton, OH and Hampton Beach, NH in a variety of disciplines (small sword, rapier and dagger, unarmed, quarterstaff ) as well as Emerald City Theatre in Chicago and Not Waiting Productions. He also taught Stage Combat at Beck Center for the Arts Teen Theatre School in Cleveland. David Cerda (Executive Producer/Book/Music/Lyrics)See cast bio. Lolly Extract (Set Designer and Effects) and Amber Marsh (Assistant Set Designer) - Artistic team and Master Puppeteers, Lolly Extract and Amber Marsh a.k.a. Jabberwocky Marionettes designed and created the facehuggers, chestbursters, hero alien and queen alien for Scooty & Jojo’s fabulous, award winning parodessey, Alien Queen. Lolly Extract designed and performed the shadow puppet murders for Hell in a Handbag’s HAYWIRE and Skipper the Racoon Hand Puppet for H.I.A.H’s award winning Pussy on the House. Amber does puppet workshops all over the world and has done Performance Art in New York City. Lolly and Amber most recently served up some late night Puppetry in Cosmic Puppet Show at the Strawdog Theater, a giant macaw body puppet in one of many performances at Links Hall and performance art ‘The Centaurs’ for QUEERGASM! at Defibrillator gallery. Jabberwocky has also done: annual performances for The Bike Winter Art Show, a plethora of aquatic puppets with the John G Shedd Aquarium, annual appearances at the enchanting, Members’ Night in an ongoing relationship with The Field Museum, several all city tours with original elaborate puppet productions for the Chicago Public Libraries and puppet performances at The Poetry Foundation of Chicago (just to name a few.) They will be appearing at Bookamania at the Harold Washingtom Library on Nov 17, 2012 with Roaming Puppets. Extract and Marsh currently work with hybrid production studio Odd Machine creating stop motion and custom art design and the Muppet puppet and marionette politicians for just released independent film, BAILOUT, coming to the Apollo Theater this fall. To see the puppets, visit: www.lollypuppets.com www.ambermarsh.info Jacob Green (Wig Design) is pleased to be stylin the hairs for Hell in a Handbag again. He continues his reign over Hubris Productions as Artistic Dictator Director. As an actor he has played Man in Laughing Wild, Jeffry in Jeffry, Perry in Love! Valour! Compassion!, Evie in the critically roasted, premier stage production of Girls will be Girls, Muffy in Annee Pocalypse! and the widely ignored Red Noses…NO NOT THAT ONE! THE OTHER ONE! HUBRIS HAD THE RIGHT FIRST! When not styling wigs Jacob can be found full filling such glamorous Artistic Director duties as cleaning St Patrick Day party puke from in front of the theater door (Messiah on the Frigidaire 2010) or filling in for a Stage Manager who’s mom said she had to call in sick (Agnes of God 2011). Thanks to David for the amazing and fun opportunity.

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PRODUCTION TEA M BIOGR APHIES Scott Lamberty (Music) has scored many musicals for kids and adults including “Poseidon: An Upsidedown Musical”,“The Bad Seed: The Musical”,“Storefront Theatre Musical”, and most recently, “Sexy Baby”. “Poseidon” made the long trek to the New York International Fringe Festival and Scott’s work on “The Bad Seed: The Musical” earned him a 2004 Chicago After Dark Award. R. Christopher Maxwell (Performance Stage Manager/ Lighting Designer) is happy to back again for another fun filled Handbag Production. This Arkansas native studied Theater Arts and Sociology at the College of Wooster. He’s worked for Bared Boned, House Theater of Chicago, and Wild Claw. He recently played Epiphany Jones in Sexy Baby during the prime time extension. Sit back relax and enjoy the show. Kate Setzer Kamphausen (Costume Design) s a pinkhaired Southern goth chick who loves polyester, sequins, and big hair. She is very happy to be working with Hell in a Handbag again for the fifth year in a row! She lives in a small intentional community on the north side of Chicago that includes four cats and six sewing machines. Mikey Moran (Sound Designer) is a Chicago based sound designer/composer and musician. He has most recently has designed Blagojevich, Blagojevich! at the Athenaeum and Anger/Fly at Trap Door. This is Mikey’s very first show with Hell in a Handbag. Taylor E. Ross (Music) is a composer and musician. He is known for his work in theater, live performance, film, video, television and internet http://cargocollective.com/ taylorerossmusic/ Jeff Shields (Prop Designer) moved to Chicago from Iowa City, Iowa in November of 2010. In Iowa, where he studied directing and design at the University of Iowa, he worked with various theatre companies working in many capacities from acting to directing. Chicago credits include properties design for Mortar Theatre Company’s productions of “Mother Bear”,“Corazon de Manzana” and “Bombs, Babes and Bingo”; Stage Left’s production of “The Fisherman”; Provision Theatre’s “The Foreigner”; Raven Theatre’s “Dating Walter Dante”; Provision Theatre’s “The Foreigner”; Piven Theatre’s production of “Tusk Tusk” and Costumes for Nothing Special Production’s “Savage Land”. This fall, he will be props designer for Redtwist Theatre’s production of “Broken Glass”. He is an artistic associate with Mortar Theatre Company. Kristen Smiley (Choreographer) is glad to be back with the Handbag crew, after recently finessing the talent routines of the sparkly-shiny Sexy Baby cast. Along with Sexy Baby, Handbag choreography credits include Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer (2011) and Trogg! A Musical. Other choreography credits include the Improv Playhouse’s Traveling Troupe, Eileen Boevers P.A.W. Summer On Stage, and Chad Morton’s TV Christmas Miracle (Village Players) to name a few. Kristen is also a performer in the Chicagoland area and can be found

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during “work” hours sharing the craziness of dance and theatre with the youth of Chicago as a teaching artist. As always, thanks to the family (and Carl) for their constant support and many thanks to the Handbaggers for inviting me to share in the fear and laughter that is Scarrie! Cheryl Snodgrass (Director) loves working with the Handbag ensemble where she has been an actor (Caged Dames and The Birds), a director (Jeff Recommended Die! Mommie, Die!, Haywire, and Rip Nelson’s Halloween Spooktacular ), and the “Playwright Whisperer” to David Cerda (Jeff Recommended Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical, Lady X, and Trogg! The Musical). Cheryl has worked extensively with playwright Jeff Goode as a director, actor, and producer. She directed the premier productions of Poona the Fuckdog and Other Plays for Children, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, and The Emancipation of Alabaster McGillamong others. She has been a guest artist/director/speaker at Lawrence University, Hollins University, Washington & Lee University, Mill Mountain Theatre and Studio Roanoke. Next up she is directing a piece in the Red Eye 24 Hour Play Festival here in Chicago and a return to Hollins University for a workshop with new playwrights in December. Derek Van Tassel (Assistant Director/Rehearsal Stage Manager) is pleased as punch to be working on his first Handbag production. Derek graduated from Columbia College is 2009 and has since worked with such amazing companies as Strawdog, Lincoln Square Theatre, Appetite Theatre, Quixotic Comedy, Point of Contention, American Demigods, Nothing without a Company, and the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus (of which he is the production assistant to Artistic Director Patrick Sinozich). Just some of his favorite shows to have worked on are: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, The Apocalypse: Now in 3D, Miss Fortune, Fatima & Maama, Dames at Sea, Songs for a New World, On Golden Pond, Erratica, That 80’s Show, and Chicago. Derek’s next big project is CGMC’s Holiday show, Make the Yuletide Gay which opens in December. Much love and thanks to Andydoo and JohnJohn. Josh Walker (Music Director) is thrilled to be returning to Hell in a Handbag after music directing Handbag’s smash hit Sexy Baby. Music directing credits include: A Little Night Music, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Circle), Hairspray, Drowsy Chaperone, Ragtime, Les Miserables (Circle CTEYA), Peter Pan, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Pinocchio (Metropolis), Belle Barth, The Incredible Story of Tex, iGhost (TBC). Music Director/Pianist for Chicago Cabaret Project. Acting credits: Radio City Christmas Spectacular (NYC) 2005-2012. Composer for Midwest New Musicals. Composition credits: Maxwell (TBC), Six Stories Up on Mount Olympus, Six Stories Up on Ellis Island, Six Stories Up in the Windy City (Tellin’ Tales). Music Arranger: John Hersey HS & Euclid HS. Thanks to cast and company for being Scarrie! www. joshwalkertheatricsonline.com AJ Wright (Associate Producer) see cast bio.

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