Some exciting news for Midwest soap fans! Actress and television icon Deidre Hall (Days of Our Lives) will join Chicago’s Hell in Handbag’s Annual Benefit for the evening’s festivities and appear in a very special production of the perennial hit show Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer (an irreverent, satirical parody of the Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). The socially awkward event will also feature food and beverages from Goose Island Breweries, a raffle, a silent auction and a live auction.
Hall created the Days of Our Lives role of Dr. Marlena Evans in 1976, one of daytimes most popular and beloved characters. Hall guest-starred on shows such as The Tonight Show, Night of A Hundred Stars, Bob Hope Special and 20/20. In 1986, she became the first performer ever to star in both daytime and primetime series when she was cast as Jesse Witherspoon in NBC’s family drama, Our House. She also starred in the popular mini-series And the Sea Will Tell as well as TV movies For the Very First Time, Take My Daughters, Please, Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin, Columbo Cries Wolf and Woman On The Ledge. Hall performed on stage in A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, appearing in two separate runs. Most recently Deidre was selected for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She’s also an accomplished writer and has produced holiday cards to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a charity close to her heart.
A variety of ticket packages for A Very Special Rudolph are currently available at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006:
$80 – SILVER Benefit Ticket gets you the Rudolph show with guest star Deidre Hall, food and open bar, plus the opportunity to bid on fabulous items to help Handbag fund their 2015 season.
$105 – DEIDRE VIP Benefit Ticket gets you all the perks of a SILVER Benefit Ticket PLUS premium preferred seating for Rudolph PLUS a chance to meet Deidre Hall and a photo op. $25 of this ticket price goes to Wounded Warriors Project, per Deidre’s request.
$150 – GOLD Benefit Ticket. All the perks of the SILVER Benefit Tickets PLUS a season pass to all Handbag 2015 productions and readings wherever they are.
$175 – DEIDRE VIP DELUXE Ticket – the whole enchilada! Food and open bar, PLUS premium preferred seating for Rudolph PLUS a chance to meet Deidre Hall and photo op PLUS $25 of this ticket price goes to Wounded Warriors Project (per Deidre’s request) PLUS a season pass to all Handbag 2015 productions and readings wherever they are.
Event: Hell in a Handbag’s A Very Special Rudolph with guest celebrity Deidre Hall
Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 5 pm – 10 pm
Location: Dank Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave. in Chicago.
Details: Special performance of Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer with special guest star Deidre Hall plus food, drink, raffle, silent and live auctions and more.
For performance schedule, tickets, photos and additional information, visit www.handbagproductions.org.