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David Cerda (left) and Catherine McCafferty in the Stage Parody "The Birds"

David Cerda (left) and Catherine McCafferty in the Stage Parody "The Birds"

David Cerda, left, and Catherine McCafferty in the stage parody "The Birds," flapping and wrapping the 2014 run in Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 1.

October 27, 2014 6:00 pm
David Cerda's "The Birds" Stage Parody Poster

David Cerda's "The Birds" Stage Parody Poster

David Cerda's stage parody "The Birds" has a return run in Chicago playing now through Nov. 1 at the Coach House at Berger Park.

September 20, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Robin Hood getting stage send-up in Chesterton in September

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Robin Hood getting stage send-up in Chesterton in September

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" Produced by Zachary Gipson

"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" Produced by Zachary Gipson

"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" produced by Zachary Gipson opens at 4th Street Theater in Chesterton for a September run.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Final week for Cerda's fun stage broads behind bars, with special guest

OFFBEAT: Final week for Cerda's fun stage broads behind bars, with special guest

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hammond reader asks about Maya Angelou and Oprah Book Club

OFFBEAT: Hammond reader asks about Maya Angelou and Oprah Book Club

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dead at age 91

OFFBEAT: TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dead at age 91

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am
"50 Shades! The Musical"

"50 Shades! The Musical"

Broadway In Chicago is hosting a quick run of the production "50 Shades! The Musical" at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E Chestnut, opening tonight and running through Sunday.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Silly staging of '50 Shades! The Musical' hoping for a hit

Silly staging of '50 Shades! The Musical' hoping for a hit

The idea to create a parody stage musical comedy paying homage to the page-by-page success of the sexy, breezy read "Fifty Shades of Grey" began with the show's writer Marshall Cordell getting "roped into it."

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Wry Guy: Funny Dennis Miller eager for stage comedy audience interaction

Wry Guy: Funny Dennis Miller eager for stage comedy audience interaction

Comedian Dennis Miller loves touring and the energy and connection that comes with performing in front of a theater audience.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am Related
Zachary Gipson, from left, Lindsay Foreman, Michele Craig and Kurt Gillins Star in "The Musicals of Musicals (The Musical!)"

Zachary Gipson, from left, Lindsay Foreman, Michele Craig and Kurt Gillins Star in "The Musicals of Musicals (The Musical!)"

Zachary Gipson, from left, Lindsay Foreman, Michele Craig and Kurt Gillins star in "The Musicals of Musicals (The Musical!)" at 4th Street Theater in Chesterton tonight to Sept. 1.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Musical of Musicals' Broadway send-up opens in Chesterton this weekend

OFFBEAT: 'Musical of Musicals' Broadway send-up opens in Chesterton this weekend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
Catherine McCafferty as Tippi Hedren/Melanie Daniels in Hell in a Handbag's Stage Parody "The Birds"

Catherine McCafferty as Tippi Hedren/Melanie Daniels in Hell in a Handbag's Stage Parody "The Birds"

Catherine McCafferty as the Tippi Hedren role of Melanie Daniels in David Cerda and Hell in a Handbag's stage parody "The Birds" playing Aug. 8 to Sept. 15.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Lookingglass' 'Big Lake Big City' daring and funny dark romp

OFFBEAT: Lookingglass' 'Big Lake Big City' daring and funny dark romp

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 09, 2013 12:00 am
Hell in a Handbag 2013 Trio of Campy Stage Productions Announced

Hell in a Handbag 2013 Trio of Campy Stage Productions Announced

Actor Ed Jones (left) channeling tragic Lana Turner, along with a returning tribute parody to Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and a holiday comedy salute to David Cerda and favorite alter-ego Joan Crawford are all in store for audiences in 2013 for the season of theater offer…

March 02, 2013 12:00 am
"SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody" at Royal George Theatre in Chicago

"SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody" at Royal George Theatre in Chicago

"SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody" is a new spoof of the novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' playing at the Royal George Theatre Main Stage in Chicago for limited three-week engagement starting Nov. 28, 2012.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' gets competing stage parodies in Chicago

OFFBEAT: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' gets competing stage parodies in Chicago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am
Stage Wizardry: 'Potted Potter' takes audiences on fast-paced funny ride of Boy Wizard's adventures

Stage Wizardry: 'Potted Potter' takes audiences on fast-paced funny ride of Boy Wizard's adventures

It's a question they are so often asked.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Stage parody 'Scarrie' back for silly audience fun

OFFBEAT: Stage parody 'Scarrie' back for silly audience fun

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 10, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: David Cerda send-up of child pageants deserves a crown

OFFBEAT: David Cerda send-up of child pageants deserves a crown

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 31, 2012 12:00 am
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