By Raymond Rehayem - Courtesy of Newcity Stage
Some folks wanna rock. Some folks wanna white Christmas. Dee Snider wants to spread rocking yuletide cheer. “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” debuts this season here in Chicago, where we rock year ‘round and where last winter resembled Santa’s polar headquarters. Best known as the singer and leader of the eighties heavy-metal hit-makers Twisted Sister, Snider has built a diverse resumé, spanning music, radio, television, film and now, stage. Speaking to the amiable Snider, it’s clear he brings a great enthusiasm to all these disciplines, while never taking for granted his success in any field.
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Hear those bells ringing? Hear those guitars wailing? That’s “Dee Snider’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas Tale,” which will make its world premiere Nov. 4 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St.
Heavy metal legend Dee Snider announced the opening of his new musical during an Oct. 15 press conference at the Kathleen Mullady Theater at Loyola University, 1125 W. Loyola Ave.
Snider, the lead singer of the ‘80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister, is known for hits “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock” as well as for his fight against Tipper Gore and the Parents Musical Resource Center about censoring music. Now, Snider has written his first musical.
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I had fun interviewing some of the people who are working on Dee Snider's Rock & Roll ChristmasTale. You can go and see it from November 4, 2014 to January 4th, 2015 at The Broadway Playhouseat Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago.
Ada Grey:I’m here with Dee Snider the writer/star of Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale. Thanks for talking to me. I have a few questions for you. I know you were involved with theRock ofAgesmusical. I saw it when it was in Chicago last time.
Dee Snider:Did you? I’m glad you didn’t see the movie. The movie’s terrible!
Ada Grey:(Laughs.) I have a question for you. Were the 80s really like that?