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Better Watch Out, Dee's Coming to Town!

Written by J Cooch Lucchese. Posted in Rock & Roll Christmas Tale

Courtesy of Columbia Chronicle

Dee Snider is Coming to TownHear 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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Ada Grey Review

Written by J Cooch Lucchese. Posted in Rock & Roll Christmas Tale

Ada is 10 years old and has been reviewing plays since she was 4. She dictates these reviews to her mom, who asks good questions and can type a little faster than Ada can.

Dee Snider - Ada GreyI 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?

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Dee Shoots The Puck at a Blackhawks Game

Written by J Cooch Lucchese. Posted in Rock & Roll Christmas Tale

Dee Snider - Chicago Blackhawks

Courtesy of CSN Chicago

Oddly, the man who once belted "we're not gonna take it" and was photographed on an album cover eating meat off the bone was far more tame than the last celebrity to shoot the puck at the United Center.

Dee Snider, the frontman for the hair metal band Twisted Sister, played the intermission game during Wednesday's Blackhawks bout with the Calgary Flames. Watch the Video

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Chicago's Water Tower Place is Filled with Family Fun

Written by J Cooch Lucchese. Posted in Rock & Roll Christmas Tale

Courtesy of Chicago Parent

Dee Snider - Water Tower PlaceMost malls aren’t also home to a Broadway-caliber theater, but Water Tower Place isn’t most malls. The Broadway Playhouse stages shows throughout the year, including some that are kid-friendly. This fall, the classic fairytale of candy-craving Hansel and Gretel gets transformed into an all-ages rock musical called “Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat,” under the supervision of Emerald City Theatre’s Ernie Nolan and Grammy-nominated performer Justin Roberts (Nov. 22-Jan. 4). And come the holidays, you can see Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider take on some carols with “Dee Snider’s Rock and Roll Christmas Tale” (Nov. 4-Jan. 4). Read the full article.

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