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This week’s Theater Loop Showcase video is a stocking stuffed with holiday cheer. It’s “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” featuring, of course, Dee Snider alongside Keely Vasquez, Christina Nieves and Taylor Yacktman with Alan Bukowiecki on keyboard.
Written by Melanie Falina for AXS
Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us!
And although there are several, one of the things that's sure to cause frustration during the holidays are the people on your list that are difficult to shop for. Sure, Grandma might like the reindeer-themed sweater bedazzled with little flashing lights (including a strategically placed red bulb on one of the reindeer's noses) but the metal-heads in the family would probably rather die than adorn such an atrocity. Or when your black-lipstick wearing niece opens a gift comprised of an array of nail polish and eye shadows in more shades of pink that anyone knew existed, this is not going to be the family member who takes care of you when you're old.
So if you need a little help knowing what holiday gifts to give to the metal-heads in your life, please read on...
Come and rock out to DEE SNIDER’S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) before it closes January 4! It tells the story of Däisy Cütter, a heavy metal bar band looking to make it big even though the 80s are LONG over. These four guys are ready to take the ultimate step and, in mythic rock tradition, sell their souls to the devil in exchange for success beyond their wildest metal dreams! But every time they try to seal the infernal pact, their head-banging anthems turn into warm-hearted carols. Soon these rockers are forced to realize their dreams of stardom are no match for the Christmas spirit. Dee Snider, infamous lead singer of Twisted Sister, has created a VERY funny, VERY rocking and (sshhh!) VERY sweet new holiday musical, guaranteed to rock your holiday and twist your Christmas.
Broadway In Chicago is now offering discounted tickets for A Chicago Thing! Offer code is THANKS for $49 tickets to all Tuesday and Wednesday performances or any performance between December 30 and January 4. Offer ends Sunday, January 4 at 12:00 p.m. so hurry and get your tickets! Performance schedule and ticket information
Written by Eloise Marie Valadez for nwitimes.com
There's a bit of a different and somewhat skewered take on the holidays unfolding on stage at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago.
This new "twisted" musical extravaganza of a show comes courtesy of Dee Snider offering "Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale," continuing through Jan. 4. The show features a contorted holiday story mixed in with a lot of hard rockin' fun.
Interview by Emma Rubenstein for The DePaulia
This winter, Broadway in Chicago is bringing a new take on holiday theater to the city. Written by Dee Snider of Twister Sister and directed by Adam John Hunter, “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” provides a delightfully unconventional holiday production that resides between the realms of music and theater. Cast member and DePaul alumni Wilam Tarris took time to speak with The DePaulia about the exciting production, musical camaraderie, and the good time this winter’s show offers.