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...
Written by Tess O'Brien for Cutlass
When hearing about a Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas show, many people shudder at the absurdity of it. However, those people probably haven’t heard the surprisingly enjoyable mashup of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “O’ Come All Ye Faithful.” Created by the lead singer of legendary heavy metal band Twisted Sister, “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” is a must-see show with both classic and not-so-classic holiday music like this.
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.