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Dee Celebrates Opening Night in Chicago

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

Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale

Courtesy of Broadway World Chicago

The world premiere of DEE SNIDER'S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE, written by and starring iconic rocker Dee Snider, directed by Adam John Hunter and produced by John B. Yonover in association with Vicki and Bob Liggett, Charles Brennan and Mary and John Cooper, plays the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) now through Jan. 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

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Feeling the Christmas Spirit Through The Power of Rock and Roll

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

Written by Sonia for UIC Radio

Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas TaleWhat do you get when you combine the power of rock and roll with the spirit of Christmas? The answer: Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale.

For those who don’t know, Dee Snider, best known as frontman in the band Twisted Sister, and most well-known for songs ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It‘ and ‘I Wanna Rock,’ created and wrote this musical for the holiday season. “Ugh,” groan all the Scrooges of the world, “it’s not even Thanksgiving yet!” Yes, I know, just hear me out.

The story isn’t your average, traditional, fuzzy-warm-feeling-inside Christmas story. Here’s the basis: narrated by Dee Snider himself, rock and roll band Daisy Cutter (although the band accidentally spelled it “cuter”) want to become rock gods, but are hard on their luck because no one is coming to their shows. But that all changes when Daisy Cutter frontman decides to sell their souls to the devil, in “mythic rock tradition,” in exchange for success and stardom.

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Interview: Mick Foley supports Dee Snider on opening night of 'Christmas Tale'

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

Mick Foley

Written by Luis Gomez for Chicago Tribune

Mick Foley didn’t attend “Dee Snider’s Rock and Roll Christmas Tale” Wednesday at the Broadway Playhouse because he happened to have two comedy shows booked in Illinois this week. The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and New York Times best-selling author booked those two shows in Illinois because he happened to be coming to the area for “Christmas Tale.”

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Time Out Review

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

Written by Kris Vire for TimeOut

Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. By Dee Snider. Directed by Adam John Hunter. With ensemble cast. Running time: 1hr 30mins; no intermission.

Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale 

Dee Snider, the Twisted Sister frontman and, more recently, reality-TV staple, is both a consummate showman and, I got the impression in a one-on-one interview a few weeks back, a shrewd businessman. He, and his producers, recognize that his goofball concept for a holiday show (which he originally imagined as a concept album) marrying his own ’80s-era rock aesthetic with Christmas cheer, in 2014, has plenty of potential cross-generational appeal as an alternative to the Currier & Ives earnestness of certain other big-C carols.

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Dee to Perform at Montreal Harley Show

Written by J Cooch Lucchese. Posted in Dee Snider

Courtesy of hennemusic
Dee Snider - Montreal Harley ShowTwisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will perform at the 2015 Harley Show in Montreal, Quebec on January 24.
 
 
Snider will be joined by openers The Dawn Truth and Eagle Tears at the 36th Harley Show, which will see over 50 Harley-Davidson and custom motorcycles riding around in the Bell Centre, a presentation of the most spectacular custom bikes in America, and the 2015 Harley-Davidson apparel collection.
 
The event’s house band will complete the bill performing rock classics of Metallica, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Scorpions and many more.
 
Tickets for the event are on sale now.
 
Snider is currently performing "Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale" at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago, which runs through January 4.

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