Thanks to the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago for letting me be part of the CBS Chicago Cares day of giving. It was an honor to join forces and raise money for disaster relief here in Chicagoland!
It was absolutely NO surprise to see Dee Snider in the house. He’s a giver! And, he’s basically “Mr. Chicago” these days. Dee was in the Mag Mile Festival of Lights. He’s lighting the Christmas Tree at Daley Plaza tonight. He’ll be the grand marshal of the Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday. Did I mention Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale at the Broadway Playhouse?
Dee took time out of his busy schedule to talk to me about his new residency in Chicago! Listen to the Interview
CHRISTMAS TALE, will auction off various personally autographed awards and memorabilia for charity. In the spirit of the holiday, all proceeds from the auction will benefit one of his favorite charities Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS. The charity auction is currently running through December 22, 2014 and will be hosted at www.broadwaycares.org/eBayDeeSniderAuction. A select number of awards and memorabilia will be available each week for one week only. Dee Snider is starring as the narrator in DEE SNIDER’S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) through Jan. 4, 2015.
Wittien by Dave McGuire for Showbiz Chicago
"You bring the wife and the Kids into town for some deep-dish pizza, and Christmas cheer, and run smack dab into a satanic ritual.” This sums the show up perfectly, yet doesn’t do it justice all at once.
Let me try again, “it’s okay to want, just don’t over-look the gifts, you already have.” Yeah, that’s a more Christmas like opening. Let’s get holly-jolly, ya’ll ….. O’Holy-Night he’s killing Frosty……
Written by Barry Reszel for Chicagoland Musical Theatre
Fictional metal band Däisy Cüter rocking out Twisted Sister’s holiday mashup “We’re Not Gonna Take It/Oh Come All Ye Faithful” midway through Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale might just be the greatest simultaneous, euphemistic flipping off of all time.