Courtesy of The Local Tourist
“It’s A Wonderful Life,” “A Christmas Carol” and How The Grinch Stole Christmas are viewing staples during the holiday season. This year, Dee Snider hopes to add his "Rock & Roll Christmas Tale" to the list.
Yes, Dee Snider, of the garish ‘80s hair metal band Twisted Sister, who sang the rebellious anthems “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock,” has written a family friendly Christmas Musical.
Courtesy of Ada Grey Reviews for You
Once upon a time I went to a show and it was called Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale. It was directed by Adam John Hunter. It was choreographed by Robert Tatad and and the music supervision was by Doug Katsaros. It was written by Dee Snider. It was about a band called Daisy Cuter, I mean, Daisy Cutter, and they were a struggling heavy metal band. But then then this drunk guy named Scratch (Bill McGough) tells them to sell their souls to Satan and they think it will be really really metal. But then, of course, something has to go wrong. They suddenly start singing Christmas songs instead of heavy metal songs, but they don't mean to. The Christmas songs sound like heavy metal songs. Then everybody loves that, but they don't want to keep singing Christmas songs. So then they try to stop by having an exorcism. I thought that this was a really fun and great show. I just really enjoyed myself because it was really funny and Dee Snider does great music and you get to be very involved with the story.
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