Written by Eloise Marie Valdez for NWI Times
Fans of Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will be happy to know the metal rocker is ringing in the holidays in a memorable fashion in the Windy City.
The long-haired blonde entertainer has a special gift for theatergoers this season. It's a bit of a twisted tale with lots of holiday fun.
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.”
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!
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, 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.