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Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale – Nov 17, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016
Tis the holiday season….well it will be soon, and Toronto gets a new holiday themed staged production.
Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale, written by and starring Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider, will be joined by singer/songwriter recording sensation, Taylor Dayne, who brings her distinctive vocal style to the role of “Roxanne,” the vivacious owner of “Club Dazzle” where the musical is set. Dayne’s unique sound has earned her best-selling gold and platinum albums, with 75 million copies sold worldwide.
It’s the story of Däisy Cütter, a heavy metal bar band looking to make it big even though the 80s are LONG over. This year, these four guys are ready to take the ultimate step and, in mythic rock tradition, sell their souls to the devil in exchange for success beyond their wildest metal dreams! But every time they try to seal the infernal pact, their head-banging anthems turn into warm-hearted carols. Soon these rockers are forced to realize their dreams of stardom are no match for the Christmas spirit.
The production also features eleven other acclaimed Toronto actors-musicians-singers who will perform in the highly anticipated Christmas musical. Written by Dee Snider and directed by Adam Hunter. Choreography is by Shannon Lewis, with music supervision and arrangement by Doug Katsaros, scenic design by Rob Bissinger, costume design by Suzette Guilot-Snider, lighting design by Beth Kates, and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. Presented by Starvox Entertainment and John Yonover/Revonoy Productions.
THE DEE SNIDER “ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE”
The Dee Snider Ultimate Experience provides a one-of-a-kind night with premium seating, a meet-and-greet opportunity with creator/star/rock legend Dee Snider, along with photos and autograph signings. Visit ticketmaster.ca for details and tickets.
“UP CLOSE WITH TAYLOR DAYNE”
Up Close with Taylor Dayne offers a fans a unique theatre going experience including premium seats, a meet-and-greet opportunity with pop sensation Taylor Dayne, and an opportunity for photos and autograph signings. Visit ticketmaster.ca for details and tickets.
Venue: Winter Garden Theatre (189 Yonge Street)
Dates: Nov. 17, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016
Tickets on sale: Tickets ($39.95 to $99.95) available at ticketmaster.ca and by phone at 1-855-622-2787.
About Dee Snider:
Dee Snider is best known as the lead vocalist and front man for legendary rock/metal band Twisted Sister. The band has released six studio albums, six live albums and their hugely successful 2006 holiday record,” A Twisted Christmas” (Razor & Tie). 1984’s “Stay Hungry” produced the classic singles “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock.” Dee Snider has been a mainstay in pop culture, appearing as a commentator on several VH1 productions, as well as his own A&E reality show “Growing Up Twisted” and ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap.” As a “Celebrity Apprentice” alumnus, Dee was one of the few chosen to appear on the “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” Snider also starred as Dennis Dupree in a three month run in the Broadway hit Rock Of Ages. Dee also has his own nationally syndicated radio show “House Of Hair,” which airs on more than 200 stations in North America.
About Taylor Dayne
Taylor Dayne is one of the most popular vocalists of the modern age, enjoying Top 10 hits in three consequent decades, selling a combined 75 million singles and albums along the way. Originally signed by music mogul Clive Davis in the 1980s, Dayne has become a true crossover artist, someone whose popularity spans multiple generations and many different music formats. More than 25 years after the release of her first single, Dayne continues to tour the world. She was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2012, joining other time-tested luminaries like Billy Joel and Joan Jett. She is currently on a US tour in support of her Greatest Hits Live CD. She was recently seen on Bravo’s hit show Millionaire Matchmaker. http://www.taylordayne.com/
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.