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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Theater Thursday - Christmas in Hell

We were given free tickets to Christmas in Hell for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Christmas in Hell

Where: York Theater Company
              619 Lexington Ave
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for  Ages 13 and Up Due to Language and Situations

When: Through December 30, 2018

Mom's view - Christmas in Hell is not your average holiday show. There are no angels singing on high, but there is quite literally a singing devil. The show is about a little boy who is mistakenly taken down to hell on Christmas Eve and his father has to make a deal with the devil in order to get him back. This sounds like it would be the plot of horror movie, but the show is actually more of a comedy albeit quite an irreverant one. If you can get past that, the show is actually pretty funny and suprisingly touching at times. It is more about the lengths a parent will go to for his child than about a showdown with the devil. The songs are unique and eccentric.  The most memorable song is the opening number about a fruitcake that keeps getting regifted and regifted. Although some parts of the show don't seem to make sense or lack consistency, over all, it is a crazy and fun ride  It is the anti-Christmas show and yet, it is also the perfect show for the season because ultimately it is about love and family and the bond between a father and son.

For more about Christmas in Hell or to purchase tickets, visit https://yorktheatre.org/on-stage/mainstage-series/christmas-in-hell.

And that's Mom's view. Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Photo credits: All Christmas in Hell production photos by Carol Rosegg

In additon to our regular Theater Thursday posts, more theater related posts can be found in our ocassional More Theater Monday and/or Still More Theater Saturday posts.

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