A wild, irreverent, and surprisingly touching musical comedy about the absurd lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love. More…
Looking for a sweet, wholesome holiday musical? Well, this ain’t it! On Christmas Eve, little 8-year-old Davin is mistakenly taken down to Hell. When he returns, not only has he missed Christmas, but he is devilishly changed. To set things right, his father embarks on a bizarre odyssey that eventually leads him down to Hell itself where he makes a wager with Lucifer he can’t possibly win.
See it if you'd like a musical comedy w a twist. A send-up of tradl holiday fare, CIH still imparts a sweet message. A wild ride from start to finish.
Don't see it if you dislike skewering of religion. CIH's funny, but some jokes fall flat/in bad taste. Great set, costumes, band. Hard-working talented cast
See it if If you want a show that tries really hard to be funny.
Don't see it if If you want a York, usual high quality production. If you want a good Christmas show.
See it if ur in the mood for a silly, unpolished, holiday-adjacent show that aspires to be South Park/Simpsons but lands more like middling SNL skits.
Don't see it if you've enjoyed York's typically reliable, high-quality productions & expect the same from this overlong, trite, awkward, unedited misfire.
See it if York gives Apple's 'Hell' a top notch polished production although it's only an extended musical sketch Has funny moments w/ clever premise
Don't see it if Despite it's DIY/Fringe quality, Apple - book, music & lyrics - could have used another set of eyes (esp in music dept) Able cast works hard
See it if you're curious about the title, to discover the work of a composer-lyricist-librettist, enjoy nonsense plots & overwrought characterizations
Don't see it if you like musicals with peppy numbers, memorable music & mature lyrics, don't like foul language & broad depictions of Satan & Charles Manson
See it if you are looking for a show about Christmas, but don't have any sentimental attachment to the holiday whatsoever. Set is very clever.
Don't see it if Foul language and potty humor offend, especially at this time of year. It's irreverent, and unnecessarily so. Castellino kept it alive!
See it if you want to see an engaging play that involves a father's love for his son; if you want a different take on a Christmas story
Don't see it if if you don't like musicals; if you find certain 4 letter words offensive even if they are very funny in the story; if you aren't a maverick
See it if you love Christmas and off-colored humor. You need to be willing to not think to much into the plot and just laugh.
Don't see it if you are looking for a good musical. It was very disappointing and the jokes were not smart. Would not suggest for a serous theatergoer.
See it if you like irreverant shows like The Book of Mormon
Don't see it if you prefer if you don't like shows that have a lot of inappropriate humor or deal with religious matters in irreverant ways.
See it if You like great Christmas sweaters
Don't see it if You do not like ballet. Irina D is the best part of the show. Singing BY female cast gets overwhelmed by the music
See it if you want something different for the holidays. Offbeat with some good performances. Fine set.
Don't see it if you'd like something traditional. Besides, this can use more work. Still, it's entertainingly silly .
See it if you want to see a new show reminiscent in tone to Desperate Measures or to laugh your head off
Don't see it if you are easily offended by cursing or certain situations or don't have a warped sense of humor
See it if you're up for a silly, raunchy, truly funny skewing of Christmas, religion, & a few other things we usually treat more earnestly. Fun!
Don't see it if an SNL sensibility rubs you the wrong way, you're offended by swearing, or you're more interested in traditional holiday fare.
See it if I love York Theater. They never disappoint until now. This was hell to watch. The humor was not funny. Poorly casted, bad script.
Don't see it if I thought this was going to be like a over the top Christmas story that was funny... so not funny and seemed amateurish. York what happened?
See it if You dislike fruitcake. Very clever and funny. Gets the edge off Christmas shopping and stress. Great acting and singing. Little boy is
Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and are offended by profanity and jokes about fruitcake.
Also Wonderful and has a bright future on stage.
See it if Goofy and wildly imaginative world that doesn’t take itself seriously and would be a fun detour for the family
Don't see it if Perfect example of how clever writing doesn’t always translates to a terrific performance. A little too tamed and silly to explore hell.
Also The “white lady” was essentially useless
See it if you want to hear some great singing, some clever lyrics and see a perfect cast. This is not for children however. The story needs work.
Don't see it if you are offended by the f-word; or making fun of religion. You expect a warm/fuzzy Christmas story, though its buried within.
See it if all of the other holiday-themed shows are sold out through the end of 2018.
Don't see it if you're expecting this one to align with the York Theatre's typically high caliber of stage offerings.
See it if You like fun musicals. With York Theatre you know it's going to be good, and it doesn't disappoint. Very enjoyable. Beware fruitcake!
Don't see it if Don't like fun musicals.
See it if you like seeing veteran performers elevate mediocre music and lyrics, questionable concept and confusing plot into an entertaining evening.
Don't see it if material that tries to spoof religious themes connected with Christmas and satin worship and lyrics that rely on 4 letter words for humor.
See it if You like South Park, Book of Mormon or The Producers, but trying too hard to be funny and clever and not quite making it.
Don't see it if You didn't like The Carol Burnett Show. It's like a really loooooong musical parody on a comedy show that doesn't know when to stop.
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