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Christmas in Hell

From 106 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious

About the show

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.

Member Reviews (106)


Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious

Excruciating, Disappointing

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.

Cringy, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if Can't think of much here. Enjoy very bland theater.

Don't see it if You enjoy good acting, writing, or production value.

During previews
Indulgent, Quirky, Disjointed, Too long, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a weird new musical with some really funny bits, or you just want to support the York

Don't see it if You don't want to sit through 2 and a half hours of jokes stretched into four-minute musical numbers. You're not a fan of God/Satan on stage

Also The show aims to be a "surprisingly touching musical comedy," but it f... Read more Read less

During previews
Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if There are a couple good singers and funny/good songs and one really funny song

Don't see it if You want a fully polished professional and tight show. This seemed like it still needed a lot of work.

During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Funny

See it if musicals in a small setting are your thing

Don't see it if you're wanting a show with the quality of "Desperate Measures".

Also We were very disappointed in this show. We enjoy lots of "York Theatre... Read more Read less

December 16th, 2018
"A show must have a minimum of internal logic and some good tunes. 'Christmas in Hell' comes up short on both counts...Lucifer appears only in the second act, which is regrettable...Williams excels at portraying overconfident egomaniacs...A lot happens, none of it memorable except perhaps to dedi...
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December 24th, 2018
“The comedy musical, ‘Christmas In Hell’...bringing plenty of laughs from the crowds with ridiculous musical numbers all done with a live band...While the tale is funny, with hilarious songs...the musical isn't only here for a good laugh. It deals with family, especially the tight bond a child ha...
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December 20th, 2018
"Unfortunately, a fifty-five-year-old bakery item is fresher than some of the gags on offer here...'Christmas in Hell' pretends to be delightfully transgressive, but that's not pine cones and holly berries you smell, it's desperation...The best thing I can say about Bill Castellino's production i...
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December 19th, 2018
"The holiday season is in for an irreverent satirizing in Gary Apple's musical comedy 'Christmas in Hell,' a rude and entertaining fable for adults. With book, music and lyrics by Apple, a writer/producer for television, the show now being produced by The York Theatre Company is a diverting antid...
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