How an all-puppet ‘Die Hard’ musical became a Phoenix Christmas tradition

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Friday, December 10, 2021 - 12:25pm

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Die Hard: A Christmas Story
All Puppet Players
John McClane and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard: A Christmas Story” from All Puppet Players.

In the Dec. 8 episode of The Show, listeners  heard about some favorite Christmas movies — including whether the Bruce Willis blockbuster “Die Hard” fell into that category.

As the debate rages on, one creative powerhouse has weighed in and feels strongly that “Die Hard” fits nicely into the season. That’s why, for the fifth time, Shaun McNamara’s All Puppet Players are presenting, “Die Hard: A Christmas Story.” The performance is over the top and definitely for adults only.

The Show spoke with McNamara and first had him describe how his All Puppet Players put on a show.

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