With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to find that holiday event that’s fun for the whole family. Look no further than the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular is 90-minute performance featuring the Rockettes of Radio City Music Hall. Since its debut in 1933, the show has gained popularity every year and is now a bona fide Christmas tradition in the city of New York.
Fans of the show travel from all over the Northeast and beyond to catch a glimpse of some of the most talented dancers in the world. The production is much more than dancing; however, as the rest of the show includes an original music score, singing and even a little bit of humor.
Here are just a few of the reasons why Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a must-see this holiday season.
The Venue – Radio City Music Hall
Located in Rockefeller Center in New York City, Radio City Music Hall is one of the most popular venues in the world. It is far from the biggest or the newest, but Radio City Music Hall has a list of historic performances that few venues can match.
Built in 1932, the Radio City Music Hall has a capacity of just over 6,000. The intimacy of the venue allows all fans to have a great view of the stage and the show. Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets sell fast due to the limited amount per show, but due to the popularity, there are plenty of opportunities to see the show.
The residency at Radio City Music Hall lasts from November 11th to January 2nd.
The interior of the venue was declared a city landmark in 1978, adding to its lore.
The Stars – The Rockettes
The Rockettes are the main attraction during the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Their mixture of modern dance and classic ballet is a treat to watch due to their precision.
With four shows a day during their Radio City Christmas Spectacular, their incredible stamina and dedication is what leads to the exceptional performances each time the curtains open.
The Rockettes are also recording artists with two very popular Christmas-themed albums. In 1999 they released the soundtrack to Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and in 2008 they released a self-titled album, The Radio City Rockettes. The latter features songs such as, “Jingle Bells,” “Let it Snow” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”
The Production – A Christmas Spectacular
What sets Radio City Christmas Spectacular apart from any regular old song and dance is the production value of the show. Every move, note, word, and light is carefully constructed in order to put on the best possible show for the fans.
The Rockettes are known for some of their trademark formations as well as the lighting displays that accompany each song. “Let Christmas Shine,” is known for its bright, up-tempo style, and with “The Living Nativity,” the Rockettes save the best for last. The stage design, lighting display, and overall presentation is something the fans wait all show for. The true meaning of Christmas is performed to perfection, and all of the fans in attendance leave on a high note.
The directors strive to up the ante each year to give the fans something new and exciting, so we’ll see what director Julie Branam has in store this year.With an expansive catalog of dates and times, Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets for the whole family are easy to find right here at Ticket Liquidator.