Now in its 77th year, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular is an institution in New York. Whether you’re looking to see the dazzling Rockettes for the first time or continue an age-old family tradition, the legendary show is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit this Christmas season.
More than one million visitors flock to the Radio City Music Hall in Midtown West each year to experience the magical Rockettes in all their high-kicking glory. The 72-member troupe is a site to behold as they whirl around the stage in perfect unison. In the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” — performed every year since 1933 — each Rockette falls back onto the next, creating a mesmerizing visual domino effect.
While the Rockettes certainly are the stars of the show, the other song and dance numbers are equally entertaining, including perennial favorites “ The Nutcracker” and “Dancing Santas.” The high-quality costumes, stage sets, lights and sound make every second of the 90-minute show an unforgettable experience!
In 2007, for the show’s 75th Anniversary, several modern elements were added to the performance, including a 3-D sleigh ride with Santa and a virtual tour of “New York at Christmas”. This year’s show will feature 40 minutes of never-before-seen musical numbers.
The Christmas Spectacular opened this year on November 17 and will continue its run through January 3rd, 2010, with an average of four show times daily. (No wonder the Rockettes are in such good shape!) For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Radio City Christmas Spectacular website.
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