"The Quintessential New York City Holiday Experience!"
If it’s the holidays, then it must be time for another edition of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Provided glee and Christmas joy for all in New York for 85 years, this enormously popular show does the holidays better than anyone. It all started in 1933. Each season since then, the show keeps upping itself, adding more wows, more surprises and more wonders to behold. It’s been seen by more than 2 million people each year and has played more than 60 cities in North America. But you have to see the original in the amazingly spectacular Radio City Music Hall, located just a few blocks from New York’s theater district. A revue of the grandest order, the show features a cast of 140 and includes all your favorite holiday tunes, the ever-popular living nativity and, of course, the Rockettes, the famed precision dance troupe who do their famed kick line and also the beloved Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. In the 2011 edition, the show is kicking it up a notch (pun intended) with a new 3D live scene, more astonishing special effects, new Rockettes numbers, along with all the faves you’ve come to love over the years. If you’ve never seen the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, this is your time to get in on the action. And if you’ve seen it before, you’ve never seen it like this.
You can’t say you’re in the holiday spirit until you’ve seen the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Year in and year out, this show lives up to its name, delivering spectacle on the grandest scale. Beloved holiday tunes? They’ve got it. Enormous sets? Check that off the list. Surprises and gasps? Yep. An added bonus: The Rockettes. You can’t say you’ve lived until you’ve seen this world-famous group of gorgeous women dance in incredible precision on one of the greatest stages the world has ever known. Oh, and speaking of great stages? Let’s talk about great theatres. Radio City Music Hall is a destination in and of itself. This enormous theatre isn’t called the Showplace of the Nation for nothing. It seats almost 6,000 and features enormous, sweeping lobbies. A tip: The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is a hugely popular attraction (and is located just around the corner), so be sure to factor in time for that with your visit. Also, you might want to schedule a studio tour of NBC, which is also located in the building. An egg nog would be good, too.
[No reviews available yet since the show hasn’t begun performances.]