What makes Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets such a kick? It's those fabulous Rockettes, the legendary 18-member dance troupe. They make getting Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets one of the most enduring and popular Holiday traditions in America. So if you're thinking of kicking your Holidays off in style, check out our complete selection of Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets below.
Complete with the latest in high-tech flourishes, this 90-minute Holiday song and dance extravaganza features the fabulous Rockettes. And yes, they’ve been getting their kicks since 1933. But the 18-member troupe appears as fit, fetching and fabulous as ever.
In fact, today’s Rockettes are also in higher demand than ever, as the legendary dance troupe has decided to close its decades-old touring company. The precision dance group has been on the road with its lavish holiday show for years, starting with a production at the Grand Palace Theatre in Branson, Missouri in 1994.
It launched a national tour in 1995 that included the Chicago area and Los Angeles. An annual run at the Grand Ole Opry started in 2002 and recently strutted through its final season.
Top 7 Reasons Why The Rockettes Still Rock.
One: Their famous `eye-high’ leg kick.
During the course of one day with up to five shows, a dancer will perform exactly 1,200 leg kicks. Whew!
Two: They still put on quite a show.
The annual musical stage show features over 140 performers, lavish sets and costumes, and an original musical score. And, each year, the traditional 90-minute revue combines singing, dancing and humor with traditional scenes in spectacular stage settings.
Three: They’ve still got it down pat.
One reviewer wrote: “Beginning in 1933, The Christmas Spectacular is an unforgettable display of sensational singing and dazzling dancing.
“The Rockettes, the world famous dance troupe at the centre, expertly perform magical scenes from The Nativity to The Nutcracker. Whether nimbly navigating the classic favorite 'Parade of the Wooden Soldiers' or winding through magical snowy forests, the impeccably talented Rockettes are a shining sight in glamorous costumes (each is adorned with over 3,000 Swarovski crystals) and on wondrously designed sets.”
Four: They’re a New York tradition.
The Rockettes continue to be a New York Holiday tradition seen by more than a million visitors each year.
Five: Plus, the Rockettes stick to tradition.
The program includes the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” choreographed by the show’s founder Russell Markert, and "The Living Nativity” – two scenes which have endured to the present day.
Six: Children’s reactions to the show.
Kids ooh and ahh throughout the show, but it’s always a special thrill to hear children gasp at the live sheep and camels in “The Living Nativity”.
Seven: They’re the best of the best.
Each year, 80 Rockettes are chosen for the Radio City production out of about 500 who try out. This is because the show needs 36 ladies and four standbys who alternate playing the punishing schedule of five shows a day, six days a week.
The dancers come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all must stand between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-10 1/2 to create what renowned show director and choreographer Linda Haberman calls a “pleasing effect”. This same selection process has been extended into the two traveling casts as well.
Over the years, Haberman has helped hone the increasing strength and physicality of the Rockettes. “These women train like crazy, they are all so strong and so tough and such good dancers – it's great," she says.
You can’t help but be astounded at the graceful athletic skills of skill of the Rockettes, who appear able to do practically anything, starting with folding themselves into a human accordion in their trademark number, “The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers”.
Apparently, millions of fans continue to agree!