When I think of iconic holiday images, my mind fills with a vision of New York City with the big tree at Rockefeller Center, ice skating and of course, The Rockettes! Thankfully, North Texas no longer has to travel to NYC or watch the parades to be a part of this 85-year tradition.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular returns to Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, beginning Nov. 23-Dec. 8. This year’s production features a 50-foot LED screen transporting the audience to Times Square and Santa’s Workshop with Santa and the Rockettes, using new technology with the Christmas Spectacular’s classic holiday numbers to enhance the production. The 2012 show introduces new sets and special effects that will immerse audiences in the magic of Christmas like never before.
During “New York at Christmas,” the Rockettes board a life size double-decker tour bus, taking audiences on a guided tour through the streets of New York City. This scene includes show-stopping choreography performed across the landscape of iconic New York City landmarks and culminates in the “crossroads of the world,” Times Square.
Don’t worry – Santa Claus takes center stage in two new scenes: “Magic is There,” in which Santa takes two young brothers on a journey to the North Pole, and “Here Comes Santa Claus,” a number that reveals how Santa can be in multiple places at once. These heartwarming moments highlight the true meaning of Christmas.
A new Rockettes finale honors the stars of the Christmas Spectacular featuring dazzling new costumes and choreography. Audiences will have the opportunity to lend their voices alongside the “Radio City Singers” in an energetic rendition of “Joy to the World.”
Find out this holiday why The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been seen by more than 72 million people. What a way to create a new tradition for your family.