(NEW YORK, NY) -- America's #1 holiday show, the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by QVC, runs through January 2, 2023 at Radio City Music Hall. The Christmas Spectacular, which has inspired and amazed more than 69 million people from around the world since it debuted in 1933, is a one-of-a-kind tradition where the magic of Christmas in New York comes alive. Radio City Music Hall is the only place in the world where audiences can experience the immersive magic of the Christmas Spectacular and the new scene "Dance of the Frost Fairies." Tickets for the 2022 show are on sale now at www.rockettes.com.
The 2022 Christmas Spectacular will feature the new lyrical number “Dance of the Frost Fairies.” The scene centers on the whimsical frost fairies who emerge during the magical first snowfall of every season. In “Dance of the Frost Fairies,” the Rockettes transform into fantastical, winged fairies, performing alongside fairy-drones which dance high above the audience, turning Radio City into a wintry wonderland. The costume, which was designed by Gregg Barnes, is the only costume that the Rockettes wear where each one is completely unique – just like snowflakes. There are six different designs and six different colors, making for 36 different costumes that highlight the individuality of the Rockettes. The costumes feature custom fairy wings designed to work with the athletic and complex choreography in the number.
A staple of the holidays in New York City, the Christmas Spectacular stars the incomparable Radio City Rockettes, the longest-running precision dance company in America, admired worldwide for their talent, unity and athleticism, in addition to their iconic style of dance. The awe-inspiring production features intricate choreography and show-stopping numbers that leave audiences with a sense of wonder and amazement. The show became bigger than ever in 2021, with the Rockettes now performing in nine numbers throughout the 90-minute production – showcasing more technically complex and different styles of dance than ever before.
In addition to performing in the Christmas Spectacular, the Rockettes appear annually in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting, and have been featured as part of some of the biggest events in entertainment, including the Tony Awards, the MTV VMAs, the NYC Pride parade and on “Saturday Night Live.”
The Rockettes organization is committed to ensuring that the Rockettes line showcases greater diversity and that dancers from all backgrounds see themselves represented. To that end, the dance company is making important steps forward in opening the opportunity to more dancers by creating Rockettes Conservatory, an invite-only, no-cost training program that offers intensive study in the Rockettes precision style; by establishing strong partnerships with diverse dance organizations including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harlem School of the Arts, The Ailey School and the International Association of Blacks in Dance; and expanding the height range of the Rockettes.
Tickets for the 2022 production start at $49 and can be purchased online at www.rockettes.com or at the Ticketmaster Box Office at Radio City Music Hall (1260 6th Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets). Service charges apply to internet orders. For group sales, please call 212-465-6080. Accessible and companion seats are available via the Disabled Services Department at 888-609-7599.
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment. The Company presents or hosts a broad array of events in its diverse collection of venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; and The Chicago Theatre. MSG Entertainment is also building a new state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian. In addition, the Company features the original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces the Boston Calling Music Festival. The Company’s two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG Sportsnet, deliver a wide range of live sports content and other programming. Also under the MSG Entertainment umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, with entertainment dining and nightlife brands including: Tao, Hakkasan, Omnia, Marquee, Lavo, Beauty & Essex and Cathédrale.
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