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Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Enchanting, Must see

About the show

Radio City Music Hall presents its annual holiday extravaganza featuring the legendary Rockettes.

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Radio City's iconic 'Christmas Spectacular' stars more than 140 performers in a heartwarming revue about finding the spirit of season in your heart. Headlined by The Rockettes, the famed precision dance troupe known for its synchronized routines such as "Rag Dolls" and "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers," the show also features actors, singers, dancers, Santa, high-tech interactives, and a climactic Living Nativity complete with animals. A New York Christmas tradition for the whole family since 1933.

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Drama Queen NYC

“It is first and foremost spectacular, driven by the amazing unison dancing of the Rockettes themselves, but hugely abetted by the stunning hydraulics system and dazzling projections...Unapologetically schmaltzy and sentimental...The sheer virtuosity of all involved elevates it above mere treacle...Branam has pulled together a daunting number of elements and collaborators to put together an extravaganza that can hold its head up in the tradition of Rockettes’ legendary holiday-season shows." Full Review

The New York Times

for a previous production "Obviously, seasonal cheer floods 'Christmas Spectacular:' It coats every second of the production...This is a show for Broadway fans who miss the Babylonian scale of the form in its heyday—including a satisfyingly large, finger-snapping orchestra...While the show integrates high-tech innovations...its appeal remains delightfully human. Even in tight unison, the Rockettes are not a machine but a single organism constantly shifting and recombining its constituent elements." Full Review

Talkin' Broadway

for a previous production "A curative that could not be more needed right now. And its stunning stars, as always, deliver the goods. Those would, of course, be the 36 Rockettes who, through their military-precise hoofing, kicking, and goodwill knock out the blues and propel us into the Technicolor universe of eternal Yuletide happiness...They just work, just like the 'Christmas Spectacular' just works—a model of mechanical, at times seemingly scientific, approach to mainstream entertainment." Full Review

Times Square Chronicles

for a previous production "From the moment the show starts off with the fabulous orchestra and singing usherettes, you are transported to a magical wonderland. The adorable Rockettes prance in as reindeer ushering in Santa and you are a child once again...The elaborate sets, the array of costumes, and the dazzling lights are sensational, and the impressive projections are thrilling...'Christmas Spectacular' is a holiday card of all New York is, sealed with high kicks and glamour." Full Review


for a previous production "'The Radio City Christmas Spectacular' returns in all its glory...The show closely resembles last year's top-notch production with some slight modifications that only enhance the extravaganza. The iconic Rockettes remain supreme with their eye-high kicks, razor-sharp precision and synchronized choreography...But the show is more spectacle than story, with the Rockettes as its most valuable players...Kudos to the dancers and singers who add an extra sparkle this year." Full Review

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Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if I start off my holiday season with this show.It has become a tradition and as such,i might be a little subjective.I always enjoy the show.

Don't see it if If you want to see monumental changes from the year before.Basically,only a few differentials come with this program.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great dancing, Santa tastic!

See it if You want some Christmas cheer! Lots of fun dancing, singing, & kicking; beautiful theater

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Christmas or want to avoid tourists and/ or poor theater behavior (lots of picture taking and filming)

Also Get there at least an hour early to stand in line

Delightful, Must see, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great dancing

See it if you love Christmas! The Rockettes are absolutely wonderful, especially in the March of the Tin Soldiers. They never disappoint. A tradition.

Don't see it if you are offended to pay ridiculous prices for a show that lasts less than 90 minutes. And arrive really early; security takes forever!

Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great dancing

See it if you’re looking for a fun holiday show to take your family to. This show will make you feel like a kid again.

Don't see it if you want to avoid tourists.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Must see, Indulgent, Great staging

See it if A fantastic show! Brings you back to when you were a child! Great staging, dancing and a whole lot of fun. A Hugh production on the great

Don't see it if stage!!!! If you do not like grand productions that make you feel good! A must see.

Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to bring the youngsters or if you missed it for a few years. Best bit is the 3D Santa Claus flying to N.Y.C, and the fav. sites

Don't see it if wonder if projectionists will replace scenic designers. R.C. is huge. Something has to be lost in some seats. Program (inc.cast) a must.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if You want to see a fun & charming Christmas show that you can see with all ages. You love Christmas shows! You want to see the Rockettes.

Don't see it if You're a Grinch & hate Christmas shows.

Also I've seen the show several times over the years, & this is my favorite... Read more Read less

Delightful, Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy, Kicklines!

See it if you want to be impressed by precision dancing and kicklines; the Rockettes are the clear highlight!

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for family-friendly, cheesy performances or a 3D film of Santa to start the show

Family-friendly, Cliched, Dated, Fluffy, Traditional

See it if you've never seen it. It's cheesy, silly & barely updated in 75 yrs, but it's a holiday tradition & worth it just for the famous kick-line.

Don't see it if you're going to take it seriously. This is pure child-wonderment fluff. You know what you're getting: If you don't want it, don't see it.

Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if you have kids or just want to get into the Christmas spirit. There is really a lot here for Children.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in childlike Christmas wonder.

Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Entertaining, Great dancing

See it if You are young at heart and your senses enjoy color, holiday songs and the Rockettes of Radio City. Make it a family event.

Don't see it if You are looking for a pure dramatic play.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you love great holiday entertainment. This is a classic - dancing, singing, and scenes from holidays in the great Radio City Music Hall.

Don't see it if you are a scrooge. Yes it has some things the same every year but it is fun, enjoyable for all ages. Repetitive annually.

Enchanting, Slow, Entertaining, Great precision dancing

See it if You want to see a NYC holiday classic, Rockettes, want to see inside Radio City, and/or you love Christmas. Big spectacle in a big venue.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of precision dancing, Christmas, tourist attractions. Can be slow at times. Huge space so could be hard to see.

Also The Rockettes, Radio City, and the Christmas Spectacular are NYC insti... Read more Read less

Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Must see, Great staging

See it if you want some classic Christmas cheer in your life this holiday season

Don't see it if you don't like traditional dance revue type shows, or are the Grinch

Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you never saw the rockettes, its a tradition for me to see them every christmas!

Don't see it if you don't like a christmas show

Banal, Cliched, Dated, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if big flashy shows are your thing. Not much new here: same show, winter songs, animals, dances - prob same dancers - & same ending as always.

Don't see it if you've seen it ONCE. It's entertaining, but once is enough. Radio City is magnificent but this annual show is more for tourists than NY'ers.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if loved the show it was alot of fun and we were thoroughly entertained grat for adults and kids

Don't see it if you are a grouch

Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Classic, Family-feel-good-fare

See it if you want a slice of iconic New York City Holiday experience; seeking family-friendly fare during the holidays; seek the holiday spirit.

Don't see it if you dislike holiday fare or the variety-show type of entertainment. If you want something edgier, intellectual, or deep, go elsewhere.

Delightful, Must see, Disappointing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You've never gone before and want a taste of the Holiday Spirit!

Don't see it if You've seen it recently or are looking for a more fulfilling night out! Beautiful Fluff!

Entertaining, Great dancing, Sweet, Better for children

See it if You want to enjoy a beautiful well done Christmas show and tickle the kid in you. Great production values and flawless synchronized dancing,

Don't see it if This show is a lot more geared for children than adults as opposed to their Spring Spectacular which is for all audiences.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if A NY holiday tradition, entertaining and fun for the whole family.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of seeing shows in larger venues or that are tourist attractions.

Enchanting, Exquisite, Relevant, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you love great dancing and the Christmas feeling on stage.

Don't see it if you can only be entertained with classical theater.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Must see, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if If you're looking to feel Christmas magic through music, dancing, 3-D, and a cute story about believing in Santa Claus;

Don't see it if If you're looking for something unrelated to the holidays or an emotional stage show;

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love the tradition of seeing the rockettes in NYC at Christmas time! It's always an enjoyable show!

Don't see it if You want an in-depth story show. This is more like a Christmas variety show.

Everyone should see this show at least once in their life!, Goofy and silly, but still lots of fun., Entertaining and happy-making, The rockettes are better than ever, The 3-d videos, new sets and projections add a lot.

See it if You've never seen the show, Radio City or the Rockettes live before, and just want to be thrilled by a talented cast and lots of spectacle.

Don't see it if Too cool for this type show, aren't impressed with precision dancing, want something serious. This is a VERY New York Xmas experience. Go 1X

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