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"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
"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
"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
“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 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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;
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.
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
See it if fun for the whole family! Jolly, vibrant, and traditional at the same time .The scene of the Living Nativity was breathtaking!...see it!
Don't see it if just go...make it your family tradition too.
See it if You love Christmas or You have kids or family in town. It's cute and the production is well done .
Don't see it if If you aren't big into Christmas music or you don't have kids family visiting you can prob skip it.
See it if You want to see this famous show and/or you enjoy amazing tap dancing. Great staging/lighting. Fun to see from high up in the hall.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a Christmas show. You don't like big crowds of tourists and families.
See it if You want to see dancers with the best possible precision. Will get you in the holiday spirit right from the start
Don't see it if You need a storyline, you don't want to be surrounded by tourists and kids, you don't enjoy large-scale performances