City Rockettes Return To Wang
With New Holiday Production
December 2 - 28
MSG Entertainment has announced that Boston
will see a new production of the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular,"
when the world-famous Radio City Rockettes kick their
way into Boston's Citi Wang Theatre this holiday season
from December 2 - 28.
multi-faceted production will feature brand new scenes, new costumes,
energetic choral singers, dramatic lighting effects and a 50 foot LED
screen which will enhance new imagery. Don Simpson, executive
vice president, Productions, MSG Entertainment, commented, “The
'Radio City Christmas Spectacular' is the #1 live holiday production in
the world and has been a cherished part of holiday family traditions for
generations. We are thrilled to present this new unparalleled production
to the audiences of Boston as they will experience dynamic and compelling
new content while still honoring the traditions steeped in the 'Christmas
Spectacular' that have entertained our fans for more than 79 years.”
This year’s show will hit the road with nearly 20 trucks, making
this the biggest production of the 'Christmas Spectacular' to play in
a theatrical setting. Along with re-imagined Rockette favorites, including
the high-energy tap-infused number, “12 Days of Christmas,”
the Rockettes will showcase their signature precision dance
style as they debut some of the most challenging and dynamic Rockette
numbers yet conceived.
In a brand new scene, “New York at Christmas,”
the Rockettes will board a life-like double-decker tour bus taking audiences
on a guided tour through the streets of New York City. This new scene
includes show stopping choreography coupled with the landscape of iconic
New York City holiday landmarks and culminates in the crossroads of the
world, Times Square.
Santa Claus will take center stage in two new scenes:
“Magic is There,” as Santa takes two young
brothers on a journey to the North Pole, and “Here Comes
Santa Claus,” revealing how Santa can be in multiple places
A new Rockette finale will honor and celebrate the stars of the "Christmas
Spectacular" featuring dazzling new costumes and choreography. The
Rockettes deliver the audience a “Christmas card” inspired
greeting; a film giving an intriguing retrospective look at the "Christmas
Spectacular" throughout the past 79 years, showcasing what has made
this beloved production a holiday tradition for millions. The Rockettes
will also sparkle in the finale, “Let Christmas Shine,”
with each Rockette costume encrusted with more than 3,000 crystals. Before
the curtain falls, audiences will have the opportunity to lend their voices
alongside a six-person choir known as the “Radio City Singers,”
in an energetic rendition of “Joy to the World.”
Traditional cherished numbers such as “Parade of the Wooden
Soldiers,” which continues to set the standard as the signature
Rockette number for precision performance, and “The Living
Nativity” which have both been performed since the "Christmas
Spectacular’s" inception in 1933, will remain a vital part
of the show’s core.
In 2010, the “Christmas Spectacular“ was enjoyed by nearly
two million people. In its 17-year combined history outside of New York,
as well as the production at Radio City Music Hall, the show has played
to more than 70 million people.
For tickets and information, stop by the Wang box office
on Tremont Street, call 866-348-9738 or visit www.citicenter.org.