November 12, 2015
It’s been… what. Two weeks since Halloween? Less? And yet already Christmas trees are going up everywhere. No one seems to like this annual turn of events (what happened to Thanksgiving?) but there is one upside: the Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes! This has become an annual tradition, and even if you want to be a Scrooge for the rest of November, it’s worth seeing!
Spectacular is Right!
The Spectacular is an epic 90-minute performance showcasing the talent of the precision women’s dance troupe, the Rockettes. It features an original music score, over 140 performers, and traditional songs and dances mixed with modern numbers that paint the inside of the hall with light as if it were a canvas. The show is so good, it’s been going on since 1933, and each year it gets bigger and better.
A Day That will Live in Glory
Speaking of 1933… Yup! That’s how long the show’s been around! It began on December 21 of that year as a simple 30-minute stage feature, paired with the film Flying Down to Rio — at that time, the Music Hall presented the latest Hollywood films, and produced live stage shows to accompany them. This first performance contained The Toy Shop Ballet, and Parade of the Wooden Soldiers — two classics that continue in the show to this day!
No matter how you come down on the issue of Christmas trees in November, there’s one thing you have to admit: the Radio City Christmas Spectacular is worth the lack of a wait. Or, if you haven’t seen it yet, you will have to admit it shortly. Because you have no excuse not to go! And when you do go, take Seastreak! Just as the original shows in the Music Hall were lavish and beautiful, so will your ride be. Besides, there’s no better way to start your journey to such a prestigious show than on such a prestigious boat.
Sea you Soon!
The Seastreak Family
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