Friday, December 18, 2015

Day 2255 - The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular

Another bucket list item checked off! 

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I don't know when I first heard about the Rockettes. It wasn't a life defining moment or anything, I've just always known they existed and their old world charm appealed to me.

For over 80 years the Rockettes have been ringing in the festive season in New York City. Whenever I heard about Christmas in New York the Rockettes would always be mentioned.

If you don't know who they are, just think long legs, beautiful faces and the world's best kick line.

The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular debuted in 1933 at Radio City Music Hall.  This year's production was a combination of the usual Rockettes kick-arse dance numbers, fabulous costumes and state-of-the-art technology. There was even a 3D component!

We had the Rockettes, support dancers, Santa, a live nativity scene, a New York bus and so much more all dancing and singing Christmas songs to a live band and two organ players.  All inside a beautiful old theatre.

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Radio City Music Hall is one of NYC's most iconic buildings and is recognised as an art deco masterpiece.  The Music Hall was the first building in the Rockefeller Center complex and underwent a full restoration in 1999 to its original splendor.

When the show started I almost cried with excitement and genuine child like awe.

Tickets range from around $39 USD right up to around $140 USD or more.  We were handed a discount voucher on the street which was meant for web use.  We found the website a little too costly as there were too many extra fees involved.  So we walked up to the ticket office at Radio City a few hours before the show and they honoured the voucher price without any of the website fees attached.  We got all four of us into the show with medium range seating for under $200 USD.

If ever you're in New York City at Christmas, be sure to check it out! 

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