Featuring classic routines like “The Living Nativity,” “The 12 Days of Christmas,” and “The Nutcracker,” this ninety-minute show presents Santa’s workshop, fireworks, friendly rag dolls, and snow.
In 1994, producers began taking the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on the road. One group stayed in the Big Apple while another crew traveled to cities across the United States. Radio City Christmas Spectacular were selling holiday concert tickets across the country.
The Rockettes were founded in 1925 in St. Louis, MO, since 1932, they have performed at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, NY. During the Christmas season, the Rockettes present five shows a day, seven days a week. Perhaps their most famous routine is an eye-high leg kick in perfect unison in a chorus line, which they include at the end of every performance. Their style of dance is a mixture of modern dance and classic ballet.
Looking at becoming a Rockette? Auditions to become a Rockette are always held in April in New York City. Women who audition must show proficiency in several genres of dancing, mainly ballet, tap, modern, and jazz.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is performed annually at Radio City Music Hall. Numerous other shows are performed in American and Canadian cities by a touring company of Rockettes. It is one of the most-watched live shows in the United States, with over 2 million viewers per year. The Rockettes have performed annually at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1957 as the last pre-parade acts to perform.