Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular: See It! Here's Why.

    Sep 22, 2006 by popsrocks is a Lead on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Show no matter which city you see it in, though I recommend NYC
    Cons: none

    Summary: Tradition has my family going to Manhattan's Rockefeller Center to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular with regularity. "Spectacular" is the defining word when it comes to describing the overall effects of music, dance, sets, costuming and utter ... read more

  • Radio City Christmas Spectactular is a Must See!

    Jan 4, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent production, beautiful, magical setting, a must see!
    Cons: None

    Summary: I saw the show in New York City for the first time in Decmber, 2010.  As soon as you enter Radio City Music Hall the gorgeous decorations and lights lift your spirits and excite you.  Everywhere you look you see beautiful seasonal ... read more

  • Trim with Lots of Skin

    Dec 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Warm memories of Christmases past.
    Cons: Many recollections of how it was done better before for less money.

    Summary: The 2008 version of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular was very lean with lots of skin.I never remember seeing so many Rockettes numbers where they are barely clothed. This year was very revealing.I also never saw a nativity scene that ... read more

  • HIgh Kicking Christmas Fun

    Nov 9, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Rockettes, Heart Warming Christmas Spirit
    Cons: Crowded, Expensive Tickets

    Summary: The 75th anniversary of the most spectacular show this holiday season, has "filled my heart with Christmas." As a local cynical New Yorker, obviously I went to the show not really expected that much. Yah, I figured that there would be the annoying ... read more

  • you took Christmas out of the Christmas show

    Dec 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I don't ever have to come back and can tell others to do the same.
    Cons: I couldn't get a refund

    Summary: I have seen the show every year, as has my entire family.We have been doing so for generations. This tradition comes to a screeching halt here and now with this last so called Christmas show. Where do I begin, first and most importantly, the Nativity ... read more

  • 75 Years and Growing Strong

    Dec 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Rockettes, the theater itself, the sets and scenery
    Cons: difficult to get to seats, pricy

    Summary: My husband and I recently took our two daughters to see the 75th Radio City Christmas Spectacular and in NYC and enjoyed a very nice start to our Christmas season. The following review is about the entire experience rather than just the show itself. I ... read more

  • Beyond Any Expectations, Six Stars!

    Dec 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A Holiday tradition for over 70 years, going strong.
    Cons: Not playing everywhere, only eight cities nationwide.

    Summary: A Big Apple Christmas tradition made its way to Milwaukee this December, as the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Rockettes" performed here in the new Milwaukee Theatre. Simply, this extravaganza is the most professional, entertaining, seasonal, ... read more

  • The best Christmas show I've been to! :)

    Dec 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great show! Cool effects & great staging! (The Rockettes rocks!)
    Cons: None I could think of! :)

    Summary: This show is totally great. I didn't know it was going to be that good! There were lots of dancing and music around. The Rockettes were terrific, and the orchestra was, too. First off, the orchestra was playing Christmas songs while some ... read more

  • Spectacular Show

    Nov 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Got 1/2 price tickets!
    Cons: Ended up at a 10:00pm show

    Summary: I have just returned from a short weekend trip to NYC. One thing we wanted to absolutely do was see a show...any show, but preferred to see the Rockettes. We waited in line at 11am at the South Seaport ticket place for 1/2 price tickets. We only ... read more

  • Merry Christmas!

    Dec 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very entertaining, something for everyone!
    Cons: Wish they had live music, but you can't have everything

    Summary: I just got back from seeing the Rockettes in Cincinnati. Now I'll admit, when I received the tickets from my siblings as a graduation gift, I was very skeptical. I didn't think that this was a show I would enjoy. Dancers and all that jazz is really ... read more

  • A Must See

    Jan 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The atmosphere, the Rockettes
    Cons: none

    Summary: I am a native New Yorker, and used to go to Radio City with my parents every few years. I had last been to see the Christmas Show maybe three years ago with a friend, and had a great time. This year, I went again, this time with my girlfriend, who is ... read more

  • Feel like a kid again!

    Nov 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun for the whole family
    Cons: none that I can tell you

    Summary: By my not-always-accurate calculations, it had been around 30 years since I'd been to see The Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall. It was a school trip to see Herbie the Love Bug. There had been trips with my parents--some of my ... read more

  • More Spectacular Every Season!

    Oct 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: One of the greatest -- and most dependable -- shows on earth
    Cons: Hard to get into on weekends

    Summary: If you have a new brood of kids at the perfect age (and kids as young as two sit rapt regularly) for the Christmas Spectacular, don't hesitate to call now and get tickets for the fast-approaching Holiday season. If you're hesitant because the ... read more

  • Santa amd the Rockettes

    Dec 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great show
    Cons: overpriced souvenirs-- looked shoddy

    Summary: This is one spectacular show that can be viewed with the entire family and everyone is sure to find a favorite part. The rockettes, with their precision, their high kicks, their costumes,and their flair make a very lasting impression. The young boy ... read more

  • Santa and the Rockettes

    Nov 30, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A Celebration of Christmas. You have to see the Rockettes at least once in your life.
    Cons: Expensive

    Summary: Radio City Music Hall. talk about an American institution - this has been around longer than Frosty and Rudolph. Radio City and the Christmas Spectacular has had a reputation during the 90's as being a little rundown and dingy. This year after $70m of ... read more

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  • 2011 New Scene - HATED IT!!

    Nov 14, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The updates to costumes and original scenes
    Cons: The new scene that replaced the Raggedy Ann/Andy.  Hated this new scene.

    Summary: I have been going to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for years and each year looked forward to the costumes, scenes, and especially the Rockettes.  This year there are many changes, all changes are excellent except one.  The new scene with ... read more

  • Horrible.

    Dec 12, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Choreography, set design, costumes
    Cons: Pre-recorded music instead of live, mega-religious ending

    Summary: The show came to Jacksonville, Florida and I was very excited to see this show after hearing good things. Unfortunately, the impressive choreography and set design didn't make up for the fact the the music was pre-recorded and there was this bizarrely ... read more

  • A waste of time!

    Dec 20, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Prior to the intermission it was a decent show.
    Cons: Post intermission it went steadily downhill with the nativitiy scene being the low point.

    Summary: As an atheist, I appreciate the good sentiments and good cheer of the Christmas holiday but as with childish things, I put religion away when I was 13, 45 years ago. I did not like the nativity scene at all. I was brought there as part of a company ... read more

  • Corny with an orphaned religious Conclusion

    Dec 21, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Dancing, kicking, and separate skits.
    Cons: Final Nativity Skit. Some of the choreography dragged and lasted too long.

    Summary: Lots of razzmataz. Great kicks and dancing. Around 12 separate skits, some w/ Rockettes, some not. Most cute and bland. Good for small kids. Colorful elaborate costumes and sets with a weak script. The grand finale was awful and out of context. An ... read more

  • A Spectacular Disappointment

    Dec 5, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Costumes, Rockettes (all 10 minutes of them), the Set
    Cons: Utter Lack of a Storyline, irrelevant Santa Claus character, ill-conceived Nativity Show

    Summary: It was as if the Radio City theater company spent their entire budget on costumes and camels. No money was left to pay for qualified Writers or Directors. This ridiculous hodgepodge of mediocrity seemed to go on FOREVER. The last third of the show ... read more

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