The 2016 Edition of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, Presented by Chase Kicks Off With Annual “Christmas in August” Event
Join Santa Claus And The Radio City Rockettes In Front Of Radio City Music Hall As The Iconic Dancers Spread Joy When They Bring To Life Santa’s Enchanted Reindeer Straight From The North Pole
TICKETS ON SALE ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 FOR AMERICA’S #1 HOLIDAY SHOW
New York, NY (August 10, 2016) – The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) announced today the official kick-off to the holiday season with “Christmas in August,” celebrating the 2016 edition of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase. On Tuesday, August 23 at 11:00 a.m. join Santa Claus and the Radio City Rockettes as they stop traffic on 6th avenue in front of Radio City Music Hall and the iconic dancers spread joy when they bring to life Santa’s enchanted reindeer, straight from the North Pole. Tickets for the 2016 Christmas Spectacular go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.rockettes.com/christmas or at the Radio City box office. Chase cardholders will have special access to purchase tickets from Thursday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m. through Wednesday, August 17 at 11:59 p.m.
The day begins when Santa Claus makes his yearly trip from the North Pole to Radio City Music Hall with his reindeer. The Radio City Rockettes will perform the fan-favorite “Sleigh Ride” on 6th avenue, with the help of Santa and the fans in attendance. The Rockettes will then showcase their renowned precision technique with a presentation of the iconic number “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” which will be accompanied by the reveal of a special banner atop the Radio City Music Hall marquee. Santa will be joined by 95.5 PLJ on-air host John Foxx to kick off the festivities.
The Radio City Rockettes are a legendary dance company and have been a part of the fabric of New York City for decades. Since their debut in the Christmas Spectacular in 1933, the Rockettes have danced into the hearts of millions and spread Christmas cheer to people of all ages. Their precision technique continues to inspire fans of all ages and their talent and athleticism is unrivaled.
Embraced by generations of families, the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is a one-of-a-kind tradition where the unmistakable spirit of Christmas in New York comes alive. The 2016 production features stunning Rockettes dance numbers, spectacular costumes and state-of-the-art technology. The Christmas Spectacular recently re-introduced the re-imagined “Rag Dolls,” a classic dance number that originally debuted in 1940. Santa’s enchanted workshop in the North Pole serves as the backdrop for this high-energy tap routine, featuring the Rockettes as rag dolls. “Rag Dolls” joins other classic numbers, including “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” which sets the standard for the Radio City Rockettes style of precision dance, and “Living Nativity,” an awe-inspiring celebration of the true meaning of Christmas.
In addition to the iconic and traditional Christmas Spectacular, the Radio City Rockettes are the stars of Radio City Music Hall’s summer production, New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, which is directed and choreographed by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels and stars the Rockettes doing athletic, powerful choreography set against the backdrop of the greatest city in the world – New York City. In addition to the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular, the Radio City Rockettes have appeared in some of the most prominent events in the entertainment landscape including the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, the 2013 Super Bowl numeral unveil, the 2013 MLB Home Run Derby, NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent,” and various other special events including award shows, national television appearances, sporting events and Presidential inaugurations.
The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is proud to be presented by Chase. Chase’s commitment to the Christmas Spectacular supports this unparalleled production, which continues to entertain millions of families year after year.
Performances of the 2016 Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes® begin November 11, 2016 and run through January 2, 2017 at Radio City Music Hall®. Tickets start at $49 and can be purchased online at www.rockettes.com/christmas, Ticketmaster at 1-866-858-0007 or Radio City’s Box Office (50th St. & Avenue of the Americas). Box Office hours are daily, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices include a $6.00 per ticket facility charge. Tickets purchased via Ticketmaster are subject to service charges. For Groups 9+, please call 212-465-6080. Accessible and companion seats are available via the Disabled Services Department at 212-465-6115. Visit www.rockettes.com/christmas more information. Guided tours of Radio City Music Hall are available daily. For more information, visit StageDoorTour.com or call 212-247-4777.
About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment with a portfolio of legendary sports teams, exclusive entertainment productions and celebrated venues. MSG Sports owns and operates some of the most widely recognized sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA), along with two development league teams — the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also presents a broad array of world-class sporting events, including: professional boxing, college basketball, tennis, bull riding and e-gaming events. MSG Entertainment features exclusive, original productions that include the Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes and New York Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts a wide variety of live entertainment offerings, including concerts, family shows and special events, in the Company’s diverse collection of iconic venues. These venues are: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, California; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com
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SOURCE: The Madison Square Garden Company