December 11, 2010

Radio City Music Hall's "Christmas Spectacular"

One of the staples of a true New York City Christmas is the Radio City “Christmas Spectacular.” The production has been running every year since it was introduced in 1933 and is viewed by over one million visitors every year. The show is an elaborate stage revue featuring dance, music, and skits that are at once humorous and heartwarming. The stars of the show are the infamous Rockettes, who kick and tap their way into the hearts of patrons young and old.

I got the chance to see the show last year. It is always a pleasure to visit Radio City Music Hall, with its lavish architecture and grand design. From the ornate chandeliers in the lobby to the palatial lounges to the plush curtain of the stage, it is a venue that exudes elegance and class at every niche and corner. I felt completely at home within its walls and ready for some holiday fun. One of my favorite scenes is the “Wooden Soldiers.” The choreography of the marching sequences is so intricate and performed with such precision that it left me utterly astonished. I was also amazed at the beauty of the “Living Nativity” scene. One look at the photo and I’m sure you’ll see why…

This afternoon, I'll be heading back into Manhattan to see some more of the holiday sights. Tell you all about it soon. Wishing you an inspired weekend! Cheers!!!

“Now abide, faith, hope, love, these three,
but the greatest of these is Love.”

~1 Corinthians 13:13