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  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes
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  • The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes is an annual musical holiday stage show presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The show features over 140 performers, lavish sets and costumes and an original musical score that combines singing, dancing and humor with traditional scenes in spectacular stage settings. The star performers are the women's precision dance troupe known as the Rockettes. Since the first version was presented in 1933, the show has become a New York Christmas tradition seen by more than a million visitors a year, even after the 6,000 seat theatre stopped showing movies in 1979 after which the show, originally a 30-minute filler between movie showings, was expanded to its' current 90-minute format. Since 2007, the show has aired - first as a
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Runtime
  • 3600.0
  • 5400.0
Available
  • DVD
Release
  • 2007-12-01
  • 2008-11-04
Director
  • Beth McCarthy-Miller
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  • The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes is an annual musical holiday stage show presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The show features over 140 performers, lavish sets and costumes and an original musical score that combines singing, dancing and humor with traditional scenes in spectacular stage settings. The star performers are the women's precision dance troupe known as the Rockettes. Since the first version was presented in 1933, the show has become a New York Christmas tradition seen by more than a million visitors a year, even after the 6,000 seat theatre stopped showing movies in 1979 after which the show, originally a 30-minute filler between movie showings, was expanded to its' current 90-minute format. Since 2007, the show has aired - first as a stand-alone special on NBC, and as recently as 2009, as a fund-raising special for public television stations in the USA. In 2007, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Christmas show, an entirely new edition of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular was updated, designed and choreographed under the direction of Linda Haberman. For a brief time it was one of the few shows playing in New York in December, 2007, during a strike which closed most Broadway theaters. This edition of the show was filmed first for NBC and was hosted by Today show hosts Matt Laurer and Meredeth Vierra, and has been released on DVD by Time Life Entertainment on November 4, 2008. The DVD features the complete 75th Celebration edition of the show. A two disc version also includes a behind-the-scenes documentary called Diamond at the Rock.