THE 2014 RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR EMBARKS ON AN UNPARELLELED NEW JOURNEY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE
Santa Claus Takes Center Stage in a New Heartwarming Storyline that Highlights the Spirit of Christmas Featuring New Scenes, Technological Enhancements and Dazzling New Rockettes Choreography Alongside Beloved Fan Favorites
NOVEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 24, 2014
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Nashville, Tenn. (Aug. 19, 2014)—MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announces the 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes as it embarks on an unparalleled new journey this holiday season in Nashville. Santa Claus takes center stage with a re-imagined second act featuring technological enhancements, dazzling Rockettes choreography alongside beloved fan favorites.
America’s #1 holiday show, commemorating its 13th season in Nashville as part of Gaylord Opryland Resort’s annual A Country Christmas, will celebrate the magic of Christmas like never before with an all new, unforgettable holiday experience. The Christmas Spectacular will run at the Grand Ole Opry House from November 21 – December 24, 2014. Tickets are on sale now.
“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to Grand Ole Opry House with a re-imagined second act that will amaze fans of all ages,” said Don Simpson, executive vice president of productions, MSG Entertainment. “Both newcomers and returning audiences will be charmed by the heartwarming new storyline as Santa Claus takes two brothers on a magical journey unveiling the spirit of Christmas. Coupled with technological enhancements and the precision technique of the legendary Rockettes, these scenes are sure to be audience favorites.”
In the brand new storyline, Santa Claus helps two brothers find a special gift for their sister in “Magic is There,” taking them on a magical journey to his workshop at the North Pole, where playful ragdolls come to life. The newly re-imagined scene, “Here Comes Santa Claus,” reveals how Santa can be in multiple places at once. These uplifting moments highlight the meaning of Christmas in a way that only Santa himself can deliver.
The Rockettes are known for their rich history, unrivaled talent, strength, precision and athleticism and have become one of the nation’s most beloved icons. They continue to take the Christmas Spectacular to new heights, dazzling audiences with their performance style, as it continues to be both deceivingly complex and entirely glamorous.
The Rockettes will bring audiences to their feet with the show-stopping number “Christmas in New York,” as they showcase their signature eye-high kicks and immerse audiences in the buzzing scenes and sounds of New York City. In fan-favorite scenes, including the high-energy, tap number, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the Rockettes will showcase their challenging and dynamic choreography.
The stage will come alive with scenes including “Sleigh Ride,” where the Rockettes become Santa’s reindeer, helping both Santa and the audience begin their magical journey, and “Christmas Dreams,” which will showcase the Rockettes unparalleled precision technique.
Beloved numbers such as “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” which continues to set the standard as the signature Rockettes number for precision performance, and “The Living Nativity,” both of which have been performed since the Christmas Spectacular’s inception in 1933, remain a vital part of the show’s core. Audiences will have the opportunity to lend their voices in the closing number, the “Hallelujah Chorus,” a tradition in the Nashville production.
In the Christmas Spectacular’s more than 20-year history outside of New York, as well as the 82-year old production at Radio City Music Hall, the show has played to more than 75 million people. The Christmas Spectacular continues to create memories that audiences have come to treasure and this year, will mark an all new spectacular experience for Nashville.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets and A Country Christmas vacation packages are available online at www.ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com or by calling 1-888-999-OPRY (6779). Ticket prices range from $25 - $99.
About A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort
Gaylord Opryland Resort's 31st annual A Country Christmas will make memories of a lifetime for the thousands of people who travel from around the world to experience the most captivating holiday resort entertainment, décor and food in America. A Country Christmas® includes more than 2 million lights and more than a dozen shows and attractions, including 2 million pounds of colorful ice sculpture at ICE!; the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes®; Restless Heart’s A Season of Harmony Dinner Show; snow tubing, ice skating and much more. Located in Nashville, Tenn., the 2,882 room resort features nine acres of lavish indoor gardens and waterfalls under signature glass atriums. Learn more at www.ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com.
About MSG Entertainment
MSG Entertainment (MSGE), the live entertainment arm of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq: MSG), is a worldwide entertainment company recognized for its signature combination of event production and entertainment marketing. In addition to the nearly 900 entertainment concerts and events that take place each year at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, The Chicago Theatre, and the Forum in Inglewood, California, MSGE has an exclusive co-booking agreement with Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre. MSG Entertainment's live events include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which has played to more than 75 million people in 77 different cities across North America. More than five million people attend MSG Entertainment branded events annually including concerts, special events, and family attractions.
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