Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) is proud to announce the expansion of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular tour to the midwest and west coast as the beloved holiday tradition delights more than 27 cities across the country this holiday season including New York’s Radio City Music Hall. This beloved holiday show will delight the entire family when it hits the stage at Maverik Center (formerly The E Center of West Valley City) on November 26-29. Group tickets are on-sale now and tickets for the general public will go on sale August 12.
In 2008, the brand new Arena tour debuted to rave reviews with the launch of the biggest
production in the show’s 77 year history and redefined family entertainment in an Arena setting.
Due to overwhelming success, in 2009 the tour expanded to cities across North America making
it the largest Christmas Spectacular tour ever. This year the tour will kick off in Madison,
Wisconsin and travel to cities across the country. The growth of The Christmas Spectacular
Arena tour will allow new audiences to experience the magic of this one of a kind holiday
This newest production was specifically designed for large-scale venues and replicates on
a grand scale the exact production of The Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
Audiences are taken on a theatrical journey that the entire family can enjoy together. Children
thrill as Santa takes the audience on a magical sleighride to the North Pole, while parents marvel
at the unparalleled precision dance of the Radio City Rockettes. The Christmas Spectacular is
truly unique in its universal appeal to people of all ages. From small children to grandparents,
this dazzling holiday production is guaranteed to bring smiles to their faces and help create
wonderful family memories to last a lifetime.
“The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is the #1 live holiday production in the world and has
been a cherished part of holiday family traditions for generations,” said Don Simpson, executive
vice president, Productions, MSG Entertainment. “We are thrilled to build upon the past two
year’s successes and expand this extraordinary tour to the west coast. We look forward to
bringing the spirit and warmth of our holiday production to new audiences with the traveling
Directed and choreographed by Linda Haberman, who conceived and directed the critically
acclaimed 75th celebratory show at Radio City Music Hall, the Arena production was specifically
designed to play in large venues scaled to capacities ranging from 7,000 – 12,000. This multi-
faceted theatrical touring production was completely constructed for an arena space, allowing
the audience to experience the magic of The Christmas Spectacular like never before. Hitting
the road in November, the show celebrates Christmas with show-stopping Rockette numbers,
dazzling costumes, dramatic arena lighting effects; breathtaking imagery; and festive musical
“My vision for the Rockettes and The Christmas Spectacular has always been to explore scale
and take the precision dance form to new levels, whether in a theatrical venue or an arena space,” said Linda Haberman, director and choreographer, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. “In my view, the mark of a true classic is that it is timeless, relevant and can be re-interpreted to push artistic boundaries.”
The production is enhanced by an immense LED screen that transports the audience from a
wintry landscape to Times Square to Santa’s Workshop right before their very eyes. The larger
than life sets and awe-inspiring special effects allow families to connect with both the intimacy
and grandness of The Christmas Spectacular as they are immersed in the warmth and grandeur
of the holiday spirit. From the moment guests settle into their seats, the audience becomes part of the Spectacular’s magical experience.
Fan-favorites like the legendary “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” which continues to set the
standard as the signature Rockette number for precision performance, and the “Living Nativity”
remain a vital part of the show’s core. And the Rockettes will undoubtedly bring the audience
to their feet with a Rockette finale “Let Christmas Shine,” which honors and celebrates the
Rockettes as the stars of the show.
For more than three-quarters of a century, the Radio City Rockettes have entertained millions of families with their eye-high kicks and unparalleled precision dance. The Radio City Christmas
Spectacular creates wonderful memories for more than two million patrons each year and has
been enjoyed by approximately 69 million people in 63 cities since its inception in 1933. The
Rockettes are an American treasure and their performance style has always been both entirely
glamorous and deceivingly complex. As the stars of the legendary Christmas Spectacular, the
Rockettes move this new production forward as they showcase their signature precision dance
style and debut some of the most challenging and freshest Rockette numbers that have ever been conceived.
Groups of 10 or more are ON SALE NOW and save 15% by calling 1-800-840-1157, online at
http://ticketsforgroups.com/radiocityUT.html or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual tickets for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at MAVERIK CENTER (formerly
The E Center of West Valley City) go on-sale August 12 and range from $29.00 to $99.00
(plus applicable service charges). Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets
including the venue box offices, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phone at 1-800-745-
3000. A limited number of GOLD CIRCLE seats and MEET the ROCKETTES packages are
available through Ticketmaster. For more information please visit www.radiocitychristmas.com
MSG Entertainment (MSGE), the live entertainment arm of Madison Square Garden, Inc. (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 and The Chicago Theatre, 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