Radio City Christmas Spectacular returns
MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announces the 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, returning to Nashville with the sensational production “Christmas Dreams.” America’s #1 holiday show, celebrating its 12th season in Nashville as part of Gaylord Opryland Resort’s annual A Country Christmas, will feature dynamic Rockettes performances, breathtaking scenes and a memorable Rockettes finale, “Christmas Dreams,” that will make Christmas more magical than ever before.
Audiences of all ages will be transported on an unforgettable holiday journey with a stunning 3D movie as Santa and his reindeer embark on a thrilling sleigh ride through New York City. The Christmas Spectacular will run at the Grand Ole Opry House from November 16 – December 24, 2013. Tickets are on sale now.
“We are thrilled to return to Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry House with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” said Don Simpson, executive vice president of productions, MSG Entertainment. “In this year’s production of ‘Christmas Dreams,’ audiences will be amazed by the exciting technological elements and stunning Rockettes performances as well as the beloved numbers that have become a holiday tradition in Nashville. Returning fans will be amazed by the 2013 edition of the Christmas Spectacular, and new audience members will not want to miss this show.”
Audiences will be a part of the ride of a lifetime seen through 3D glasses as Santa flies by Washington Square Park, speeds past the Empire State Building, coasts through Central Park and dashes by the holiday-clad windows of Fifth Avenue in his quest for a gift for Mrs. Claus. The technological enhancements coupled with the incredible imagery of New York at Christmas create an unforgettable experience as the magic of the holidays is brought to the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in this exciting film.
The stage will come alive with scenes including “Sleigh Ride,” where the Rockettes will 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. Fan favorite “Holiday Spirit” will transport audiences on a thrilling journey straight to Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole without ever having to leave their seats.
The Rockettes will bring audiences to their feet with the show-stopping numbers “The 12 Days of Christmas,” an energetic tap-infused routine, and “Christmas in New York,” as the Rockettes showcase their signature eye-high kicks and immerse audiences in the buzzing scenes and sounds of New York City.
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, still 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 fan favorite and tradition in the Nashville production.
In the Christmas Spectacular’s 19-year history outside of New York, as well as the production at Radio City Music Hall, the show has played to more than 73 million people. The Christmas Spectacular continues to create memories that Nashville audiences have come to treasure for more than 10 years at the Grand Ole Opry House.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets and A Country Christmas vacation packages are available online at www.ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com or by calling 1-877-889-6611. Ticket prices range from $25-$99.
About A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort
Gaylord Opryland Resort’s 30th annual A Country Christmas, presented by Kodak, 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 an interactive, bigger-than-life ice sculpture world, ICE!™ featuring Frosty the Snowman; the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes; Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show; and much more. Located in Nashville, Tenn., the 2,882-room resort features nine acres of lavish indoor gardens and waterfalls under signature glass roofs. Learn more at www.ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com.