My Radio City Rockettes Review:
The first thing I thought to myself when the Radio City Rockettes took the stage in their Christmas Spectacular was, “these girls are so much more than just a kick line!”
Naturally, the Rockettes are famous for their kicks, but what I didn’t realize was that their Christmas Spectacular was exactly that, a show of spectacular proportions.
…and don’t start thinking that just because it’s in Nashville we’ve got the B-team…that couldn’t be further from the truth either. Having seen the original show in NYC, I was a bit skeptical about the caliber of talent we’d get. The truth is that everyone involved in the show, down to even the youngest performers, was top quality and goes through the same audition process as the girls in New York.
In this two hour show, you’ll see a variety of dance and song styles, along with amazingly ornate costumes; it’s no wonder so many girls grow up dreaming of becoming one of these lovely ladies. Even Santa himself makes appearances throughout the show with a message tailored to the Nashville audience 😉
It’s so hard to pick a favorite part of the show:
-my son loved the classic March of the Wooden Soldiers with their famous chain collapse at the end
-my daughter loved the classic Santa outfits in their famous Christmas routine that closed out the first Act
-I loved the homage to the nutcracker with all the dancing animals
-my husband loved the 5th Avenue New York City scene that showcased most of this talented cast on stage at once!
-my mother in law thoroughly enjoyed all of the show, but was feeling a bit sad that it left out the true meaning of Christmas…until we got to the end of the show:
The Grand Finale is a live nativity that tells the story and significance of “One Solitary Life”. With everything from camels to wise men, the entire cast comes together to beautifully depict why we celebrate Christmas and how the life of Jesus has had more impact on our world than any other in history. As the entire audience rose to the singing of the Hallelujiah chorus at the end of the show, it was hard not to be moved.
As we drove home tonight, my husband looked over at me and said that, “No matter how we need to make it happen, this has to be a part of our family Christmas tradition from this point forward.” I couldn’t agree more.
The best part is, you still have time to see this show with your friends and family before Christmas!
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular runs through December 24th at the Grand Ole Opry House and there is still a great special they’re running on tickets:
Get 25% off for a family four pack of tickets for the final week of the show. Just enter 4PACKEM at www.christmasatgaylordopryland.com.
My only caution would be to allow yourselves PLENTY of time to get there. The traffic was backed up onto the highway for both the Opryland exit and the Opry Mills exit. We’re lucky we only missed 5 minutes of the show, but others were still streaming in when the first act was ending. There are definitely increased traffic challenges with Opry Mills still being closed, so keep that in mind. The good news is parking is free for the show!