Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring The Rockettes

The key word in the show title Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring The Rockettes is “spectacular.” The Rockettes’ signature performance style has never been what you could call subtle, and this year they’ve kicked everything up a few notches (literally). Expect all-new, bigger, brighter, more colorful musical numbers including New York at Christmas (the Rockettes climb on board a life-size double-decker bus and, with the help of a 50-foot LED screen, give the audience a tour of New York City). In another scene, dozens of Santas dance across the stage…maybe we should say hundreds of dancing Santas; the dozens of live dancers are mirrored, seemingly to infinity, on an upstage video screen. Watch for the Rockettes’ impressive tumbling line during “The Parade of Wooden Soldiers” and their fun, spirited version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” (since this is The Rockettes, yes, there’s a kickline). Other numbers include scenes from The Nutcracker, a visit to Santa’s workshop and a living nativity. The crescendo ending to the show is, of course, an onstage appearance by Santa Claus. (Pay close attention to his reindeer — they look suspiciously like Rockettes!)

Catch the show at 7:30 p.m. on December 16. Times vary daily. Through December 28. The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby. For information, call 800‑952‑6560 or visit houston.broadway.com. $41 to $161.50.
Fri., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 6, 2, 5 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 7, 12, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 12, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 13, 2, 5 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 14, 12, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 18, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 19, 4:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 20, 11 a.m., 2, 5 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 21, 12, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 22, 12, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 23, 12, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 24, 12 & 3:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 26, 12, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 27, 12, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 28, 12 & 3:30 p.m., 2014

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