tuts-rockettes-24   The Radio City ROCKETTES Return to Houston
  with an All New Production at Hobby Center



                         Photo Credit:  MSG Entertainment

MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announces the triumphant return of an all new production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes at Houston’s Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.  Houston audiences will experience the magic of Christmas like never before. In this multi-faceted production, the Rockettes will dance their way through an awe-inspiring journey with new scenes, an array of glamorous new costumes, dramatic lighting effects, and a 50-foot LED screen that will enhance the show with breathtaking new imagery. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will run at the Hobby Center for 47 performances from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 28.

“We are thrilled to return to Houston’s Hobby Center with an all new production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” said Don Simpson, executive vice president of productions, MSG Entertainment. “With new state-of-the-art technology coupled with dazzling new Rockettes choreography and performance elements, the 2014 production offers a truly immersive experience like nothing Houston audiences have ever seen. Returning audiences will be amazed by the transformation of the Christmas Spectacular, and new fans will not want to miss this show.”

In addition to fan-favorite scenes, including the high-energy tap number, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the Rockettes will debut new numbers that will showcase their signature precision dance technique alongside challenging and dynamic new choreography.

In a brand new scene, “New York at Christmas,” the Rockettes will board a life size double-decker tour bus, taking audiences on a guided tour through the streets of New York City.  This scene includes show-stopping choreography performed across the landscape of iconic New York City landmarks and culminates in the “crossroads of the world,” Times Square.

Santa Claus will take center stage in two magical new scenes: “Magic is There,” in which Santa takes two young brothers on a journey to the North Pole, and “Here Comes Santa Claus,” a number that reveals how Santa can be in multiple places at once. Santa conveys these heartwarming moments, which highlight the true meaning of Christmas.

The finale will honor and celebrate the stars of the Christmas Spectacular, the Rockettes.   The Rockettes will sparkle from the stage in the finale performance “Let Christmas Shine,” each wearing a costume featuring more than 3,000 crystals. As the performance comes to a close, audiences will have the opportunity to lend their voices alongside the “Radio City Singers” in an energetic rendition of “Joy to the World.”

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.

In the Christmas Spectacular’s 20-year combined history outside of New York, as well as the 82-year old production at Radio City Music Hall, the show has played to nearly 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 Houston.

Tickets may be purchased for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes at Broadway Across America -800.982.2787 or BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com.

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About MSG Entertainment

MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes.  MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in the Company’s diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.

About The Hobby Center

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is operated by the Hobby Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to expand Houston’s reputation as a world-class cultural center by providing a premier performing arts facility, fostering accessibility to the performing arts and promoting arts education, with an emphasis on musical theater.The complex houses two performance chambers, an award-winning restaurant, and an 800 car capacity on-premise parking garage. Built entirely with private money and then gifted to the City of Houston, the Foundation operates the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts without municipal or taxpayer operating support. Please visit TheHobbyCenter.org.

 About Broadway Across America

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is owned/operated by John Gore.  BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 40 markets.  As a leading Broadway producer, current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com; Broadway.com.


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