NEWS

Christmas Spectacular Celebrates the Magic of Christmas with Star-Studded Pre-Show Festivities at Select Performances

Angie Martinez, Rosie Perez, Nick Cannon, Hoda Kotb, Andy Cohen,
Al Roker, Meredith Vieria, Carla Hall, Daphne Oz, Beth Stern,
Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton to each read
"Twas the Night Before Christmas" and other Christmas stories
at select shows thoroughout the Christmas Spectacular Run

At Other Select Performances Audiences Will Experience a
Musical Showcase Featuring Top Choirs from Universities Including
Cornell, Colgate, Princeton, Syracuse and UMass In Addition
to a Show Stopping Performance from Kidz Bop in What Marks
the Final Performance of Their National Tour

 

New York, NY (November 24, 2014) - The Radio City Christmas Spectacular®, presented by Chase, is excited to announce a star-studded lineup of some of the Christmas Spectacular’s biggest fans with pre-show entertainment festivities on the Great Stage for select performances. Audiences will have the chance to experience this one-of-a-kind opportunity prior to select shows as Radio City creates even more magic this holiday season with some of its closest friends. For more information, visit www.radiocitychristmas.com/preshow to purchase tickets.

Come celebrate the Radio City Christmas Spectacular with a variety of pre-show experiences as a gift from Radio City to its audiences including very special readings of the holiday classic “Twas the Night Before Christmas” read on various nights by some of the brightest names in media and entertainment. Additionally, select University choirs will lend their voices as they sing everyone’s favorite holiday songs on the Great Stage. Children will be able to join in the fun as Billboard’s Number One Kids Artist, Kidz Bop, ends their forty-eight city national tour, “Dream Big, Sing Loud” in New York at the legendary Radio City Music Hall.

Join the celebration with the select performers at the following show dates and times. We encourage guests to arrive 45 minutes prior to show start time as readings will take place prior to the show to ensure audiences are able to see their favorite onstage celebrities and entertainment:

Monday, November 24 at 8pm
Tuesday, November 25 at 8pm
Friday, December 5 at 9:30pm
Sunday, December 7 at 11:30am, 2pm, 5pm
Monday, December 8 at 2pm
Tuesday, December 9 at 2pm
Tuesday, December 9 at 5pm
Tuesday, December 9 at 8pm
Wednesday, December 10 at 5pm
Friday, December 12 at 9:30pm
Sunday, December 14 at 5pm
Sunday, December 14 at 8pm
Monday, December 15 at 5pm
Tuesday, December 16 at 5pm
Tuesday, December 16 at 8pm
Wednesday, December 17 at 8pm
Thursday, December 18 at 8pm
Angie Martinez of Power 105.1
Rosie Perez of ABC’s The View
Nothing But Treble from Cornell University
Kidz Bop National Tour
Nick Cannon of NBC’s America’s Got Talent
Hoda Kotb of NBC’s Today Show
Andy Cohen of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live
Al Roker of NBC’s Today Show
Meredith Vieira of The Meredith Vieria Show
The Colgate Thirteen from Colgate University
Otto Tunes from Syracuse University
Princeton Footnotes from Princeton University
Carla Hall of ABC’s The Chew
Daphne Oz of ABC’s The Chew
Beth Stern author of Yoda: A Story of a Cat and His Kittens
Boomer Esiason & Craig Carton of Boomer & Carton
The UMass Doo Wop Shop


Fans will also have the opportunity to see exclusive behind-the-scenes content on the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Rockettes Facebook and Twitter pages from the talent participants as they share their favorite holiday memories and personal stories about what the holidays means to them.

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a one-of-a-kind holiday celebration that generations of people have come to cherish. The 2014 edition features dazzling dance numbers and costumes, traditional favorites, state-of-the-art technology and the return of a classic number, “Rag Dolls,” which has been completely re-imagined and stars the Rockettes. Audiences will feel immersed in the warmth and magic of Christmas in a way that only Radio City can deliver when the finale number, “Snow,” transforms the hall into a breathtaking winter wonderland using GPS-enabled snowflakes. “Snow” joins classic performances, including “Living Nativity” and “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” which sets the standard for the Rockettes style of precision dance, as vital parts of the show.

The 2014 Christmas Spectacular will lift spirits and create lasting memories for friends, family and loved ones and Radio City will be aglow with the joy of the season. Tickets for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, running now through December 31, are on sale now at radiocitychristmas.com or at the Radio City box office.

Ticket Information – Tickets on sale
Performances of the 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular are running now through December 31, 2014 at Radio City Music Hall®. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased online at www.RadioCityChristmas.com, Ticketmaster at 1-866-858-0007 or Radio City's Box Office (50th St. & Avenue of the Americas). Box Office hours are daily, 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices include a $5.00 per ticket facility charge. Tickets purchased via Ticketmaster are subject to service charges. For Groups 9+ please call 212-465-6080. Visit radiocitychristmas.com for more information.

About MSG Entertainment
MSG Entertainment (MSGE), the live entertainment arm of The Madison Square Garden Company (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, The Chicago Theatre, and the Forum in Inglewood, California, 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 Spectacular, which has played to more than 75 million people in 77 different cities across North America. More than five million people attend MSG Entertainment branded events annually including concerts, special events, and family attractions.

About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment and is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports owns and operates the following sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, bull riding and tennis. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from the Company’s venues. MSG Media’s television networks consist of regional sports networks, MSG Network and MSG+, collectively referred to as MSG Networks. 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 and the New York Spring Spectacular, both 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.

See More Press Releases from 2014