Due To Overwhelming Demand, The 2018 Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes, Presented By Chase, Extends Show Run Through January 6, 2019
Tickets For The 10 Additional Performances Are On Sale Now!
New York, NY (December 17, 2018) – The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today that due to overwhelming demand, the 2018 production of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, will extend its run through January 6, 2019. The added performances are Wednesday, January 2 at 2:00PM and 8:00PM; Friday, January 4 at 2:00PM and 8:00PM; Saturday, January 5 at 1:00PM, 4:00PM and 7:00PM; and Sunday, January 6 at 12:00PM, 3:00PM and 6:00PM. The 2018 Christmas Spectacular, which features a brand-new finale number, “Christmas Lights,” opened on November 9, 2018. Tickets for the 10 additional performances are on sale now at www.rockettes.com/christmas.
The 2018 Christmas Spectacular features a brand-new finale scene and immersive, new digital projections from Obscura Digital, in addition to the classic numbers that have made the production a beloved holiday tradition. In the new finale scene, “Christmas Lights,” directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominated director Sam Buntrock, 100 Intel® Shooting StarTM mini drones create a groundbreaking magical light show over the Great Stage of Radio City using choreographed movements to create holiday-themed silhouettes. The finale begins at the conclusion of the “Living Nativity” scene with the original light of Christmas – the North Star. Fragments of light suddenly appear as aerialists fly across the Great Stage. The drones build in numbers throughout the scene, culminating in the 100 Intel® mini drone light show. The Radio City Rockettes are then revealed, performing new choreography in glamorous new costumes designed by Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominated costume designer, Emilio Sosa. This large scale integrated drone performance is the first of its kind for theater and for Intel.
Obscura Digital, which MSG acquired in 2017, created all-new digital projections for fan favorite numbers, such as “The 12 Days of Christmas,” “Nutcracker” and “Here Comes Santa Claus,” as well as the new finale “Christmas Lights,” and expanded the projections for “New York at Christmas.” The projections transport audiences from their seats right to the center of the action – from the North Pole, to Central Park, to a manger in Bethlehem.
The 2018 production of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, is running now through January 6, 2019. The Christmas Spectacular is proud to be presented by Chase. Chase’s commitment to the Christmas Spectacular supports this unparalleled production, which continues to entertain more than a million people year after year. Chase customers have access to Chase Preferred Seating, which includes some of the best seats in the house.
Performances of the 2018 Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes® began November 9, 2018 and will run through January 6, 2019 at Radio City Music Hall®. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased online at www.rockettes.com/christmas, Ticketmaster at 1-866-858-0007 or Ticketmaster Box Office at Radio City Music Hall (1260 6th Avenue between 50th and 51st streets). Box Office hours are Monday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Service charges apply to telephone, internet and box office pick-up orders. For group sales, please call 212-465-6080. Accessible and companion seats are available via the Disabled Services Department at 888-609-7599. Visit www.rockettes.com/christmas for more information. Guided tours of Radio City Music Hall are available daily. For more information, visit www.radiocity.com/tours or call 212-465-6000; ext. 0.
About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston. Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise. In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival. Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Vandal. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com