THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR ANNOUNCES FINAL YEAR AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE IN NASHVILLE
Santa Claus Takes Center Stage in a New Heartwarming Storyline Featuring New Scenes Alongside Beloved Fan Favorites for a Magical Final Run in Nashville
NOVEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 24, 2014
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Nashville, Tenn. (October 9, 2014)—MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announced today that the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes will mark its final season in Nashville in 2014.
Commemorating its 13th and final year as part of Gaylord Opryland Resort’s annual A Country Christmas, America’s #1 holiday show will celebrate the magic of Christmas like never before with an all new, unforgettable experience as Santa Claus takes center stage with a re-imagined second act featuring technological enhancements and dazzling Rockettes choreography alongside beloved fan favorites.
The Christmas Spectacular will run at the Grand Ole Opry House from November 21 – December 24, 2014. Tickets are on sale now.
“After 13 incredible years in Nashville, we are announcing the final season of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Grand Ole Opry House,” says David Goodman, president of productions and live entertainment, MSG Entertainment. “We are so grateful for Nashville audiences making the Radio City Christmas Spectacular part of their holiday traditions over the years and, as a gift to both newcomers and returning guests, we are bringing a re-imagined second act to make for a magical final year at the Grand Ole Opry House. With this heartwarming new storyline coupled with technological enhancements and the precision technique of the legendary Rockettes, audiences will not want to miss this year’s production.”
In the brand new storyline, Santa Claus helps two brothers find a special gift for their sister in “Magic is There,” taking them on a magical journey to his workshop at the North Pole, where playful ragdolls come to life. The newly re-imagined scene, “Here Comes Santa Claus,” reveals how Santa can be in multiple places at once. These uplifting moments highlight the spirit of Christmas in a way that only Santa himself can deliver.
The Rockettes are known for their rich history, unrivaled talent, strength, precision and athleticism and have become one of the nation’s most beloved icons. They continue to take the Christmas Spectacular to new heights, dazzling audiences with their performance style, as it continues to be both deceivingly complex and entirely glamorous.
The Rockettes will bring audiences to their feet with the show-stopping number “Christmas in New York,” as they showcase their signature eye-high kicks and immerse audiences in the buzzing scenes and sounds of New York City. In fan-favorite scenes, including the high-energy, tap number, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the Rockettes will showcase their challenging and dynamic choreography.
The stage will come alive with scenes including “Sleigh Ride,” where the Rockettes become Santa’s reindeer, helping both Santa and the audience begin their magical journey, and “Christmas Dreams,” which will showcase the Rockettes unparalleled precision technique.
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 in 1933, remain a vital part of the show’s core. Audiences will have the opportunity to lend their voices in the closing number, the “Hallelujah Chorus,” a tradition in the Nashville production.
Since 1933, the production at Radio City Music Hall has played to more than 75 million people and has become a holiday tradition for families. The Christmas Spectacular continues to create memories that audiences have come to treasure and this year, will mark an all new spectacular experience for Nashville as it celebrates its final year at the Grand Ole Opry House.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets and A Country Christmas vacation packages are available online at www.ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com
or by calling 1-888-999-OPRY (6779). Ticket prices range from $25 - $99.
About A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort
Gaylord Opryland Resort's 31st annual A Country Christmas will make memories of a lifetime for the thousands of people who travel from around the world to experience the most captivating holiday resort entertainment, décor and food in America. A Country Christmas® includes more than 2 million lights and more than a dozen shows and attractions, including 2 million pounds of colorful ice sculpture at ICE!; the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes®; Restless Heart’s A Season of Harmony Dinner Show; snow tubing, ice skating and much more. Located in Nashville, Tenn., the 2,882 room resort features nine acres of lavish indoor gardens and waterfalls under signature glass atriums. Learn more at www.ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com
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.