Friday, December 05, 2008

Rockettes Christmas Show

A couple days before Thanksgiving my BFF, Lisa, and her daughter, Peyton, took me to see the Radio-City Christmas Spectacular. It was fabulous! If the show travels to your city I highly recommend you go see it. Or you could always take a trip to New York City. LOL!
The dancers are pretty amazing. Of course, Santa was part of the show, too.
The famous high kicks. They're really something to see in real life. In perfect sync, these girls.
The wooden soldier routine was a favorite of mine. I wonder how heavy those hats are? LOL!
They did this whole falling over thing in super slow motion.
See the guy on the end? He had time to shoot the cannon, run to the back of the line, grab a cushion, plump it up and then brace himself for the catch. And they're still not even halfway down. It was adorable.
The back drops were breathtaking. It was like watching a super gargantuan hi-def TV screen. In this number, the bus wheels rolled and it actually moved all around the stage. The screen behind showed the streets of NYC. It seemed like the bus was actually driving through the city! It was pretty freakin' cool.
Part of the stage was an ice rink. The pics are a little blurry.
At one point in the middle of the show, Santa and these two kids started flying around the arena. Again.... a little blurry. Sorry. This part was absolutely stunning. They did a live nativity and the three wise men brought their gifts to baby Jesus. Between the colors, the lights and the back drop, it was just magical. The pictures don't even begin to do it justice. It was beautiful.
I had a great time. It was the perfect way to welcome in the holiday season. Thanks Lisa and Peyton. I love you guys!

18 comments:

Suzie said...

Growing up in CT I was fortunate to see the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City several times. It really is an awesome show and a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!

Kayce said...

Someday I will see that! What a wonderful experience. Glad you're having a great time!

Marla said...

That looks amazing!! You got some great pics!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Oh the memories.. Marty and I went to see the Rockettes in NYC 10 years ago as part of our honeymoon. We contemplated going to see them this year while they were in town but alas, it was just not in the budget with Maddy's upcoming surgery. :0( Glad you liked them. And, thanks for sharing the pictures and bringing back some fond memories :0)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

There is nothing like the rockettes to put you in the Christmas spirit!! As a little girl my granparents took us into NYC each year to see the Christmas spectacular.....I know it has changed a lot over the years....it looks AMAZING!! Can't wait until Sarah is old enough to go!!

Glad you had such a great time!!

Enjoy your weekend:)

Lisa

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I heard they are AMAZING..
Looks like they really are..
LOVE the pictures ..
Have a Great Weekend..

Kristy said...

Oh I am so jealous!!! I will see that show one day!!!

So glad you had a good time.
Love, Kristy

M3 said...

Wow, that show looks amazing!! As soon as I click publish on this comment I'll be checking that link to see if it's coming to our area. Thanks for the recommendation and great piccies.

sea star said...

very cool! I like the toy soldiers.

Lindsay said...

What incredible photos. Love the last one - gorgeous colors.

kris said...

NYC is in my BLOOD. I swear I was a New Yorker in a past life. Sadly, I've never seen this show- glad you had so much fun, this looks amazing. Have you seen it in NY before too? I so want to see it there. Then it would mean I was in NY.

PIPO said...

Kicky!

Glad it was a great time :0)

Donna said...

We want to see this so bad (it's coming to our town next week) but we just couldn't afford it. Thanks for sharing your photos!

Briana's Mom said...

I saw the show several years ago with Doug when they came to Atlanta. I couldn't believe how awesome it was!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Am I a terrible person if I admit to being jealous?

amy said...

oh this looks like fun

Elisa ( FC Monsters) said...

Wow that looks like a great show, I would love to see it!

Debz said...

WOW! That's all very impresive! I'd love to see a show like that someday!