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Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes Delights All Ages!

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WHAT: THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR starring THE ROCKETTES COMES TO OMAHA FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

RUN DATES: Thursday, November 13, 2014 through Sunday, November 30, 2014

WHERE: Omaha’s Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

INFO: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, will make its Omaha debut this year at the Orpheum Theater. Audiences will experience the magic of Christmas like never before. In this multi-faceted production, the Rockettes dance their way through an awe-inspiring journey that features a 50-foot LED screen and transports audiences to Times Square and Santa’s Workshop. The Rockettes will debut new numbers, such as “New York at Christmas,” featuring a life-size double-decker bus alongside fan-favorites including the high-energy tap number “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The show boasts over 300 glamorous costumes including the Rockettes finale costume, “Let Christmas Shine,” which is adorned with 3,000 crystals each, as well as familiar favorites such as “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” which was designed by Vincente Minnelli and has been in the show since its inception in 1933. For more than 85 years, the Rockettes have been known for their unrivaled precision and athleticism – each show they perform more than 300 of their signature eye-high kicks. Performances are Nov. 13-30 at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St., Omaha. Tickets start at $35 and are on sale now at TicketOmaha.com

Our Experience:  I was fortunate enough to experience opening day of this show with my wife, daughter and mother in law.  I had always wanted to see The Rockettes in person, but I never get out to New York, so I was very excited to see this fun holiday show.   My daughter was even more excited at the chance to get all dolled up in a nice dress and do her hair for a proper show, especially a holiday one. 

The show truly was a spectacular from start to finish, complete with song, dance, Santa and tons of holiday joy.   The Rockettes are truly amazing in person, they're such a sight to behold.  I can't imagine how  much work goes into what they do.  The show managed to cram in quite a few holiday greats, like the Nutcracker Suite, and brought all the bravado of a real broadway show to Omaha, NE.  It was a wonderful experience we'll never forget.  This is the kind of memory my daughter will hold onto and cherish.  This is a fantastic way to celebrate the Christmas season with your loved ones.

PERFORMANCES: Performances of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes begin on Thursday, November 13 and run through Sunday, November 30. No performances on Mondays. Following is a schedule of performance dates and times:

Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night and Press Night)
Friday, November 14, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 15, 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 18, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 21, 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 22, 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 23, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 25, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 26, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving), 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 28, 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 29, 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 30, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

TICKETS: Tickets* start at $35. Available online at TicketOmaha.com; by phone at 402.345.0606; or at the Ticket Omaha box office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Streets, Omaha,Neb. Groups of 10 or more call 402.661.8516 or toll-free at 866.434.8587.
 

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