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THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING THE ROCKETTES MAKES OMAHA DEBUT AT THE ORPHEUM THEATER NOVEMBER 13 – 30, 2014
THE ROCKETTES TAKE OMAHA ON AN UNPARALLELED
EXPERIENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON FEATURING
DAZZLING COSTUMES AND A 50-FOOT LED SCREEN
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
OMAHA, NE (August 19, 2014) – MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announces an all new production of the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR starring THE ROCKETTES, which will premiere at the Orpheum Theater when Omaha Performing Arts presents the production November 13 through November 30, 2014. Audiences will have the chance to experience the magic of Christmas like never before. Tickets are on sale now.
“We’re especially proud to present this iconic production in Omaha for the first time and to be one of only three cities on this tour,” Joan Squires, president of Omaha Performing Arts said. “It’s an incredible opportunity for families to experience this all-new production right here at the Orpheum which will put everyone in the holiday spirit. So many people have shared with us their own Radio City memories and now Omaha audiences can make their own memories with this fantastic show.”
The Rockettes will dance their way through an awe-inspiring journey with dynamic scenes, an array of glamorous costumes, dramatic lighting effects, a full size double decker bus and a 50-foot LED screen that will enhance the show with breathtaking new imagery.
“We are excited to make our Omaha debut at the Orpheum Theater with the 2014 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” said Don Simpson, executive vice president of productions, MSG Entertainment. “With state-of-the-art technology coupled with dazzling Rockettes choreography and performance elements, the 2014 production offers a truly immersive experience like nothing Omaha audiences have ever seen.”
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.
This year’s production will feature a 50-foot LED screen that will transport the audience to Times Square and Santa’s Workshop with Santa and the Rockettes. By incorporating state-of-the-art technology with the Christmas Spectacular’s classic holiday numbers to enhance the production’s breathtaking sets and special effects, this show will immerse audiences in the magic of Christmas in a way only Radio City can deliver.
In addition to fan-favorite scenes, including the high-energy tap number, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the Rockettes will debut numbers that will showcase their signature precision dance technique alongside challenging and dynamic choreography.
In one of the most memorable scenes, “New York at Christmas,” the Rockettes will board a life size double-decker tour bus, taking audiences on a guided tour through the streets of New York City. This scene includes show-stopping choreography performed across the landscape of iconic New York City landmarks and culminates in the “crossroads of the world,” Times Square.
Santa Claus will take center stage in two magical scenes: “Magic is There,” in which Santa takes two young brothers on a journey to the North Pole, and “Here Comes Santa Claus,” a number that reveals how Santa can be in multiple places at once. These heartwarming moments highlight the true meaning of Christmas in a way that only Santa himself can convey.
The finale will honor and celebrate the stars of the Christmas Spectacular, the Rockettes. The Rockettes will sparkle from the stage in the finale performance “Let Christmas Shine,” each wearing a costume featuring more than 3,000 crystals.
As the performance comes to a close, audiences will have the opportunity to lend their voices alongside the “Radio City Singers” in an energetic rendition of “Joy to the World.”
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, still remain a vital part of the show’s core.
In the Christmas Spectacular’s 20-year combined history playing to audiences outside of New York, as well as the 82-year old production at Radio City Music Hall, the show has played to nearly 75 million people. The Christmas Spectacular continues to create memories that audiences have come to treasure, and this year will mark an all new Spectacular experience for Omaha.
Performances of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes are Thursday, November 13 through Sunday, November 30, 2014. 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, at 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, noon and 3:00 p.m.
Ticket Information – Tickets on sale
The RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR starring THE ROCKETTES kicks off Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this multi-faceted production are on sale now and are available starting at $35 online at TicketOmaha.com; by phone at 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha box office in the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas streets, Omaha, Neb. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets by calling 402.661.8516 or toll-free at 866.434.8587. Ticket Omaha* is the official ticket outlet for all performances of the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR starring THE ROCKETTES.
*Ticket Omaha is the official retail ticket outlet for all performances at the Orpheum Theater and the Holland Performing Arts Center. Tickets purchased from other ticket retailers such as secondary ticket agencies or brokers may be more expensive and may not be valid. Due to the nature of live entertainment, all programs, performers, prices, dates and times are subject to change.
About MSG Entertainment
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 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, and the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.
About Omaha Performing Arts
Omaha Performing Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing world-class performances to the Omaha metropolitan area. Omaha Performing Arts’ commitment to the arts extends into its own series, Omaha Performing Arts Presents, as well as education and community involvement programs that help ensure the arts have a far-reaching impact. In partnership with Broadway Across America, Omaha Performing Arts also brings the finest in touring Broadway productions to Omaha.
Core to its mission, Omaha Performing Arts manages two landmark venues, the Holland Performing Arts Center and the Orpheum Theater – the former, which includes the acoustically acclaimed Kiewit Concert Hall and Scott Recital Hall and the latter, which includes Slosburg Hall, a proscenium theater. Omaha Performing Arts also provides comprehensive ticketing services for cultural and performing arts within the region through Ticket Omaha.
Omaha Performing Arts’ performances are supported in part by the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Omaha and the Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund. For more information on Omaha Performing Arts visit www.OmahaPerformingArts.org