High kickin’!!

I went to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular last night. What fun!! It is a very silly, very cheesy dance show overflowing with Christmas cheer. If you don’t really like Christmas, the only reason to go would be dancing and unfortunately, it isn’t all that spectacular. Sure, they are really good at what they do, but it is kind of uninspired. It WAS really great to see dancers who where all doing the same thing at the exact same time with all there arms and legs at the exact same hieght. It takes a lot of work to be that polished. So, congrats on that aspect. It was also cool to see a few of the numbers they are famous for. Most notibly was the Wooden Soldiers number. It was really cool to see. There is another number where they come out dressed up in big bear costumes and dance to the Nutcracker Suite. I laughed almost the entire time, it was so frickin’ cute!!

At the end of the show, all the dancing stops and they get all biblical and present the Living Nativity. It was VERY religious and silly. A big waste of time. Who cares that there are live animals on stage? The other big problem I had with the show was that during the tap numbers, the dancers shoes were not mic’d at all. Instead, you could hear little tap sounds prerecorded along with the prerecorded music. How stupid is that? Luckly I was sitting close enough to hear the real taps. It proved that they were actually doing it. I would have been really pissed had I just heard the prerecorded taps and paid a lot of money for my ticket. As it was, it was free and I had great seats.

2 Comments so far

  1. Xaphan (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2005 @ 6:12 pm

    I’m in the process of moving to Minneapolis and the Rockette’s are staying in the same hotel as I am. They seem nice enough to chat with but apparently have been nothing but a constant pain and quite rude to the hotel staff.

    They are also accompanied by a contingent of midgets ( dwarves, vertically challenged citizens, etc etc ) and no one seems to know specifically what they do in the show.

    All in all it’s a rather surreal welcome to the city.

  2. Nate (unregistered) on December 23rd, 2005 @ 5:14 pm

    Yeah the “little people” play elves in the show. They are actually pretty darn good dancers, too :)

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