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Radio City Christmas Spectacular Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 19

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4.0 star rating Cameron from New York, New York

NO MASK MANDATE

The Radio City Music Hall doesn’t require that guests wear masks during the show. All the Broadway shows require masks. It’s quite uncomfortable to be surrounded by hundreds of reckless unmasked attendees. The show itself is fantastic!!

4.0 star rating Grand mother from New York, New

MERRY CHRISTMAS

We go every year.. I felt the manger scene was not as moving as usual. I like how you change the beginning of the show with Center arriving. It’s always wonderful to share with my grandchildren. I especially enjoyed watching the drummer in the orchestra. He was laughing and enjoying his job so much . He was a joyous It was the 10 o’clock showing on Saturday.

4.0 star rating Erin from Montclair

40 TH TIME GOING

I grew up seeing the show every year and have tired to continue with my daughter. Last night all the usuals were fabulous and Rockettes superb.The North Pole scene has always been weakest part but now it is bad. The modern dance routine was okay but backdrop did not blend with rest of show. The Nativity scene was abbreviated and NO ELEPHANT. Last number was very good so ended on high note. Tin soldiers and nutcracker scenes still the best.

3.5 star rating Jersey Girl from new Jersey

NO MAGIC THIS YEAR

The Christmas show has changed so much, what happened to the decorations?? the garland and wreath, gone??? some of the songs were are not sung anymore, why?? The best scenes and songs are gone so is A Solitary Life, the living nativity was so short and un eventful, I left thinking that I will never return to see this. However this was my 8yr old Granddaughters' first time and she liked it. The show has changed for the worse, and the scene with that Mother screaming about a doll??? And 3D, we don't need it, save that for the movies. Sorry I will not go back.

3.0 star rating Kathie Z from New Jersey,USA

WHERE DID CHRISTMAS GO?

I have viewed the Xmas show almost every year since I was a child and it was enthralling. This year is the first year I have been disappointed. There was no lighted garland surrounding the outer opening of the stage that always made it spectacular; the song Christmas in New York evaporated years ago; the creche scene is more abbreviated;the soliloquy "A Solitary Life" is gone;many of the holiday songs aren't sung and to replace these memorable pieces is a woman screaming about a doll she can't locate backed up by a screen version of robots (no more raggedy anns). Please tell me why?

3.0 star rating Alix Suescun from Washington DC

IT WASN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE

I was expecting a full show, with Intermission and all that but I realized that the show has been reduced to a little more than one hour. Why? It is a great show indeed, but why so short now? It went from a traditional family show to a 3-D, high tech display of nonsense. I will not recommend it to those who have seen it in the past.

3.0 star rating Derek from New York, New York

FUN TO SEE DANCING, BUT LIKE A LARGE-SCALE THEME PARK SHOW

It would be hard to see the Rockettes and not be amazed at the dancing and choreography. The high kicks and sequined costumes are trademarks, and seeing it in person is a special and uniquely New York experience. It is fun and worthwhile for that alone. But there are plenty of disappointing elements which brought down the level of the show. For one thing, the production relies on projections, but the CGI is low quality. You'd expect a show like this one to splurge on the AV. The toy soldier scene was my favorite, but the falling-down bit took too long, almost seeming like something went wrong on stage. Finally, and I guess I'm coming across as overly PC, but I really disliked the final nativity scene. For one thing, it had no dancing. But I'm just not a religious person, so the Jesus-idolation was too much for me. It seemed like it could alienate certain groups, and I think the show would be more creative if it were the "Holiday Spectacular" instead of "Christmas Spectacular".

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Even the musical haters should find this show a fun way to celebrate the festivities of the holidays.

There sure is nothing like it to get you in the Christmas spirit! As Andy Williams would sing... "It's the most wonderful time of the year!"

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