Rockettes 2009

Last night my parents treated me and RT, Kori and Jon to a night out. We saw the famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes and then had an awesome dinner at III Forks. It was a fun night filled with the Christmas spirit, family and laughter....lots of laughing! We saw the show 2 years ago and loved it so much we had to see it again. I highly recommend seeing this. You WILL NOT be disappointed! Here are a few pictures from the show and a little bit of history behind it. I have to note I have two favorite parts of the show, the tap routine they perform to The Twelve Days of Christmas and the toy soldier routine. Unbelievably awesome!

"First taking the stage on October 17, 1925 as the "Sixteen Missouri Rockets" the dance troupe ended a successful nationwide tour in New York, where they were hired by S.L. "Roxy" Rothafel, Radio City Music Hall's creator and theater impresario. Taking over Radio City's great stage, their number increased to 36 and their name was changed to the now legendary Rockettes."

"Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers is one of the show's original acts from 1933. The costumes worn in today's show are the original design by Vincente Minnelli."

"The Living Nativity, along with the famous Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers, are two scenes from the very first Christmas Spectacular performance in 1933."
Thank you mom and dad for an amazing evening! I look forward to our Christmas events every year! We love you!

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