When It's Christmas, Witness Radio City's Christmas SpectacularUnbelievably, a lot of popular celebrities and entertainers have performed at the mother of all venues: the Radio City Music Hall.
The doors of the Radio City Music Hall first opened back in December, in the year 1932.
Its origins began ironically during the early depression era days of the 1930s. A man named John D. Rockefeller had more than two decades of lease on a ninety million dollar property in midtown Manhattan that was then known as the belt called "speakeasy."
Though the economy was bleak at that time and business opportunities seem dim, Rockefeller plodded on with a brave decision to build a complex property that would eventually leave an amazing impact on New York''s cultural and architectural landscape.
He thought that the buildings would be superior enough to attract tenants commercially even in a city that was financially depressed and flooded with a lot of rental vacant space.
Rockefeller then collaborated with RCO (Radio Corporation of America) and Roxy Rothafel (a genius in theater, movies, vaudeville) to create a dream theatre that was completely unlike anything in the whole world.
It was a man named David Sarnoff ? an RCA head ? that dubbed the place Radio City.
Eventually, Radio City Music Hall has become the place or a palace for every people. It is a beautiful venue that offers entertainment that is high in quality yet with prices that ordinary and anyone could completely afford.
The interior of Radio City Music Hall was created by then a virtual unknown ? Donald Deskey.
He entered a competition to design the interior spaces of Radio City, however once visitors entered the lobby, Radio City''s Grand Foyer, he was no longer unknown.
It has been said that you are a star only if you have performed at the Radio City Music Hall. With the number of performers who have graced its halls ? such as Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra ? you surely have arrived if you have performed right along with such celebrity greats.
The creation of the Radio City Music Hall was done with one pure intention in mind: the place was to amuse, entertain, inspire and elevate.
In 1999, Radio City Music Hall underwent a restoration that cost over seventy million dollars within a seven-month period. Everything, including the seats to the ceilings up until the marquee was returned back to their original glory.
It has also been said that Radio City actually steals the whole show. As a critic eloquently puts it, the new Radio City really does not need any performers.
A record three hundred million people have enjoyed Radio City''s shows, concerts, movies and events. Everything in Radio City is larger than real life.
It is also the largest indoor theatre in the whole world. The marquee is a whole block long. The auditorium is a hundred and sixty feet from the stage to the back. Its ceiling has a height of eighty-four feet.
Every seat in Radio City Music Hall is a definitely good seat.
Now, Radio City during Christmas is spectacular. Each year, more than one million tourists and visitors include Radio City as their must-visit itinerary as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a feast for the eyes and the ears.
This Christmas show runs for eight weeks and has been a consistent box office success since it began in 1933.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a combination of enchanting Christmas favorites from both the new and the old. This includes the wooden soldiers'' parade, the nativity scene as well as new and enchanting delights.
This Christmas, the Rockettes perform in the Radio City Music Hall. Make sure to catch their precision and breathtaking numbers, costumes, dance routine, stage effects, etc.
Overall, Radio City Music Hall is a place for anyone and everyone who wants to have the best Christmas time in their life.