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Sphere presents legendary Rockettes in ‘Christmas Spectacular’

Updated November 28, 2023 - 5:30 pm

Sphere officials weren’t kidding saying they would get a leg up on the competition.

Holiday mirth aside, the bulbous wonder is showcasing the iconic Radio City Rockettes on its dazzling Exosphere. The holiday-themed production runs through the Rockettes’ “Christmas Spectacular” at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The Sphere show themed for the “Christmas Spectacular” started Tuesday and runs through Jan. 1.

This is the 90th anniversary of the holiday extravaganza, which opened Nov. 17 in New York.

The first-of-its-kind production at the Sphere presents real-life footage of the dance troupe, with video wrapping continuously around the entire Exosphere space.

The activation features the first time the Sphere is shown as a Christmas ornament, opening to the dancing Rockettes, standing 125 feet tall. As the ornament closes, the Radio City Musical Hall marquee is shown. The Sphere and the legendary Radio City venue are operated by MSG Entertainment.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on X, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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