Thursday, December 18, 2008

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

The firm I work for, Frasier, Dean, & Howard, had their annual Christmas party this past Tuesday evening. We had some "heavy hors d’oeuvres" and mingling at the office for a while, and then we all went to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes at the Grand Ole Opry House. Can you believe it?? They took the entire firm and their spouses. So much fun! We took up about 8 rows (which, by the way, are more like pews than anything else. Weird). We sat up in the balcony and had a great view of the entire show, especially the formations.

It was a little different than I expected, although I'm not quite sure exactly what I had expected. It was definitely a production. There was a storyline throughout the whole show and they sang most of the time. It really felt like a large-scale Makin' Music. The costumes and sets were remarkable and the precision was absolutely phenomenal. Each tap of the 40 shoes was perfectly in sync and every move was flawless. There was a little boy and a little girl in the production, as well, and I was extremely impressed by their singing and dancing skills!

While my favorite song was the Carol of the Bells medley, I believe my favorite scene was hands-down the toy soldier skit. They performed the entire scene without bending their knees. At one point, a "cannon" shoots at the line of Rockettes and they all topple over onto each other in slow motion until they fall down as one. We weren't allowed to take pictures, but I could find some online:

They ended the show with a remarkable Nativity scene and story of Christ, including live camels, goats and sheep. It was breathtaking. And refreshing to see such a deliberate proclamation of the Lord.

(To see a video of the fall, click here, or to see a video of the entire scene, click here.)

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