Radio City Music Hall – New York

Though it was a period of gloom after the 1929 stock market crash, John D. Rockefeller decided to turn the “Speakeasy belt” in midtown Manhattan (on which he held the lease), into a complex of buildings which had superlative design and facilities. He partnered with Radio Corporation of America, a young media company and S.L. Rothafel (Roxy) who was a theatrical genius. The first completed project within the complex was called Radio City. It was essentially meant as a “Palace” for the public where everybody could go for high-quality shows at affordable rates. The interiors were beautifully and tastefully done by Donald Deskey.

The Radio City Music Hall has held numerous movies, shows, concerts and other events. The Hall itself is huge – known to be the largest Continue reading “Radio City Music Hall – New York”

Christmas Spectacular at Radio City – A Review

Rockettes Christmas spectacular – It is advertised as a “Christmas spectacular” and it indeed is spectacular. The first impression is the Hall – it’s beautiful. One cannot but admire its grandeur and elegance – from foyer to stage. The holiday decoration is gorgeous. It’s all so golden!!
The show starts with good old Santa. At entry we were given 3-D glasses which we use for the aerial journey around big apple with Santa and his reindeer. He then arrives at the Radio City entrance and runs inside on screen – and at the same time we have Santa coming in from the side entrance in the hall making his way through the audience to the stage. Quite interesting. That is the end of the 3-D show. Then it continues with Continue reading “Christmas Spectacular at Radio City – A Review”