Celebrate a Big Apple Christmas wherever you are with this GrouponLive deal for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call. Choose from 18 seating options for nine showtimes running December 14–21.
For 85 years, the Rockettes have dazzled with precision dancing, luminous costumes, and high-kicking chorus lines that comb the sky with pointed toes. And for 80 of those years, they've boosted American spirits and dilated American pupils with the sheer spectacle of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. This year's cherished Yuletide cavalcade celebrates both anniversaries with a dazzling blend of 21st-century technology, timeless showstoppers, and glamorous Rockette costumes.
The show bridges the distance between past and present and East Coast and Midwest by using a 50-foot LED screen to transport the dancers and the audience to the streets of New York, Times Square, and the North Pole. In a surprise cameo, Santa Claus demonstrates exactly how he is able to visit every house on Christmas Eve before unveiling a workshop full of living toys performing selections from The Nutcracker. Not to be outdone, the dancers enliven the repetitive structure of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" with an endlessly inventive tap routine. And no Christmas with the Rockettes would be complete without the clockwork-precise Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, as the leggy kickline cascades back and forth like human dominoes while wearing Vincente Minnelli's classic 1933 costume.
In addition to the classics, five new numbers propel the dancers into ever-higher kicks and more complex routines as they parade across new sets that twinkle with immersive special effects. Among them is New York at Christmas, which sends the Rockettes rolling past Big Apple landmarks on a life-size double-decker bus.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.