Friday, December 13, 2013
By Fred Plotkin
Despite heavy product placement and too much 3-D imagery, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular serves a purpose, writes Fred plotkin, of teaching young people to be good audience members.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
By Erica Getto
Even though most of us are just beginning to bring out the summer frocks and flip-flops, some folks are already planning for winter. This Tuesday's open casting call for The Rockettes in Radio City's Christmas Spectacular drew hundreds of women, all of them vying to take to the stage as members of the high-kicking, high-energy dance team.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
It's like Christmas in April. The Rockettes kicked off auditions today for the 2009 Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Over 400 aspiring Rockettes from across the country came to test their mettle for a coveted spot in the legendary dance troupe known for their chorus line leg kicks in perfect unison. Besides proficiency in jazz and tap dancing, Rockettes must be between 5'6 and 5'10, and over 18 years old. Joy Girard attended Rockette summer camp, just turned 18, bought a new leotard for today, and flew in from California for the audition.
I wanted to be a Rockette since I was four years old and I saw them on TV in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, so I finally turned 18 and it's my chance to audition.