The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is filled with holiday magic sure to bring out the holiday spirit in everyone. The radiant Rockettes perform number after number of dynamic dancing in the most exquisite costumes! We went behind the scenes for a VIP costume tour with the Rockettes and learned about the history and magic that all begins with the costumes.
Our eyes starting glowing as we entered the wardrobe room with two brilliant Rockettes, Danni Heverin and Jordan Betscher, who are even more riveting and divine in person. We learned how the gorgeous costumes take them into character and make the show extra spectacular. There are eight numbers in unique costumes during the Christmas Spectacular so that’s seven quick changes, ranging from silly rag dolls to the one and only Santa Claus.
Jordan told us an all-time favorite costume is the wooden solider since it has been in the show since 1933. “Every Rockette has worn this costume which is pretty incredible,” Jordan shared, “putting on a solider hat takes you into the legendary number that has been in show since inception.” We are told it’s a rite of passage so when you put on the hat and walk through soldier hut you are part of history and part of an iconic legacy and something so special.
Then there’s the Santa Claus costume and Danni shared that it is ten pounds of costume plus full beard, hat, and the works! Danni also gave us the inside scoop that the Rockettes are all Santa in the number…along with the real Santa, of course! Jordan showed us the New York at Christmas costume, “a gorgeous, sparkly, classic Rockette number where they ride the double decker bus and take a tour through NYC.” The Rockettes wear beautiful coats on top and when they leave the bus they reveal…
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