The Legendary Rockettes to teach local dance studio students a Rockettes dance class at MB Financial Park at Rosemont Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012

The Rockettes will teach students from area dance studios the precision technique and Signature Rockettes Choreography from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular


The Radio City Christmas Spectacular coming to the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont December 14-30, 2012



CHICAGO, IL –  In celebration of an all new production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular coming to Chicago this holiday season, the iconic Rockettes will make a Chicago area appearance to teach aspiring young dancers from Chicago-area dance studios the choreography from some of their newest numbers from Christmas Spectacular. The appearance will take place on Saturday, September 15 on the lawn of MB Financial Park at Rosemont, located at 5501 Park Place.


Dancers from six area dance schools will have the once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity to learn the precision technique, choreography and iconic kickline from the legendary New York dance company. One local dancer will be selected as an “Honorary Rockette” by two of the Rockettes themselves. Additionally, the Rockettes will share with the students their passion for dance and how they achieved a lifelong dream of becoming a Rockette through hard work, determination, dedication and dreaming big!

The Rockettes will be available to sign autographs in MB Financial Park at Rosemont from 1- 2 p.m. and the public dance class will immediately follow from 2-3 p.m. In addition, the first 100 people in attendance will receive a free collectable Rockettes t-shirt.

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will be returning to the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont from December 14- 30, 2012 with an all new production. In this multi-faceted production, the Rockettes will dance their way through an awe-inspiring journey with new scenes, an array of glamorous new costumes, dramatic lighting effects, and a 50-foot LED screen that will enhance the show with breathtaking new imagery. Tickets are now on sale.


The Rockettes have a long-standing relationship with the Rosemont Theatre with the debut of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in 1997. This year marks the 11th season the Christmas Spectacular will perform at the Rosemont Theatre, the last production being in 2008. For many Chicago area families, seeing the Rockettes perform in the beloved holiday show has become a family tradition and this year audiences can experience the magic of the holidays with an all new production.


In the Christmas Spectacular’s 18-year combined history outside of New York, as well as the production at Radio City Music Hall, the show has played to more than 72 million people. The Christmas Spectacular continues to create memories that audiences have come to treasure, and this year will mark an all new Spectacular experience for Chicago.


Ticket Information
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, presented by Chase, plays at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont during the 2012 holiday season for 34 dazzling performances, December 14-30, 2012. A limited number of Premium seats are available for $79.00 – $89.00 and single ticket prices range from $30.00 – $75.50. Tickets for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular are on sale to the public at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont box office, online at or by calling 800-745-3000. 



About MSG Entertainment
MSG Entertainment (MSGE), the live entertainment arm of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq: MSG), is a worldwide entertainment company recognized for its signature combination of event production and entertainment marketing. In addition to the nearly 900 entertainment concerts and events that take place each year at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, The Chicago Theatre, and the Forum arena in Inglewood, California, MSGE has an exclusive co-booking agreement with Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center/ Wang Theatre. MSG Entertainment’s live events include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which has played to more than 70 million people in 88 different cities across North America. More than five million people attend MSG Entertainment branded events annually including concerts, special events, and family attractions.


About The Akoo Theatre at Rosemont
Opened in 1995, the 4,400-seat theater is known as one of the Chicago areas best venues for music and theatrical performances and special events. Located at 5400 N. River Road in the Rosemont region, the venue has one of the largest stages in the area, with a superior sound and lighting system, sizable backstage and roomy dressing rooms. Audiences appreciate the theater’s unobstructed sightlines, comfortable seating and extra-wide aisles. Additional amenities include a multi-level grand lobby featuring a beautifully paneled mahogany staircase and glittering French crystal chandelier, ample concessions areas, a multi-level VIP Suite and parking lots and sheltered garages adjacent to the theatre. The theater is easily accessible by car or public transit and is within easy walking distance of numerous hotels, restaurants and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.