The Rockettes At The OC Performing Arts Center 12/18/2007
The Rockettes are a well-known precision dance company, stationed out of the Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, New York City. During the Christmas season, the Rockettes women have performed 5 shows a day, 7 days a week, for 75 years.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall and numerous other American and Canadian cities is the most-watched live show in the USA, with more than 2.1 million spectators annually, when they are performing.
The Evening Begins At The Westin Lobby Bar
We went with Vicky and Del (our neighbors), Carri (our dance instructor) and Eddie (Pete's brother who just flew in from Connecticut this afternoon). We had dinner at Pinot Province and walked to the theater.
OK... What is this... It looks different
Eddie awaits his drink
Carri had tea...
We are ready for the show
We Proceed Around The Corner To Pinot Province
Did You Know? - Conveniently located at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Pinot Provence is radiant with the charm of the South of France. Pinot Provence captures the enchantment of Provencal dining with a harmonious flow between the sun-drenched patio and the rustic French-country interior. Set amid Orange County's chic beach communities, Provence's dishes accentuate the finesse and flavor of the Mediterranean.
Carri gots the giggles again
We could never figure out why Carri was laughing so hard??? It wasn't Paul was it??
Paul... You mean "Mr. Serious"
Del and Vicky...
Chin posing time
Eddie does it well
Who do you think won the posing content??? Was it Carri or was it Eddie???
We Walked in Light Rain To The OC Performing Arts Center For The Rockettes
Paul was (duh!) bad again using Miss Vicky's camera placed in his lap during the performance and snapped a few pictures to remind us of how good the performance was!
Did You Know? - These eighteen folks just danced as one and on their wooden soldier routine we were just amazed at the precision of the performance!
Note the dark edge at the bottom of the pictures... that was the stage! We were in the first row and about 20 feet from the performers!
I kept saying to myself.... "Do Not Trip" or we could have been smothered in dancers!
The Girls Provide A Demonstration Of How Easy It Is To Dance!?!?!
Back To The Hotel To Find The Car...
Did You Know? - The Rockettes have performed annually at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (since 1957), The Columbus Day Parade, and America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit. The NBC Rockefeller Center Tree-Lighting Ceremony also traditionally includes a performance by the dance troupe.
The Rockettes have also kicked off the announcements for new product lines launched by such diverse companies as McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Oldsmobile, L'eggs hosiery, Mannington Floors, and Honda's 50th Anniversary show.
Their famous kick line started with 16 women and now has 36. They are all between 5′6″ and 5′10 1/2″ and are arranged tallest in the middle and shortest on the ends.
This evening we were in the first row and the closeups were amazing. Talk about precision dancing?!?
It was a rainy evening
Vicky bought us Radio City Rockettes Christmas decorations to
remember the evening. We will indeed remember the evening! Thank you Vicky!