Although Spring is just around the corner, Hallmark is already working on Christmas 2022. Moreover, they are starting with a marquee project that should delight all.
Hallmark calls this movie A Holiday Spectacular. It is about a woman who wanted to be part of the Rockettes back in the 1950s.
This stars Ann-Margret (Carnal Knowledge), Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch), Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked), and Derek Klena (Jagged Little Pill).
What do we know about this upcoming movie?
What Is Hallmark’s A Holiday Spectacular About?
Ready for a spectacular Christmas movie? What is Hallmark’s A Holiday Spectacular about? According to Deadline, this is story is set in 1958.
The movie centers around a Philadelphia heiress named Maggie (Mason). She shocks everyone by putting her high-society wedding plans, to a man she doesn’t love, on hold.
Determined, she plans to sneak up to New York City. There, she will make her secret dream come true. Her dream is to dance live on stage in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
Meanwhile, her family thinks she’s staying in New York City with an “approved” friend from boarding school. Instead, Maggie is living a new life. This is a whole new way of living. She falls in love with New York. Moreover, she falls in love with dancing with the Rockettes.
Moreover, Maggie soon feels caught between two worlds, made even more complicated by her chance encounter with young U.S. Navy photographer John (Klena).
Will Maggie find the courage to tell her family what she wants for her future instead? Or, will Maggie accept the future that her family decided for her?
Hallmark’s A Holiday Spectacular Features The Rockettes
Hallmark’s filmed A Holiday Spectacular in upstate New York and at The Rockette’s home, Radio City Music Hall.
In addition, Julie Branam (Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes) choreographed The Rockettes. Branam is both choreographer and director. Moreover, the film will feature The Rockettes throughout the film. That includes both performances and speaking roles.
Broadway Stars In Hallmark’s A Holiday Spectacular
Once again, Hallmark and Broadway’s talent meet for another Countdown To Christmas movie. Ginna Claire Mason played Glinda in Broadway’s award-winning Wicked. In addition, Derek Klena was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Jagged Little Pill.
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 1, 2022
A Very Spectacular Holiday Movie
Hallmark’s A Holiday Spectacular is unlike anything anyone has ever seen in a Christmas movie. Lisa Hamilton Daly, EVP Programming, Hallmark Channel shared how iconic this perfect pairing is.
The Radio City Rockettes embody Christmas in New York City and we are thrilled to bring together two quintessential holiday brands – Hallmark Channel and the Radio City Rockettes – for a one-of-a-kind holiday movie.
A Holiday Spectacular will be a beautiful reminder of the joy of the season and is sure to become a family tradition, much like attending a performance of the Rockettes’ annual Christmas Spectacular.
Jessica Tuttle, Senior Vice President, Productions, Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp., the parent company of the Radio City Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall is equally excited.
We are thrilled to partner with Hallmark Channel to bring together our two iconic holiday brands, which both create holiday magic for millions of people every year.
This heartwarming storyline gives audiences a peek into the passion and dedication that the Rockettes have for this beloved dance company and the incredible sisterhood that is at the core of this legendary line.
Hallmark’s A Holiday Spectacular will air during Countdown To Christmas 2022.
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