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  • Christmas Spectacular Singers Call 04/20/2018  9:35am

    Anyone been to this before? Just wondering if it’s a sing and leave thing or if we have to stick around for any reason. I’ve just seen the dance calls have been an all day event with cuts and whatnot


    When you get there in the morning, you'll get a slip of paper with a time to come back. When you come back at your time, yes, it is a quick 16 bar thing. But you might be asked in the room to come back and move later on at like 4 or 5 pm. I believe there is a cut made during the movement call, but I can't remember.

    Jk98373839 04/20/2018  12:55pm

    I know this is a broad question, but does anyone who has been called back for this in years past/been cast know what they are specifically looking for in female singers? Since the focus is on the dancing, I feel a bit in the dark about how to prepare! Haha thanks in advance!

    YouGonnaCastMeOrNah 04/20/2018  3:24pm

    Bump! I’m kinda in the dark on all of this too! What have people sung in the past? Contemporary MT?!

    Greenglasslove 04/20/2018  5:05pm

    Hey all! Just making sure that this is an open call and all who are there in time will be seen regardless of Union status?

    Quirkyingenue#12673638 04/20/2018  6:19pm

    Two years ago the dance callback was the same day as the original singer call. Last year they had us come back a different day.

    Isang two songs. One was contemporary pop. One classic mt. They tell u to sing ur best. They mean it. Doesn't matter what your best is!!

    Yes. No union jurisdiction because rockettes operate under a different union - one which guarantees 1/3 of the people who have performed in the radio city shows to be rehired.

    bewp 04/20/2018  6:58pm

    for anyone who went to the singer call last year, what time did you get there? just trying to plan ahead - thanks! :)

    lefthandedflea 04/21/2018  9:13am

    Is there somewhere there to get ready or is this a come dressed with hair and makeup done situation?

    hchandler 04/21/2018  3:32pm

    Bump on info!

    Greenglasslove 04/21/2018  4:26pm

    Small bathrooms, def recommend arriving dressed

    sing_happy 04/21/2018  5:26pm

    Thanks for the info sing_happy! What time did you end up showing up for the call? Is it a super early morning stand in line kinda thing? TIA :)

    thankssomuchnext 04/21/2018  6:24pm

    Any idea what time people have started showing up in the past?

    jrmcats89 04/22/2018  10:27am

    Bump on info!

    Greenglasslove 04/22/2018  11:55am

    Hey guys, I haven't seen the Christmas Spectacular in years. Does the female vocalist ensemble dance much?

    tapdancer123 04/22/2018  11:56am

    bump on time to show up

    da13 04/22/2018  1:33pm

    Bump on time!

    caffeinedreamer 04/22/2018  2:01pm

    Bump on time too!

    princessbala 04/22/2018  5:29pm

    Hey all! Anybody who was there last year give us some sort of insight on time to arrive and where we line up at? Thanks!

    thankssomuchnext 04/22/2018  5:51pm

    Is there any place nearby to warm up after we sign in? Not accustomed to auditioning in this part of town so not sure of the "spots". Thanks!

    YouGonnaCastMeOrNah 04/22/2018  7:05pm

    Nearest place I know to warm up is 150w 46,6thfloor. Old studio, "studios 150"

    Does anyone remember what time they ran out of time cards last year??

    sing_happy 04/22/2018  7:36pm

    Last year I showed up at 9 am and was told to come back at 1:00. There’s not really any place to warm up once you’re in and they are pretty strict and won’t let you leave the building once you’ve entered. They also have security check bagsbefore going in so I’d suggest being all ready once you head in. I hope this helps!

    OverTheRainbow347 04/22/2018  7:53pm

    Overtherainbow- thanks for the info! So, there must have been many people there prior to 9am for you to have been told to come back so much later?

    Greenglasslove 04/22/2018  8:06pm

    Confused where the “can’t leave the building” part comes in. Were you there from 9am until your audition.....?? After sign in do you really have to stick around?

    Fizzy14 04/22/2018  8:14pm

    If i recall correctly last year you got your number/time to come back while you were still waiting in line basically. That all took place outside the building. Once you go in for your group time you can't leave again until you're finished auditioning. As people mentioned there's a pretty thorough security check and you are directed through a lot of winding hallways to get to the holding room. It's just not like popping in and out of Pearl. But other than that everything about it was like most other auditions.

    ladyinwaiting 04/22/2018  8:23pm

    Thanks for the info, ladyinwaiting! Do you remember what time you arrived last week and how busy the call was? I have to work at 1pm tomorrow and just trying to figure out when to arrive. Thx!

    thankssomuchnext 04/22/2018  8:29pm

    Of course I meant last year not last week Hahahaha

    thankssomuchnext 04/22/2018  8:29pm

    So just to clarify and make sure I read everything correctly. They give you a group time to come back when your in line outside, so you then leave and come back at your designated time. And once you’re inside you can’t leave until everyone in your group is done? Sorry if I’m re-asking, just want to make sure!

    itbeme 04/22/2018  8:35pm

    all of the above is correct, except that you're allowed to leave after your audition (you don't have to wait till the whole group is done).

    as for arrival time, this audition is never crazy like regular open calls, so no need to get there super early. as i recall from last year, a good deal of the the ladies arrived after 8am.

    janisjoplinmanuel 04/22/2018  9:37pm

    Anyone know when they start signing in exactly?

    YoubettaSANG 04/22/2018  9:43pm

    Hi Ladies, I have auditioned for the Christmas Spectacular before and from what I remember, I arrived not terribly early - definitely well before the call time, but not crazy early like a regular open call. I believe around 8:30/8:45am. Hope this helps! Get some extra Zzzz's!

    happydays 04/22/2018  9:58pm

    Wow thanks so much for the info and help ladies! 😀

    thankssomuchnext 04/22/2018  10:35pm

    Yes thank you guys for your willingness to answer our questions! Very helpful :)

    YouGonnaCastMeOrNah 04/22/2018  10:55pm

    what are they like with type outs?

    curious george 04/22/2018  11:05pm

    How’s the line looking ladies??

    TheGhostOfChristmasPast 04/23/2018  6:31am

    Curious G-
    I’ve never known them to type, but I’ve also only auditioned with them at Pearl...

    Rain On my Parade 04/23/2018  6:40am

    12 people in line

    HCHS1209 04/23/2018  6:46am

    Do we know if they usually take headshots &resumes in the morning or before you go in the room?

    dance3looks3honestly 04/23/2018  6:49am

    Where exactly is the line?

    Fizzy14 04/23/2018  6:56am

    Any updates on the line?

    itbeme 04/23/2018  7:30am

    Didn’t fully count, but estimating about 40 in line? And the line is on the side of Radio City on 50th st between 5th and 6th.

    ΔNu 04/23/2018  7:41am

    Yeah i think we counted up to 48 so far. YAS for not being a crazy call, ladiezzz :)

    janisjoplinmanuel 04/23/2018  7:53am

    Anyone have an idea of when/if we might be heading inside?

    mtwallet 04/23/2018  7:57am

    Prior years, you don't go inside, someone comes out with slips of paper telling you what time to come back

    Speaking of, anyone remember what the latest in the day time they usually have is? Thanks!

    sing_happy 04/23/2018  8:03am

    Someone who’s been here before said they come out at aprox 8:30 and hand out times to come back

    RidinBirdie 04/23/2018  8:03am

    So since they come out to give times at 8:30, is it worth it if i can’t get there til around 9:30/10? Or will they just give me a later call time

    LikeAudreyHepburnButLessPretty 04/23/2018  8:11am

    What if we won’t be there til 9ish? Can we still audition/get a number?

    krd2c 04/23/2018  8:13am

    Line is around 60ish as of 8:20

    itbeme 04/23/2018  8:19am


    Suiteofjacks 04/23/2018  8:28am

    Have they started giving out times?

    waitingforcallbacks 04/23/2018  8:39am

    Just got a slot for 11:45 group and 8:40

    Greenglasslove 04/23/2018  8:44am

    Also Michiko studios is a great, cheap space to rehearse on 46th street, for anyone looking for studios nearby :)

    Adele-dazeem 04/23/2018  8:46am

    Do they let you pick a time? Or does it just go straight down the line?

    dance3looks3honestly 04/23/2018  8:46am

    Is there a cut off time for getting a time slot? Literally stuck on a train waiting for police assistance...?? Pray for me!

    MTmadness 04/23/2018  8:47am

    Got 12:30/ group E about ten mins ago. To the girls stuck on the train… I feel like you should be OK because they mentioned dance callbacks were until about 330. So if I got 1230 there should still be a number of timeslots after me. Good luck!

    krd2c 04/23/2018  8:55am

    I got a slip for group F to return at 1:00 right at 9:00 a.m. but ladies were just kinda showing up at this point, no line! Y'all should be okay!

    Winifred Sanderson 04/23/2018  9:07am

    Just got Group G at 1:30!

    Up every morning at six 04/23/2018  9:07am

    Okay on the website it says female vocalist callbacks are Monday, but on the slip it says to bring proper attire today in case we’re asked to move. Anyone have any insight on this?

    caffeinedreamer 04/23/2018  9:17am

    The website says callbacks are Wednesday, and in the description for singers it also says be prepared to possibly move at the end of today. In years past, they called people back to move same day, then made a cut, then those people went to the callback on the later date.

    vaksurik 04/23/2018  9:29am

    All of the slots are gone- game over. :-(

    ThePineapplePrincess 04/23/2018  9:37am

    I have a 1:00 slot but now I have to work at 2. Any chance anyone with an earlier slot wants to swap?

    ReluctantActor 04/23/2018  9:40am

    The website says callbacks are Wednesday, and in the description for singers it also says be prepared to possibly move at the end of today. In years past, they called people back to move same day, then made a cut, then those people went to the callback on the later date.

    vaksurik 04/23/2018  10:04am

    Hey all! I was stucked on a train this morning for a hour and couldn't get an audition slip. I know it's a long shot, but is anyone not using their audition slip?

    feelingblue 04/23/2018  10:35am

    Hey ladies! I showed up this morning at 9:40 (after traveling just over 2 hours), only to be turned away. Is anyone not able to attend their time slot? I would be more ham happy to Meet you somewhere to grab your card!

    Just keep swimming!!! 04/23/2018  11:17am

    Does anyone called back to dance know what time the dance call is today? Trying to gage if I would make it to work on time if called back. Thanks!

    Elmiragulch 04/23/2018  11:38am

    Question for guys TOMORROW: do they have a certain type they look for?

    rainbowhigh94 04/23/2018  11:53am

    Lady friends who did the dance callback last year,
    I got asked to come back and dance. I’m a singer who moves (relatively) well and would have to skip work to go. Do you think it’s worth/ anyone know the level of difficulty ?

    TheGhostOfChristmasPast 04/23/2018  11:53am

    Lady friends who did the dance callback last year,
    I got asked to come back and dance. I’m a singer who moves (relatively) well and would have to skip work to go. Do you think it’s worth/ anyone know the level of difficulty ?

    TheGhostOfChristmasPast 04/23/2018  11:56am

    Also, dance call is at 3pm!

    TheGhostOfChristmasPast 04/23/2018  11:59am

    @TheGhost definitely worth it to go if you're able! The trickiest part was just picking it up quickly, but the choreo itself was very mover-friendly!

    janisjoplinmanuel 04/23/2018  12:20pm

    Anyone who already sang... did they ask for a particular style/more than one song? Also did any shorties get callbacks?

    LikeAudreyHepburnButLessPretty 04/23/2018  12:21pm

    Hey GhostOfChristmasPast,

    The dance call is VERY mover friendly. If they’re doing the same combination as they did last year, it was majorly easy. That being said, if you make it to the finals, there’s a bit of a harder mover call then, but it’s still nothing to sweat.

    sosayethi 04/23/2018  12:22pm

    Anyone who has already sang know if they are receptive to pop songs at this call? Second guessing my song choice now that I’m here haha

    YouGonnaCastMeOrNah 04/23/2018  12:36pm

    Anyone in the 1:30 group. Can you update when they are taking people in? Train is stuck... as usual

    PleaseSirIWantSomeMore 04/23/2018  1:18pm

    I’m in the 12:30 but have not been called yet if that helps.

    Rain On my Parade 04/23/2018  1:31pm

    They haven’t taken 1:30s into the building yet. Creatives taking a lunch break. Probably 10 more minutes.

    MTmadness 04/23/2018  1:56pm

    Anyone know who was ITR?

    dance3looks3honestly 04/23/2018  3:33pm

    ITR was Julie Branam and Kevin Stites. Guys finals are WED, not tomorrow morn right? I’m just having a panic moment and wanting to make sure lol.

    SauronBareillis 04/23/2018  8:20pm

    On that note, just to triple check- the female vocalists callback is Wednesday at 10, right?

    African artist 04/23/2018  10:02pm