The movie has a cast full of Broadway stars and Academy Award Nominees. The movie stars Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked), Tony Award-nominated Derek Klena (Jagged Little Pill), Academy Award-nominated entertainer Ann-Margret (Carnal Knowledge), and Eve Plumb (“The Brady Bunch”).
Jessica Tuttle, Senior Vice President, Productions, Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp., spoke about partnering with Hallmark Channel.
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.
The film was shot on location at the Radio City Music Hall, where it features the famous Rockettes doing various performance numbers, with some speaking roles. It was also filmed in Dutchess County, Newburgh, and Albany.
“Holiday Spectacular” is set in 1958 when Philadelphia heiress Maggie puts her wedding to a man she doesn’t love on hold as she goes to NYC to make her dream come true of dancing live on stage in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. She feels conflicted with going back home, or continuning to live out her dreams.
The all-new original movie will premiere during Hallmark Channel’s annual Countdown to Christmas programming event.