Media: Hallmark Media
Broadway favorites Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked, “Preach”) and Derek Klena (Moulin Rouge!, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) star with Emmy award winner and Academy-award nominee Ann-Margret (Bye Bye Birdie, Grumpy Old Men) in “A Holiday Spectacular” a new, original movie premiering Sunday, November 27 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel, as part of the network’s “Countdown to Christmas” programming event.
Eve Plumb (“Bull,” “A Very Brady Renovation”) also stars.
Shot on location in upstate New York and at Radio City Music Hall, “A Holiday Spectacular” features the Radio City Rockettes in speaking roles and performance numbers, choreographed by director and choreographer Julie Branam (Christmas Spectacular).
About The Movie:
In 1958 Philadelphia heiress Maggie (Mason) puts her high-society wedding plans on hold in order to sneak up to New York City and make her secret dream come true: dancing live on stage in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. While her family thinks she’s staying in New York City with an “approved” friend from boarding school, Maggie is living a completely different life than she’s ever known. She falls in love with New York and dancing with the Rockettes. 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 of accepting the future that was decided for her?
“A Holiday Spectacular” is from Hallmark Media & Madison Square Garden Entertainment. Dustin Rikert and Jessica Tuttle are executive producers. Tony Glazer and Summer Crockett Moore are producers. John Putch directed from a script by Julie Sherman Wolfe.