Year2016
Technical DirectorLarry Morley
Scenic DesignerPatrick Fahey

Radio City Music Hall

New York Summer Spectacular

TAIT and Radio City Music Hall have worked together for years creating immersive, awe-inducing experiences for audiences. This year, TAIT had the privilege to be a part of one of the largest and most animated Radio City Rockette shows, directed by “So You Think You Can Dance” Judge, Mia Michaels. With proprietary systems in technology, animation and stage automation, TAIT helped maintain the shows iconic status while amplifying the visual experience.

The New York Spectacular starring The Radio City Rockettes focuses on two young siblings who visit New York with their family but get lost and separated from their mom and dad. The children try to find them and along their travels see the city’s iconic scenes, including the pair of lions protecting the New York Public Library, the Wall Street Bull and the George M. Cohan statue in Times Square.

TAIT created a dynamic 3D experience by building massive 3D LED video walls. The walls move on TAIT’s winches and change the feel of the scene with simple movement and changeable video content.

TAIT manufactured three multi-purpose stage structures. They elevate to different heights for dramatic effect, they display scenic props that move on and off the stage and they filter the rain deck and splash pans for the infamous Rockette performance of “Singin’ in the Rain.”

While the children were lost, they were lucky enough to see the Wall Street Bull. TAIT provided a power transmission unit to move the bull and additional props and puppets. TAIT’s proprietary automation software platform, TAIT Navigator, controlled the speed and movement of the LED video walls, the power transmission unit, as well as controlling the rain deck, splash pans, and plumbing system.

With proprietary systems in technology, animation and stage automation, TAIT helped maintain the shows iconic status while amplifying the visual experience.