Retro Candy

Tired of the Rockettes’ Christmas Spectacular at Radio City? Feeling ho-ho-hum about the entertainment offerings this holiday season? Well, goodfella Mickey Marchello has a year-end offer you can’t refuse, with a swingin’ musical showcase that will have you ring-a-ding-dingin’ in the holidays in style!

The former guitarist from the legendary New York rock band Good Rats has teamed up with bandleader George Gee and his 22-piece Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra, together with a stellar cast of performers, to create “Sleigh Bells Swing”, a high-energy musical extravaganza to celebrate the Christmas season!

Guests will feel they are being swept into a fantasy world of 1930s/1940s retro era glitz and glamour as the interactive, multimedia floor show with the full swing orchestra and cast is performed during a delectable four-course dinner at the Edison Ballroom, a stunning Art Deco edifice in midtown Manhattan. George Gee and his 22 tuxedoed musicians, captivating singers, gravity-defying lindyhoppers punctuated by a bandstand complete the look of this elegant evening. After the show, the dance floor will be open for dancing to the swingin’ Big Band sounds of George Gee and his orchestra.

Edison Ballroom’s “Sleigh Bells Swing” runs from December 20th, 2008 through January 3rd, 2009, including a very special performance on Christmas Day (no performances on Dec. 24, and Dec. 31). Tickets for the floor show and gourmet dinner are $190.00 per person, which also includes all drinks and dancing. General admission tickets cost $75 per person (post-dinner and floor show), which will include open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

For ticket information, visit, or check out the fabulous Sleigh Bells Swing MySpace page!

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