Nutcracker Burlesque 2016
Don't miss your chance to see the show that kicked off the burlesque movement in Portland! It'll be hot enough to melt the snow!
Vivid Motion, Portland's "innovative and kinda quirky" dance company presents Nutcracker Burlesque.
A tantalizing twist on the classic tale runs Friday, 12/16 through Friday, 12/23 @ 7:30pm. At St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland.
New this year, in solidarity with Buy Local Saturday, Tickets go on sale at 8am, Saturday November 26th at www.vividmotion.org.
At her Christmas party, Drosselmeyer, an absentminded magician, conjures fantastic worlds to travel through with Clara. This burlesque story is told through dance with humor and live music, costumed in fishnets, feathers, pointe shoes and garters. Featuring Drosselmeyer, Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, the Rat King, Dirty Dolls, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Waltz Girls.
The NB Ensemble will once again bring you rock versions of classic songs by Tchaikovsky and others we're sure you'll recognize; under the capable leadership of Music Director Joe Paulus (keyboards) and showcasing the talents of local musicians Remy Lindemann (guitar), Dominic Grosso (bass), and Branden Clements (percussion) in a jazz/rock ensemble.
Vivid Motion is a non-profit, community-based dance organization that focuses on making dance accessible and fun. Dancers come from all over Southern Maine and have varying levels of training. They are all eager to delight audiences with what reviewers call a "visual symphony" with "sly and witty musical variety". Take a break from the usual holiday stress - don't miss out on this hour and a half of holiday fun.
Nutcracker Burlesque is sponsored by Shipyard Brewing Company, Professional Loss Adjusters, Yelp! of Maine, and Gorham Self-Storage.
Tickets for all performances are $18. No children please. Tickets go on sale 8am Saturday, November 26th at www.vividmotion.org. Reservations are not accepted. Performances are every night: 12/16 - 12/23 All shows are at 7:30pm.
St. Lawrence Arts (View)
76 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
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