Events downtown

Dec 14

“‘Twas The Night Before … Burlesque”
Location: 76 Congress St, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Vivid Motion Dance opens its annual winter burlesque on Friday, December 8th. Portland’s longest running burlesque tradition is co-directed by Brigitte Paulus and MJ Emerson and features live music and original songs by the NB Ensemble band.

In true innovative and quirky Vivid Motion Dance style, the company has revamped the classic holiday poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas into a sizzling and sensual burlesque dance performance!

With ‘Twas The Night Before… Burlesque, Santa and her sexy reindeer are sure to liven up your evening in Vivid Motion Dance’s retelling of this popular poem. While no children are nestled anywhere in this show, there are plenty of mischievous and sexy elves to shake things up. What presents will come to life this year? Who will win the Hot Wheels race? Are the dolls naughty or nice? What’s in the big green box? Exactly how many articles of clothing can dancers take off before a rowdy audience? So many questions – and all will be revealed!

This adults-only show opens with its live band at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 8th at The Hill Arts on Munjoy Hill in Portland ME. Performances will run through Saturday, December 16th.

All tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door and are available through

There will also be a pay-what-you-can dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 7th at 7:30 p.m. For dress rehearsal reservations, please email