FRI 12/9 7:30PM SOLD OUT!

SAT 12/10 2PM

The Bang Group’s NUT/CRACKED


It's The Nutcracker, but definitely not as we know it. The Bang Group has taken every little girls favorite Christmas show and torn it limb from limb. Mixing Tchaikovsky's original score with music by Duke Ellington, Glen Miller and others, the company turns the sugar coated ballet into a percussive piece of dance theatre. Expect tap dancing, singing and some unusual pointe shoe activity. Nothing is sacred as Nutcracked twists and melds various dance traditions into an ode to American eclecticism which honors the power of the human urge to dance while riding Tchaikovsky's voluptuous waves of rhythm.


The Bang Group's mission, based on choreographer David Parker's vision of diverse dance forms united by a common purpose, is to facilitate the creation and performance of Parker's work and to promote, mentor and present the work of artists who embody this vision. Standards of craftsmanship, creative liberty and aesthetic diversity are present in the rehearsal and mentoring process, in the curation of the company's performances and those presented by The Bang Group at venues throughout the U.S. and Europe.


$20 Senior/Child in advance, $25 at the door

$25 Adult advance, $30 at the door                   BUY TICKETS




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SUN 12/11 3PM

Get Cozy with the PSO: A Baroque Christmas


Baroque Christmas


What could be a cozier way to express the holiday cheer? Baroque favorites, a hand-built harpsichord, and a holiday singalong.


Featuring the string players from the Portsmouth Symphony.


$12/advance $15/door      BUY TICKETS


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FRI 12/16 7:30PM

Holiday Show with The Taylor O’Donnell Quartet

& Special Guests


Contemporary vocalist Taylor ODonnell comes to the Dance Hall with her jazz trio and two unique jazz vocalists to celebrate the Holiday Season. This ensemble will perform an array of inventively arranged Christmas favorites, influenced by bands such as the Emmylou Harris Trio, the Andrews Sisters, and the Boswell Sisters. Alicia Phelps and Emma Duplissie-Cyr are up-and-coming jazz vocalists based in the Portland area with wildly contrasting instruments. Emmas sweet soprano and the rich, no-nonsense voice of Alicia Phelps bring a classic vocal jazz sound to the Dance Hall together with O'Donnell's quartet. Together in three-part harmony, the vocalists will delve into holiday jazz standards and hymns suited to the season with Chris Klaxton on piano, Rob Gerry on bass, and Les Harris Jr. on drums.


$12/advance $15/door   BUY TICKETS






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SAT 12/17 7:30PM

An Evening of A Cappella

The Afternotes & The Stairwells

The Stairwells & Afternotes return to The Dance Hall for their 3rd holiday show.


The Stairwells evolved from an eight week a cappella class at Traip Academy in Kittery in the early 90's. At the close of the session, they wanted more and Instructor/music director Ben Baldwin, felt the same. They continued rehearsals each week for many years and after a brief hiatus, re-formed in 2010 and continue to sing a repertoire of songs from Rockin' Gospel to Doo Wop at weddings, fairs, libraries and multiple large community events.


The Afternotes are the Seacoast NH area's newest group, formed in March of 2013, all former members of the New Hampshire Notables, University of New Hampshire's original women's a cappella group. Their repertoire includes a mix of traditional and contemporary with songs by Adele, Sara Bareilles, The Beatles, Prince, Fleetwood Mac and others- and they are so excited to sing for you!


$12 in advance and $15 at the door   BUY TICKETS


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