Celebrating Over 30 Years of The Nutcracker!
Garden City Ballet (GCB) is the home of Missoula's very own production of The Nutcracker. We proudly offer this holiday tradition and are lucky to work with outstanding performers and their families, as well as exceptional teachers, choreographers and guest artists from across the region and country. GCB does not operate its own dance studio. Instead, we invite all dancers, regardless of studio affiliation, to audition for what has become a treasured community event!
2015 Nutcracker Auditions
Mark your calendars for September 18 and 19.
Auditions this year will take place at Ballet Arts Academy (not the University of Montana).
CLICK HERE for audition schedule.
To register online, go to Our Season, The Nutcracker, then Auditions.
Very Important Kick-Off Meeting!
Friday, September 25 (6:00-7:00 pm)
At the beginning of the season, we will hold an informational meeting that is mandatory for all new parents and strongly encouraged for returning parents, choreographers, directors, board members and adult cast members (dancers under the age of 18 are not required to attend).
Please mark your calendars. The meeting will be held at Ballet Arts Academy. It is our only chance to be together until we move into the theater in December. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces, and don't forget to bring your checkbook -- all performance fees are due at this time!
2015 Summer Workshop
CLICK HERE for schedule.
Friday, December 18
10:00am School Show (closed to the general public)
Saturday, December 19
Sunday, December 20
We Love Our Donors!
GCB has a proud tradition of holding one low-cost matinee school performance for Missoula and surrounding area K-8 grade children who might not otherwise have exposure to classical ballet and the performing arts. To offset the cost of this performance, we reach out to our community and raise $10,000 each year. Thank you for making holiday dreams come true! (For more information, please visit our Fundraising page.)
Choreographer's Council ($3000 - $4999)
Top Hat Lounge
Dancer's Club ($2000 - $2999)
Principal ($1000 - $1999)
First Interstate Bank
Max and Betty Swanson Foundation
Soloist ($500 - $999)
Advanced Technology Group
Alpine Physical Therapy
Christian, Samson & Jones
First Security Bank
Garlington, Lohn & Robinson
Good Food Store
Kopp Natural Grass Fed Beef
Missoula Pediatric Dentistry
On Center Performing Arts
Peak Construction / PCI Electrical
Poteet Construction, Inc. — Deb Poteet & Lara Dorman
Red Phone Solutions
Western Montana Clinic
Corps De Ballet ($100 - $499)
Big Sky Medical
Capital Family Mortgage
Susan & Michael Curtis
D.A. Davidson & Co.
Good Nutrition Ideas
Melissa & John Hart
Hellgate Canyon Storage
Jeffries Court Reporting
Montana Rail Link
Lee Pielaet & Lori Stevens
Priske Realty & Development, PC
Republic Services / Allied Waste
Bonnie & Chris Smith
Twin Cranes Dental Group
Joan & Bill Wilson
Barre (up to $99)
Michele & Ted Antonioli
Gini & Rich Erving
Deborah & Tod Gass
Kristi & John Havlik
Joanna & Michael Hayes
Shelly Reisig & Peter Lambros
Victoria Wieber Lenihan
Colleen & Matt Rosbarsky
Yibi & Brad Smith
Amy Ragsdale & Peter Stark
Ann & Jeffrey Wiltse
Ballet Arts Academy (rehearsal studios)
Bayern Brewery (product for benefit concert)
b.e. At Home Interiors & Garden (vintage props)
Big Dipper (gift certificates for gift baskets)
Black Coffee Roasting Company (product for gift baskets)
DoubleTree by Hilton (lodging for guest artists)
Frontier Airlines (round-trip airfare for guest artists)
Jason Gutzmer (DVD production discount)
Habitat Floral Studio (performance bouquets)
Hit Man Mobile DJ (Cast Party music)
Missoula Textile Services (costume cleaning)
Andrea Peterman (singing for benefit concert)
Pyramid Printing (printing)
Reed's Caramels (product for gift baskets)
Rococo Bridal and Tux (Party Scene tuxedos)
Sleep City (truck for moving sets)
Wheat Montana (gift certificates for gift baskets)
Be Part of GCB History and Sponsor a Tutu
CLICK HERE for details!
Are you a GCB Alumni?
CLICK HERE for a Alumni Letter.
CLICK HERE to download the 2014 poster (high resolution).
CLICK HERE to download the 2014 poster (low resolution).
University of Montana Campus
(CLICK HERE for map. The Montana Theater is right near the Adams Center, where 6th Ave ends on campus.)