Celebrating 30 years of The Nutcracker in 2014

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! 


CLICK HERE to download a PDF web version of our 2013 poster.


Buy Tickets - Griz Tix

Go to Our Season, The Nutcracker, Tickets for details. Please note that there are convenience fees and "per ticket" service fees that vary:


Griz Tix by phone: $4 convenience fee, plus $2 service fee per ticket

Griz Tix online and outlets: $3 convenience fee, plus $2 service fee per ticket

Adams Center Box Office (in person): only $2 service fee per ticket


Fundraising for the School Show

If you would like to join the donors below in making a contribution towards the Friday matinee school show for children (K-8) in Missoula and surrounding rural areas, please know that any level of donation is greatly appreciated. See our Fundraising page for details.


Thank You 2013 Donors


Dancer's Club ($2000-$2999)

Southgate Mall


Principal ($1000-$1999)


Max & Betty Swanson Foundation


Soloist ($500-$999)

Advanced Imaging

Buckeye Hardwoods

Caffe Dolce

Christian, Samson & Jones


D.A. Davidson

Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind

Dennehy Orthodontics

First Security Bank

Garlington, Lohn & Robinson

Good Food Store

Hellgate Canyon Storage

Missoula Pediatric Dentistry

On Center Performing Arts

Perkins Restaurant

PCI Electrical

Red Phone Solutions

Sussex School

Title Services

Western Montana Clinic


Corps de Ballet ($100-$499)


Big Sky Medical

Bonnie and Chris Smith

Black Coffee Roasting Company

Jeffries Court Reporting

Jorrun and Jed Liston

Kristi and John Havlik

Lynda and Keith Fichtner

Mary Lou and Tom Stergios

Missoula Bone & Joint

Paoli Kutzman, P.C.

Priske Realty & Development, P.C.

Twin Cranes Dental Group


Barre (up to $99)

Caroline and Mike Kurz

Deborah and Tod Gass

Fidelity Montana Real Estate

Gini and Rich Erving

Kathleen and Paul Devlin


In-Kind Donors

Ballet Arts Academy

Be at Home Interiors and Garden

Cherry Creek Radio

Doubletree Hotel / Finn and Porter

Habitat Floral Studio

Hit Man Mobile DJ

Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates

Rocky Mountain Print Solutions

Rococo Formal and Bridal Wear

Sparr's Towing




GCB would like to thank Marie Barnett, Linda Murphy, Michael Murphy, Michele Antonioli, Heather Adams and Riley Sanders for auditioning 141 dancers on Saturday. GCB would also like to thank all of the dancers and performers for their hard work.




Final Cast

At the top of the page, click on Our Season, The Nutcracker, Cast. Please know that this year's production will feature all new staging and choreography for the Party Scene, Fight Scene, and Opening Act II. There also will be new choreography for many of the variations! If you are cast in a role that you have had in previous years, it's going to be a new ballgame!