Celebrating 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!
Where's the Beef?
Thank you to Dana and Doug Kopp (owners of Kopp Natural Grass Fed Beef, Turah, MT) for their generous donation of a 1/2 steer, which raised $925 through an auction!
Winning Bid #1: $475
Winning Bid #2: $450
Thanks to Caffe Dolce!
Our wonderful fundraising dinner raised $685 for GCB - fabulous! Thanks everyone for coming!
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).
GCB is excited to announce...
This year's professional guests will be Traci Finch (New Chamber Ballet, New York) and Jorge Andres Villarini (Harlem Theatre of Dance, New York). We look forward to meeting them in December!
We Love Our Donors!
GCB has a proud tradition of holding one low-cost matinee school performance for Missoula and outlying area children who might otherwise not 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. Our first donation of 2014 has come in from Big Sky Medical - thank you! We hope you will join them, and join us, in making holiday dreams come true. (For more information, go to 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
Andrea Peterman (singing for benefit concert)
Ballet Arts Academy (rehearsal studios)
Bayern Brewery (product for benefit concert)
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)
Habitat Floral Studio (performance bouquets)
The Hit Man (Cast Party DJ)
Missoula Textile Services (costume cleaning)
Reed's Caramels (product for gift baskets)
Rococo Bridal and Tux (Party Scene tuxedos)
Sparr's Towing (trucks for moving sets)
Wheat Montana (gift certificates for gift baskets)
Black Coffee Roasting Company and Reed's Caramels for supporting GCB dancers that depend on the Performance Fee Fundraiser!
Would You Like to Sponsor a Tutu?
CLICK HERE for details!
Tickets are on sale through Griz Tix. See Our Season - Nutcracker - Tickets for more information.
Friday, December 12
10:00am School Show (closed to public)
Saturday, December 13
Sunday, December 14
University of Montana Campus
(CLICK HERE for map. The Montana Theater is right near the Adams Center, where 6th Ave ends on campus.)
GCB auditioned over 125 performers yesterday and we thank you for coming! The GCB Board is also grateful to Charlene White of Helena for adjudicating the audition process, along with choreographers Heather Adams, Marie Barnett, Jordan Dehline, Colleen Rosbarsky and Lindsey Schwickert. And, hats off to Artistic Director, Michele Antonioli, for overseeing the entire day!
Fundraising Program to Assist Families with Performance Fee
CLICK HERE for instructions.
CLICK HERE for the sales form (keep this so you know who placed orders).
CLICK HERE for the accounting form (turn this in to GCB with payment).
The final cast is online (Our Season, The Nutcracker, Cast). All questions and concerns related to casting should be sent directly to Michele Antonioli: email@example.com