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! 




2014 Open Auditions

Date:  Sunday, September 7, 2014



Location:  University of Montana campus, PAR-TV Building, Studio #035 (lower level)


CLICK HERE for the detailed schedule.

In order to be considered for a role, dancers must audition. Casting priority will be given to those currently enrolled in ballet. There is no audition fee, but there will be a $150 performance fee (per cast member) to help cover the cost of studio and theater rental, rehearsal instruction, warm-up classes, and costumes.


CLICK HERE to download, print, sign and bring the mandatory release waiver to your audition.


TO REGISTER ONLINE:  Go to the top of this page and click on Our Season, The Nutcracker, Auditions. Then, click on the link at the top of the Audition page.


2014 Parent and Adult Cast Member Meeting

Save the date! There will be an important adult cast / parent meeting on Friday, September 12 from 6:30-8:00pm at Ballet Arts Academy (1620 Rodgers St, north of the Scott St bridge). The $150 performance fee will be due at this time.

2014 Rehearsals

We will begin rehearsing the weekend of September 13-14. Details to follow.


2014 Nutcracker Performances

Friday, December 12 -- 10:00 am School Show  (closed to public) and 7:30 pm Evening


Saturday, December 13 -- 2:00 pm Matinee and 7:30 pm Evening


Sunday, December 14 -- 2:00 pm Matinee and 6:00 pm Evening


Final Cast

Click on Our Season, The Nutcracker, Cast. Information will be posted the week following auditions. All questions and concerns related to casting should be sent directly to Michele Antonioli: director@gardencityballet.org



Nutcracker Email List

If you would like to join the Nutcracker email list and receive updates, please send a request to the Administrative Director: caroline@gardencityballet.org.