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! 


Tickets On Sale Now

(Go to Our Season, The Nutcracker, Tickets for details.)


2015 Poster

CLICK HERE to download a low res PDF file.




2015 Performances

Friday, December 18

10:00am School Show (closed to the general public)

7:30pm Evening


Saturday, December 19

2:00pm Matinee

7:30pm Evening


Sunday, December 20

2:00pm Matinee

6:00pm Evening


Raising Funds for the School Show

GCB has a proud tradition of holding a 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.)


2015 Donors (as of 11/15)

Choreographer's Council ($3000 - $4999)

Top Hat Lounge / Wilma Theater


Soloist ($500 - $999)

Advanced Imaging

Advanced Technology Group

Alpine Physical Therapy


Children's Dentistry of the Rockies

Christian, Samson & Jones

Dennehy Orthodontics
First Security Bank

Good Food Store

PCI Electrical

Rocky Mountain Surgical Solutions

Western Montana Clinic


Corps De Ballet ($100 - $499)

Boone Karlberg

Nancy & Ron Kurz

Montana Funeral Management

Morgenroth Music

Olsen Orthodontics

Priske Realty

Colleen & Matt Rosbarsky

Treasure State Bank

Twin Cranes Dental Group


Barre (up to $99)

Norwest Delivery

In-Kind Donors

Ballet Arts Academy (rehearsal studios)

DoubleTree by Hilton (lodging for guest artists)

Jason Gutzmer (DVD production discount)

Habitat Floral Studio (performance bouquets)

Missoula Textile Services (costume cleaning)

Rococo Bridal and Tux (Party Scene tuxedos)



Performance Location

Montana Theater

University of Montana Campus

Missoula, Montana


(CLICK HERE for map. The Montana Theater is right near the Adams Center, where 6th Ave ends on campus.)