Our Season: The Nutcracker


Last year's Nutcracker cast of nearly 150 performers was a logistical and artistic challenge. We did not have enough costumes, or roles, or space in the dressing rooms, or space on stage to some degree. While it was a fantastic season in so many ways, the post-production survey feedback and general opinion of the artistic staff has led to the following policy changes for 2016:

The minimum audition age has been raised from six to (7) seven years old (by September 10, 2016).


All dancers (except adults in the Party Scene) are required to be enrolled in ballet class at one of the local, or surrounding area, dance studios or the University of Montana. This will apply to all boys and girls.

We appreciate your understanding and hope that these new audition requirements make a positive difference for everyone involved with The Nutcracker.


2016 Nutcracker Dates

December 16, 17, 18


Flowers and Concessions

GCB operates two fundraisers during The Nutcracker performances. Flowers (with a gift card written by you!) will be for sale in the lobby. Flowers are delivered downstairs to the dressing room area where individual dancers may receive them. Concessions will be for sale in the lobby through intermission. 


Costume Requirements


Please review this list carefully and purchase (or borrow) the necessary items to complete your costume. Please be prepared before performance week in December.


How to Make a Proper Bun


Practice making a proper bun! All hair will be checked before the dress rehearsal. Buns that are not done properly will need to be fixed. If you need help, please ask. 


Make-Up Directions   


All performers will need stage make-up, including boys and men. 


Theater Rules and Reminders


Please read through these, thank you!