Preserving Missoula's Nutcracker for our Children and Community...and Celebrating our 35th Anniversary

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!

 

1984 The Nutcracker, Party Scene

 

Tickets On Sale Now

CLICK HERE to go to GrizTix, or see The Nutcracker/Tickets for more information. 

 

Thank You to our Growing List of Donors!

GCB has a proud tradition of sponsoring a free school performance (K - 8th grade) for children who might not otherwise have exposure to classical ballet and the performing arts. To offset the cost of providing a matinee performance for 500 kids in Missoula and surrounding rural areas, we reach out to our community and raise funds each year. GCB is grateful to our donors who make holiday dreams come true! (For more information, please visit our Fundraising page.)

 

This year's school show is proudly sponsored by


 

 

We Are Grateful to Our In-Kind Partners:

Ballet Arts Academy

Bitterroot Flower Shop

Black Cat Bake Shop 

Black Coffee Roasting Company

Costco

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

Mike's Print and Copy

One Eleven Boutique

Providence St. Patrick Hospital

Rococo Bridal and Tuxedo

The Runners Edge

 

We Extend a Heartfelt Thanks to Our Donors:

Isabella Adams

Advanced Imaging

Advanced Technology Group / Cognizant

Allegiance 

Alpine Physical Therapy

American Eyecare

Behring Made

Bellamah Vein Center

Bitterroot Performing Arts Council

Blackfoot Communications

Bob's Sew Vac Center

Boyce Lumber

Boylan's Truck and Trailer

Boyle, Deveny & Meyer PC

Becky Broeder

Caras Property Management

Children's Dentistry of the Rockies

Clark Fork Realty - Matt Rosbarsky

Clearwater Credit Union

Cracker Barrel

Draught Works

Liz Dybdal

Envision Eyecare

Felton Dental Care

First Security Bank

First Interstate Bank

Dr. Jill K. Frazier

Garden City Funeral Home & Crematory

Julie Gardner Properties

Garlington, Lohn & Robinson

Hilary Garrett

Deborah & Tod Gass

The Gibbons Family

Josh Gimpelson & Megan Morris

Amy Glaspey & Brett Leischner

Good Food Store

Asha Gregoire

International Heart Institute

Internet Connect

The Special K's

Kenworthy Orthodontics

Bob King State Farm Insurance Agency

Knife River

Angie Kremkau

Nancy and Ron Kurz

Lake Missoula Tea Company

Les Schwab Tire Centers

The Miller Family

Mismo Gymnastics / On Center Performing Arts

Missoula Bone and Joint

Missoula Electric Cooperative

Montana Trout Outfitters

Charlotte Nelson

Network for Good

Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates

NorthWestern Energy

Park Side Credit Union

Payne West Insurance

Reep, Bell, Laird & Jasper, P.C.

Republic Services

Mara Roccaforte

Rocky Mountain Surgical Solutions

Tess Rosbarsky

SG Long Financial

Show Tyme Academy

Southgate Mall

Rhea Smith

Stockman Bank

Carl Thornblade MD, Allergist

Ava Tooke

TrailWest Bank

Twin Cranes Dental Group

The Women's Club Health and Fitness Center

Union Club Bar and Grill

Uptown Optical

Walmart

Juston West

Western Montana Clinic

Worden Thane P.C.

Wordens Market

 

Three Cheers for our Community Giving Partners:

GCB is lucky to participate in and benefit from the following programs that donate a % of proceeds back to our nonprofit — thank you to all of these amazing local businesses!

Buffalo Wild Wings

Cafe Rio

Caffe Dolce

Conflux Brewing Company - Pint Night

Dram Shop Central - Community Hand Up

Five Guys

Five on Black

KettleHouse Northside Community UNite

Lolo Peak Brewery - Pint Night

Montgomery Distillery - Moscow Monday

Panda Express

Tamarack Brewing Company - November Community Partner

 

Missoula Gives

Garden City Ballet took part in this online crowdfunding event (May 2-3) and raised $7635! We received donations online from 30 individuals (scroll down for listing), and collected over $100 from folks strolling the avenue on First Friday. We attribute an anonymous donor match for our tremendous success. Once we hit our organization's goal of $3500, we received a matching donation of $3500! There are no words to describe the gratitude we feel.

 

Mother Ginger and two Gingersnaps entertained First Friday crowds in front of One Eleven Boutique on Higgins Ave. Thank you to One Eleven Owner, Paige Livingston, for hosting our table! And, thank you to each of our donors for continuing to support The Nutcracker. We'll be reinvesting these funds to rebuild the hoop skirt and create a new costume for Mother Ginger, as well as redesigning costumes for the wee Snaps!

 

 

 

A Round of Applause for Missoula Gives Donors!

Rebecca Belsom

Peyton Size

Julie Gardner

Angela Harrington

Deborah Gass

Shannon Farnes

Susan Tucker

Jessica Sebold-Kagol

Melissa and John Hart

Jes Mullette

Dady Family

Kate and George Ybarra

Kathleen Ort

Elizabeth and Chris Johns

Talla Gass

Drum Coffee

Lori Stevens

Thea Goodwin

Stergios Family

Bonnie and Chris Smith

Julie Fogarty

Karen Gookin

Kerry Haney

Elena Furrow and Robert Headley

Katie Albritton

Loreen Pettit

Caroline Kurz

And, thanks to our Anonymous donors, too!

 

Nutcracker Photo Gallery

GCB has posted years of photos online. The gallery is password-protected (dream). Digital, high-resolution downloads are available for purchase ($2 each). Click on the square, black "button" to the left (Enter Photo Gallery) and enjoy the many memories!