Our Season: The Nutcracker

Congratulations to the 2018 Cast!

Click on the "Cast" button above.


Parent Meeting

CLICK HERE for agenda. Please let us know if you have any questions. 


Family Performance Fee Fundraiser

CLICK HERE to download instructions.

CLICK HERE to download the order form.

CLICK HERE to download the total sales form that gets turned into GCB.


School Excused Absence Form


This form has been prepared for our dancers to give to their teachers. It is a request to be excused from all school-related activities during the final week of rehearsals, as well as to notify schools and teachers of all performances. Please resolve all conflicts as soon as possible, so that you are able to attend all mandatory rehearsals and performances in December.


ALERT:  All rehearsals after Thanksgiving weekend and during "tech week" in December, plus all (6) performances, are mandatory for every dancer. Please identify school conflicts as soon as possible, and make arrangements with teachers accordingly. 


2018 Nutcracker Performances

December 14 - Friday

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

7:30pm Opening Night


December 15 - Saturday

2:00pm Matinee

7:30pm Evening


December 16 - Sunday

2:00pm Matinee

6:00pm Evening


Nutcracker Venue

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.)


Flowers - Concessions- Merchandise

GCB operates 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 and merchandise 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. GCB does have a supply of items if you would like to check first with us. 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. 


For Male Performers

Here are a couple helpful links for stage make-up:



Theater Rules and Reminders


Please read through these, thank you!


Nutcracker Photo Gallery

GCB has posted production photos from 2016 and 2017. The gallery is password-protected. If you are part of the Nutcracker family (current or alumni), please contact (info@gardencityballet.org) for a link and password to the gallery. Digital, high-resolution downloads are available for purchase. Past production years will be added as well, dating back to 2011.