Tickets on Sale Now for The Nutcracker

Montana Ballet Company (MBC), under the direction of Elizabeth DeFanti, announces its 34th Annual production of The Nutcracker, on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 at the Willson Auditorium. This production is generously underwritten by: Tim and Mary Barnard, the Gilhousen Family Foundation, the Montana Arts Council’s Public Value Partnership, and the Steinmuller Family Charitable Fund.

Montana Ballet Company is thrilled to welcome back guest artists Rachel Van Buskirk and Christian Clark, principal dancers with Terminus Modern Ballet Theater. Both guest artists have notable careers and have danced professionally throughout the United States and abroad. They will share the stage with MBC’s own company dancers and nearly 100 dancers from the community. Also featured in the cast is Soren Kisiel, co-director of Broad Comedy, who will once again dance the role of Drosselmeyer.

MBC’s production of The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is one of the largest artistic collaborations in the region featuring the work of accomplished dancers, local and national level choreographers, guest artists, live musicians, seasoned stage technicians, lighting and costume designers and a host of dedicated volunteers. Audiences will delight in new and exciting choreography and theatrical elements.

The Bozeman Symphony will again provide live music, conducted by guest artist and Belgrade native, Maestro Lee Mills, Resident Conductor of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and winner of the Solti Foundation U.S. 2014 Career Assistance Award.

For Nutcracker tickets, visit our tickets page. All seating is reserved. Ticket prices range from $15 – $55. There will be a $2.00 service fee added for “day of show” sales.


*On Sunday, November 19th at the Baxter Ballroom, Montana Ballet Company will host three High Teas with Clara and many other characters from The Nutcracker, generously sponsored by Baxter Events with tea provided by Café M. This event is a must for families and children, and will include performance excerpts from The Nutcracker. There will be 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM & 3:00 PM seatings. For reservations, visit our tickets page or call Montana Ballet Company at 406.582.8702.

Season after season, MBC, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, produces quality performances, enchanting audiences with new and updated artistry of dance, choreography, music, and design. MBC’s 34th Annual production of The Nutcracker promises to be dazzling! For more information please contact:  Montana Ballet Company, 406.582.8702 /

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