MBC’s 35th Anniversary Production of The Nutcracker – Tickets on Sale September 24th

Montana Ballet Company (MBC), under the direction of Elizabeth DeFanti, announces its 35thAnniversary production of The Nutcracker, on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 at the Willson Auditorium. Celebrating 35 years, MBC’s Nutcracker is a true Bozeman original and treat for the entire family.

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 exciting choreography, new costumes, 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. Career Assistance Award in both 2014 and 2017.

Tickets will be available online beginning September 24, 2018.


*On Sunday, November 18th 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, please visit the performance page by clicking the button below.

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