December 03, 2017
4:00pm - 11:59pm
The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
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 cost 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 contact the Montana Ballet Company at 406.582.8702 or online at www.montanaballet.org. All seating is reserved. Ticket prices range from $15-$55. There will be a $2.00 service fee added for “day of show” sales.