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The Nutcracker

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Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.

Montana Ballet Company’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, 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 Nutcracker ballet is based on the book “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffman. The legendary choreographer Marius Petipa commissioned Tchaikovsky to write the music for the Nutcracker ballet in 1891. Today The Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition, performed by ballet companies large and small all over the world.

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