ARTS COUNCIL OF BIG SKY
The Arts Council of Big Sky presents the fourth annual production of Montana Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker” at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m.
Underwritten by the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation, Buck’s T-4 and NorthWestern Energy, MBC’s production of “The Nutcracker” is one of the largest artistic collaborations in the region. Set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, the production features the work of locally and nationally accomplished dancers, choreographers, guest artists, live musicians, seasoned stage technicians, lighting and costume designers, and a host of dedicated volunteers.
For the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center performance, a live chamber orchestra will perform the music with local dancers performing as mice and angels.
“Having a production like ‘The Nutcracker’ in Big Sky is a real treat for our community,” said ACBS Executive Director Brian Hurlbut. “It’s one of the most popular ballets in the world and great for audiences of all ages.”
Montana Ballet Company welcomes guest artists Rachel Van Buskirk and Christian Clark, principal dancers with the Terminus Modern Ballet Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, who will be appearing in the Big Sky performance. Both artists have notable careers and have danced professionally throughout the United States and abroad. They will share the stage with MBC’s company dancers and local dancers from Big Sky. Also featured in the cast is Soren Kisiel, co-director of the touring musical and sketch comedy troupe Broad Comedy, who will once again dance the role of Drosselmeyer.