Bozeman Holiday Tradition in New Venue The Nutcracker December 5 and 6, 2014
December 05, 2014
Posted By: Shaunescy
This year Montana Ballet Company (MBC), under the direction of Elizabeth DeFanti, will hold its 31st Annual Nutcracker at The Commons at Baxter and Love Lane. With the Willson Auditorium currently under renovation, MBC is delighted to bring its cherished holiday ballet to The Commons.
The Commons has prepared for MBC’s arrival by installing a stage floor especially for MBC’s dancers and the world- renowned guest artists joining the large cast. The nearly 100 dancers participating in MBC’s Nutcracker will appreciate this new floor, along with the backstage areas, which are beautifully appointed. “The staff at The Commons has also been a true pleasure to work with,” says Karen Smith, MBC’s Operations Manager, who notably performed in MBC’s very first Nutcracker during the Christmas Stroll of 1982 in the lobby of First Security Bank.
In addition to the artistic staff and dancers, audience members will enjoy the fine amenities The Commons has to offer including ample parking, handicapped accessibility, concessions, state of the art house and theater lighting and comfortable theater-style seating for 1,000 people.
Nutcracker performances will be held on Friday, December 5 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 6 at 2 and 7 p.m.