The Nutcracker Ballet, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, Bigfork, Montana
The Nutcracker Ballet is performed every year the weekend following Thanksgiving at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts in Bigfork, Montana by the Northwest Ballet Company.
There are two shows each day, an afternoon show and an evening show from Friday to Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, after the 2 pm show, the Sugar Plum Fairy Parade takes place for kids.
This ballet holds a special place in my heart, because I did ballet with the Northwest Ballet Company as a child, and was lucky enough to be in the Nutcracker for two years. One year I was a horse and one year I was a soldier. I loved painting my face and getting dressed up and getting on the stage. I ended up quitting ballet when I started competing in freestyle skiing, but the Nutcracker was something I really looked forward to.
A lot of time and energy goes into this event, and I know how hard the girls from the Northwest Ballet Company work to make this a success. Be sure to check it out!!
Tickets can be found exclusively at the Kalispell Grand Hotel at 100 Main Street in Kalispell, Montana. The number to the hotel is (406) 755-8100.