Shira Greenberg’s Nutcracker on the Rocks

Cohesion Dance Project presents Helena’s 6th Annual Shira Greenberg’s Nutcracker on the Rocks, Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Helena Civic Center Auditorium.

This community based, rock-n-roll rendition of the classic holiday tale features music the likes of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, and Janis Joplin, along with a roaring Harley Davidson on stage! One exciting scene after another showcases a unique and energetic fusion of dancers and dance styles as audiences are taken on a thrilling journey through the decades, including the roaring 20’s, a sock hop of the 50’s, and flower power of the 60’s.

Artistically blending beginners to professionals in creative partnerships and energetic collaborations this powerful performance seamlessly weaves people of all abilities, including those dancing from their wheelchairs, into the fabric of the choreography.

Exhilarated audiences have experienced heart-warming joy and tears of inspiration upon witnessing the diversity of the cast, the energy leaping out from the stage, and the visions of unlimited possibilities.

Originating in Albuquerque, NM, and performed there for 20 years, Helena now holds the prestigious honor of being the only location where this innovative production is staged.

With a local cast of over 80 community dancers, ages 7-77, the 2018 performance features local talents Julynn Wilderson and Seely Garrett in lead roles alongside visiting guest artists Logan Prichard of Missoula, MT and 2018 Miss Montana Laura Haller as Madame Drosselmeier.

Packed full of excitement from the opening curtain to the final bow, this thrilling performance is not to be missed!

Tickets now on sale through the Helena Civic Center Box Office!

Thanks to our Generous 2018 Sponsors

Full Season Sponsors

The Floor Show
Montana Cultural Trust

Scene Sponsors

Big Sky Retirement
Montana Radio Company Morrison-Maierle
Wipfli CPAs and Consultants
Element L Design Windermere Real Estate
Montana Television Network - Nine

Set Sponsors

Holter Museum of Art Mast Laser Dentistry
MT Implants & Periodontics
Delta Hotels by Marriott Taylor Luther Group, PLLC

Cast Sponsors

American Chemet Corporation
Action Print Ascension Physical Therapy
Associated Dental Care of Helena Big Sky Chiropractic
Boxwoods Fit Form Helena Orthodontics Heller Homes, Inc.
McDantim Nicholson, Inc Quinn Erwin Dental The Drake Law Firm
Jeff Swingley–Windermere Real Estate The Pan Handler Graveley Ranch
Trost Wealth Management Mosness Wealth Management & Retirement Planning
Third Element Valley Bank West Mont