Auditions for Helena’s 5th Annual Shira Greenberg’s Nutcracker on the Rocks are September 4-7

No dance experience is required. Group audition times are based on age and skill level.
Everyone who auditions and can commit to the required rehearsal schedule will be cast. Must
call (406) 422-0830 in advance to schedule an audition time.

If you wanna have fun, be inspired, make new friends, and dance your heart out this Fall then
join the energy and excitement of this rockin' community cast. Whether you’ve danced for years
or only dreamed of the stage from the confines of your living room, this is the show for you!
Adults and youth, ages 7 and up, of all skill levels and physical abilities are encouraged to
audition, including active youth and adults who may use a wheelchair or other assistive device.


Created by Shira Greenberg, Artistic Director of Keshet Dance Company the Montana rendition first performed in Helena in 2013 and is now an annual favorite at the Helena Civic Center over Thanksgiving weekend. 


This unique community based, rock-n-roll rendition of the traditional Nutcracker features the music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin and more, while taking audiences on thrilling journey through the decades.  One exciting scene after another showcases a unique and energetic fusion of dancers and dance styles, including its particularly inspiring Snow Scene, highlighting creative partnerships and collaborations between dancers of all abilities, including several with disabilities dancing from their wheelchairs or using other forms of assistance. 


Nutcracker on the Rocks is celebrating its 20th anniversary this season in its hometown of Albuquerque, NM, and Helena has the prestigious honor of being the only other location where this innovative production is performed.  With a record Helena cast of nearly 75 community dancers, the 2016 performance features for the first time ever, two talented local dancers, Madi Kelly and Julynn Wilderson, stepping in to lead roles alongside two visiting guest artists – Josiah Kauffman of Belgrade and Amber Moon Peterson of Portland!


The 4th annual Helena production is Saturday, November 26 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 27 at 2:00pm

Tickets are $15-$25, reserved seating, available at the Civic Center Box Office 406-447-8481 or


Don't miss the excitement!!










 Special thanks to our 2016 Nutcracker on the Rocks sponsors:


Performance Sponsors:

Wipfli, LLP


Scene Sponsors:

Park Avenue Bakery        Montana Radio Company


Set Sponsors:

  Sussex Construction     Holter Museum of Art     Mast Family Dentistry

Mr. Wise Cleaners      MT Implants & Periodontics     Associated Dermatology     New York Life              


Cast Sponsors:

        Action Print       D.A. Davidson       Nicholson, Inc

    Quinn Erwin Dental       Morrison Maierle      Valley Bank       Bjerke Architects, PLLC

First Montana Land Title Co       WestMont       Arcadia Acupuncture       Heller Homes       Christensen & Prezeau, PLLP