Cohesion Dance Project presents Helena’s 9th Shira Greenberg’s Nutcracker on the Rocks, Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, 2023 at the Helena Civic Center. Featuring the music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin and more, this community based, rock-n-roll rendition of the holiday classic showcases a unique and energetic fusion of dancers and dance styles, along with a roaring Harley Davidson on stage! Leading audiences on a thrilling journey through the decades, Nutcracker on the Rocks artistically blends community dancers with professional visiting guest artists in creative partnerships and energetic collaborations, seamlessly weaving people of all ages and abilities into the fabric of the choreography.
Nutcracker on the Rocks originated in Albuquerque, NM, and was performed there for 20 years. Helena now holds the prestigious honor of being the only location where this innovative production is staged.
The 2023 cast includes over 60 community dancers, ages 7-adult, performing alongside professional visiting artists from across the country. Local leads include BJ Allen-Prudden as Madam Drosselmeier and Laura Brown as Marie. Visiting artists are Sarah Dassinger of Great Falls and NYC-based Luciano Castaldo.
For a rockin’ good time don’t miss the excitement of Shira Greenberg’s Nutcracker on the Rocks Thanksgiving weekend!
Show times: Saturday, November 25 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 26 at 2:00pm.
Ticketing info: Tickets available through the Helena Civic Center box office at 406-447-8481 or online at www.helenaciviccenter.com.