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Nutcracker ballet coming up soon

| November 15, 2023 2:00 AM

It’s that special time of year again, for Sugar Plums to not only dance in our heads, but on our stage, and the Northwest Ballet Company will be doing exactly that.  They’re back for their 35th production of this holiday tradition on Thanksgiving weekend at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts under the direction of owner Marisa Roth. 

 Joining the acclaimed Sugar Plum on their stage includes the beloved Clara at the family’s Christmas party, the mice quarreling with the soldiers led by the fearless Nutcracker Prince, the radiant Snow Queen surrounded by her dazzling snowflakes, and all the festive characters in the Sugar Plum and Cavelier’s Palace.  Reserved tickets for the Northwest Ballet Company’s event are available on-line at their website, or their Facebook page,  Performances are Saturday, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 26, at 4 p.m.  The ever-popular Sugar Plum Fairy Parade will follow the 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.  Ticket prices are $24 Adults, $22 Seniors (65 and older), and $15 Children (12 and under).  On show days, tickets will be available at the Bigfork Center’s box office, 526 Electric Avenue, Bigfork, one hour before the performances start.  For more information, please call the Northwest Ballet at (406)755-0760, e-mail them at, or visit their website at