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2020 Nutcracker & Covid

Please take note

Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre

23rd Annual Nutcracker Production

Please call 307-527-9973 to be placed on a waitlist for our live performances;

first come first serve.

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm SOLD OUT

Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm SOLD OUT

at The Wynona Thompson Auditorium

Cody, Wyoming

Join us for a full length Nutcracker Ballet set to Tchaikovsky's famous score. Choreography, sets, and lighting are all original, led by professionals in their field. Along with a cast of more than one hundred dancers and children from our local community and surrounding areas, RMDT is proud to announce the return of Randy Pacheco and Sasha Vincett as this season’s guest artists. Soloists with Ballet Arizona, they will perform the roles of Sugar Plum and Cavalier in this 23rd annual production produced by Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre.

RMDT's production of the Nutcracker brings the classic Nutcracker tale to life. It is a magical night about an enchanted Christmas Party where Clara is the guest of honor. After the party, the audience is witness to Clara's vivid dreams about her Nutcracker who comes to her rescue and then brings her to a magical land of dancing snowflakes and sugar treats.

Wynona Thompson Auditorium:

this year due to COVID, all seats will be assigned by RMDT

Center Seats; Main Level: $35*

Seats in the "wings"; Main Level & "Balcony": $30*

2020 Additional Viewing Options:

Live Streaming Link for Saturday, December 12, 7:00 performance: $75*

Live Streaming Viewing Saturday, December 12, 7:00 performance at The Cody Theatre: $15*

*Due to the current Wyoming COVID regulations, The Nutcracker will have very limited occupancy. RMDT did submit another  exemption from the current occupancy rule of 100, asking for an occupancy of 150 at the Wynona Thompson Auditorium, and we were approved by the state.  This is less than 1/5 of the capacity of the Wynona Thompson Auditorium.  As you can imagine, the financial effects of such a limited number is immense. We added two performances this year, equaling four, with an addition of live-streaming options but unfortunately, adding performances and live-streaming increases costs.  It does not lower costs.  These are unprecedented times for all and as a nonprofit charity, RMDT is adapting in the best ways we can to make our yearly Nutcracker performance possible.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

For more details on 2020 ticket options & Nutcracker Covid guidelines see: HERE


RMDT's Nutcracker and other programs are only possible through grants, donations, and our sponsors.

Last year 2019, RMDT unveiled part of their very own brand new design for the Nutcracker backdrops and scenery. Become a permanent part of the Cody Nutcracker Legacy by purchasing a 12x12 square to one of RMDT's new laser cut Nutcracker Backdrops. Click button below for more information and to donate.

If you are interested in putting an ad in this years Nutcracker program (deadline is Nov 15, 2020) or becoming a sponsor, click box below for more information on these and other opportunities to support.

Nutcracker 2018

Nonprofit, RMDT’s Annual Production of The Nutcracker offers members of the community, of all ages, an opportunity to participate in and contribute to a classical theatre experience, at the same time providing education in ballet and theatre techniques, academic knowledge, self-discipline, self-confidence, and artistic expression. In an atmosphere of encouragement and acceptance, The Nutcracker provides experience and interaction with peers as well as professionals in dance and theatre, such as lighting and stage experts from the University of West Florida and the University of Houston and guest artists from the likes of Ballet Arizona, New York City Ballet, Julliard, and the Suzanne Farrell Company of Washington DC. Since its first production in 1997, The RMDT Nutcracker is the only performance in the area which this type of exposure to the arts is afforded to our youth. The cast and crew work hard to ensure that The Nutcracker is of professional grade and entertaining for the community to enjoy.

If you are interesting in helping to fund this annual RMDT production call 307-527-9973 or see

Cody Nutcracker 2018

Nutcracker Participants Information

Photo Credits: Craig Satterlee, Thompson Portraits Studio, Margaret Kispert