Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu of South Africa visited Helena, Montana in 1990,
a reporter asked the Nobel laureate "why did you come to Helena,
Thousands of others have enthusiastically embraced the troupe, whose Helena, Montana based-members include Steve Garnaas-Holmes, Rusty Harper, Bob FitzGerald and Tim Holmes.
The Christian Science Monitor wrote that "Some of the humor is satire; much of the satire is musical; and all of the music is original. This is no ordinary logging and ballet company."
Where did they get their name? According to Garnaas-Holmes, "We gave a number to every letter in the alphabet, put all our zip codes together - and it spelled something really dirty. So we changed it to the Montana Logging and Ballet Company."
Visit the Montana Logging & Ballet website
For bookings and performance information, call:
Bob FitzGerald, Manager
Helena, Montana 59601
They also sell copies of their two tapes, "Take the Barriers Down" and "We Don't Get It" for $12.50 apiece, available from Upstream Records, as well as "snazzy" MLBC T-shirts which say "Don't laugh, it only encourages them." in ash or purple for $15 apiece in M, L, XL.