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Contact Information

Phone
(530) 757-5626
(530) 758-0204 FAX
(530) 757-5666 TDD
Email
csweb@cityofdavis.org

Office Address
23 Russell Boulevard
Davis, CA 95616

Office Hours
Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Davis Children's Nutcracker

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Davis Children's Nutcracker

A community tradition since 1977, the Davis Children's Nutcracker is a theatre production involving 250 Davis children and is produced by the City of Davis Parks and Community Services Department.

Based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" written by E.T.A. Hoffman. The ballet's first production was on December 17, 1892, at the Maryinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.
More info on the story and history of the  Davis Children's Version of The Nutcracker.

2018 Nutcracker Cast List

The cast is limited to 250 children, with a specific number of parts allocated to each age group. Names are drawn by lottery, preference will be given to children who applied for last year's show and did not get in. All cast members must be available for rehearsals and performances Monday through Friday, November 26 - December 16.

2018 Nutcracker Cast List

Nutcracker Volunteers Needed

It would be impossible to produce The Davis Children's Nutcracker without help from many volunteers. Call, go online or stop by Parks and Community Services to learn more about volunteer possibilities or to fill out an application. Volunteer applications must be submitted by Friday, October 12 at 5 pm.

Nutcracker Tickets

Information about ticket sales for cast members will be emailed with confirmation packets.  

New this year The Davis Children’s Nutcracker will only offer public ticket sales online! Tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, December 5 at 8:00 am. Click HERE to purchase tickets online. As in the past, sales are limited to 6 tickets per transaction. Tickets purchased online will need to be printed out, and presented at the door for verification. Tickets cost $17.00 for each performance, plus online ticket processing fees. Tickets may only be purchased online. If you have any questions about this please contact Parks and Community Services.

Performance Dates for 2018


Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Email Parks and Community Services or call (530) 757-5626 for more information.

Seating chart for the Veterans Memorial Theatre.


Want to learn more about the history of The Davis Children's Version of The Nutcracker?

View pictures, programs, and much more from 40 years of Nutcracker history on the Nutcracker History page.