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MICHAEL BOLTON
GCA FY16
MICHAEL BOLTON
Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, who has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide, continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and theater. Bolton has won two Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), six American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned more than 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, nine Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bolton’s current CD is Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute To Hitsville U.S.A.
Thu 5/5/16 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


THE SIRENS
RENTAL FY16
THE SIRENS
The Sirens, by Darrah Cloud, is a play which chronicles five women and their struggles with physical and psychological abuse and violence. The play is based on real interviews that Ms. Cloud conducted with victims of domestic violence. She also interviewed police officers, attorneys, social workers and counselors at women’s shelters – all being agents in supporting survivors and affecting change. The play provides an intense look at the problems of domestic violence and illustrates that abuse knows no boundaries. It is present across all socio-economic levels, all races, genders, ages, and types of relationships. After each show, there will be a Q and A session with the actors, survivors of domestic abuse, counselors, and activists. A reception honoring Haven Women’s Center co-founders Pat Paul and Yvonne Allen will be held at 5:45 PM on Friday May 6th in the Carnation Room at Gallo Center for the Arts. The reception is open to any ticket holder. Donations will be accepted at the door. Please join us in honoring these courageous and forward thinking women who have helped to shape Modesto.
Thu 5/5/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Fri 5/6/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING...
GCA FY16
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING...
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including “Go Go Go Joseph,” “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” Book your tickets and be part of the magic!
Sat 5/7/16 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 5/7/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sun 5/8/16 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 2
MSO FY16
MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 2
The Modesto Symphony wraps up the classic series with Mahler’s remarkable Resurrection Symphony. This five movement work summons the full force of the Orchestra and Chorus to evoke the journey of life, death and the afterlife through music. An auditory marvel, this surround sound concert features an offstage ensemble of brass and percussion integrated into the audience that will leave you in awe of Mahler’s most popular work. Arrive early for a special Pre-Concert presentation from our Music Director and guest lecturers! This free insightful music preview starts at 7pm and is packed with fun facts about the composers, concert repertoire and more!
Fri 5/13/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 5/14/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MSYO - FINALE CONCERT
MSYO FY16
MSYO - FINALE CONCERT
Enjoy an afternoon of orchestral fireworks and solo performances by some of the finest youth musicians in our community including our 2015 Concerto Competition winners. Join them in the concert hall for an exciting finale to their 39th Season!
Sat 5/14/16 2:00PM Gallo Center Rogers Theater GA


TALENTO VIVO EN EL VALLE!
GCA FY16
TALENTO VIVO EN EL VALLE!
Talento Vivo en el Valle! is a new talent competition at the Gallo Center. The competition, expected to become an annual event, is open to Ballet Folklorico dance groups and Mariachi/Ranchera singers residing in Stanislaus, Merced, Tuolumne, Calaveras, Mariposa, and San Joaquin counties. A $750 prize will be awarded to the best participant in each category: Youth Dance, Youth Vocal, Adult Dance and Adult Vocal. One overall winner will automatically be selected to compete in the Gallo Center’s “The Valley Talent Project” event in August, with a chance to win the grand prize of $1,500. The judging will be based on best choreography and creativity in dance, and the best representation of the Mexican region or song that is selected.
Sat 5/14/16 7:00PM Foster Family Theater


JEWEL
GCA FY16
JEWEL
Singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, and author/poet Jewel will make her Gallo Center debut as she embarks on her national “Picking Up the Pieces” tour. The much honored artist, who has sold more than 27 million albums worldwide, is touring in support of what she describes as her first “proper” album of new studio material in five years and a self-described return to the territory explored on her landmark 1995 debut, “Pieces of You.” Over the course of the album, also titled “Picking Up the Pieces,” Jewel conveys the emotional turmoil of life during its most difficult and challenging moments. With a vast and wide-ranging catalogue approaching 1,000 songs, Jewel has become one of the premiere singer-songwriters of our time.
Sun 5/15/16 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


PORTUGUESE KIDS
RENTAL FY16
PORTUGUESE KIDS
The Carlos Vieira Foundation Presents: The Portuguese Kids. Comedy for a Cause. Enjoy sketch comedy and improvisations by these gifted performers.
Thu 5/19/16 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MODESTOVIEW CLEAN COMEDY
GCA FY16
MODESTOVIEW CLEAN COMEDY
Who's the funniest, family friendly comic in the valley? We'll find out when the ModestoView Clean Comedy Competition takes the  stage at the Gallo Center! This first-ever event at the Center will present five comedians vying for a $500 prize. Each comic will do their best 8 - 10-minute stand-up routine. The night's lucky winner will be selected by a panel of local judges representing the arts and entertainment community. The winner also will receive automatic  entry into The Valley Talent Project in August!  If you enjoy fun, inventive comedy without four-letter word bombs dropping all over the audience, take a chance on the ModestoView Clean Comedy Competition.  You might just discover a future star!
Fri 5/20/16 8:00PM Foster Family Theater


TIM HAWKINS
GCA FY16
TIM HAWKINS
Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2012, Tim Hawkins has been meticulously crafting a no-bones, no-bull comedy show that entertains the entire family. With three hundred million online video views, over one hundred sold-out concerts every year, and a motley half million Facebook fans, Tim's Jackwagon Crew has grown into a gut-busting revolution of multi-generational proportions. Tim's approach to comedy can best be described as one part gifted and two parts twisted. And the three parts set him apart. His stand-up is surgical and honed to perfection, bringing to light the brokenness of human nature while marveling in its hilarity. In his own gracious words, "If you can't laugh at yourself, laugh at other people." His musical dexterity and knack for parody stand on their own, as he deftly rattles off everything from Dylan to Aldean to brilliantly weird original songs. The perils of marriage, parenting, and homeschooling may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for rock star comedy. Still, Tim is no rock star.
Sat 5/21/16 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MAMMA MIA!
GCA FY16
MAMMA MIA!
Coming back for one night only! Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make “Mamma Mia!” the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!
Wed 6/1/16 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


TALE AS OLD AS TIME
MSO FY16
TALE AS OLD AS TIME
Experience the magic of Disney with the excitement of live music.  Watch scenes from your favorite Disney movies with vocalists and the Modesto Symphony performing live. Kids and adults alike will love sharing these musical memories from movies like Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin and many more!
Fri 6/3/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 6/4/16 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


BUYER & CELLAR
RENTAL FY16
BUYER & CELLAR
“Buyer & Cellar” is the hilarious Off-Broadway hit about an unemployed actor who is thrust into a close relationship with Barbra Streisand when he is hired to watch over a mall of shops she has built in a cellar on her Malibu compound. Soon it begins to take a toll on his patience, his love life, and his view of people (who need people). “Buyer & Cellar” is written by Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Rebecca Longworth. “This show will go down like butta.” -Entertainment Weekly
Sat 6/4/16 8:00PM Foster Family Theater


KINGSMEN, SURFARIS & TOKENS
GCA FY16
KINGSMEN, SURFARIS & TOKENS
This concert features one of great party bands of all-time, The Kingsmen (the immortal “Louie, Louie”), with original members Dick Peterson and Mike Mitchell. You'll also see The Surfari's (“Wipe Out,” “Surfer Joe”) with original guitarist Bob Berryhill, plus The Tokens (the enduring classic “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), also featuring original members, brothers Mitch and Phil Margo. The show will be hosted by legendary radio disc jockey Brian Beirne.
Sat 6/11/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


BYE BYE BIRDIE
MPA FY16
BYE BYE BIRDIE
Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. Originally titled Let's Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. The rock star character's name, "Conrad Birdie", is word play on the name of Conway Twitty. Twitty is best remembered today for his long career as a country music star, but in the late 1950s, he was one of Presley's rock 'n' roll rivals.
Sat 6/18/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 6/19/16 2:00PM Foster Family Theater
Fri 6/24/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 6/25/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 6/26/16 2:00PM Foster Family Theater


LES MISERABLES
YES FY17
LES MISERABLES
Les Misérables is one of the finest musicals ever written. Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. Les Misérables features one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace your stage.
Fri 7/22/16 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 7/23/16 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sun 7/24/16 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Thu 7/28/16 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Fri 7/29/16 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 7/30/16 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sun 7/31/16 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


OKLAHOMA
MPA FY17
OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie.
Sat 8/6/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 8/7/16 2:00PM Foster Family Theater
Fri 8/12/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 8/13/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 8/14/16 2:00PM Foster Family Theater


JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
GCA FY17
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, “The Rocky Horror Show,” and she has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as “Oprah” and “Law and Order.”
Sat 8/6/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
CWB FY17
LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
The Legend returns! Based on Washington Irving’s novel, Legend of Sleepy Hollow takes you back to 18th Century America. Follow the incredible story of Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and the Headless Horseman! Complete with live narration, original music score, exuberant dancing and special effects. Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a terrific halloween evening of fun for all! Recommended for ages 10 and up
Fri 10/7/16 7:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 10/8/16 7:00PM Foster Family Theater


THE NUTCRACKER
CWB FY17
THE NUTCRACKER
Modesto’s Holiday favorite! Visions of Sugar Plum Fairies and the story of Clara and her Prince on a magical journey. Set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless musical masterpiece, The Nutcracker enchants and brings the spirit of Christmas to everyone. A perfect family tradition.
Fri 12/9/16 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 12/10/16 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sun 12/11/16 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Fri 12/16/16 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 12/17/16 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sun 12/18/16 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


NUTCRACKER IN JAZZ
CWB FY17
NUTCRACKER IN JAZZ
Come and enjoy the “Nutcracker in Jazz!” Thursday, December 15th at 7:30 pm and join us post performance in the Grand Lobby for a delightful array of Nutcracker Sweets and libations. The Nutcracker gets all jazzed up in this holiday classic. Enjoy the memorable Nutcracker score in a whole new way by the likes of Duke Ellington and other jazz greats. Tickets: $75.00 includes the performance and post performance reception. Proceeds benefit Central West Ballet
Thu 12/15/16 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


DESPERADO EAGLES TRIBUTE
RENTAL FY17
DESPERADO EAGLES TRIBUTE
Desperado, Southern California's Premier Eagles Tribute, is just that. With five lead vocalists and instrumentalists who have honed their musical skills in a variety of professional projects, "Desperado" is truly a cut above their counterparts with their "all live presentation" (no backing tracks or samplers used in their show) of the most popular band of the 70's, the Eagles. Singing the Eagles soaring harmonies while executing the guitar parts and rhythm track to perfection, Desperado challenges the listener to tell the difference between what is being played live and what the original recordings sound like.
Thu 2/2/17 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


COPPELIA
CWB FY17
COPPELIA
Coppélia The Girl with the Emerald Eyes. A comic ballet that delights children of all ages. Coppélia is the story of Swanilda, her fiancé Franz, and a mysterious workshop where the eccentric toymaker,Dr. Coppelius, dreams of bringing his mechanical doll Coppélia to life. Central West Ballet brings the classic Hoffmann story back to life with all the romance, magic and slapstick comedy that has made Coppélia a cherished and beloved classic around the world.
Fri 3/24/17 7:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 3/25/17 2:00PM Foster Family Theater