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LILA DOWNS
GCA FY15
LILA DOWNS
Every so often a voice emerges whose distinctive color, texture, and passionate conception defy easy characterization. Lila Downs possesses one such voice. Long a West Coast favorite, during the past decade her national and international acclaim has spiraled upwards. The Mexican-American singer’s exotic beauty and startling versatility evoke the pulsing, vibrant rhythms of her home country’s rich folk-music legacy. Many of Downs’ songs carry contemporary messages that promote respect for human rights and dignity, particularly for Latin American women. “Imagine Edith Piaf singing in Spanish and you have the idea of the soulful sound of Lila Downs.”--Los Angeles Times
Tue 4/21/15 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater LILA DOWNS


MARY POPPINS
RENTAL FY15
MARY POPPINS
Presented by Modesto Christian Performing Arts. Based on the books by P.L. Travers, the classic Walt Disney film, and the musical stage production by Cameron Mackintosh, this is the story of the Banks family and how their lives change when a nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives at their home at 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London. Things are not going well for Jane and Michael, who are out of control, and their latest nanny just stormed out. The children decide to write the advertisement for a new nanny, but Mr. Banks has a very different idea of what constitutes the perfect nanny and he tears up the piece of paper and throws it in the fireplace. Within moments Mary Poppins arrives and takes charge of the Banks children. While out on an adventure, they meet Bert and, despite their reservations about his ragged clothes and dirty face, Mary teaches them that they must learn to look past appearances. Mary Poppins is a story for young and old with unforgettable songs, astonishing dance numbers, and a certain amount of stage magic that will leave you breathless.
Thu 4/23/15 7:00PM Foster Family Theater MARY POPPINS
Fri 4/24/15 7:00PM Foster Family Theater MARY POPPINS
Sat 4/25/15 2:00PM Foster Family Theater MARY POPPINS
Sat 4/25/15 7:00PM Foster Family Theater MARY POPPINS


FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL
GCA FY15
FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL
Based on the book series by Jane O’Conner and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, Fancy Nancy the Musical is coming to the Gallo Center in a production by the award-winning Vital Theatre Company. The story follows Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel, who are going to be performing in their very first show, Deep Sea Dances. Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted? This show is geared towards children 4-10 years old.
Sun 4/26/15 2:00PM Foster Family Theater FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL
Sun 4/26/15 4:00PM Foster Family Theater FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL


THE WIZARD OF OZ
RENTAL FY15
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Central Catholic High School Presents: The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy finds herself in the land of the Munchkins, and must journey to see the Wizard of Oz. Her path takes her past fantastic places, and endears her to the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion along the way. Each receives his dearest wish after the long journey.
Mon 4/27/15 6:30PM Foster Family Theater THE WIZARD OF OZ


TOSCA
TOP FY15
TOSCA
Puccini's masterful drama is an emotionally charged, intensity filled thriller in which a famous singer, a rebellious painter and a corrupt police chief engage in a deadly test of wills.
Fri 5/1/15 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater TOP - TOSCA
Sun 5/3/15 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater TOP - TOSCA


FROM WHITE PLAINS
RENTAL FY15
FROM WHITE PLAINS
Just because it gets better doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. When a young director receives international recognition for a film based on his experience of bullying in high school he names the real life bully in his acceptance speech. The two lives that once intersected in high school, are now publicly tangled together by social media. Is forgiveness possible? “Bristles with suspense…playing out in arenas both painfully intimate and glaringly public” – The New York Times. Mature True to Life Themes and Explicit Language.
Fri 5/1/15 8:00PM Foster Family Theater FROM WHITE PLAINS


THE MIDTOWN MEN
GCA FY15
THE MIDTOWN MEN
They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time. Now these four stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys are on their fourth national tour and on their way to the Gallo Center! They are The Midtown Men—Tony-Award winner Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, Michael Longoria and Tony-Award nominee J. Robert Spencer. You’ll be thrilled as The Midtown Men lend their signature sound to greatest pop hits of the 60’s from The Beatles, The Rascals, Motown, The Four Seasons and more.
Thu 5/7/15 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater THE MIDTOWN MEN


FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
GCA FY15
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
Forbidden Broadway debuted in 1982. Founded by an unemployed actor, Gerard Alessandrini, it is now New York’s longest-running musical comedy revue. The show has mercilessly parodied every beloved Broadway show for more than 30 years. Wicked? Check. Mary Poppins? You bet. Updated regularly, Forbidden Broadway has won Tony, Drama Desk, Obie and Outer Critics Circle awards. As long as Broadway exists, this show will be there, hilariously poking, prodding, teasing, pleasing, jeering and cheering, but always with love.
Fri 5/8/15 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater FORBIDDEN BROADWAY


MARIACHI VARGAS DE TECALITLAN
GCA FY15
MARIACHI VARGAS DE TECALITLAN
The first incarnation of the group Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán began in 1898 as a quartet, and over the decades (and into the 21st century) the ensemble would become one of the most important in Mexican music history. They are renowned as the definitive mariachi ensemble. Mariachi Vargas de Tecatitlán's classic sound has won the group numerous awards and accolades, including the title of "World's Best Mariachi," since the 1950s.
Sun 5/10/15 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater MARIACHI VARGAS DE TECALITLAN


BIG DADDY WEAVE
GCA FY15
BIG DADDY WEAVE
Through more than a decade of hits including "In Christ,” “Audience of One,” "You're Worthy of My Praise," “Every Time I Breathe,” and "What Life Would Be Like,” contemporary Christian band Big Daddy Weave has won the respect of fans, press and industry alike. Comprised of Mike Weaver (lead singer), Jay Weaver, Jeremy Redmon, Joe Shirk, and Brian Beihl, their musical journey began with a Dove Awards nomination as New Artist of the Year in 2002 and includes a 2010 Dove Award for the album "Christ Has Come." Most recently, they hit the top of the Christian adult contemporary chart with "Love Come to Life." Big Daddy Weave will be joined in this performance by Christian singer-songwriter Jason Gray, rockers Citizen Way and Lauren Daigle.
Mon 5/11/15 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater BIG DADDY WEAVE


CHANTICLEER
GCA FY15
CHANTICLEER
Did you love Straight No Chaser at the Gallo Center? Then you’re going to love Chanticleer, too! Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, and named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, the San Francisco-based, Grammy Award-winning ensemble is now in its 37th season. Chanticleer’s repertoire spans ten centuries, from Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony and Romantic art song, to contemporary music, jazz, spirituals and world music. The ensemble is known 'round the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless blend of twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass.
Wed 5/13/15 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater CHANTICLEER


A SEA SYMPHONY
MSO FY15
A SEA SYMPHONY
Inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman, this choral symphony depicts the majesty and mystery of the sea. Not only is the piece descriptive of the sea and the daring explorers who chart its waters, but also uses the sea as “a metaphor for a voyage into eternity”. Don’t miss an unforgettable evening with the Modesto Symphony Chorus and the MSO as they combine forces to deliver a monumental evening of choral music.
Fri 5/15/15 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater MSO - A SEA SYMPHONY
Sat 5/16/15 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater MSO - A SEA SYMPHONY


MSYO - FINALE CONCERT
MSYO FY15
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. The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra serves nearly 120 student musicians and their families from over forty public and private schools in the Central Valley. Join them in the concert hall for an exciting finale to their 38th Season!
Sat 5/16/15 3:00PM Gallo Center Rogers Theater GA MSYO - FINALE CONCERT


BONNIE RAITT
GCA FY15
BONNIE RAITT
Best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter Bonnie Raitt is bringing her Slipstream Tour to the Center, celebrating her first studio recording in seven years and her 19th album overall, “Slipstream.” It delivers some of the most surprising and rewarding music of her remarkable career. Bonnie is an institution in American music, of course. The nine-time Grammy winner was named one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone Magazine, and her incredible hits include “Something to Talk About,” I Can’t Make You Love Me” and "Love Sneakin' Up On You."
Wed 5/20/15 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater BONNIE RAITT


CLAY WALKER
GCA FY15
CLAY WALKER
Multi-platinum country music artist Clay Walker, a man who knows something about second chances, is headed for the Gallo Center! The Texas native made his mark on the country scene with his debut album in 1993 that included the smash hit “What’s It To You.” Three years later, after a string of number one hits, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Not letting that set him back, Clay has continued touring and recording steadily since the diagnosis and is well-known for his high-energy concerts and performance style. He’s also raised $2 million in support of the MS cause.
Fri 5/22/15 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater CLAY WALKER


TEO GONZALES & LA CHUPITOS
GCA FY15
TEO GONZALES & LA CHUPITOS
He’s called “The Best Comedian in Mexico.” He’s also one of the busiest. Teo Gonzales is a near constant presence on television, having performed on such series as “Al Ritmo de la Noche,” “Los Comediantes,” “El Festival del Humor,” “Sabado Gigante” and “El Show de Cristina.” This wildly funny entertainer from León, Guanajuato also performs 220 live shows annually, across Mexico, the U.S. and Central and South America.

Actress Liliana Arriaga is best known as “La Chupitos,” a dirt-poor, humble character reminiscent of comic portrayals by Carol Burnett and Red Skeleton. While Liliana has appeared in tele-novelas like "Mujeres Engañadas" and "Nunca Te Olvidaré," her forte is clearly slapstick comedy, which is why she is such a hit on shows including "No Manches," "Don Francisco Presenta," "100 Mexicanos Dijeron," "VidaTV" and "La Casa de la Risa."
Sat 5/23/15 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater TEO GONZALES & LA CHUPITOS


BOZ SCAGGS
GCA FY15
BOZ SCAGGS
Born in Texas and raised with an abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music, Boz Scaggs has combined rock, jazz, R&B and blues to create a trademark sound. His extensive and distinctive career spans 30 years and many accolades, with such memorable hits as “Lido Shuffle,” “Lowdown,” and many others that will be showcased in his first performance at the Gallo Center since 2012. Scagg's latest album, “A Fool to Care,” will be released March 31.
Sun 5/24/15 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater BOZ SCAGGS



RENTAL FY15
LUPITA D'ALESSIO
Wed 5/27/15 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater LUPITA D'ALESSIO


SOUL TRAIN
RENTAL FY15
SOUL TRAIN
Come get groovy with the award winning dance students from Pointe of Dance Studio as they present the studio's 13th annual recital showcase "Soul Train." Dancers will perform to lots of great music from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's--a show you won't want to miss!
Fri 5/29/15 6:00PM Foster Family Theater SOUL TRAIN
Sat 5/30/15 2:00PM Foster Family Theater SOUL TRAIN


PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
GCA FY15
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of director Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.
Sun 5/31/15 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND


PETER FRAMPTON
GCA FY15
PETER FRAMPTON
Grammy Award-winner Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top-selling live records of all time.
Wed 6/3/15 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater PETER FRAMPTON


COMEDY MEETS THE SYMPHONY ORCH
MSO FY15
COMEDY MEETS THE SYMPHONY ORCH
Join us for a witty night of comedy, music and mayhem featuring British stand-up comedian and conductor Rainer Hersch. The show combines Hersch’s skills as a comedian, his virtuosity as a pianist and his fanaticism for the world’s most beautiful music. Whether you are a music expert or cannot tell a string quartet from a string vest, this concert will have you laughing all night long!
Fri 6/5/15 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater MSO -COMEDY MEETS THE SYMPHONY


UNA NOCHE LLENA DE LUCEROS
RENTAL FY15
UNA NOCHE LLENA DE LUCEROS
Una Noche llena de Luceros - Los Luceros de Osborn present a night of cultural dancing. Please join us as we present dances from various states of Mexico. Special appearance by students Erik Carbajal, Julia and Jenna Hernandez along with live Mariachi music from Mariachi Juvenile Nuevo Generación.
Sat 6/6/15 7:00PM Gallo Center Foster Theater GA UNA NOCHE LLENA DE LUCEROS


SO GOOD FOR THE SOUL
GCA FY15
SO GOOD FOR THE SOUL
What an era! What a show! Performed by a cast of eight Broadway-savvy entertainers and their band, “So Good for the Soul” is a bonanza of memories. Sing, dance and celebrate the music of your life to songs like “My Girl," “I Heard It Through The Grapevine," “Reach Out," “Shop Around," “Dancin’ In The Street," “Stop, In The Name Of Love," “Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing," “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough," “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “Uptight” – nearly 30 non-stop hits in all! The cumulative accomplishments of the charismatic cast includes more than 30 million in record sales and more than 40 years of Broadway experience.
Sat 6/6/15 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater SO GOOD FOR THE SOUL


THE MUSIC MAN
MPA FY15
THE MUSIC MAN
The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to the naive Iowa townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. But Harold is no musician and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love. Harold risks being caught to win her.
Sat 6/20/15 7:30PM Foster Family Theater MPA - THE MUSIC MAN
Sun 6/21/15 2:00PM Foster Family Theater MPA - THE MUSIC MAN
Fri 6/26/15 7:30PM Foster Family Theater MPA - THE MUSIC MAN
Sat 6/27/15 7:30PM Foster Family Theater MPA - THE MUSIC MAN
Sun 6/28/15 2:00PM Foster Family Theater MPA - THE MUSIC MAN


ROB THOMAS
GCA FY16
ROB THOMAS
Rob Thomas has been one of modern music’s most compelling and commercially successful artists for well over a decade – between Matchbox Twenty, his solo work, and his various collaborations with iconic artists like Santana, Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson, his tally now stands at more than 80 million albums sold worldwide. Arguably the most accomplished singer/songwriter of his generation, it all comes back to the creative source for Rob. As he says with typical understatement, “I’m a guy who hears songs in his head, and I have to write them down, and I have to get them out.  I’m just lucky enough that I can make it my life’s work.” OPENING ACT: PLAIN WHITE T'S .
Fri 7/3/15 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater ROB THOMAS


MARY POPPINS
YES FY16
MARY POPPINS
Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins.
Fri 7/17/15 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater YES - MARY POPPINS
Sat 7/18/15 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater YES - MARY POPPINS
Sun 7/19/15 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater YES - MARY POPPINS
Thu 7/23/15 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater YES - MARY POPPINS
Fri 7/24/15 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater YES - MARY POPPINS
Sat 7/25/15 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater YES - MARY POPPINS
Sun 7/26/15 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater YES - MARY POPPINS


GUYS AND DOLLS
MPA FY16
GUYS AND DOLLS
Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown and Blood Pressure – two short stories by Damon Runyon, – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably Pick the Winner.
Sat 8/8/15 7:30PM Foster Family Theater MPA - GUYS AND DOLLS
Sun 8/9/15 2:00PM Foster Family Theater MPA - GUYS AND DOLLS
Fri 8/14/15 7:30PM Foster Family Theater MPA - GUYS AND DOLLS
Sat 8/15/15 7:30PM Foster Family Theater MPA - GUYS AND DOLLS
Sun 8/16/15 2:00PM Foster Family Theater MPA - GUYS AND DOLLS


LOS TUCANES DE TIJUANA
GCA FY15
LOS TUCANES DE TIJUANA
Get ready for the fast-paced and energizing music of Norteño band Los Tucanes de Tijuana! These Latin Grammy Award winners have filled venues across the U.S. and Mexico, including Dodger Stadium, New York’s Central Park and Zocalo Plaza in Mexico City, and now they’re going to fill the Gallo Center in April! Los Tucanes de Tijuanan has sold more than 13 million albums, with numerous gold, platinum and multiplatinum recordings. Among the band’s newest songs that fans love are “Soy Parrandero,” "Soltero y Con Dinero,” “Rehabilitado” and “365 Dias.”

¡Prepárense para la música energética del grupo Norteño Los Tucanes de Tijuana! ¡Ganadores del Latin Grammy, han llenado lugares a través de Los Estados Unidos y México, incluyendo Dodger Stadium, Central Park en Nueva York y el Zócalo en la Ciudad de México, y ahora van a llenar el Gallo Center en Abril! Los Tucanes de Tijuana han vendido más de 13 millones de álbumes, con varias grabaciones de oro, platino y multiplatino. Entre las canciones nuevas del grupo que los fans adoran hay “Soy Parrandero,” “Soltero y Con Dinero,” “Rehabilitado” y “365 Días.” 
Fri 8/14/15 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater LOS TUCANES DE TIJUANA


"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC
GCA FY16
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC
“Weird Al” Yankovic performed to a sold-out audience at the Center in 2011, and he will again as he rolls into town with his Mandatory World Tour. The biggest-selling comedy recording artist ever released his 14th album last year, “Mandatory Fun,” featuring parodies of such huge hits as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”) and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”).  It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, the first time in history that a comedy album has debuted at #1 on the chart.
Wed 9/16/15 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC


PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO
GCA FY16
PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO
Paquita la del Barrio realiza canciones del género ranchero y otros estilos tradicionales mexicanos. Sus temas por lo general son de despecho y en contra de la cultura machista, motivo por el cual se ha hecho tan popular y famosa especialmente con el público femenino. En su show, la frase "¿Me estas oyendo inútil?" es la que la caracteriza y la cual usa como tipo de aversión a los varones para bromear. Muchos de sus discos y canciones son parte del repertorio de rocolas en clubs y cantinas de México. Una de sus canciones muy conocidas es "Rata de dos patas" en la cual usa la metáfora de la rata para compararla a los caballeros. Muchos de sus admiradores, particularmente los que radican fuera de México, aprecian la manera tan peculiar de interpretación musical.

Paquita la del Barrio (“Franny from the neighborhood”) performs rancheras and other Mexican musical styles. Her songs usually take a stance against Mexico's sexist male culture. This has made her popular among female audiences. Paquita’s signature phrase, with which she often teases male spectators in her shows, is “¿Me estás oyendo, inútil?”  ("Are you listening to me, you good-for-nothing?").  Many of her albums and songs are jukebox staples in Mexican clubs and cantinas. One of her best known songs is Rata de dos patas (“Two-legged rat”), in which she uses a rat as a metaphor for a man. Many admirers, particularly outside Mexico, also appreciate Paquita for her camp value.
Sat 11/14/15 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO