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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


POD AWESOME MIX VOL. 1
RENTAL FY16
POD AWESOME MIX VOL. 1
The award winning dance students for Pointe of Dance Studio are back as they present the studio's 14th annual recital showcase "POD Awesome Mix Vol. 1". It's a show you won't want to miss!
Thu 6/2/16 6:00PM Foster Family Theater
Fri 6/3/16 6:00PM Foster Family 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


ON BROADWAY
RENTAL FY16
ON BROADWAY
5678 Dance Studio presents their 22nd Annual Dance Recital, "On Broadway". Prepare to be entertained with jazz hands, Broadway music, and amazing dancing. Dancers ages 1 to 70 will dance in styles of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and hip hop. This is a show you won't want to miss!!!
Thu 6/16/16 6:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 6/18/16 2:00PM 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


RAZZLE DAZZLE
RENTAL FY16
RAZZLE DAZZLE
The Dance Academy is honored to once again present its 2016 dance production RAZZLE DAZZLE at the Gallo Center for the Arts. With a mission of providing a positive approach to dance education in a professional setting, The Dance Academy offers a program designed for children through adults at levels beginning through advanced. During the June 25th productions, the audience will enjoy performances which include children starting at age 3, teens and adults presenting jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop dance styles. In addition, the ballet and pointe students will be sharing their version of the Star Wars adventure. The performances will benefit Autism Speaks. Their mission is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential.
Sat 6/25/16 11:00AM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 6/25/16 6:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


PEPE AGUILAR
GCA FY17
PEPE AGUILAR
Superstar Pepe Aguilar is returning to the Gallo Center!  This hugely popular singer-songwriter-actor-producer is equally at home in Ranchera, Mariachi and pop musical genres.  Aguilar has global sales of more than 12 million records.  One of them, 1998's “Por Mujeres Como Tú,” was a Billboard Magazine best seller for 52 weeks, with 2 million sold worldwide.  He has won four Grammy Awards and five Latin Grammy Awards. Aguilar's career encompasses many firsts, including the first singer of Mexican descent to perform at the legendary Hollywood Bowl as well as the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.  He routinely sells out stadiums everywhere, making his second appearance at the Gallo Center another great honor.   In order to prevent scalpers from acquiring tickets to this performance, there is a 6 ticket limit on individual purchases. The Gallo Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel any or all orders and tickets without notice if they exceed this limit. This includes multiple orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.
Fri 7/8/16 6:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Fri 7/8/16 8:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers 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


FRANK CALIENDO
GCA FY17
FRANK CALIENDO
Clean comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire life.  He is well known for his impressions of famous actors Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro; politicians George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama; broadcasters John Madden, Charles Barkley and Jon Gruden; and talk show hosts  Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, and David Letterman. His high energy act is a blend of observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories that start at a frenetic pace and never let up.  Caliendo is well known to millions of TV viewers for his hilarious segments on Fox's NFL Sunday Pregame show and ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown. THIS SHOW HAS A VIP TICKET EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE. Please visit or contact the Ticket Office at 209-338-2100 to purchase. Not available online. No Meet & Greet, Merchandise Only.
Fri 8/5/16 8:00PM 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


PICNIC AT THE POPS
MSO FY17
PICNIC AT THE POPS
No entertainer has dazzled, inspired and united audiences quite like Michael Jackson.  The sequin glove… Billie JeanBadBeat It… the MOONWALK!  The Modesto Symphony will present a “thriller” evening of Jackson’s greatest hits spanning his entire 40-year career, including selections from his days in the Jackson 5.  Pack a picnic basket and enjoy a night of singing and dancing underneath the stars.  And since we won’t stop until you get enough, the concert culminates in a fireworks display** guaranteed to make you “scream.”  E. & J. Gallo Winery Grounds. 4:00 PM Grounds Open. 7:30 PM Concert Starts.
Sat 9/10/16 7:30PM Gallo Winery Grounds


RON WHITE
GCA FY17
RON WHITE
The Gallo Center has tried for several years to book this comedy giant, and at last he’s headed your way! A proud native of Fritch, Texas, Ron (“Tater Salad”) White was of course a charter member of the “Blue Collar Comedy" Tour. His wickedly sharp wit leaves audiences convulsed with laughter. Ron also is the author of the best-selling book, “I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn't Have the Ability.” Folks, buy your tickets early for this one. Adult Themes
Fri 9/16/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


GAVIN DEGRAW & ANDY GRAMMER
GCA FY17
GAVIN DEGRAW & ANDY GRAMMER
Multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw is no stranger to the top of the charts. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, “Chariot,” which earned platinum certification and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin has gone on to success after success, including hits such as “In Love with a Girl,” “We Belong Together, “Not Over You,” and “We Both Know.” Currently, Gavin is in the studio finishing another full-length album of all-new songs slated for release in Fall 2016.

  From hustling street performer on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade to multi-platinum selling recording artist, it seems like just yesterday that Andy Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me," certified Platinum and Gold respectively, selling more than 1.5 million downloads combined.  In just a few short years, Grammer has sold over 250,000 albums, and played to sold-out venues nationwide, and performed onstage with Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat.
Mon 9/19/16 7:00PM 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


GERSHWIN RHAPSODY IN BLUE
MSO FY17
GERSHWIN RHAPSODY IN BLUE
Our 86th Classics Season kicks off with a program celebrating America and the virtue of youth.  Regarded by Gershwin himself as a “musical kaleidoscope of America,” Rhapsody in Blue transports listeners back to 1920’s New York City, while Copland’s iconic works represent freedom and conjure up images from the Old West.  Featured soloist, and one of the nation’s top young pianists, 14-year-old Ray Ushikubo will dazzle listeners with his skill and versatility. 
Fri 10/14/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 10/15/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9
MSO FY17
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9
Ludwig Van Beethoven’s final symphony, Ode To Joy, weaves together themes of brother and sisterhood into a powerful and sweeping chorus widely considered the most recognizable musical work ever written.  Featuring the MSO Chorus and four spectacular vocal soloists, this concert captures Beethoven’s vision of hope with power and authenticity.  Whether you’re a serious classical music lover, or new to the symphony, this is one piece you definitely won’t want to miss.
Fri 11/11/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 11/12/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


HOLIDAY POPS!
MSO FY17
HOLIDAY POPS!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Hailed as one of the best jazz singers of the last 20 years, James Tormé – son of legendary crooner Mel Tormé – joins the Modesto Symphony and MSO Chorus to present a colorful concert of holiday classics.  Tormé, who learned from the likes of Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, mixes the showmanship of his father's generation with the youthful charisma of a contemporary superstar on the rise.
Fri 12/2/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 12/3/16 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers 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


HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT CONCERT
MSO FY17
HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT CONCERT
This community favorite brings the Modesto Symphony out of the orchestra hall and into beautiful St. Stanislaus Catholic Church for an evening of holiday warmth and cheer.  Celebrate family, community and music while enjoying traditional Christmas hymns and carols performed by the MSO Chorus with the Opus Handbell Ensemble, plus special guests.  Light a candle.  Sing along.  Warm your soul.    
Tue 12/20/16 8:00PM St. Stanislaus Assigned


ZAZU PITTS MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA
RENTAL FY17
ZAZU PITTS MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA
Kids' Camp Rocks! Presents ZAZU PITTS MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA. The ZaSu Pitts Memorial Orchestra was formed in San Francisco by Stephen Ashman. They released several LPs in the 1984-1987 time period and continue to be active. The Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra won a Bammy Award for Best Independent Album of 1985.
Fri 1/13/17 8:00PM 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


FROM RUSSIA... WITH MUSIC
MSO FY17
FROM RUSSIA... WITH MUSIC
Passionate and romantic, Russian music produced over the past 150 years forged its own path rather than follow any established rules.  Composers like Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff were most interested in the emotions of storytelling, which compelled them to use the orchestra in unique and colorful ways.  A free-wheeling spirit is sure to stir the listener’s imagination as two-time GRAMMY nominee Jennifer Frautschi joins the Symphony on violin to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.
Fri 2/10/17 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 2/11/17 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


CH CH CH CHANGES:
MSO FY17
CH CH CH CHANGES:
Celebrate the music and influence of David Bowie during this one-night-only salute to the “Thin White Duke.”  Enjoy hits from throughout Bowie’s storied career performed in a whole new way, and alongside the Modesto Symphony Orchestra.  While Bowie may have left the earth, his spirit and artistry live on in this stunning tribute. 
Fri 3/10/17 8:00PM 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


IT'S TIME FOR THREE
MSO FY17
IT'S TIME FOR THREE
Time for Three, an enormously popular group of young string virtuosos renowned for engaging the audience in fun and unique ways, joins MSO to present a concert revolving around the concept of time.  Rev up the DeLorean and prepare to travel into the past as the program begins with the soaring score to the hit film Back to the Future.  Time for Three then takes the stage to perform Brubeck’s Travels in Time for Three plus a vibrant array of contemporary favorites.
Fri 4/7/17 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 4/8/17 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


NIGHT AT THE OPERA
MSO FY17
NIGHT AT THE OPERA
This repertoire of dramatic works features iconic opera choruses and orchestral excerpts from a long list of history's greatest composers.  From the lively melodies of Verdi’s Anvil Chorus to the powerful force of Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, this program is heavy on memorable tunes you’ll be singing for weeks to come.  This doesn’t happen every season, so be sure to catch this “greatest hits” concert while you can.
Fri 5/12/17 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 5/13/17 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


PLAY BALL!
MSO FY17
PLAY BALL!
Guest conductor Bob Bernhardt brings together the best sports-related orchestra music into one thrilling show, including the Olympic theme, the theme from Rocky and other well-known works from hockey, boxing and horse racing.  The second half is ALL popular baseball tunes – Modesto’s favorite sport.  No suits allowed at this concert!  We encourage guests to come dressed in their favorite jerseys and caps.  
Fri 6/2/17 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 6/3/17 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater