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DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
YES FY19
DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
The YES Company presents Beauty and the Beast. Beggar Woman warned the Prince “not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.” Dismissing her again, the old woman’s ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful Enchantress. The Prince tried to apologize, but it was too late. As punishment, she transformed him into a hideous Beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle.
Fri 7/20/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 7/21/18 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sun 7/22/18 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Thu 7/26/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Fri 7/27/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 7/28/18 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sun 7/29/18 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MPA - JEKYLL & HYDE THE MUSICAL
MPA FY19
MPA - JEKYLL & HYDE THE MUSICAL
Modesto Performing Arts presents Jekyll & Hyde The Musical. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde The Musical is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry. In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London. As his fiancée Emma grows increasingly fearful for her betrothed, a prostitute, Lucy, finds herself dangerously involved with both the doctor and his alter ego. Struggling to control Hyde before he takes over for good, Jekyll must race to find a cure for the demon he has created in his own mind.
Sat 8/11/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 8/12/18 2:00PM Foster Family Theater
Fri 8/17/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 8/18/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 8/19/18 2:00PM Foster Family Theater


CESAR MILLAN LIVE!
GCA FY19
CESAR MILLAN LIVE!
Cesar Millan, original host of the "Dog Whisperer" series and star of "Cesar Millan's Dog Nation" series on Nat Geo WILD, will reveal the secrets of happier, healthier relationships between humans and their beloved canines in his exciting live show that has delighted audiences all over the world. Cesar will share his training secrets in his funny and entertaining way. Audiences will have the opportunity to see Cesar in action as he demonstrates his incredible training techniques with multiple dogs from local rescues, live on stage! A $125 ticket includes a post-show photo opportunity with Cesar Millan. Please note: patrons may not bring their own pets to the performance.
Fri 8/17/18 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


NAT GEO LIVE: HILAREE NELSON
GCA FY19
NAT GEO LIVE: HILAREE NELSON
HILAREE NELSON: POINT OF NO RETURN. The Gallo Center is proud to present the first of two events from National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series. This multi-media program is “Point of No Return” with Hilaree Nelson, a National Geographic Explorer and mountaineer who ascended Myanmar’s Hkakabo Razi with a National Geographic team to determine its exact height. Nelson is also the first woman to have climbed both Everest and its neighbor, Lhotse, in a single 24-hour period.
Thu 10/18/18 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


STAND AND DELIVER
GCA FY19
STAND AND DELIVER
Gallo Center Repertory Company presents Stand and Deliver - PG 13. nspired by the Oscar-nominated film, it’s the compelling true story of an East Los Angeles teacher, Jaime Escalante, who surmounts overwhelming odds in his quest to turn inner-city students into whiz kids. Escalante’s quirky, offbeat teaching methods, and his relentless drive, push his students to take and pass a rigorous calculus test.  But, the results are invalidated and the students must re-take the test. The result provides the dramatic conclusion to this emotion-packed, urban fairy tale. MILD PROFANITY. Ramón Menéndez and Tom Musca’s screenplay adapted for the stage by Robert Bella. Directed by Jim Johnson. PG-13.
Fri 11/2/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 11/3/18 2:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 11/4/18 2:00PM Foster Family Theater


SUSAN MARIE FRONTCZAK
GCA FY19
SUSAN MARIE FRONTCZAK
SUSAN MARIE FRONTCZAK AS ERMA BOMBECK. Erma Bombeck turned the average American housewife into an American Legend by exposing the everyday struggles of a homemaking career. In this Living History performance, Erma busts the taboo against admitting to the frustrations and fatigue of being a wife and mother. Find out how Erma got started as a humorist. And chuckle along as she pokes fun at kids, pets, husbands, household appliances, and especially herself in her absurd attempt to be everything the books, magazines, and advertisements say we are supposed to be. Includes a Q&A in character with Erma Bombeck, and a Q&A with the presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak.
Thu 11/15/18 7:00PM Foster Family Theater


IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
MPA FY19
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Modesto Performing Arts presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. It’s a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable angel to show George what life would be like if he wasn’t born for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the holidays.
Fri 11/23/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 11/24/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 11/25/18 2:00PM Foster Family Theater


TINY TIM'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
GCA FY19
TINY TIM'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted from the classic Charles Dickens’ novel, this heartwarming Christmas tale finds Tiny Tim hatching a plan to get his father home for Christmas day. With the help of some kindly sellers at the market and his friend Charlotte, Tiny Tim stages a spectacle filled with ghosts and Christmas cheer to convince Scrooge to give his father the day off. It all seems to be going according to plan until a little bit of real Christmas magic catches everyone by surprise. Play by Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig. Directed by Kimberly Ogden.
Fri 12/7/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 12/8/18 3:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 12/9/18 3:00PM Foster Family Theater


ELVIS & ME: PRISCILLA PRESLEY
GCA FY19
ELVIS & ME: PRISCILLA PRESLEY
Priscilla Presley, the original first lady of Rock n Roll, has stories to share. Be captivated by Priscilla as she tells us about her teenage years, being romanced by Elvis, their marriage and life inside the gates of Graceland. Hear how she raised a daughter during the rise of the tabloids and how she coped with Elvis’ passing. Audiences will feel invited into her living room as she shares intimate stories and hand-picked pieces from her private collection of home movies and photos. And, Priscilla will answer your questions directly. Join this intimate conversation about Priscilla Presley’s fascinating life, live on stage!
Fri 1/11/19 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


STEEL MAGNOLIAS
GCA FY19
STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done, Steel Magnolias is filled with hilarious repartee and humorously revealing verbal collisions. The play moves toward tragedy when the realization of their mortality not only affects the women profoundly, but also draws on their underlying strength—and love—which make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. Play by Robert Harling. Directed by John Mayer.
Fri 2/1/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 2/2/19 2:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 2/2/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


WE SHALL OVERCOME
GCA FY19
WE SHALL OVERCOME
A CELEBRATION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. This production ties together gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals. From Aretha Franklin to Wynton Marsalis; Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder; Nina Simone to Donny Hathaway, and more, producer and star Damien Sneed’s unique understanding of each genre allows him to fluidly cover so much musical ground in a single performance.
Sun 3/3/19 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


NAT GEO LIVE: NIZAR IBRAHIM
GCA FY19
NAT GEO LIVE: NIZAR IBRAHIM
NIZAR IBRAHIM: SPINOSAURUS: LOST GIANT OF THE CRETACEOUS. It’s the second special event the Gallo Center is bringing from National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series! Nizar Ibrahim, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and paleontologist will present “Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous.” Ibrahim scours the deserts of North Africa for clues to life in the Cretaceous period. In addition to unearthing many huge dinosaur bones, he has discovered fossil footprints and a new species of flying reptile with an 18-foot wingspan that lived 95 million years ago.
Wed 3/20/19 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
GCA FY19
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
This is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. Play by Mitch Albom. Directed by Heike Hambley.
Fri 4/26/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 4/27/19 2:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 4/28/19 2:00PM Foster Family Theater