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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
GCA FY18
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: LIVE ON STAGE. "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and the classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas.
Fri 11/24/17 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Fri 11/24/17 6:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


A CHRISTMAS CAROL
MPA FY18
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Modesto’s oldest community theater company and a Resident Company of the Gallo Center for the Arts presents a traditional, period staging of this holiday classic. In A Christmas Carol, based on the novella by Charles Dickens, sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation takes place after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.
Fri 11/24/17 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 11/25/17 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 11/26/17 2:00PM Foster Family Theater


THE TEXAS TENORS
GCA FY18
THE TEXAS TENORS
Emmy Award Winners and Billboard Top 10 recording artists The Texas Tenors make a return appearance at the Center as they sleigh ride back into town with this heart-warming and touching holiday concert. From seasonal favorites like “O Holy Night” and “Joy to the World” to their version of hits like The Righteous Brothers' “You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin’,” The Texas Tenors bring a unique blend of music to the stage with thrilling harmonies and award-winning arrangements. Bring the whole family and make some new and lasting Christmas memories with The Texas Tenors!
Sat 11/25/17 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


UNDER THE STREETLAMP
GCA FY18
UNDER THE STREETLAMP
Featuring former leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Jersey Boys,” Under The Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American radio songbook from the 1950’s – 1970’s. You’ll hear Doo-Wop, Motown, and old-time Rock ‘n’ Roll, including popular songs from The Drifters, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, and more, along with a show-stopping salute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. You’ll get a splash of the holidays, too, with selections from the group’s “Every Day’s a Holiday” CD!
Sun 11/26/17 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


ELF THE MUSICAL
GCA FY18
ELF THE MUSICAL
“ELF The Musical” is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
Tue 11/28/17 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Tue 11/28/17 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
GCA FY18
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Gallo Center Repertory Company. "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!," we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer in this comedy play by Ken Ludwig. Don't miss the Gallo Center Rep's joyful tribute to the holiday season! To be directed by Kimberly Ogden.
Fri 12/8/17 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 12/9/17 3:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 12/10/17 3:00PM Foster Family Theater


A VERY CHORAL CHRISTMAS
GCA FY18
A VERY CHORAL CHRISTMAS
It was so popular last season, we’re doing two shows this season—and each show will feature five different local choirs! Imagine it: Ten choirs performing holiday favorites over two wonderful nights! Each choir will perform different songs for approximately 15 minutes. The Christian Love Dancers and the Dance Factory will be on hand to entertain you, too! Both shows are 90 minutes long and benefit the non-profit Gallo Center. Matt Cover, instrumental music director at Modesto High School, will again serve as master of ceremonies and direct the final number by the combined choruses. Sponsored in remembrance of Bette Belle Smith.
Thu 12/14/17 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Fri 12/15/17 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


POSADA NAVIDENA
GCA FY18
POSADA NAVIDENA
POSADA NAVIDEÑA. Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento.Twenty-five dancers and musicians from Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento will take you on a whirlwind journey through the regions of Mexico as we all come together to celebrate this splendid time of year in Posada Navideña. With a traditional Christmas processional (posada), Mexican holiday songs (villancicos), a visit from the Three Wise Men, a festive piñata scene and captivating dance choreography, Posada Navideña is sure to leave you with that warm feeling inside that is inspired during this time of year.
Sat 12/16/17 2:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 12/16/17 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 12/17/17 2:00PM Foster Family Theater


DAVE KOZ CHRISTMAS TOUR
GCA FY18
DAVE KOZ CHRISTMAS TOUR
Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour with Special Guests David Benoit, Rick Braun and Peter White and introducing Selina Albright Two decades ago, GRAMMY® nominee Dave Koz – a nice Jewish boy – launched his first-ever Christmas tour. Now, fans and families across the country await his arrival with the kind of anticipation formerly reserved for St. Nick himself, earning the saxophonist extraordinaire the nickname “Santa Koz.” This year’s 20th anniversary tour promises to be extra-special, reuniting Koz with two members of the original lineup – David Benoit and Peter White – and Rick Braun, a guest on many of Dave’s holiday jaunts, dating back to the early years. Newcomer Selina Albright will also join in the festivities. Together, the five remarkable artists will perform fresh renditions of Christmas classics as well as a Chanukah medley and hits from their respective catalogs.
Mon 12/18/17 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


BRIAN SETZER CHRISTMAS SHOW
GCA FY18
BRIAN SETZER CHRISTMAS SHOW
The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with their Christmas Rocks! Tour presented by SiriusXM. The acclaimed show also features music from their latest Christmas album, “Rockin’ Rudolph,” their three other best-selling holiday albums, as well as original Brian Setzer hits. Consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, Setzer’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings are matched with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rockin' big-band horn arrangements—an unbeatable combination guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit!
Wed 12/20/17 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater