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98° AT CHRISTMAS
GCA FY19
98° AT CHRISTMAS

98º AT CHRISTMAS HAS THREE VIP EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE. TO LEARN MORE AND TO MAKE A PURCHASE, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VISIT VIP NATION.

PLEASE NOTE: THE GALLO CENTER DOES NOT SELL VIP TICKETS OR MANAGE THE VIP EXPERIENCE. DETAILS AVAILABLE AT VIPNATION.COM.

In five short years — from 1997 to 2002 — they sold a staggering 10 million records, scored chart-topping singles, and delivered a four-million-selling album, 98° and Rising, that spawned the top-5 favorites “Because of You,” “I Do,” and “The Hardest Thing.”  In the aftermath of 9-11, the guys stopped touring for more than 10 years. But 98° resumed fulltime touring in 2016 with huge success, and very soon they are going to right here at your Gallo Center with a Christmas show! They are touring in support of Let it Snow, an exciting successor to their multi-platinum Christmas album, This Christmas.

Thu 11/15/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers 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


RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
GCA FY19
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
The beloved TV classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" soars off the screen and into the Gallo Center this holiday season! Come see all of your favorite characters from the animated television special, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical." It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” animated television special adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks, music and lyrics by Johnny Marks. All elements © and ™ under license to Character Arts, LLC.
Sat 11/24/18 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 11/24/18 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


THE TEN TENORS
GCA FY19
THE TEN TENORS
What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with international singing sensations The TEN Tenors? They are undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power. In “Home for the Holidays,” they’ll charm you with traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites, including soaring versions of “Ave Maria,” “All I Want for Christmas in You,” “O Holy Night,” and “Feliz Navidad,” among many others.
Tue 11/27/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


OPUS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE
GCA FY19
OPUS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE
The holidays are all the more delightful when you include Opus Handbell Ensemble in your entertainment plans! This advanced community handbell choir has been performing their extraordinarily beautiful music in the Modesto area since 1992. They play a highly unique instrument requiring precision eye-hand coordination, music reading ability and great teamwork. Their musical range stretches from Bach to Heavy Metal to Rock n’ Roll, and of course their enchanting holiday repertoire.
Thu 12/13/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


A VERY CHORAL CHRISTMAS
GCA FY19
A VERY CHORAL CHRISTMAS
Returning for a third year, A Very Choral Christmas presents ten local choirs performing holiday favorites over two wonderful nights! Each choir will perform different songs for approximately 15 minutes. Just like previous seasons, 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. Choirs are to be announced.
Fri 12/14/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 12/15/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


NOËL
GCA FY19
NOËL
This brand new holiday family musical is the touching story of a young girl who is preparing for her starring role in a school Christmas performance, when her Mother disappears. Set in London, as the little girl tries to find her mother, she encounters a diverse group of homeless folk who have lost their way in life. With a gorgeous score, Noël is a heart-warming poignant message of love that teaches us all to find the joy in our own lives and to rediscover the magic of Christmas.
Mon 12/17/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


THE DOO WOP PROJECT
GCA FY19
THE DOO WOP PROJECT
FROM BOP TO POP...FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Three parts Jersey Boys, two parts Motown: The Musical, these five charismatic, handsome, triple threat Broadway stars, with their hot 5-piece band, tear it up with musicality, dancing and showmanship not found with any other group in the world! They “re-doo” classic Doo Wop songs from the 50s and 60s and make ‘em sound fresh and new…they “doo” doo wop versions of contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Maroon 5...and in-between they sprinkle in some “doowopified” Christmas classics. A perfect way to ring in the holidays!
Wed 12/19/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA
GCA FY19
THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA

15TH ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR

Tickets for this performance are on sale to Gallo Center donors only through July 19. Donors should call or visit the ticket office. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, July 20, at 10 am.

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 15th Anniversary Christmas Rocks! Tour presented by SiriusXM. The acclaimed show also features music from their four 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!

OPENING ACT: LARA HOPE & THE ARK TONES

Thu 12/20/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS
GCA FY19
DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS

In a career that spans more than three decades, legendary and Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz returns to the road this Holiday Season for his 21st annual “Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2018”.  Special Guests joining Dave this year will be: Mindi Abair, pop/blues saxophonist/singer who will be making her first Christmas Tour appearance; South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, who returns for another wonderful time with Dave; and Japanese keyboard sensation Keiko Matsui.

The tour, now in its 21st year, has received nationwide critical acclaim since its 1997 inception.  After last year’s highly successful 20-year anniversary Christmas Tour, Koz’s 2018 Christmas Tour promises to bring fresh renditions of Christmas classics—as well as a Chanukah medley!—and hits from his respective catalog. Koz has logged nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Album chart, including 2015’s Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection (Concord Records), and received nine GRAMMY nominations. His five holiday albums include 2017's Dave Koz and Friends 20th Anniversary Christmas and 2014’s The 25th of December.

“By all rights, smooth jazz should own the holiday season, and the saxophonist Dave Koz is better positioned than anyone to make it so.” - The New York Times 

This year’s lineup marks just the latest in a long list of artists with whom Koz has collaborated over the years, including Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Luther Vandross, Shelby Lynne, Kenny Loggins, U2, Michael McDonald, Rod Stewart and The Foo Fighters.

DAVE KOZ 21ST ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS TOUR VIP EXPERIENCE

$84 Show Ticket + $75 VIP Ticket

To purchase, call (209) 338-2100 or visit the Ticket Office at 1000 I Street in downtown Modesto.

Package includes:

  • Premium Seat Location
  • Intimate Q&A with Dave Koz
  • Photograph with Dave Koz
  • Autographed VIP laminate

There are a very limited number of spaces available. You must have a seat ticket to join the Meet & Greet. The 30-minute event takes place prior to the show. Please note: you must be able to arrive 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to show time. The VIP event begins promptly 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to show time. You will receive a VIP itinerary approximately 3-5 days prior to the show with the necessary details.

Fri 12/21/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater