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VIENNA BOYS CHOIR
GCA FY17
VIENNA BOYS CHOIR
Christmas in Vienna. The illustrious group of child musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and popular repertoire. "Christmas in Vienna" showcases these gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites. “...the Vienna Boys Choir is a world treasure, not just an Austrian one.” - Fort Worth Star Telegram
Fri 11/25/16 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MARIACHI SOL DE MEXICO
GCA FY17
MARIACHI SOL DE MEXICO
MARIACHI SOL DE MEXICO PRESENTS A MERRI-ACHI CHRISTMAS. How is Christmas celebrated in the Southwest? With traditional songs and carols played by a Mariachi band, of course! And who better than Mariachi Sol de Mexico, a 13-piece ensemble of musicians and singers with a blazing sound! Get into the holiday spirit with this fusion of the colors and the traditions of Mexico and the United States at Christmas time. "A Merri-Achi Christmas" is a unique fiesta celebrating both sides of the border! Under the artistic direction of Jose Hernandez, Mariachi Sol de Mexico has been nominated three times for a Grammy Award, and has performed and recorded with Linda Ronstadt, Vicki Carr, Jose Feliciano, Willie Nelson, Juan Gabriel, Vicente Fernandez, Luis Miguel and The Beach Boys.
Sat 11/26/16 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


CHRISTMAS THAT ALMOST WASN'T
GCA FY17
CHRISTMAS THAT ALMOST WASN'T
The Magic of Christmas comes to us year after year. But, for those behind the sparkle of Christmas, the planning isn’t always so easy. This delightful presentation is a special behind-the-scenes peek at the hustle and bustle and near disasters of the Christmas season. Catch these close-call Christmas catastrophes written by children and brought to life by Child’s Play Touring Theatre.
Sun 11/27/16 2:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 11/27/16 4:00PM Foster Family Theater


CHRISTMAS WITH THE NELSONS
GCA FY17
CHRISTMAS WITH THE NELSONS
Starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. Christmas with the Nelsons tells the story of three family Christmases in the lives of America’s First Family of Entertainment, The Nelsons! This heart-warming multi-media concert experience stars the third generation of Nelson Family hit-makers, Ricky’s sons Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. With a genuine blend of Everly Brothers-style harmonies and Smothers Brothers-style comedy, they perform not merely a rock concert with a few holiday songs thrown in, but a full-on Christmas classics show featuring quick humor, soaring sibling vocals, and state of the art big screen video that will take you on a trip through time with the Nelsons!
Mon 11/28/16 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


PINK MARTINI'S HOLIDAY
GCA FY17
PINK MARTINI'S HOLIDAY
PINK MARTINI'S HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR. Featuring China Forbes & Special Guest Ari Shapiro. This holiday season you're invited to stoke the hearth and gather at the Gallo Center for a tinsel-flecked tour of festive music from around the globe. Pink Martini’s Holiday Spectacular features lead singer China Forbes and special guest Ari Shapiro (Host of NPR’s "All Things Considered") singing selections from Pink Martini’s holiday album, "Joy to the World," and newly discovered holiday gems alongside Pink Martini classics. It’s a smorgasborg of audible delight! The fabulously eclectic ensemble’s polished and glamorous sound – “jet set, vintage-chic, more than a little campy” (The New York Times) – is an intoxicating concoction of sultry Latin music, swinging jazz, cabaret, cinema scores and more
Tue 11/29/16 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


HOME FREE
GCA FY17
HOME FREE
When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's “The Sing-Off,” their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota…rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity. Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp, Home Free entertains audiences with a high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor. They mesh Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor, and in this delightful show a lot of wonderful holiday favorites will have that country flavor, too!
Wed 11/30/16 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


AN IRISH CHRISTMAS
GCA FY17
AN IRISH CHRISTMAS
As seen on PBS, it’s one of the most delightful holiday shows ever! “An Irish Christmas” brings just about everything to the table—joy, hope, laughter, friendship and a celebration of life. Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland and celebrate the great Irish traditions. Enjoy superb music-making, dance, singing of Christmas carols and great storytelling, all led by an award-winning cast of Irish dancers, in a night that sparkles with life and a bit of ‘magic!’
Fri 12/2/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 12/3/16 3:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 12/3/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 12/4/16 3:00PM Foster Family Theater


TOO MANY TAMALES
GCA FY17
TOO MANY TAMALES
Adapted by Margarita Galban and Lina Montalvo from the short story by Gary Soto, “Too Many Tamales” is filled with music, laughter and fun. The story revolves around its central character, Maria, a little girl from a Hispanic family. It opens on Christmas Eve and the stage is filled with an angel-decorated Christmas tree, a Nativity scene, dolls, stuffed animals, a beautiful pinata...and a little red devil holding a pitchfork! This is a story of temptation that both children and adults can understand. It is about learning from one's mistakes and the special gift of forgiving. "Too Many Tamales" will be directed by Robin Bjerke.
Fri 12/9/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 12/10/16 2:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 12/10/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 12/11/16 2:00PM Foster Family Theater


OPUS HANDBELL
GCA FY17
OPUS HANDBELL
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, and their show at the Gallo Center is a new Christmas tradition. 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 12/15/16 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
GCA FY17
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
The beloved TV classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" soars off the screen and onto the stage 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.
Tue 12/20/16 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


DAVE KOZ CHRISTMAS TOUR 2016
GCA FY17
DAVE KOZ CHRISTMAS TOUR 2016
Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2016. With Special Guests Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore, and Ashford & Simpson’s Valerie Simpson. A cherished annual holiday tradition bringing together a magical combination of musicians to celebrate this special season. Special guests will join the multi-GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Koz in this concert . Together they will perform hits from their respective catalogues and jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites in an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love.
Wed 12/21/16 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA
GCA FY17
THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA
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! Do Not Miss This Show!!
Thu 12/22/16 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater