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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


A RAISIN IN THE SUN
GCA FY19
A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Sankofa Theatre Company, which has previously performed such stage classics as Fences and The Piano Lesson at the Gallo Center, now joins the Center in a co-production of A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama debuted on Broadway in 1959.  It was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway, as well as the first with a black director, Lloyd Richards. The title comes from the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes, and the story tells of a black family's experiences in Chicago’s South Side as they attempt to 'better' themselves with an insurance payout following the death of the father. A Raisin in the Sun was named best play of 1959 by the New York Drama Critics' Circle.  It also was nominated for four Tony Awards, and went on to become a highly regarded film starring members of the original Broadway cast, among them Sydney Poitier and Ruby Dee.

Fri 2/15/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 2/16/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 2/17/19 2:00PM 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


LEWIS AND TOLKIEN
GCA FY19
LEWIS AND TOLKIEN

British actor David Payne, returns to the Gallo with his much-acclaimed play Lewis and Tolkien: Of Wardrobes & Rings. Following a successful Off-Broadway run in 2018, the play is now touring the US. C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were giants of a literary genre that reached millions of readers with mystifying adventures, most notably The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. Both were distinguished faculty members at Oxford University and their robust philosophical discourse was one of the unique aspects of their lifelong friendship. Though life’s circumstances and unresolved disagreements heralded a season of estrangement, the bond between them was never broken. Here these two aging and celebrated authors meet in the twilight of their lives in an enthralling encounter tempered by thawing humor, confession, reconciliation and a celebration of the Tie that Binds. Set in Oxford’s Eagle & Child pub it features David Payne (Lewis), Gregory Welsch (Tolkien) and Krystin Larsen (Hattie, the Barmaid).

Sat 3/16/19 4:00PM Foster Family 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


TYLER HENRY-HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM
GCA FY19
TYLER HENRY-HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM

In order to prevent scalpers from acquiring tickets to this performance, there is a 8 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.

Tyler Henry is the star of E! Entertainment’s hit television show, Hollywood Medium, and for the first time audiences will be treated to his new live show entitled “Life Lessons I’ve Learned From The Departed." This exclusive show will feature Tyler discussing his unique gift and how it affects his everyday life, and also includes a multi-media video presentation and lecture PLUS live readings and audience Q&A.  This will be an amazing evening not to be missed, so buy tickets early!

Fun Fact:  Tyler is a Central Valley native hailing from Hanford!

TYLER HENRY - "HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM" VIP BOOK SIGNING EXPERIENCE!

  • Meet & Greet with Tyler Henry
  • Photo opportunity with Tyler Henry
  • One copy of his Best Selling book “Between Two Worlds” that Tyler will personally autograph for you
  • One commemorative VIP laminate

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Thu 3/28/19 7:30PM 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