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FREE POST-SHOW Q&A WITH CAST & DIRECTOR! Sunday, April 28, following the final show. Open to ticket holders from all performances.

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


Matthew Emerzian is Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of Every Monday Matters (EMM), a not-for-profit organization committed to helping people and organizations understand how much and why they matter. The EMM K-12 Education Program currently reaches over 1.5 million students in 49 states and 6 countries, and the EMM Employee Engagement Program is changing the culture of companies nationwide. Emerzian's new book, Every Monday Matters - How to Kick Your Week Off with Passion, Purpose, and Positivity, hit the stores this past January. His work has been hailed by, The TODAY Show, Fast Company Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Hallmark TV. Over the past ten years, Emerzian has traveled the country sharing his unique story and insight on finding purpose. His life-changing message focuses on sustained personal and social change that happens by stepping outside of our selves. Best yet, Emerzian was raised in Modesto!

Tue 5/21/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


With equal measures of pluck and positivity, Little Orphan Annie charms everyone’s heart. Annie is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the door step of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. She escapes the orphanage to the wondrous world of New York City. It’s a hard knock life but the sun soon comes out tomorrow! Annie eventually finds a new home and family in the person of billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. Based on the beloved, long-running comic strip, Annie is a worldwide phenomenon. In the U.S. alone, it is brought to the stage an estimated 700 to 900 times year. The original Broadway show was the winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. Come see how Modesto Performing Arts breathes new life into this classic musical!

Sat 6/22/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 6/23/19 2:00PM Foster Family Theater
Fri 6/28/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 6/29/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 6/30/19 2:00PM Foster Family Theater


Based on the Broadway show and movie from Walt Disney Productions, set in the turn-of- the-century New York, it's a true story based on the actual Newsboys Strike of 1899. Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of the teenaged “newsies.” When Joseph Pulitzer, a titan of publishing, raises distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from around the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what is right. The show is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message for the entire family, and features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman. This the first-ever production of Newies by Modesto Performing Arts, a community theater gem for more than 50 years!

Sat 8/10/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 8/11/19 2:00PM Foster Family Theater
Fri 8/16/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 8/17/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 8/18/19 2:00PM Foster Family Theater