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WE SHALL OVERCOME
GCA FY19
WE SHALL OVERCOME

FREE PRE AND POST SHOW EVENTS!. Ticket holders are invited to attend a 1:30 – 2:30 pm pre-show panel discussion featuring African American business and community leaders, as well as a post-show reception catered by Mama Weber’s Southern Kitchen and BBQ of Manteca.  Both events are free. Panelists include: Brenda Arnold, Regional Vice President Robert Half International; Wendy Byrd, President Modesto/Stanislaus NAACP; Dr. Daryl F. Camp, Superintendent Riverbank Unified School District; Darryl B. Curry, Chief Operating Officer Kaiser Permanente Central Valley Service Area; Sergeant Felton Payne, Modesto Police Department; Ryan Fitzpatrick, Chief Operating Officer Fitzpatrick Dealership Group; Liz Garmon, Sankofa Theatre Company; Alonzo J. Gradford, Attorney; and Herbert Whitehurst, Jr., Former Professional Athlete, German Football League. 

A MUSICAL CELEBERATION 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.

For every ticket you purchase to “Nizar Ibrahim: Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous,” get one free admission to the Great Valley Museum at Modesto Junior College! Simply present your Gallo Center ticket stubs from this Nat Geo Live show at the museum entrance and in you go!

GREAT VALLEY MUSEUM
2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto
(209) 575-6196
Website

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

**SHOW TICKET NOT INCLUDED—MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY FROM THE GALLO CENTER

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE VIP EXPERIENCE

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


ANNIE
MPA FY19
ANNIE

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


NEWSIES
MPA FY20
NEWSIES

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