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A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS
GCA FY20
A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS

Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas, one of the most popular family shows ever to come to the Gallo Center, is returning this season! Follow the story of a young bird named Max, and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole…his adventure begins! Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms and performing poinsettias light up the stage! Audiences of all ages treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits, including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky. Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their electroluminescent artistry and poignant story telling in complete darkness. Brighten your holidays this season with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas.

Fri 11/29/19 3:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Fri 11/29/19 6:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS
GCA FY20
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award-winner Davis has created a show that features Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in the intimacy of the Gallo Center. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!

Sat 11/30/19 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 11/30/19 6:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


A MERRI-ACHI CHRISTMAS
GCA FY20
A MERRI-ACHI CHRISTMAS

A MERRI-ACHI CHRISTMAS - Mariachi Sol de Mexico® de Jóse Hernàndez

How is Christmas celebrated in the southwest? With traditional carols played by a Mariachi of course! And Mariachi Sol de Mexico, with the blazing sounds of its 13 piece ensemble, will bring to life a festive, joyous holiday celebration at the Gallo Center. Enjoy a fusion of the traditional holiday spirit with the color, and the traditions, of Mexican and American Christmas songs and carols. The traditions are brought to life by Sol de Mexico’s spectacular artistic execution. Experience this unique fiesta of favorite holiday tunes from both sides of the border as performed by America’s premier Mariachi ensemble!

Sun 12/1/19 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
GCA FY20
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

MERRY TEXAS CHRISTMAS Y'ALL! Ten-time GRAMMY award winners Asleep at the Wheel are proud to announce the return of their popular holiday-themed concert series Merry Texas Christmas Y’all. The Wheel continues to bring Christmas cheer to theaters with their western swing holiday concert. Past highlights include performances at the Nashville Symphony’s Schermerhorn Center, Austin’s Paramount Theatre, the 1894 Grand Opera House in Galveston and Augusta’s Imperial Theatre. Expect a wonderful evening that combines Asleep at the Wheel’s most popular songs, new material, and holiday favorites such as “Christmas in Jail” and “Merry Texas Christmas Y’all.” Don't miss a fun-­filled evening with these Texas legends performing holiday music inspired by the Lone Star State.

Mon 12/2/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


JOHN TESH: ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS
GCA FY20
JOHN TESH: ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS

After more than three decades as an international entertainer, John Tesh has earned six Emmys, two Grammy nominations, three gold records, seven TV specials and sold more than eight million records. Whether at the solo piano, with a 12-piece ‘big band’ or an 80-piece orchestra, Tesh’s ability to create a unique journey for concert fans with music and storytelling has made him a welcome presence on stages all over the world. A sold-out Gallo Center audience thrilled to his big band Christmas show in 2013. This holiday season, he embarks on an intimate, acoustic trio performance that will entertain both loyal and new fans alike. Get ready to enjoy all your holiday favorites as only John Tesh can perform them!

Tue 12/3/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


YES VIRGINIA THERE IS A SANTA
GCA FY20
YES VIRGINIA THERE IS A SANTA

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS
Gallo Center Repertory Company

Christmas Eve, 1897, New York City. Eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering Santa’s existence after a series of unhappy events. Meanwhile, a young newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job. The spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating in the process an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas folklore. Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus was written by Jamie Gorski. Kimberly Ogden will direct.

Fri 12/13/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 12/14/19 3:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 12/15/19 3:00PM Foster Family Theater


A VERY CHORAL CHRISTMAS
GCA FY20
A VERY CHORAL CHRISTMAS

A VERY CHORAL CHRISTMAS
Matt Cover, Master of Ceremonies

Returning for a fourth year, A Very Choral Christmas presents eight local choirs performing holiday favorites over two wonderful nights! Four different choirs will perform each night, and each choir will perform different songs for approximately 15 minutes. As in 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 12/20/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 12/21/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


POSADA NAVIDEÑA
GCA FY20
POSADA NAVIDEÑA

BALLET FOLCLÓRICO ANÁHUAC: POSADA NAVIDEÑA

Ballet Folclórico Anáhuac is Modesto’s premier Mexican folk-dance company. Founded in 2006 by Liduvina Gonzalez, it is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Mexican arts and culture through the talents of local youth. In Posada Navideña, you will experience Christmas-themed pieces and explore different traditions throughout the states of Mexico, including Veracruz, Sinaloa and Jalisco. The show will feature modern ballet techniques, energetic choreographies, decorative and colorful costumes, and rich music.

Sun 12/22/19 2:00PM Foster Family Theater