Arts Education Programs
Reservations & Information
Contact: Kathi Tennant
2014-15 Pathways to Creativity Program is Sponsored By:
A Note From Jim Johnson, Ph.D.
Since its inception in 2008, Pathways to Creativity has presented performing
arts experiences to 179,200 children from 296 schools. A total of 228 student matinee
performances have been presented in that time.
That arts experiences and academic achievement go hand in hand is indisputable.
At a time when arts education is being cut back in our schools, the Center is only
too happy to provide young people with the much needed opportunities described in
Below you will find the Pathways to Creativity programs the Gallo Center
is offering for the 2014-2015 Season. They are for students at all grade levels,
K–12, including after school programs and prevention/issue-oriented young adult
programs. To participate in any of these events, please download your reservation
form from the link above.
We look forward to seeing your students at the Center!
Jim Johnson, Ph.D.
Arts Education Coordinator
Gallo Center for the Arts
Photo by James Ewing
2014/15 Arts Education Events – Tickets $5.00
DINO LIGHT: A Glow in the Dark Adventure!
Fri, Apr 17, 2015
9:45 am - Sold Out
12:15 pm - Sold Out
Foster Theater, capacity: 440
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This brilliant production is from the same Lightwire Theater that brought the dazzling
“The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare” to the Center last season. It
tells the story of a friendly dinosaur, Darwin, who wanders away from home and discovers
a world of creatures who light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning
of love. Unique and visually dazzling, the show uses a cutting-edge blend of puppetry,
technology and dance that will leave students spellbound in wonder.
2014/15 Modesto Christian Performing Arts
Apr 24, 2015
9:30 am - Sold Out
11:30 am - Sold Out
Foster Theater; capacity: 440
Study Guide - (will be posted when received)
Recommended for Grades 1–12
Based on the books by P.L. Travers, the classic Walt Disney film, and the musical
stage production by Cameron Mackintosh, this is the story of the Banks family and
how their lives change when a nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives at their home at 17 Cherry
Tree Lane in London. Things are not going well for Jane and Michael, who are out
of control, and their latest nanny just stormed out. The children decide to write
the advertisement for a new nanny, but Mr. Banks has a very different idea of what
constitutes the perfect nanny and he tears up the piece of paper and throws it in
the fireplace. Within moments Mary Poppins arrives and takes charge of the Banks
children. While out on an adventure, they meet Bert and, despite their reservations
about his ragged clothes and dirty face, Mary teaches them that they must learn
to look past appearances. Mary Poppins is a story for young and old with unforgettable
songs, astonishing dance numbers, and a certain amount of stage magic that will
leave you breathless.