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Pathways To Creativity

Arts Education Programs

Reservations & Information

Contact: Kathi Tennant
(209) 338-5022
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2015-16 Brochure
2015-16 Arts Education Brochure Pathways To Creativity Brochure (PDF-6mb)

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2015-16 Pathways to Creativity Program is Sponsored By:

 Save Mart Cares
 Costa Family Fund
 Teichert Foundation

A Note From Jim Johnson, Ph.D.

Jim Johnson

Dear Educator,

Since its inception in 2008, Pathways to Creativity has presented performing arts experiences to 209,304 children from 322 schools. A total of 243 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 these pages.

Below you will find the Pathways to Creativity programs the Gallo Center is offering for the 2015-2016 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

2015-16 Arts Education Events – Tickets $5.00


Monday, May 2, 2016 · 9:30 & 11:30 am
1,248-seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Grades: Pre-K – 3

Book, music and Lyrics by Scott Elmegreen
Directed by Benjamin Hanna Based on the popular picture books by David Soman and Jacky Davis

» Study Guide

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy celebrates the power of imagination and promotes a sense of adventure and exploration of the world around you. Inspired by the New York Times Top 10 best-selling Children's Books with 14 titles and over 3.3 million copies in print, this lively new musical “buzzes” with the inventive energy of childhood. Lulu is disappointed that she is too little to play baseball with her big brother, grabs her trusty sidekick, Bingo, the family dog, and goes off to the park, seeking adventure. She meets up with her friends, Sam, Marley and Kiki and they morph into the Bug Squad as Ladybug Girl, Bumblebee Boy, Dragonfly Girl and Butterfly Girl fight the Mean Alien...or is that Lulu's brother? Imagination will triumph!


Monday, May 9, 2016 · 11:30 am & 4:15 pm
1,248-seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Grades: 3 – 8

Co-commissioned by Visible Fiction and The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts
Directed by Douglas Irvine

» Study Guide

Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice. Seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. Armed with whatever comes their way, nothing is as it seems in this Sherwood Forrest, but one thing is for sure, no rogue is safe! Performed by two actors, the play is a clever and quirky take on the well-known legend, set in less of a Sherwood Forest and more of a supermarket store room, an everyday place where a tale can be told and objects can be reinvented. Playful, imaginative and fast paced, all the characters are there, in one way or another, along with a host of cardboard boxes, shopping carts and food . . . Bring your band of merry men and a smidgeon of imagination for an innovative and surprising stage production of the famous tale.