Every season at the Gallo Center a few hidden gems emerge—less well known shows
that take patrons by surprise with their charm and unconventionality. We call them “Lynn’s Picks.”
Look for this thumbs up symbol. It’s a nod from CEO Lynn Dickerson that you might
consider taking a chance on a show!
Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. After a ten-year rest period, the company has revived “Opus Cactus” with a new look, fresh energy, and fun surprises! The landscape of the American Southwest is brought to life with Pendleton’s signature style creating dynamic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers.
James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash captures the essence of the Man in Black. Nearly 50 years after the famed Folsom Prison Concert, Garner and his band re-create Cash's life and music with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. Thrill to the songs of the legendary icon with the signature boom-chica-boom sound of his longtime band, the Tennessee Three. Ride this train - from his greatest hits to his lesser-known ballads, Johnny Cash lives on!
Comedian Tom Papa has done (and is doing) it all. He hosts “Come to Papa,” a highly popular, weekly radio show and podcast with such guests as Matt Damon, Sarah Silverman Bill Burr, John Mulaney and Kevin Pollack. Tom guest starred on “The Jim Gaffigan Show” on TV Land. And he was personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld to host the NBC series, “The Marriage Ref.” Tom not only keeps good company, his observational, often family-inspired stand-up is very, very funny.
Unlike any other four-man vocal group touring today, The Company Men uniquely interweave today's Top 40 hits with re-imagined classics of the last six decades by blending songs by your favorite artists, including Sam Smith, The Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Adele, The Temptations, Sam Cooke, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, Michael Bublé, The Eagles and more. All Broadway veterans, their show “A Night of Hits” brings you a staggering 60+ songs in just 90 minutes!
The electrifying string trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three, has been captivating audiences worldwide with their high-octane pop/classical crossover sound since 2010. They’ve received lavish praise for their ability to impress listeners with a multitude of genres that span Puccini to Gershwin, and to artists such as Adele, Coldplay, and OneRepublic.
Prepare to be astounded. Michael Grandinetti, star of The CW’s “Masters of Illusion” and NBC’s “The World’s Most Dangerous Magic,” combines never before seen grand illusions, stage magic and sleight of hand that push magic premises to their limits. With music, comedy and many unexpected surprises, "Michael Grandinetti: Magic On The Cutting Edge" is not your ordinary magic show. Levitation, mysterious disappearances, mind reading, and inanimate objects coming to life are just the beginning.
Swiss-based theater troupe Mummenschanz has been dazzling audiences worldwide for more than 45 years. By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, Mummenschanz delivers a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. Their brand new production for 2017-2018 is “you & me,” bringing to life the large scale masks the troupe is famous for, as well as reviving a historic tradition of acrobatics.
Michael Cavanaugh is the New Voice of the American Rock & Roll Songbook. A charismatic performer, musician and actor, he became famous for his lead role in the Broadway jukebox musical “Movin’ Out.” Billy Joel handpicked Cavanaugh to star in the production. This show features some of Joel’s greatest hits, as well as anecdotes of Cavanaugh’s time spent with Joel and “Movin’ Out.” His piano playing and vocals are uncannily like Joel’s, and this show with his trio is a serious treat!