Gallo Center Repertory Company

THE 2018/19 SEASON!

GCRC

Jim Johnson, Ph.D., Artistic Director

GCRC Directors Photo by Michael J. Mangano

The Gallo Center Repertory Company’s directors for the 2018/19 season are (left to right): Heike Hambley, Jim Johnson, Kimberly Ogden and John Mayer. Please visit our new website at www.gallocenterrep.org.

Upcoming Events

All GCRC events are presented in the 440-Seat Foster Family Theater


Stand And Deliver

THE BULLY BUSTER RIDES AGAIN

Regional Touring Production

The adventures continue for Nate, Sam, Zoe and Bob the Bully Buster from last season’s production of The Boy Who Cried Bully. Students will laugh and learn from Nate and his friends as they dream of escaping school bullies using light saber duels, Harry Potter’s magic, and by being a cowboy and a super hero. In the end Bob the Bully Buster teaches the kids that only respect can make a school safer. Directed by Lori Brynhi.

The Bully Buster Rides Again was first produced by the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia as part of their Touring Outreach Company in 2006.

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Stand And Deliver

STAND AND DELIVER

  • Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2 pm
  • Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2 pm
  • PG13
  • $10/12/15

Inspired by the Oscar-nominated film, it’s the compelling true story of an East Los Angeles teacher, Jaime Escalante, who surmounts overwhelming odds in his quest to turn inner-city students into whiz kids. Escalante’s quirky, offbeat teaching methods, and his relentless drive, push his students to take and pass a rigorous calculus test.  But, the results are invalidated and the students must re-take the test. The result provides the dramatic conclusion to this emotion-packed, urban fairy tale. This production has mild profanity.

Ramón Menéndez and Tom Musca’s screenplay adapted for the stage by Robert Bella. Directed by Jim Johnson.

PRE-SHOW LECTURE & DISCUSSION
Saturday, November 3, 1 pm Foster Family Theater. Open to all Stand and Deliver ticket holders.

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Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

TINY TIM’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

  • Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018, 3 pm
  • Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3 pm
  • $10/12/15

Adapted from the classic Charles Dickens’ novel, this heartwarming Christmas tale finds Tiny Tim hatching a plan to get his father home for Christmas day. With the help of some kindly sellers at the market and his friend Charlotte, Tiny Tim stages a spectacle filled with ghosts and Christmas cheer to convince Scrooge to give his father the day off. It all seems to be going according to plan until a little bit of real Christmas magic catches everyone by surprise.

Come Early on Sunday & Meet Santa! Santa will be on-site for a pre-show treat & pictures in the Marie Damrell Gallo Grand Lobby on Sunday, December 9 at 2 pm. Open to all Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol ticket holders.

Play by Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig. Directed by Kimberly Ogden.

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Steel Magnolias

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

  • Friday, February 1, 2019, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
  • $15/18/25

Set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done, Steel Magnolias is filled with hilarious repartee and humorously revealing verbal collisions. The play moves toward tragedy when the realization of their mortality not only affects the women profoundly, but also draws on their underlying strength—and love—which make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Play by Robert Harling. Directed by John Mayer.

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Tuesdays with Morrie

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

  • Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2 pm
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2 pm
  • $15/18/25

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.

Cast: Jim Johnson (Morrie) and Colton Dennis (Mitch)

There are no auditions for this production.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE GALLO CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY, CONTACT KIMBERLY OGDEN, ASSISTANT TO THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, AT KOGDEN@GALLOARTS.ORG