Events Genres

Special Engagements

Special Engagement Events

Some shows just break the mold. Some artists are in such high demand that it can take years to get them scheduled. That is why we call these once-in-a-lifetime performances Special Engagements. The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ “The Pirates of Penzance” is a perfect example.

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Broadway Events

We have an amazing line up for you: Mean Girls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago, Come From Away and My Fair Lady. It's the perfect blend of past musical theater triumphs with exciting new Broadway touring productions!

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Blockbuster Events

Blockbusters is right! Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo, Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken in concert together, Paul Anka and Disney Pixar's Coco in Concert are just SOME of the big shows coming your way.

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Pop Icons

Pop Icons Events

Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine is coming to the Center with Carnie and Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips. This show is sure to delight you with hits including “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls” and “Good Vibrations” from the Beach Boys catalog, along with Wilson Phillips hits such as “Hold On” and “Impulsive.” And that's not all...

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Comedy Events

Brian Regan, Felipe Esparza, Terry Fator and Lewis Black are just some of the great comedians who will be serving up the laughs this season. You know them from television series, talk shows and specials, Las Vegas clubs, stand-up tours, books and more!

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R&B, Blues & Soul

R&B, Blues & Soul Events

Does it get any better than Motown legends The Temptations and The Four Tops sharing the stage in concert together? But wait, there's more. Kings Return is coming back! They opened for Jay Leno last season and just wowed the audience!

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Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out Events

Call your friends, make restaurant reservations, and get ready for these wildly fun and funny Girls Night Out performances — including a terrific line up of comics up in “Ladies of Laughter: Funny & Fabulous Tour.”

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Dance Events

Parsons Dance, Malevo and ABT Studio Company make for an extraordinary presentation of dance performances this season. And each of them will include our free pre-show Balcony Talk with guests from the dance companies hosted by Central West Ballet artistic director René Daveluy!

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Chad's Picks

Chad's Picks

Gallo Center CEO Chad Hilligus has curated a unique series of performances by world-class, perhaps less well-known artists, to expand one's cultural experience. Chad's Picks are “Piaf! The Show,” Kings Return, Time for Three, Samara Joy and Flor de Toloache & Gina Chavez. You might surprise yourself, but you definitely won't be disappointed.

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Family Events

We've assembled an irresistible and affordable choice of shows sure to make for great family nights out: Stunt Dog Experience, “Bluey's Big Play—The Stage Show,” Disney Pixar's “Coco In Concert on Tour,” “Sugar Skull,” “Animaniacs in Concert” and more. These are FUN!

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Latino Events

This season it will be a joy to welcome fans of Carla Morrison, Felipe Esparza, Lupita Infante, Gallo Center favorite Ramón Ayala y Sus Bravos del Norte, Las Cafeteras, the Villalobos Brothers, and more wonderful Latino stars and shows!

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Jazz Events

The official season opener for the Gallo Center's 23/24 season is Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Just…wow. We've also got 2023 Grammy winner Samara Joy (now on a meteoric rise to stardom) and the Blue Note Records 85th Anniversary Tour!

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In recent seasons the Gallo Center has found enthusiastic audiences for musically sophisticated shows honoring great artists from years past. This season will bring tribute performances celebrating, among others, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, George Michael and Queen!

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Off Broadway

Off Broadway

There are a lot fabulous choices here. One of them is “Death of a Salesman”, which the Gallo Center is co-presenting with Sankofa Theatre Company, the valley’s only African American theatre group. This is a rare opportunity and we encourage you to get tickets now!

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Gallo Center Repertory Company

Gallo Center Repertory Company

GCRC's 23/24 season features “Murder on the Orient Express,” Ken Ludwig's adaptation of the famed Agatha Christie mystery; Roger Bean's holiday treat, “Winter Wonderettes,” a joyous jukebox musical; “12 Angry Jurors,” based on Reginald Rose's brilliant stage play and film, “Twelve Angry Men,” and “Born Yesterday,” Garson Kanin's comedy-drama that became the marvelous film starring Judy Holliday.


Modesto Symphony Orchestra

Modesto Symphony Orchestra

Immerse yourself in MSO's 93nd season, filled with beautiful music and iconic works by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. MSO's Picnic at the Pops will be a tribute to Aretha Franklin, and they will close their season once again with a feature film accompanied by the orchestra: “Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi in Concert!”

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Central West Ballet

Central West Ballet

CWB is serving up a dance feast for 23/24, including the return of “Frankenstein,” the popular Halloween experience introduced last season. Also returning, of course, is your favorite holiday tradition, “The Nutcracker.” CWB will be delighting audiences all season long with these and more extraordinary performances!

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Opera Modesto

Opera Modesto

Opera Modesto's 41st season has the most famous and beloved of all Viennese operettas, Johann Strauss' spirited “Die Fledermaus,” along with one of the world's most staged operas, Giacomo Puccini's “Tosca,” a story of love, lust, murder and political intrigue!


Modesto Performing Arts

Modesto Performing Arts

Modesto's oldest community theater company, Modesto Performing Arts, is now in its sixth decade and still as theatrically ambitious as ever! Their offerings for 23/24 are “Billy Elliot the Musical” with its timeless score by Sir Elton John, and “White Christmas,” based on the cherished 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney.

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Country, Folk and Americana

Country, Folk & Americana Events

Josh Turner, Martina McBride, Clint Black…how's that for a choice of country performances? But that's not all!  There's the country-western icons Riders in the Sky, and an amazing tribute show saluting Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. And that's still not all...

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Homegrown Talent

Homegrown Talent

Modesto and its neighboring communities are well known for producing gifted musical and theatre performers, and the proof is right here. From Sankofa Theatre Company's production of “Death of a Salesman,” to the prodigiously talented Broadway performer Morgan James, and more, these homegrown talents make us proud!

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Holiday Events

Holiday Events

What a holiday season this will be! You can choose from the jazzy Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Show, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro’s first-ever Christmas performance, the rousing Christmas with the Celts show, the hugely popular Mannheim Steamroller and more!

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Classical Events

With opera superstar Renée Fleming leading the way, the Gallo Center is presenting a series of classical music performances by superb artists that include the unique and charismatic trio Time for Three!

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