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Special Engagements

Special Engagement Events

They are called Special Engagements in part because the competition to schedule these in-demand artists can be fierce. What a line-up we have for you in 24/25: Donny Osmond, Wayne Newton, Eric McCormack & Laura Bell Bundy, and Isabel Leonard & Pablo Sainz Villegas are joined by Patti LuPone, making her first appearance at the Gallo Center since 2007, when she performed with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at our grand opening!

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Broadway Tours

Broadway Events

The Book of Mormon is coming back! What the New York Times calls "the best musical of this century," sold out two performances at the Gallo Center during the 22/23 season. It will sell out again. Four other hugely entertaining national Broadway touring productions are coming, too, each making their first appearance at the Center: Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen, Pretty Woman the Musical, and The Cher Show.

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Dance Events

The 30th anniversary tours of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Step Afrika! are two of the dance delights for 24/25. The others are Velocity Irish Dance and Ballet Folklórico de México. Selected dance performances feature free pre-show Balcony Talks 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 series of performances by world-class, in some cases less well-known artists, to expand one's cultural experiences. They are Rodrigo y Gabriela, Jane Monheit, Eric McCormack & Laura Bell Bundy, Dreamers' Circus and Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra. These innovative, soul-stirring performances are intended to inspire outside the box thinking.

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Homegrown Talent

Homegrown Talent

Modesto and its neighboring communities are renowned for a deep well of artistic talent, and it's really on display with the Sankofa Theatre Company production of Sweat, the 2017 Pulitzer Price winner for Drama. There's also a charming Valentine's Day show by Modesto native son and Broadway's Phantom, Jeremy Stolle, and the electrifying rock-jazz-soul-roots fusion group originally from Oakdale, the Alex Lucero Band!

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Pop, Rock & R&B

Pop Icons Events

Rock 'n Roll legends Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo? Check. The groundbreaking alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs? Yes. Backstreet Boy Nick Carter on his solo tour. You betcha. KC & the Sunshine Band, whose fusion of R&B and funk fired up the Disco Era? Uh huh. All of that plus the Ultimate 70s Reunion with Atlanta Ryhthm Section, Firefall & Walter Egan. Whew!

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Christian Friendly

Christian Friendly Events

Leading the way in this welcome renewal of a Christian-friendly entertainment series at the Gallo Center is Christian music's most-awarded artist, Steven Curtis Chapman. He's joined in the line-up by hilarious comedian Henry Cho, and Quincy Jones' favorite a cappella group, Take 6. And if that weren't enough, we have Home for the Holidays with Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams, Ruben Studdard and Haley Reinhart!

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Comedy Events

Get this: Nikki Glaser, Henry Cho, Tom Papa, Maria Bamford, Nurse Blake, Ladies of Laughter and The Office Trivia Show starring David Koechner ("Todd Packer"). You know and love them all from television series and specials, talk shows, Las Vegas clubs, stand-up tours and more. They're all going to be here in 24/25!

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Family Entertainment

Family Events

Seven incredible shows comprise this series in 24/25, each of them sure to make for great family occasions. Just three of your exciting choices are Disney's Encanto - The Sing Along Film Concert, Dragons & Mythical Beasts Live, and The Aluminum Show. Like these, the other four shows are HUGE fun!

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Blockbuster Events

Blockbusters, indeed! They include Patti LuPone in her first appearance at the Center since 2007, when she performed with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at our grand opening; the classical / hip hop artists Black Violin; wonderous magician Michael Carbonaro; pop music royalty David Foster and Katharine McPhee; ultra awesome singer Storm Large, and Champions of Magic, the enormously successful magic and illusion show. 

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Jazz Events

24/25 offers one of our best jazz line-ups ever. Dave Koz will be here with his annual, perpetually sold out Christmas tour. One of jazz's best-loved voices, Jane Monheit will make her Gallo Center debut. The great Kenny G will be here, too. The endlessly entertaining, Grammy-winning Chris Botti is returning, and another Grammy winner, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis is bringing his Uptown Jazz Band, one of the premier large ensembles in the world.

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Latino Performances

Latino Events

Get ready to welcome the immensely popular singer Yuridia; regional Mexican artists Banda Los Recoditos; top-selling Los Tucanes de Tijuana; the superb Mariachi Los Camperos; Grammy-winning guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela; ever-popular Mariachi Sol de Mexico, and the extraordinary Ballet Folklórico de México. We'll also be presenting our traditional Day of the Dead altar in the Marie Damrell Gallo Grand Lobby from October 23 - November 4, 2024!

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Gallo Center Repertory Company

Gallo Center Repertory Company

The Gallo Center Repertory Company continues to growth, thrive and innovate as a regional theatre presence, and this is reflected in its ambitious 24/25 season conceived by Ryan Foy, the Center's director of produced theatre and special programming. Expect dazzling productions of 1984, All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, Boeing Boeing, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.


International Artists

International Artists

Heiress to the state of mind of the Portuguese people, renowned Fado singer Mariza is joined in this series by Celtic Thunder, one of the most popular shows in the Center's history, coming with an all-new performance, Odyssey. Also headed this way is the lively holiday show, Irish Christmas in America, and the trio Dreamers' Circus, a new musical force in Denmark combining classical music with Nordic folk traditions.

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In recent seasons the Gallo Center has found enthusiastic audiences for musically sophisticated shows honoring great rock bands and artists from years past. This season will bring tribute performances celebrating Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Journey, Fleetwood Mac and Linda Ronstadt!

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Off Broadway

Off Broadway

What a splendid series this will be! In Time to Thank: An Evening with Steve Guttenberg, the famed actor regales the audience with humorous, meaningful stories about his career and beloved father. Also coming is Menopause the Musical 2: Cruising Through the Change, the hilarious sequel to one of the most succesful Off Broadway productions of all time. And finally, L.A. Theatre Works returns to the Center with a brilliant stage adaptation of of E. M. Forster's beloved novel, A Room with a View.

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Country, Folk and Americana

Country, Folk & Americana Events

Just wow! Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, Terri Clark, Sawyer Brown, Dustbowl Revival's A Laurel Canyon Retrospective, and Joshua Radin & Ron Pope sharing a stage! This is easily going to be one of the Gallo Center's most memorable series of country, folk and Americana performances! Please note: At the request of the artist, Trace Adkins' show was announced just prior to the Center's 24/25 season launch. Ticket availability subject to prior sales.

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Wit & Wisdom

Wit & Wisdom

A new series with speakers who make you laugh and comics who make you think! The Office Trivia Show Starring David Koechner ("Todd Packer") is an interactive performance with teams from the audience competing in a trivia contest. Raconteur and storyteller Garrison Keillor will be here with sonnets, limericks, musical jokes and more. And in Time to Thank: An Evening with Steve Guttenberg, the famed actor regales the audience with humorous, meaningful stories about his career and beloved father.

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Holiday Celebrations

Holiday Events

So many choices! You've got Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild & Swingin' Holiday Party. Or there's Home for the Holidays with Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams, Ruben Studdard & Haley Reinhart. There are also fabulous Christmas shows by Pink Martini and Kenny G. More choices? How about Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2024, incomparable jazz singer Jane Monheit, or Irish Christmas in America. Like we said, choices!

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Classical Events

This exciting series includes the pairing of the internationally celebrated, Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard with "the soul of the Spanish guitar," worldwide sensation Pablo Sainz Villegas. It also has Charlie Chaplin's SMILE, a multi-media recital performance by French violinist Philipe Quint that celebrates the actor's life and musical legacy, and the trio Dreamers' Circus, a new musical force in Denmark blending classical music with Nordic folk traditions.

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Modesto Symphony Orchestra

Modesto Symphony Orchestra

Immerse yourself in MSO's 94th season, filled with beautiful music and iconic works under the baton of Music Director Nicholas Hersh! The season includes MSO's always thoughtfully curated Classics and Pops series, a special appearance by Branford Marsalis, a tribute to Aretha Franklin, and much more!

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Central West Ballet

Central West Ballet

CWB is serving up a dance feast for 24/25, including the return of “Dracula,“ the popular Halloween experience first introduced in the 18/19 season. One of the grandest operas of all, “The Sleeping Beauty“ will be presented, and of course “The Nutcracker,“ will light up the holidays once more!

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Opera Modesto

Opera Modesto

Two of the greatest comic operas ever composed make up Opera Modesto's 24/25 season: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's “The Marriage of Figaro“ and Giuseppe Verdi's “Falstaff.“ Come see why 'OpMo' has been such a powerful artistic force in our community for 42 years!


Modesto Performing Arts

Modesto Performing Arts

Modesto Performing Arts is now in its sixth decade and still as theatrically ambitious as ever! Their offerings for 24/25 are “Anything Goes,“ the hilarious musical shipboard romp with the fabulous Cole Porter score, and “Disney's Beauty and the Beast,“ that tale as old as time!

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Visiting Presenters

Visiting Presenters

Independent producers leasing facilities at the Gallo Center for the Arts are the presenters of these performances. The producers are responsible for show content, marketing and ticket pricing. Tickets to these performances not eligible for a ticket exchange to performances offered by the Gallo Center and its resident companies (Central West Ballet, Modesto Performing Arts, Modesto Symphony Orchestra and Opera Modesto).

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