Student Matinee Series

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Student Matinee Series

2022 Season

Dear Educator, 

As the Gallo Center welcomes patrons back after 15 long months, it’s safe to say we are most excited about seeing our youngest patrons. Providing high quality, inspiring, and accessible arts education experiences for the youth of our community is at the heart of our mission and we are eager to get back to it!

So as we return to live theater, I’m happy to present to you a mini student matinee series, consisting of five productions, all scheduled to take place between January and May 2022. Even in this small series you’ll notice some familiar audience favorites, including Theatre Hero’s Call of the Wild, and some brand new productions, such as Gallo Center Repertory Company’s stage adaptation of the beloved novel Holes by author Louis Sachar.

The health and safety of students, teachers, volunteers and staff are the Center’s top priority. We are in close, continuous contact with county health officials as well as the county office of education on current requirements and guidelines for performances and field trips. and The Gallo Center will keep you informed as our performance dates get closer. In the meantime, we encourage you to digitally flip through the following pages and scan the QR codes to see video previews of the wonderful productions in store for you!

As always, your arts education team is ready to ensure the best experience possible for you and your students. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Center this season!

Cortney

Sincerely,

Cortney Hurst
Director of Arts Education
(209) 338-5012
CHurst@galloarts.org


Note: Any adult requesting visitation to a particular student or group of students associated with a school/group attending an Arts Education performance at the Gallo Center for the Arts must be approved by the teacher of that school/group prior to having contact with student(s). All ticket sales are through schools; no single tickets will be sold.


2021/22 Student Matinee Series – Tickets $5.00


Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

  • January 14, 2022, 9:30am SOLD OUT
  • January 14, 2022, 11:30am SOLD OUT
  • Recommended for grades 1–5
  • 1,200-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide
Sponsored by
Alfred Matthews

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.2: Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! explodes onto the stage updated for a whole new generation with imaginative image projections and a rock’n’roll feel. The live performance centers around Tom, a nervous young man on his first day of being a schoolteacher, who turns on the television to calm himself down and is visited by three aspects of his personality who remind him how learning can be fun. Childsplay brings the classic Saturday morning cartoons to life with SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! Originally aired on the ABC television network from 1973-1985, then revived in the 90s and 00s, Schoolhouse Rock was a collection of clever, animated shorts that taught academic topics including grammar, mathematics, civics and science.

The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales

  • January 21, 2022, 9:30am SOLD OUT
  • January 21, 2022, 11:30am SOLD OUT
  • Recommended for grades TK–3
  • 1,200-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.3: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

Based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Poor Jack. He’s got to use his wits to save himself from the terrible Giant, but a host of familiar fairytale characters keep messing up his plans—and then there’s that annoying Stinky Cheese Man! The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales deconstructs the tradition of the fairy tale. Characters slide in and out of tales; Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, and Goldilocks meets the Three Elephants. Nothing is quite the same as you remember it.

Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

  • February 15, 2022, 9:30am
  • February 15, 2022, 11:30am LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • Recommended for grades 5+
  • 1,200-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide
Presented by
Kaiser Permanente

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.3: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

Jack London’s classic tale comes to life on stage. This multi-media adventure mixes performance and storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie.

The production uses 180-degree projection that surrounds the performer and provides scenic, artistic, and historical context to the show through their content. The images feature a unique mix of Philip R. Goodwin’s classical illustrations from the book’s first edition, period photographs, and brand new drawings and animations created by artist Michael Rae.

Gallo Center Repertory Company: Holes

Gallo Center Repertory Company: Holes

  • March 10, 2022, 9:30am SOLD OUT!
  • March 10, 2022, 11:30am
  • March 11, 2022, 9:30am LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
  • March 11, 2022, 11:30am
  • Recommended for grades 3—7
  • 440-Seat Foster Family Theater
  • Study Guide

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

Stanley Yelnats, a boy whose family is cursed, is sent to a juvenile detention camp for a crime he did not commit. He and the other boys at the camp are forced to dig large holes in the dirt every day, eventually realizing they are digging holes because the Warden is searching for something. Soon three separate stories coalesce to reveal why Stanley's family has a curse and what the Warden is looking for in this delightful version of the multi-award-winning novel by Louis Sachar.

Momix: Alice

Momix: Alice

  • May 4, 2022, 9:30am
  • Recommended for grades 7+
  • 1,200-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide
Presented by
Kaiser Permanente

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.6: Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

A MOMIX Premiere! The internationally acclaimed Connecticut-based company of dancer-illusionists founded and directed by Moses Pendleton is thrilled to present a preview of its latest work ALICE in advance of the World Premiere in Italy.

ALICE sees characters from the White Rabbit to the Mad Hatter and the implacable Queen of Hearts, all in a world that Pendleton creates through quintessential MOMIX creativity. MOMIX's ALICE is a perfect outing to extend the joy of the holiday season!