Pathways to Creativity

Student Matinee Series

Arts Education Brochure

2019/20 Season

THE SAVE MART COMPANIES CARES FOUNDATION PRESENTS PATHWAYS TO CREATIVITY

Save Mart CARES

WITH SUPPORT FROM THE COSTA FAMILY FUND

Dear Educator, 

I’m pleased to present to you our 19/20 Pathways to Creativity season! Since it’s inception in 2008, the Pathways programs have been providing quality arts education experiences for students, grades TK-12, across the San Joaquin valley. Over the past year, our arts education team has been working to expand our programming to provide new experiences for our youth both in and outside of the classroom. Read a little more about these programs below and be sure to visit our website to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest.

SAVE MART CARES STUDENT MATINEE SERIES
Our most popular program, the Center is proud to continue offering a robust Student Matinee Series.  For just $5 a ticket, teachers have been able to provide hundreds of thousands of students with real theater experiences by performers from around the world!  Flip through the pages of the brochure to learn more about our offerings this season. You’ll find something for every grade level and subject area.

THE BIG BAD BULLYSAURUS
For 10 years our touring behavior prevention program has helped students address bullying in their schools with a theater experience at their own school site. Our latest production is The Big Bad Bullysaurus. Geared for students grades K-5, our touring program reaches over 20,000 students each year. Learn more about booking a tour.

GALLO CENTER YOUTH ACADEMY
GCYA is an afterschool enrichment program offering theater and music classes for students in grades 1-6 and is an excellent extracurricular for your students that show a particular interest in the performing arts. Fall classes start August 19, 2019. Registration opens May 20, 2019. Learn more about GCYA and how to share the program with your students.

As always, your arts education team is here to ensure the best experience possible for you and your students. We look forward to seeing you at 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.


2019/20 Student Matinee Series – Tickets $5.00


YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS

GALLO CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Friday, December 13, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades 1–5
  • 440-Seat Foster Family Theater
  • Study Guide

Christmas Eve, 1897, New York City. Eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering Santa’s existence after a series of unhappy events. Meanwhile, a young newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job. The spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating in the process an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas folklore. Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus was written by Jamie Gorski. Kimberly Ogden will direct.

Curriculum Connection: Visual and Performing Art Standard: Theater 4.1.2 Identify a character’s objectives and motivations to explain the character’s behavior.


BALLET FOLCLÓRICO NACIONAL DE MÉXICO DE SILVIA LOZANO

BALLET FOLCLÓRICO NACIONAL DE MÉXICO DE SILVIA LOZANO

  • Monday, January 27, 2020 · 9:30 AM
  • Grades 3+
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

The Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano is an institution tasked with the dissemination, preservation and promotion of the Culture of Mexico, both at home and abroad. With an artistic career spanning over 56 years, the BFNM reflects the work of Mexico’s leading researchers and practitioners of folklore, dance, music, and costumes. The company has performed in over forty countries and on five continents, receiving numerous awards and prizes, as well as being designated an Ambassador of Mexican Culture.


THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS

THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT!
  • Grades TK–3
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

By Jerome Hairston. Based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats.

The Snowy Day celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall! Follow Peter and his friends as they romp and play, starting snow ball fights and making snow angels in this imaginative musical play about the childhood joys and challenges of growing up. Using innovative shadow puppetry, Keats’ treasured characters come to life in this humorous and fun adaptation of Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, A Letter to Amy, and The Snowy Day.

Curriculum Connection: K.RI.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.


LLAMA LLAMA - LIVE!

LLAMA LLAMA - LIVE!

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 · 9:30 AM SOLD OUT!
  • Grades TK–2
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

Based on the beloved, best-selling book series by Anna Dewdney and new Netflix series, it’s a new musical production from the celebrated The Bay Area Children's Theatre! Bedtime has never been so exciting! It’s the end of the day for the Llama family. After a long day of adventures at the school and the store, Baby Llama can’t wait to put on his red pajamas. He and his friends the toys are ready to sing and dance their way to sleep...except...they need a bedtime story and a kiss goodnight and a drink of water. But, where’s Mama? This hilarious musical will warm every Llama and Llama Mama’s heart.

Common Core Standard: K.RI.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.


MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY

MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 · 9:30 AM LIMITED AVAILABILITY! & 11:30 AM SOLD OUT!
  • Grades K–5
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

Based upon the book Miss Nelson Has a Field Day by Harry Allard and James Marshall, © 1985 Harry Allard. Adapted arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Company and Gurman Agency LLC.

Return to Horace B. Smedley School where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. In fact, they have never even scored a single point! With such a poor record and a team that is out of control, kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape.

Considered by all to be “the meanest substitute teacher in the whole world,” Coach Swamp applies her trademark discipline to the players’ training, demanding tough exercises and no back talk. In the end, the team changes their attitude, pulls together, sharpens their skills, and manages to win the biggest game of the year.

Curriculum Connection: 3.RL.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


MATHEMAGIC

MATHEMAGIC

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020 · 9:30 AM LIMITED AVAILABILITY! & 11:30 AM
  • Grades K–3
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

Hailed as one of the preeminent shows for young people, MatheMagic!® features world-class magic, comedy, and theatre. Bradley Fields connects with young people of different ages, abilities and learning styles. Kids leave the theater brimming with confidence and a gain a new fascination for the history, the power and the beauty of the language of math.

Curriculum Connection: 3.RI.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.


DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE

DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020 · 9:30 AM LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
  • Grades 2+
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this 'roarsome' interactive show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favorite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!  Don’t miss this entertaining and mind-expanding Jurassic adventure. 

Curriculum Connection: 2.RL.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate of its characters, setting, or plot.


LITTLE WOMEN

LITTLE WOMEN

GALLO CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades 4+
  • 440-Seat Foster Family Theater
  • Study Guide

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation by Marisha Chamberlain of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, these ‘Little Women’ strive to find their true selves. Carolina Stevens directs her first GCRC production.

Curriculum Connection: 6-8. RL. 4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, vocabulary specific domains related to history/social studies.


B-THE UNDERWATER BUBBLE SHOW

B-THE UNDERWATER BUBBLE SHOW

  • Friday, March 13, 2020 · 9:30 AM LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
  • Grades 2+
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

Inspired by childhood standards like Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan, in this wondrous show a certain Mr. B finds himself transported as if by magic to a special, colorful, happy place called Bubblelandia.  It is a place to linger, to dream, to listen, to watch, to savor, and to marvel but, above all, a place to dream. The “inhabitants” of Bubblelandia — seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids, clown fish and others — will carry Mr. B along his imaginary journey in this beautiful underwater world where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him.

Common Core Standard: 5. RL.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).


DOKTOR KABOOM

DOKTOR KABOOM

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020 · 9:30 AM SOLD OUT! & 11:30 AM LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
  • Grades 3–8
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

So much science, so little time. . . Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favorite science demonstrations, so he’s bringing them all! Unfortunately there are way too many to do them all in one show. So, Doktor Kaboom has built a great big spinning wheel and labeled it with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft, and more! Wherever the wheel stops, that’s what’s next! Will we turn a water bottle into a rocket or catapult bananas across the stage? Electrocute a pickle? Who knows? Let’s spin that wheel!

Created by David Epley from Seattle.WA

Curriculum Connections:
 4.RI.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

5.SL.3 Summarize the points a speaker or media source makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence, and identify and analyze any logical fallacies.


Hign School Musical
Modesto Christian School Presents

Disney's High School Musical

  • Friday, April 3, 2020 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades K–12
  • 440-Seat Foster Family Theater

Modesto Christian Performing Arts gleefully invites you to their spring musical, Disney's High School Musical. Performed by over fifty high school students and featuring upbeat live music and dance, this show is sure to please audiences of all ages. The story, which is based on the 2006 hit film, follows the stories of Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez as they explore first love, friendships, and the complexities of fitting into the "status quo" of high school social norms. The take-home message of this delightful show is that despite our different interests, talents, and abilities, we're always still "All in this Together!"

Curriculum Connection:
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).


Juline Regional Youth Ballet presents Swan Lake
Juline Regional Youth Ballet Presents

Swan Lake

  • Friday, May 8, 2020 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades K–12
  • 440-Seat Foster Family Theater

The Juline Regional Youth Ballet debuts Swan Lake, the most loved and mesmerizing of classical ballets. Composed in 1875, Tchaikovsky’s first ballet remains a favorite throughout the world over 100 years later. A timeless story of true love triumphing over evil, Swan Lake is set to the most beautiful music and features all new choreography and costumes. Suitable for all ages, this educational performance will feature beloved excerpts from each of the four acts, introducing students to the joy and excitement of classical ballet. Students will be exposed to the transformative power of creativity through the performing arts!

Curriculum Connection:
This performance meets all Visual and Performing Arts Common Core Content Standards.