Pathways to Creativity

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Student Matinee Series

Reservations & Information

Alesha Rabe
(209) 338-5062

Arts Education Brochure

2019/20 Season

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.

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.

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.

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 Hurst
Director of Arts Education
(209) 338-5012

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



  • Monday, September 21, 2020 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT!
  • 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.