Event Categories

Broadway and Blockbusters

What a line-up of official Broadway touring shows we have for you! It not only includes the Gallo Center debut of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but also such spectacular hits as Beautiful-The Carole King Music Musical, Waitress, Jersey Boys and the 25th anniversary production of Riverdance! You have all that to consider, plus blockbuster shows including Lea Salonga, David Foster, Criss Angel RAW, One Night in Memphis, The Choir of Man and more!

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Comedy

Considering the 15 months we've all just experienced, who won't be needing a barrel of laughs? This season your comedy choices include the amazing viral sensation Tape Face; legendary Gabriel Iglesias; wildly funny Felipe Esparza; ace impersonator Frank Caliendo; the improv masters of Whose Live Anyway?; hip magician-comedian Piff the Magic Dragon; Bill ("Here's Your Sign") Engvall; ultra-witty Tom Papa; Ladies of Laughter, and top local comic Anthony K!

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Dance

What a splendid season for dance this will be. Who can resist the superb dancer-illusionists of MOMIX under the direction of the esteemed Moses Pendleton? What about the majesty and pageantry of the world famous Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández? Or the torrid and visually stunning dance troupe Tango Argentina? They're each coming to the Gallo Center for the 21/22 season...AND...they'll be joined by that next generation of dance, Ailey II. Wow!

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En Español

This season it will be a joy to welcome fans of comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Felipe Esparza, Tejano-Nortena stars Grupo Intocable, singer/composer José María Napoleón, beloved Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández, and music pioneers like Ramón Ayala y Sus Bravos del Norte and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. All that plus a thrilling Christmas show, Nochebuena, with Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar!

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Family & Kids

Let's see, what’s on tap? Magic? Check. You can see the devilishly funny magician Chipper Lowell or the riveting and spooky illusionist Criss Angel. Music? Check. We've got YES Company's 30th Anniversary Concert Spectacular, the explosive DRUMline Live, the thoroughly charming Disney Princess-The Concert, and Gallo Center favorite Norman Foote with supporting performances by the Great Valley Academy Choir and the Sonoma and Lakewood Chorus. Canines? Check that, too. The rollicking Stunt Dog Experience is returning to the Center for even more doggone fun!

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Holiday Events

The holiday season is always more magical with enjoying heartwarming entertainment! It's taken years to book it, but the Center finally was able to schedule the Johnny Mathis Christmas Show! Trust us, you don't want to miss it. You can also enjoy Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Swingin' Holiday Party, Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular, the always-sold-out Dave Koz & Friends holiday show, Windham Hill's Winter Solstice, Modesto's very own Opus Handbell Ensemble and Nochebuena (Christmas Eve in Mexico) with Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar.

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Music

You'd be hard pressed to find a deeper lineup, in all genres, at any performing arts center anywhere. Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Turner, Little River Band, The Haggard Brothers, Gladys Knight, JD Souther, Straight No Chaser, Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan, Celtic Woman, Everclear, Chris Botti, Boz Scaggs, Michael Bolton, Altan, Spyro Gyra, Jeremy Stolle, Clint Black, Riders in the Sky, and The Doo Wop Project. But, believe it or not, there's still more.

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Theatre & Speakers

You get an incredible variety of plays and spoken word entertainment this season! This Gallo Center Repertory Company returns with Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, All is Calm, Holes and On Golden Pond. The Center also proudly presents great spoken word and theatrical performances including An Evening with Henry Winkler, hilarious golf commentator David Feherty, Napoleon Dynamite LIVE, Sankofa Theatre Company's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, That Golden Girls Show, One Man Star Wars Trilogy and more.

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Tribute Performances

In recent seasons the Gallo Center has found enthusiastic audiences for musically sophisticated, well-produced shows honoring great artists both contemporary and from years past. This season will bring tribute performances celebrating The Bee Gees, The Eagles, Neil Diamond, Queen, Pink Floyd, Sam Cooke, ABBA, and Aretha Franklin. One of the most intriguing is perhaps Croce Plays Croce, in which legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce's music is performed by his son, A.J.

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