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Dear Educator,

I am pleased to present to you our 2017/18 Pathways to Creativity Season! For ten years now, the Gallo Center has worked to provide entertaining and relevant performing arts experiences for you and your students, and this year offers another exceptional program. In these pages you’ll find programming for all grades TK-12 covering a wide range of subjects from science to classic literature.

You’ll notice we’ve recommended Common Core standards that relate to each performance. Based on feedback from post-show surveys during the Gallo Center’s 2016/17 Pathways to Creativity Season, 70% of the teachers who responded listed the show description and curriculum connections as the two primary reasons for the choosing to see a performance here. We paid careful attention to the surveys, because making sure our performances enhance the classroom experience is critical.

For a deeper arts integration experience, please consider attending one of our professional development workshops hosted by our Partners in Education team in conjunction with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

As always, your Gallo Center arts education team is ready to ensure the best experience possible for you and your students. For ticket reservations please download a sales agreement form or contact Tiffany Davis in our Ticket Office, telephone (209) 338-5022. We also provide bus transportation grant applications for classes/schools that purchase a minimum of 50 seats.

Cortney

We look forward to seeing you and your students at the Center!

Sincerely,

Cortney Betschart
Arts Education Manager

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.

2017/18 Arts Education Events – Tickets $5.00

GALLO CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY

THE BOY WHO CRIED BULLY

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Grades K-5
440-Seat Foster Family Theater
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Meet Nate, a typical third-grader with a love for telling tall tales. Nate's biggest problem is Sam, a fifth-grade bully who has it in for him and his friends. Thankfully, Bob the Bully-Buster visits to teach Nate's class what they can do to identify and prevent bullying in school. Based on the classic Aesop's fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, this honest, funny and engaging production looks at stretching truths and accepting differences.

Common Core Standards:
1.RL.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

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.

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GO, DOG. GO!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Grades PK-2
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
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By Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz
Adapted from the book by P.D. Eastman
With music composed by Michael Koerner
Produced by Childsplay from Tempe, Arizona

Go, Dog. Go!  brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, audience participation, and even a wild game of ball as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs!

Photo by Heather Hill Photo, Childsplay (Tempe, AZ).

Common Core Standards:
K.RL.9: With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

2.RL.4: Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

CHICKEN DANCE

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Grades PK-3
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
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Based on the book, “Chicken Dance.” Written by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Dan Santat. Copyright © 2009. Published by Sterling Publishers, New York and London.

Every barnyard has its bully! But two of the barnyard’s chickens, Marge and Lola, will not stand idly by. ArtsPower’s musical portrays the colorful story of these two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! But first, they must present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks, led by Mac who loves to play the bully. Can Marge and Lola face their challengers, against all odds, and win the talent contest?

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

2.RL.5: Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

ARCATTACK

Monday, October 23, 2017
9:30 AM Sold Out!
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Grades 4-8
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
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ArcAttack is part rock concert, part science experiment. Combining their love of music with science, the crew of ArcAttack and creators of the original Singing Tesla Coil invite the audience to explore concepts such as electricity, voltage and current, magnetism, robotics, and lightning through a performance that’s entertaining, interactive, and of course…electrifying!

Next Generation Science Standards:
NGSS 5.LS2.B Matter cycles between the air and soil and among plants, animals, and microbes as these organisms live and die. Organisms obtain gases, and water, from the environment, and release waste matter (gas, liquid, or solid) back into the environment. (5-LS2-1)

NGSS 8.PS2.B Forces that act at a distance (electric, magnetic, and gravitational) can be explained by fields that extend through space and can be mapped by their effect on a test object (a charged object, or a ball, respectively). (8-MS-PS2-5)

LIGHTWIRE THEATER’S

MOON MOUSE

Friday, October 27, 2017
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Grades K-5
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
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Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, Marvin the mouse is labeled as a loser and a geek. As respite from the continuous badgering, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures and hopes to make his dreams come true and experience the acceptance he craves. Lightwire Theater is proud to present Moon Mouse, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences.

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

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.

GALLO CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY

THE MIRACLE WORKER

Friday, November 3, 2017
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM Sold Out!
Monday, November 6, 2017
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM Sold Out!
Grades 5-12
440-Seat Foster Family Theater
Study Guide - Will be posted when received

Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water."

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

GALLO CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Thursday, December 7, 2017
9:30 AM
Friday, December 8, 2017
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM Sold Out!
Monday, December 11, 2017
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM Sold Out!
Grades K-8
440-Seat Foster Family Theater
Study Guide - Will be posted when received

"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!,” we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer in this comedy play by Ken Ludwig. Don't miss the Gallo Center Rep's joyful tribute to the holiday season.

Common Core Standards:
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.

5.RL.6: Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

FLIGHT SCHOOL, THE MUSICAL

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
9:30 AM
Grades K-5
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Study Guide - Will be posted when received

It’s the first day of Flight School, where they teach birds to fly. Penguin has the soul of an eagle and is ready to live on the wind. But he wasn’t built to soar, as the other birds constantly remind him. Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded. With some friends of a feather, and a little help on the technical parts, Penguin follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! With book by Cara Lustik, music by David Mallamud, and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen, Flight School The Musical is based on the book Flight School from best-selling author Lita Judge.

Common Core Standards:
2.RL.5: Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

MAYHEM POETS

Thursday, January 18, 2018
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Grades 6-12
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Study Guide - Will be posted when received

Teacher Workshop: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:30-6:30 PM

"Let's go see a poetry show" is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Having been dubbed "an amazing ride" by the New York Times, this mind-boggling performance has been described as "The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert." These theatre trained, comedically gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and standup comedy to tell gut wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed.

Common Core Standards:
8.RL.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

11-12.RI.6: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.

MY FATHER’S DRAGON

Monday, January 22, 2018
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Grades K-5
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Study Guide - Will be posted when received

Teacher Workshop: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 3:30-6:30 PM

Based on the beloved stories by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Illustrated by Ruth Crisman Gannett
By special arrangement with Ruth Stiles Gannett

When nine-year old Elmer Elevator hears about a baby dragon who is held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island, he sets off on an adventure to rescue the dragon and return him home. With the help of his friend the Alley Cat, Elmer packs everything he thinks he’ll need – including chewing gum, two-dozen lollipops, seven hair ribbons and a box of rubber bands! With pluck and ingenuity Elmer makes his way to the Island, outwits the wild animals and saves Boris, the dragon. But can they find their way back home? As they travel over the ocean they get lost in a storm and discover a magical island of escaped canaries. The resourceful Elmer helps the canaries overcome their “curiosity disease” and uncover a stash of hidden riches. With bags of gold and the canaries’ blessings, the dauntless duo at last returns home.

Common Core Standards:
5.RL.6: Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

MUMMENSCHANZ

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
9:30 AM
Grades K-12
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Study Guide - Will be posted when received

Swiss-based theater troupe Mummenschanz has been dazzling audiences worldwide for more than 45 years. By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, Mummenschanz delivers a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. Their brand new production for 2017/18 is “you & me,” which brings to life the large scale masks the troupe is famous for as well as new works that include acrobatics!

Common Core Standards:
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).

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
9:30 AM & 4:15 PM
Grades K-5
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
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Book Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman
Based on the book “How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long with Illustrations by David Shannon
Produced by Dallas Children’s Theater from Dallas, Texas

AARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can't find on any map!

Based off the popular book, the production includes terrific songs like “A Good One to Boot,” “Green Teeth,” “I'm Really Just a Sensitive Guy,” “Talk Like a Pirate,” “Soccer by the Rules,” “Pirates Dot Arrgh,” and more… It’s a joyful family musical that is sure to leave young mateys singing and dancing in the aisles!

Common Core Standards:
4.RI.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

GALLO CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY

MANZI – THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG CESAR CHAVEZ

Thursday & Friday, March 15 & 16, 2018
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Grades 2-6
440-Seat Foster Family Theater
Study Guide - Will be posted when received

Teacher Workshop: Monday, February 26, 2018, 3:30-6:30 PM

Through this play, adapted for the stage by José Cruz González from the book by Pat Mora, young audiences get to know Cesar Chavez and the hardships that he and his family faced when they lost their farm in Arizona and moved to California to pick crops in the fields. The life lessons that the young Cesar learns about intolerance, injustice, and the value of education inspire his lifelong quest to improve conditions for farm workers and to bring dignity to their lives. The play will be directed by Carolina Alfaro.

Common Core Standards:
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.

5.RI.3: Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

NUGGET & FANG

Thursday, March 22, 2018
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM Sold Out!
Grades PK-3
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
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Adapted with special permission from" Nugget & Fang," text ©2013 by Tammi Sauer, illustrations ©2013 by Michael Slack. "Nugget & Fang" is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, 2013.

ArtsPower’s colorful new musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly — until Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures. Nothing goes as planned. Fang is moping in deep waters when he notices that Nugget and his minnow schoolmates are caught up in some big trouble (and one very big net). Holy mackerel! Can Fang save the day and prove he’s a true friend?

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

STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE

Friday, March 23, 2018
9:30 AM Sold Out!
Grades PK-12
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Study Guide - Will be posted when received

It has to be one the cutest shows you’ll ever see! Stunt Dog Experience is created, directed and hosted by Stockton native Chris Perondi. You’ll see dancing dogs, amazing dog tricks, big stunts, athletic feats and comedy antics, too. It’s a high energy event with incredible performances—all by dogs adopted from shelters and pounds across the country.

DOKTOR KABOOM: LOOK OUT SCIENCE IS COMING!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Grades 4-8
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
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Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom! keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter. Join Doktor Kaboom! for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate, and entertain.

Photo by Martin Albert.

Common Core Standards:
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.

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS

Friday, April 20, 2018
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Grades 3-5
1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
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Based on the book by Richard & Florence Atwater
Adapted for the stage by Pins & Needles Productions
Music by Luke Bateman, Lyrics by Richy Hughes

Painter and decorator by day, Mr Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out!

With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, 60 minute action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s award-winning book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect treat!

Producer credit - Produced by Casa Mañana by arrangement with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and TC Beech.

Common Core Standards:
4.RL.7: Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.