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Student Theatre Season
By Chris Murphy
There are some amazing performances this month by our youth. You never know who the next Jeremy Renner or Tim Olyphant will be, so don’t miss these. These theatre groups have worked so very hard and the audience should be packed with our whole community, not just their parents.

This is one of the great actor training teams in our region and YES Company performances never disappoint.
YES Kids present – Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr.
March 3: 7:30 PM, March 4 and 5:30 PM
Gallo Center for the Arts

Davis High School
This is a 90’s version of Beauty and the Beast will be performed at Davis in the Little Theatre on March 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and March 12 at 1 p.m. The Davis tickets are $7 for students and $9 for general admission and can be purchased at the door. The show moves to the Gallo Center for the Arts on March 13 for a stellar performance at 7 p.m. These tickets are $15-25 and can be purchased through the Gallo Center for the Arts box office:

Modesto High School
Once Upon A Mattress is a musical comedy based on the Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tale, “The Princess and the Pea.” The show premiered on Broadway in 1959 and featured a young Carol Burnett in her star turn. It has become a timeless classic of the American musical theatre stage. A cast of over 20 Modesto High School students will perform the musical supported by MHS technicians, designers, and musicians. The show is a delight for adults and children of all ages.
March 3, 4, 10, 11 – Modesto High School Auditorium
7:30 PM – Tickets available at the door
$ 8 Adults $ 5 Students

Downey High School
Into the Woods
Into the Woods is being performed by Modesto, CA’s legendary Downey drama department where a young George Lucas built sets back in the day. Directed by John Armes. Starring Samuel Gerber, Carma Mize, Kyra Pelham, Bella Marseline, and Daniel Vermulean. Follow The Baker and his wife “into the woods” in search of objects belonging to Little Red, Jack, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, to lift the spell the Witch has placed on the want-to-be parents! Go see our own AllAges Editor Leia Johnson live on stage.
March 10th: Opening Night 7pm
March 11, 17, 18: 7pm Mar 19 2 pm

Johansen High School
Xanadu Jr will be the school’s hallmark show this year. This will take you to another place and you will have a blast.
March 10 & 11 at 7:30 PM
Johansen High Haines McKnight Theater
641 Norseman Drive
$10 Adults; $7 Students/Children/Seniors
Contact Rhonda Oliver at<>

LightBox Theatre at the Carnegie
The True Story of the Big Bad Wolf
Alexander T. Wolf, A.K.A. “The Big Bad Wolf” is on trial for the terrible crimes he has committed, and in this Hog-Eat-Hog world he will finally reveal his side of the story to the town of pigs accusing him in this funny courtroom drama directed by LightBox Theatre Company co-founders Stefani Tsai and Eric Broadwater are directing and designing the production, respectively. Dr. Karen Koner, Coordinator of Music Education at Stan State, is the musical director. The play features local actors from the community and recent Stanislaus State graduate

Loft Theatre / Carnegie Arts Center
Downtown Turlock.
Fri – March 17 & 24 at 7 p.m.
Sat – March 18 & 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sun – March 19 & 26 at 2 p.m.
$12 Gen,
$10 C.A.C. Members,
$8 Youth/Students with valid ID



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.