PerformingView ­ Billy Elliot and More

PerformingView – Time to Perform in August
By Kaye Osborn

August is here! Schools are gearing up for the new year! I hope you were able to attend a live performance locally. There are lots to experience! If you did make time to enjoy a local production, give yourself a pat on the back! I love all parts of theater: technical, directing, performing, producing, set design, costumes, publicity, props…everything!

The MJC Dance Department has been selected by the American College Dance Association and the esteemed Jacob’s Pillow Dance directors to perform for the Inside/Out Festival on Thursday, August 24th. The dance, “Vanishing at the Water’s Edge” choreographed by Kim T. Davis and performed by 12 dances from the MJC Off-Balance Dance Ensemble in an outdoor amphitheater in Berkshire Hills. Congratulations to MJC Dance Department! If you would like to help the dancers attend this festival, donations can be made by call MJC Arts Division Office at 209-575-6081.

Here’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods!

Gallo Center for the Arts
MPA’s Billy Elliot the Musical
Director Paul Tischer is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to present this to our local audience. Don’t miss this.
Aug. 5 & 6, 11, 12 & 13
7:30 PM and 2 PM
If you loved the movie, you will love the musical!

Valley Got Talent
Aug. 25 & 26
7 PM
Cheer our local talent. Audience vote is on Friday night.

Denair Gaslight Theater
Little Red Riding Hoods
Children’s show
August 4 & 5: 7 PM

Center Stage Conservatory
Dog Sees God

Your favorite comic strip characters are all grown up and stuck in high school where drugs, sex and identity are now the topic of conversation. CB’s dog has died, his best friend Van is strung-out on something, the little red-headed girl pushes Van’s sister to destructive acts of violence and Beethoven has a crush on CB. Not so good grief all around. But new kinds of lessons are learned — torn from today’s headlines — sometimes in the hardest, cruelest way, in this contemporary comedy

Fri – Sat, Aug 11-12, 18-19 8 p.m. Thu – Sat, August 24-26, 8pm

Sun August 20 & 27, 2:00 p.m. Tix $10 & 15
Center State Conservatory
948 Eleventh Street (Enter on J Street)
Modesto, CA



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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.