A Time to Perform in April
By Kaye Osborn & ModestoView Staff

There are lots of theatrical experiences for you to explore this month. My good friend Kimberly Ogden is directing a play for the Gallo Center Repertory Company called Sangre de un Angel written by Roxanne Scroeder-Arce (who also wrote Mariachi Girl). This dramatic play illustrates how the choices we make can affect our relationships and our lives forever. It is based on a true story of Adam Chapa, who was shot by a teen gang member in East Austin, Texas. It is exciting that GCRC is producing such timely productions.

Modesto Performing Arts will be celebrating 50 years with a stellar musical concert featuring over 120 alumni performers. (I am one of them!) Some of them have gone on to Broadway and international stages. Don’t miss this show! The singing will astound you! Paul Tischer is a gift to our theatrical community. Come join in the fun and honor Modesto Performing Arts. A reception will follow in the lobby with food and wine.
Here is what is happening in our neck of the woods!

Gallo Center for the Arts
Sangre de un Angel
Fri., April 7: 7 PM
All tickets $12

Peppa Pig Live!
Sat., April 1: 2 PM

MPA 50th Gala Concert
Sat., April 22: 2 PM

State Theater – April 27
Some Like It Hot – Film “Fun” Raiser by DKG Epsilon Nu
Benefits SCOE, MJC Scholarships, Library Books, GVM
5:30 Wine and appetizers, 7 PM film
Donation $25 Reservations online: DKGMODESTO@GMAIL.COM<mailto:DKGMODESTO@GMAIL.COM>

Neil Simon’s Rumors “A Farce”

West Side Players Production

April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Friday & Sat performances start at 7 PM, Sun Matinee 3 PM

Tickets: General Admission $15 – Reserved Section $18 – Students 1/2 price

The Wizard of Oz ~ The Musical
Modesto Christian Performing Arts:
April 6 – 7 pm, Apr 7 10 am &7 pm, Apr 8 11 am & 6 pm
Come and join Dorothy and her friends on an adventure to save the Land of Oz! Based by the works of L. Frank Baum, this is a new musical spin on the timeless classic. You and your family will love visiting the land “over the rainbow”, while experiencing your favorite songs and characters live on stage at the beautiful State Theatre. This performance is sponsored by Modesto Christian School’s 6th-12th grade drama program and features actors and technicians from the school.
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Don’t miss the Center Stage Conservatory Performance of Dustbowl Children, performing live on April 30 and the lower level theatre at 11thand J.



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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.