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PerformingView by Kay Osborn

A Time to Perform in May May Madness is filled with lots of activity: dance recitals, music performances, graduations and end-of-the-year school events. Take time out of your busy schedule and head to the theater. I hope to see you there!

Gallo Center for the Performing Arts Friday May 3 at 8:00 The Bus A New Play by James Lantz The story is about two boys who meet regularly in a parked bus that belongs to the most powerful church in town, Golden Rule. The Bus is a touching play that is filled with suspense, family and community.

Wed., May 8 at 7:30 PM Letters Home This show will be an edu-taining experience for students in grades 6 and older. This tale brings to life real letters from Afghanistan and Iraq. The letters are powerful, compelling and paint a picture of what soldiers endure while on the front line.

Peter Pan Friday, May 10 at 7:00 PM Sat., May 11 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM Sun., May 12 at 2:00 PM Presented by Modesto Christian Performing Arts. Join Peter Pan, the boy who will never grow up, as he takes the Darling children (Wendy, John, and Michael), on a magical trip to Neverland! A delightful musical for the whole family!

Pygmalion by Prospect Theater Project Friday, May 17 and 14 at 8:00 PM Sat., May 18 and 25 at 2 PM 100 years after its first production (written in 1912 and first presented in Vienna in 1913), Pygmalion remains Shaw’s most popular play, best known to modern audiences by its film, My Fair Lady.

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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.