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PerformingView – Autumn Theatre Season

By Kaye Osborn and Chris Murphy

Autumn is approaching and so are new theatrical seasons! It is my hope that you attended a live performance during the summer: a concert, a play, a dance, a poetry slam or a talent show. Keep attending productions and spread the word through social media about the show. Help them grow their audience. I believe in you dear reader!

I am thrilled about attending this year’s MSO Picnic at the Pops-Queen! Love the location, the community support and, most of all, the opportunity to dance! I invite you to dance with me! Then to top off the evening-fireworks! Yahoo!

Don’t miss Norman Foote on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 PM. Two local choirs will be joining him: The Great Valley Academy Choir and the Lakewood/Sonoma Chorus! How exciting and a wonderful opportunity for those young singers!

Here’s what is happenin’ in our neck of the woods!

Gallo Center for the Arts
Whitney Houston Tribute
Thurs., Sept. 6
7:30 PM

The Fifth Dimension
Fri., Sept. 14
8 PM

Norman Foote
Tues., Sept. 18
6:30 PM

MSO-Picnic at the Pops: The Music of Queen
E. & J. Gallo Winery Grounds
4 PM: grounds open
7:30 PM: concert begins

Denair Gaslight Theater
Red Pony Band
Sat., Sept. 8, 7 PM
Proceeds support the Gaslight Theater

Prospect Theater Project: Celebrating it’s 18th season
Yankee Tavern
Sept. 14-Sept. 30
Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all.

Merced Multicultural Center – Saboteur
11 players will compete weekly in missions to add money to a team jackpot. However, 1 contestant is a mole, a Double Agent, a Saboteur who will sabotage these missions to prevent the other players from adding ANY money to their jackpot. It’s a mystery for 4 Saturdays at 7pm, and YOU can play along. Can YOU figure it out before anyone else? WHO is the SABOTEUR??
Merced Multicultural Arts Center – the MAC · Merced, California
September 1, 8, 15

Center Stage Conservatory
William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet performed by an all-female cast.
At its most straight forward, Romeo & Juliet is a timeless tale of two young lovers torn apart by the feud between their families, which speaks to the terrible costs of such division within our communities. Director, Carolina Stevens has put together an ensemble of ten women from the valley to comprise the cast of Romeo and Juliet. The all-female cast provides the perfect backdrop to explore the gender themes in this classic love story. Shakespeare’s decision for the pair to defy the gender standards of the time brings their love together in an undeniable way, yet their later attempts to re-conform to the societal expectations eventually leads to their ill-fated tragedy. PG rated.

Sept 7-23 – Fridays, Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2
Tix $15 $10 Students

CSC’s Lower Level Studio – City Center at 948 11th Street.

For more information, contact 209.846.0179 or
Photo Credit: Daniel DaRosa Medina

Upcoming High School Performances
High School Drama Presentations
Davis High delivers the hits. Their annual Harry Potter Murder Mystery Dinner is 9/14 and 9/15 at 7 p.m. These tickets are presale only (sells out every year). People can email<> to get tickets or at the school: $12 for students, $15 for adults.

Their fall show, Bamboozled! is a commedia dell’arte show October 5-6 at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Tickets are $7 students, $9 adults and will be available at the door!
Davis High School 1200 Rumble Rd, Modesto 209-574-1668

Modesto High School Theatre will produce Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol in the MHS Auditorium opening on November 30 and continuing December 1, 7 & 8.
The house will open at 7:00 PM with the curtain at 7:30 PM.
Tickets are 7.00 and available at the door.
Modesto High Auditorium 18 H St Modesto 209-574-1776

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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.