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PerformingView – December Holiday Shows


A Time to Perform in December
By Kaye Osborn and the ModestoView Crew

The holidays are a busy time of the year! This month is the time for family gatherings, parties with friends and co-workers plus a time to reflect on our past and, hopefully, embrace the upcoming New Year. Take time to distress by attending a local production or musical performance! My husband and I like to kick-off the festivities by attending MSO Holiday Pops. There are many concerts happening all across our county. Whatever you celebrate, my wish to you is for health and happiness. Merry New Year!

Here’s what is happening in our neck of the woods!
Gallo Center for the Arts
An Irish Christmas
Dec. 2-4

Too Many Tamales: (fun for the whole family)
Dec. 9-11

State Theater
The Pack is Back: free community event
Doors open at 1 PM, show at 2 PM

Invitational Poetry Slam
Dec. 10:
Doors open at 6:30 PM, show at 7:30 PM

McHenry Museum Dickens’ Faire for Children
Sat., Dec. 3: free community event
9 AM- Noon
McHenry Museum

Modesto Junior College, Little Theater
What do you get when you mix a drunkard father, a pill popping mother, and a family that is ripping apart at the seams? You get Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize winning play August: Osage County.

The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents the dark comedy-drama August: Osage County on December 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Little Theatre of the Performing Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.

Center Stage Conservatory
Dog’s Best Friend
The saying goes “Man is dog’s best friend,” at least it does in this family-friendly comedy. Hannah Monroe is a young girl without any friends, but the family’s 17-year-old border collie, Lucky. A wish made on her 15th birthday, causes Lucky to become a 17-year-old boy.

Under the direction of playwright, Modesto born Sam “I Am” Mellor Performances run from Dec 8-18 beginning at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturdays. Sunday Dec 11 and 18 the show begins at 2pm and will include a talk back with the cast and creative team afterward. Tickets $15 general $10 students $5 child. (209) 846-0179, www.centerstagemodesto.comLower Level Suite

Prospect Theater Project
39 Steps (loved the play)
Dec.2- Dec. 4

I Stand Before You Naked: Play Reading Project
Dec. 11: 2 PM



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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.