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By Kaye Osborn


November is full of dramatic offerings for children and adults. The days are getting shorter, the nights are longer so it is a perfect time of year to go out to the theater and see some really innovative presentations staged and performed by our friends here in town. Check these out!


For children:

YES Company Kidettes

grades 1-5 from all over the county perform in this favorite classic

101 Dalmations

Nov. 4 at 7 PM

Nov. 5 and Nov. 6 at 3:00 PM – Johansen High Auditorium

Performances usually sell-out so get your tickets now! Tickets are available on-line at: OR YES company office 238-6850 149 North 9th Street Suite 14


GalloCenter for the Arts: tickets available on-line or at the ticket box office

Nov. 1: If You Give a Moose a Muffin

7:00 PM Mary Stuarts Rogers Theater

If a big, hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he’ll want some jam to go with it. When he’s eaten all your muffins, he’ll want to go to the store to get some more muffin mix! For grades K-6.


Nov. 13: Rumpelstiltskin presented by Modesto Performing Arts

2:00 PM Mary Stuarts Rogers Theater
Once there was a poor miller who had a beautiful daughter, and in order to make himself appear important to the king he said, “I have a daughter who can spin straw into gold.” And pure enjoyment is what this classic Brothers Grimm fairly tale will be spun into by Modesto Performing Arts. For grades K – 5.



For adults:

Buried Child (mature audiences)

By Sam Shepherd

Directed by Jere O’Donnell

CSU Stanislaus Main Stage Theater

Nov. 10,11,12,17,18,19 8:00 PM

Nov. 13,20 2:00 PM

In his 1979 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Sam Shepherd takes a macabre look at one disillusioned American Midwestern family with a very dark secret.

Tickets available at 667-3166 or


Prospect Theater Project

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well & Living In Paris

Music by Jacques Brel

Nov. 11- Dec. 11

Additional material by Eric Blau & Mort Shuman

The poignant passionate and profound songs of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel are brought to vivid life in this intense musical experience. Brel’s legendary romance, humor and moral conviction are evoked simply and directly, resulting in a powerful, intimate, bold and emotional evening of theatre.



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