PerformingView – July Peformances

By Chris Murphy

It is the top of the summer and there are some great shows happening in these air conditioned places. From great Broadway shows, to cool intimate performances to some classic rock and roll, and even a red carper premier, we have it all. The new Gallo Center season is out now and tix are available for all shows. Check out the Gallo website. There is a new season lined up at the Prospect Theatre Project and this is truly some of the best intimate theatre you can get, AND they have a full bar. Become season ticket holders and make a difference.

YES Company
The amazing youth program is back for one of the great shows. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written. You have four opportunities to experience this must-see performance!
July 21 & 22 @ 7 pm
July 23 & 24 @ 2 pm
Tix: $14/20/25/35/45 or call (209) 338-2100

Prospect Season
Mingling scenes of explosive drama with moments of fanciful imagery, the play deftly blends its two natures as it moves to its conclusions when, in a theatrically magical moment, illusion and reality achieve a remarkable synthesis.
July 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23
Shows 7:30 Sun: 2:30

State Theatre
The State is going to ROCK in July
I remember when Y & T was Yesterday & Today. They were rockin the charts and the local radio stations everywhere. Y & T has been a regular at X Fest and now they bring the stack of hits to the State Theatre. Please note that this is sold out and keep your eyes and ears open for some tix close to showtime. July 16. 8 pm

Let’s have a red carpet premier!
“Two Million” opens July 23 with local movie director Andrew Chandra as he brings his vision to life on the big screen. Walk the red carpet with the famous cast, crew, and directors followed by the premier, with pictures, autograph signing, Facebook live, KCRA 3 live news coverage, and possibly a special appearance by the Mayor of Modesto. ModestoView will be there live! Do not miss out! Two Million is a story about a rich family’s son that gets kidnapped. When a family partnership deal goes wrong with a rival in the export industry an unexpected debt must be paid in full.

July 23 – Red Carpet at 6; film at 7 p.m. Tix: $10

Also, at the State will be a very cool movie about the Chelsea Hotel in New York City. I was just recently in the Village and walked by the Chelsea, that was home to rocks legends, artists, authors and actors for decades from Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Ramones, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, Madonna and so much more. It was under construction and has just recently reopened. This movie will premier in the Jewell, July 8 -14 I took the attached picture in September 2021

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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.