PerformingView – So Much Theatre


PerformingView
By Kaye Osborn

The dog days of August have arrived. There is still a lot of good theater to see and embrace. Season subscriptions are available with many theatrical companies locally and out-of-town. You can get more for your buck!

There are different ways to access and enhance a live performance. You can borrow a listening device with allows you to set your own volume for hearing the performers plus it blocks out annoying conversations or candy wrappers. Some shows have open captioning and even personal rolling computers with the complete script. If a Sign Language interpreter is preferred, give the theater ample time to make those necessary arrangements. Personally, I like all three options.

Now, let’s take a peek behind the curtains!

Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto Performing Arts
Newsies: based on the Disney movie
August 10-18: 2 PM & 7 PM
Gallo Center for the Arts

Valley Talent Project
Check out our local talent at this amazing talent contest.
This is a new one-day format with 24 talented contestants. This is a great evening of entertainment and surprises. Don’t miss this show and see who takes the top honors. Extra special guests from past Valley Talent Project shows will be performing, too!
Sat., Aug. 24: 7 PM

Prospect Theater Project
A Walk in the Woods
Aug. 2-4: 8 PM and 2 PM
The last show includes a talk back with the cast and director

West Side Theatre – Newman
Rob Ely as ELVIS THROUGH THE YEARS
Tickets $20 General Admission $25 Reserved Section
Students admitted for half price.
Doors open 7:00 Showtime 8:00
August 10, 2019

Rob is one of Northern Ca. most sought after Elvis tributes. He has performed
all over Ca. and beyond including performing on the field at the Oakland
Coliseum for the A’s singing the National Anthem as Elvis. Rob has also place in
the Top 3 in Elvis contest in Las Vegas, San Diego, Lake Tahoe, and Fresno. He
also was crowned “Best Overall Elvis” in 2013 at the Thunder Valley Casino.

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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.