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Gallo Center announces 2024/25 season
Gallo 2024-25 season
Broadway legend Patti LuPone is returning to the Gallo Center for the first time since 2007 (Photo contributed).

The Gallo Center for the Arts has launched its 24/25 season, marking the 17th anniversary of the downtown Modesto performing arts center. Advance ticket sales for Gallo Center donors begin May 8. Tickets go on sale to the public on June 3. 

“We’re looking forward to another spectacular lineup of some of the biggest names in entertainment from around the world,” said Gallo Center chief executive officer Chad Hilligus. “We’re extremely grateful for the support from our diverse communities who continue to secure the Center’s reputation as the premier performing arts venue in the San Joaquin Valley.”

The Gallo Center prioritizes its members as ticket sales begin. May 8 – 28 is set aside for the organization’s Founders, Center Circles members, Corporate patrons and sponsors, and Friends and Amigos of the Center.  Ticket sales for the public start June 3, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available online at, by calling (209) 338-2100, or at the ticket office, 1000 I Street in downtown Modesto.

The full 24/25 season line-up will be posted to the Gallo Center website at on May 15, including an interactive, digital version of the season brochure. Current and past patrons will receive printed season brochures in the mail beginning in mid-May.

This year’s official season opener, on Sept. 14, is “Michael Feinstein: My Tribute to Tony Bennett,” featuring the Carnegie Hall Big Band. The special event coincides with a gala honoring one of the Gallo Center’s original founders and current board member, June Rogers.

Said Hilligus, “June has been instrumental in the story and success of the Gallo Center since the beginning and we are beyond thrilled to recognize her many years of service, support and friendship at this year’s gala.”

National tours of Broadway shows coming to the Center include the return of “The Book of Mormon,” which sold out two performances during the 22/23 season. The others are “Hadestown,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Pretty Woman the Musical,” and “The Cher Show,” none of which has appeared at the Gallo Center before.

Broadway legend Patti LuPone is returning to the Gallo Center for the first time since 2007, when she helped open the Center in a performance with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Others scheduled to perform include country music’s Trace Adkins and LeAnn Rimes; standup comics Nikki Glaser and Tom Papa; pop stars Nick Carter, Donny Osmond, Wayne Newton and David Foster & Katharine McPhee; rockers including Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and 10,000 Maniacs; jazz artists Dave Koz, Delfeayo Marsalis, Chris Botti and Jane Monheit; Fado superstar Mariza; Latino artists including Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Yuridia and Rodrigo & Gabriela; and dance troupes Complexions Contemporary Dance and StepAfrika!

“Disney’s Encanto—A Sing Along Concert,” “Dragons & Mythical Beasts Live” and “iLuminate” are among the Center’s customary variety of family entertainment, along with free events including the second annual “Family Fun Festival” and the fourth annual outdoor “Brown Bag Summer Concert Series” that showcases local bands and singer-songwriters.      

“Make sure you don’t overpay for tickets,” Hilligus said in cautioning patrons about the online ticket scams and third-party ticket brokers that continue to cause problems for both consumers and performing arts organizations. “Remember that the Gallo Center is the only authorized ticket dealer for our performances. Be sure to purchase only from our ticket office or at”