Gallo Center for the Arts
Exterior of the arts center (c.2012)
|Former names||Central Valley Center for the Arts (planning)|
Gallo Performing Arts Center (planning)
|Location||1000 I St|
Modesto, CA 95354-2381
|Owner||Stanislaus County and the City of Modesto|
|Capacity||1,248 (Mary Stuart Rogers Theater)|
440 (Foster Family Theater)
|Broke ground||April 27, 2004|
|Opened||September 27, 2007|
|Construction cost||$47 million|
|General contractor||Clark & Sullivan|
|Main contractors||RDC Project Development|
The building was formally opened on September 27, 2007 and features two theaters: the Mary Stuart Rogers Theater and the Foster Family Theater. The Gallo Center hosts six resident companies: Central West Ballet, the Modesto Community Concerts Association, the Modesto Symphony Orchestra, Modesto Performing Arts, Opera Modesto, and YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company. The Center has been toured and visited by many stars and notable figures since its opening day, with Patti LuPone becoming the first star to perform in the Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. Touring Broadway shows have also performed at the Center, from Evita and Cats to newer shows such as Shrek: The Musical.
- Clark, Pat (September 23, 2017). "Gallo Center, proving skeptics wrong for 10 years, invites you to its birthday party". The Modesto Bee. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
- "A Decade Ago: After-party on opening night at Gallo Center for the Arts". The Charlotte Observer. February 6, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
- "Modesto, Stockton, Merced Symphonies Deliver Enthralling Classical Music". The Escalon Times. November 5, 2019. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
- Stapley, Garth (January 3, 2018). "Coming Friday to a theater near you: congressional debate". The Modesto Bee. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
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