A Very Literary Holiday Season Coming This Winter To The Gallo Center
BY DANA KOSTER
A PROGRAM WITH DANIEL HANDLER
(AKA LEMONY SNICKET)
November 16, 2 p.m.
Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Fans of humor, irreverence, fine fiction and pen names are invited to spend an afternoon with famous writer Daniel Handler (best known as Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events) on November 6 at 2 p.m. The program will pose the question “why does Lemony Snicket keep following me?” In answer, Handler will explain how his pseudonym stole his ideas, blocked his spotlight, seduced his wife, bought him a house and ruined forever his dream of a scruffy, anonymous, bohemian life.
The event also promises plenty of digressions, practical jokes, baseless accusations – and to benefit the Stanislaus County Library Foundation. It will be an afternoon to remember or to desperately forget. Either way, it’s unlike anything you’ve seen at the Gallo Center before. This will be a family-friendly event, with tickets starting at just $15. VIP tickets, which include a pre-show meet and greet, are available for $54.
A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
December 19, 20 & 21
Foster Family Theater
There’s no question about it—the Gallo Center for the Arts knows how to do Christmas up right. This year, Arts Education Coordinator Jim Johnson is bringing yet another piece of seasonal literature to life—Truman Capote’s classic short story A Christmas Memory. This holiday musical tells the humorous and bittersweet story of two country cousins living in a small Southern town in the 1930s. It’s about friendship, the joy of giving and the importance of family.
With musical direction by Yohan Partan, choreography by Maggie Sniffen, this event is sure to become one of your most treasured Christmas memories. There will be four performances of A Christmas Memory: at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and a final matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets range from $12-25.
FOR TICKETS OR MORE INFORMATION and to buy your tickets to these great holiday shows, visit galloarts.org