Every season at the Gallo Center a few hidden gems emerge—less well known shows
that take patrons by surprise with their charm and unconventionality. We call them “Lynn’s Picks.”
Look for this thumbs up symbol. It’s a nod from CEO Lynn Dickerson that you might
consider taking a chance on a show!
"A Twist of Lemmon" is based on actor and classically trained musician Chris Lemmon's book of the same title, which tells the story of a beloved Hollywood icon, his dad, Jack Lemmon. Jack starred in over 60 films, was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two Oscars (for "Mister Roberts" and "Save the Tiger"). Chris tells Jack's story in his father's voice and chronicles his life from birth until his death in 2001 at the age of 76. He'll have you crying and laughing with his stories about Jack's relationships with legends like James Cagney, Gregory Peck, Marilyn Monroe and of course his best friend, Walter Matthau. Jack loved his son Chris, but like many actors put his career first and family second. It's that relationship that's the focal point for this extremely moving story.
Jason Petty has made a striking impression on New York’s Theatre District, where he was hand-picked for and starred in “Hank Williams: Lost Highway.” He dazzled audiences and critics alike with an uncanny portrayal of the country legend and won an Obie award for Outstanding Actor. Now he is touring in “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes,” a musical revue that Petty himself wrote. The show takes audiences back in time to the very beginnings of country music and pays homage not only to Williams, but also to Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, Webb Pierce ,George Jones and other giants of country music.
"Time Travel Tour". Want to feel like you’re 23 years old again? Time travel through the most magnificent years of rock 'n roll with The Hit Men, legendary performers who toured and recorded with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and The Shondells, Carly Simon, Carole King, Elton John, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce and many more huge stars. The Hit Men have audiences all over America on their feet cheering, singing and dancing in the aisles. Experience a show full of number one hits, sung and played by these amazing artists the way you first heard them...the way you remember them. During this exciting multi-media production, The Hit Men will also take you behind the scenes with never-heard-before stories about their unforgettable times on the road and in the recording studios with these world class rock stars!
With an Emmy Award winning special that has aired on PBS across the country, and Billboard chart topping albums, it's easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America's favorite new tenors. Since their whirlwind debut six years ago on NBC's America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and excited fans. People are clearly enjoying their talent as they were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine. From Bruno Mars to Puccini, The Texas Tenors—Marcus Collins, John Hagen and JC Fisher—treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music. They use breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm to create an unforgettable live show.
Real life brothers Dylan and Zachary Zmed and The Bird Dogs band bring a genuine and heartfelt Everly Brothers Experience to the stage in this exuberant concert celebrating the extraordinary harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly. When the guitar became electric, the Everly Brothers bridged the gap between Country and Rock 'n Roll. With so many hits and classics including "All I Have to Do is Dream," "Cathy's Clown," "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," "Let It Be Me," "Til I Kissed Ya," "When Will I Be Loved," and "Bird Dog," the Everly Brothers inspired many artists to follow—The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel (in particular), The Kinks and Buddy Holly, among many others.
4 Stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. This sensational production reunites four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys.” Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award-nominee J. Robert Spencer, star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the '60s. The Midtown Men have thrilled crowds on concert stages and symphony halls across the continent, including a very enthusiastic audience at the Gallo Center in 2015. See the hits of The Beatles, The Rascals, Motown, The Four Seasons and more performed in this electrifying and soulful new production with its top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal performances and legendary onstage chemistry.
When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's “The Sing-Off,” their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota…rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity. Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp, Home Free entertains audiences with a high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor. They mesh Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor, and in this delightful show a lot of wonderful holiday favorites will have that country flavor, too!
VOCALOSITY is the all-new live concert event from the creative mind of artistic producer Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) that takes a cappella to a whole new level! This fast-paced production features an all-star ensemble of diverse young vocalists singing some of today’s chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements that set a new standard for 10-part harmony. It’s the aca-perfect concert experience!
Singer Brian Owens performs selections that span legendary Marvin Gaye’s music-making career. Early solo hits like “Can I Get a Witness” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” are accompanied by “You’re All I Need to Get By” and other classics. And any Marvin Gaye song list would be incomplete without perennial (and challenging) crowd-pleasers like “Let’s Get It On” or “Got to Give It Up.” The Marvin Gaye Experience is as multifaceted as the late musician was himself, and faithful to Gaye's essence, energy, and soul. You will be captivated.