Individual show tickets on sale Monday for Gallo Center

pclark@modbee.comJune 11, 2013 

Individual tickets go on sale Monday for the 2013-14 season at the Gallo Center for the Arts, a slate filled with more than 80 entertainers and shows.

Only subscription packages have been offered since the Gallo Center released its new lineup last month. Gallo Center Chief Executive Officer Lynn Dickerson said in an email that those sales have been robust.

"Sales are going great. We're off to a booming start," she said. "We are about $105,000 ahead of last year at this same time in the sales process. We have sold over $500,000 in tickets thus far. Early indicators are that this is going to be a GREAT season!"

Among the bigger draws have been singer Johnny Mathis, violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and the Manheim Steamroller Christmas show, Dickerson said.

Also popular have been Dave Koz, Gordon Lightfoot, Jason Alexander, John Tesh's Christmas show, Martin Short, REO Speedwagon, a Stunt Dog Experience show and The Ten Tenors, she said.

Packages remain available as individual tickets go on sale — including one package that gives patrons 15 percent discount off the ticket prices of any five shows of their choosing.

As patrons purchase tickets, Dickerson advised in an interview last month that they be wary of third-party ticket sites, which sometimes charge more for Gallo Center shows than the center itself.

"(Third parties) go in for a hot show when we launch it and they'll buy up 20 or 30 really good seats and then they go online and resell them at these exorbitant prices — like literally $200, $300, $400 a seat, when we're selling it for maybe $60 or $70 a seat," she said. "People get tricked into this because they just Google Gallo Arts … and they end up just getting taken to the cleaners."

The Gallo Center website is; call the box office at (209) 338-2100.

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