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Performing View – May 2015


A Time to Perform in May
By Kaye Osborn

May Madness is upon us with dance recitals, music recitals, field trips, promotions, graduations and all good things that means the end of the school year. It is a busy time for sure! Try to save a date or two and catch some of the shows listed below.

My husband and I are preparing for a drama audition. We are busy memorizing and reciting words, hoping to impress the director. It is an exciting process. Fingers crossed we can be part of the ensemble! Will keep my loyal readers posted! Don’t just go to the theater, try it yourself and be a part of the action.

Here is what’s happening in our neck of the woods!
Gallo Center for the Arts
From White Plains
Friday, May 1st 8 PM
For mature audiences
Deals with life themes and bullying

The Midtown Men
Thursday, May 7 7:30 PM
Sixties hits

Forbidden Broadway
Friday, May 8: 8 PM
Parodies of popular Broadway shows

Big Daddy Weave
Monday, May 11 7 PM
A Christian band

Chanticleer
Wednesday, May 13 7:30 PM
World’s reigning men’s chorus

Clay Walker
Friday, May 22 8 PM
Country Singer

Teo Gonzales and La Chupitios
Saturday, May 23 8 PM

Boz Scaggs
Sunday, May 24th 7 PM

Fall To Earth
Fall to Earth
By Joel Drake Johnson
May 8-24
A meditation on family bonds and a whole lot more.
Kenny lived his life in secret. His mother and sister travel to an unfamiliar town looking for answers. With the help of a local policewoman they uncover tragic truths about him, their family and themselves. Playwright Joel Drake Johnson’s funny and harrowing play explores the treacherous terrain of parent/child relationships, where everything changes, yet always remains the same. Performances at 8pm 5/8, 5/9, 5/15, 5/16, 5/21, 5/22, 5/23 & at 2pm 5/17, 5/24
Center Stage Lower Studio

McHenry Museum’s Second Saturday
May 9th- Ed Arnold talks about Baseball in Modesto
2-3 PM, McHenry Museum, Free

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About the Author:

Kaye Osborn retired from Lakewood School in 2009. She taught Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children for 34 years. Kaye continues directing the Lakewood Youth Theater and teaching the Lakewood Sign Club. She teaches American Sign Language at Modesto Junior College as well as a two-week Young Writers Camp held every summer at CSUS. Kaye is the Parliamentarian of the McHenry Museum docents. She loves giving school tours at the museum. Kaye is also involved in Delta Gamma Kappa, Epislon Nu. She is passionate about exercise and life. Her dream when she retired was to work out more everyday. You can find her morning, noon and night taking classes, teaching Zumba or playing disc golf. Her husband Jerry (of 39 years), also a retired educator, enjoys cooking gourmet meals, riding his bike or playing disc golf. On a weekly basis, Kaye and Jerry enjoy volunteering in their daughter’s kindergarten class in North Highlands. Being grandparents to a bubbly, adorable little boy named Glen, who was seven in March and to a sweet, lovable almost 4-year-old Charlotte, is the BEST! Kaye adores her family: Amanda, her husband Nate, Glen and Charlotte live in Fair Oaks and Megan, an 8th grade math teacher, her husband Art, and their dogs live in Modesto. Kaye is a recipient of numerous teaching awards including 2015 Outstanding Woman of the Year, Stanislaus Arts Council Excellence in Arts Education, Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year, Rotary Club Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Girl Scouts World of the Arts Excellence Award.