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PerformingView by Kaye Osborn

Snappy New Year to all my Modesto View faithful readers! I hope your season was merry and bright! There were many local productions last month. Were you able to attend one or two? I had a joyous time playing Mother Ginger on Dec. 15 with the Central West Ballet’s annual Nutcracker! It was so much fun to see what happens backstage! I embraced every moment! The dancers, the music, the costumes and the sets were glorious! My grandson, Glen who is four and a half, relished every minute! It was his first time seeing The Nutcracker! How lucky we are to live in a city that supports dance, opera, music, drama, poetry and art! We are the lucky ones! Rehearsals have started for Lakewood Youth Theater’s musical Totally Awesome 80’s! It is a joy to collaborate with young performers! Our shows will be March 7 at 6:30 PM and March 8 at 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Save the date and come to a performance!

After 13 seasons and 65 successful and amazing productions, Prospect Theater Project is moving downtown on K Street. They will be showcasing their new home with Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts in February.

Gallo Center for the Arts

Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango Friday, Jan. 10 at 8 PM

Cash and Carter Sun., Jan. 12 at 3 PM

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Mon., Jan 20 and Tues., Jan. 21 at 6:30 PM

The Peking Acrobats Sun., Jan. 19 at 2 PM

The Princess and the Pea Sun., Jan. 26 at 2 PM and 4 PM

Stunt Dog Experience Thurs., Jan. 30 and Fri., Jan. 31 at 7:30 PM

TOP’s La Boheme Thurs., Jan. 30 at 7:30 PM

Center Stage Conservatory Mother Courage and her Children Fri. Jan 17- Feb. 1 Fri. And Sat. at 8 PM Sun. at 2 PM



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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.