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A Time to Perform in March By Kaye Osborn

March is full of local dramatic offerings! Many high schools are producing their spring shows! The youth of our community are an amazing treasure and you can see with stars like Jeremy Renner and Tim Olyphant that kids that are on stage here in Modesto can be on stage around the world soon. Grab your family and head for a show or two!

Gallo Center for the Arts A Brown Bear a Caterpillar and a Moon:Treasured Stories by Eric Carle March 2 at 2 PM This show is recommended for children ages 4 and older!

Shrek the Musical March 8-10, 5 performances

Charlotte’s Web March 10 at 2 PM and 4 PM Based on E. B. White’s memorable story. Recommended for grades K-5

Laura Ingall’s Wilder If you loved the Little House on the Prairie, who will enjoy this show! March 12 at 7 PM

Tomás and the Library Lady March 15-17 It tells the true story of a son of a migrant farm worker during the 1940s. This play is produced in collaboration with Modesto Junior College Theatre Department. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Defending the Caveman March 22 at 8 PM

Check out these school drama productions. They are amazing and will show you some of our future talent that we have here in Modesto.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory presented by Davis High School Drama Dept. with 60 elementary and junior high school students March 27th and 28th at 7 PM

Cinderella by Beyer High School Drama Dept. March 1st and 2nd

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling by Downey High Drama Dept. March 1st and 2nd

The Nifty Fifties By Lakewood Youth Theater March 8th and 9th

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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.