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PerformingView – August 2014

PerformingView by Kaye Osborn

I am hopeful many of you were able to attend a few live performances this summer! Yes Company’s production of Peter Pan was magical and delightful! Many young audience members came dressed as Tinker Bell. Some musicians donned their fairy wings as well! Thanks to all who were involved, on stage and behind the scenes! The interpreted performance was fantastic! It was such a joy to be “Peter Pan”. My team interpreter, Connie Ambroisa-Wann was certainly an evil “Captain Hook”. A shout out goes to Prospect Theater Project for showcasing new plays during their One Act Festival. Migrant Mother, written by Modesto View’s very own Ken White, was truly edu-taining!

The new school year begins this month. Please contact Modesto View with any shows your organization may have planned. We would like to include your productions! Just contact us at

Here’s what is happening during August!

Gallo Center for the Arts Thurs., August 7, 7:30 PM Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

Sat., August 9, 16 7:30 PM Fri., August 15, 7:30 PM Sun., August 10, 17 2 PM Modesto Performing Arts South Pacific

Sat., August 9 8 PM KC and the Sunshine Band

Thurs., August 14 7:30 PM Montgomery Gentry

Sat. August 16 7:30 PM An Evening with Woz

Fri., August 29 and Sat., August 30 7 PM Valley’s Got Talent



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.