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PerformingView – December 2012

A Time to Perform in December By Kaye Osborn

This time of the year is filled with many school and social activities. It is time to celebrate the holidays with singing, food, family, friends and a live performance or two! I am excited because the Lakewood Youth Theater will be holding their auditions. It is always fun to produce, direct, choreograph and perform a show with talented elementary children. Save the Date: The Nifty Fifties will be performed March 15 and 16. Drama is the glue that creates a very special family. You should try it sometime! I promise it will be memorable and magical.

Here are some of the theatrical events happening in our area.

Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Performing Arts A Christmas Carol Dec. 1 and 2 2 Pm and 7:30pm

The Elves and the Shoemaker Dec. 9 2pm and 4pm

The Nutcracker Dec. 14,15,16,21,22,23 2pm and 7pm

Modesto Junior College Elephant’s Graveyard Dec. 1,2, 6, 7, 8, 9 2pm and 7:30pm

Storytelling by Kim Gyurun Dec. 11 7:30pm

Prospect Theatre Project Anna in the Tropics Through Dec. 9 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm Sundays

Center Stage Conservatory Lower Level Studio The Giving Tree a special adaptation of Shel Silverstein’s wonderful book! 948 11th at Lower Level Tickets are a $2 donation at the door. ALL AGES WELCOMED! Dec. 8 and 15 10am, 11:30am and 1pm *** The 1pm Dec. 15th performance will be interpreted for the deaf. I will be signing the part of the tree.

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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.