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PerformingView – End of School Events

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn

My husband, Jerry and I love going to the theater! We enjoy attending local and out-of-the-area performances. We support many different organizations with our patronage. The month of May will be filled with end-of-the-year events: graduations, dance and music recitals. Your calendar will be brimming with lots of celebrations! So, as I list the amazing opportunities for you, please try to attend one or two of them. Also, consider volunteering! They would love to have your help!

Prospect Theater Project: 1214 K Street If you haven’t been to their new space, now is the time. Big Earl loves singing the Blues in their intimate location.

The Front Page This was a popular Broadway comedy about newspapers reporting about the police beat. May 2- 17 8:00 PM May 4,11,18 at 2:00 PM Call 549-9341 or Email

Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center’s first Gala Benefit Sunday, May 4 2 PM-5PM Barkin’ Dog Grill Debut of the Stanislaus Poem: a community collaboration I submitted a few lines about our wonderful county! Tickets $15 Proceeds will support MoSt: promoting poetry throughout our county or

Gallo Center for the Arts Standing Ceremony The Gay Marriage Plays Friday, May 2 8 PM

Townsend Opera Players The World Premiere about the Underground Railroad at the beginning of the Civil War. Tawawa House Sunday, May 4 2 PM

Modesto Symphony Orchestra Brahms’s Requiem Friday, May 9 at 8 PM Saturday, May 10 at 3 PM and 8 PM

Memphis May 16- 18: 5 performances (One Friday night, two on Saturday and two on Sunday) Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! I am SO excited this will be here at the Gallo Center for the Arts! I have my tickets! Lots of dancing and music! Based on a true story about a Caucasian radio announcer who wants to change the music world and an African American singer!



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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.