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PerformingView – February

PerformanceView: A Time to Perform
By Kaye Osborn

This year is filled with many theatrical offerings. Hopefully, on of your New Year’s promises was to attend more local productions. Rehearsals of the musical Sleepy Hollow are moving right along. I am in need of some volunteers to help with set design. If you are interested, email me at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.<>. Your help and creativity would be so appreciated. High schools are in rehearsal for their springtime musicals. Please contact the Modesto View with your information. Let’s get the word out!

If you missed Inherit the Wind at Gallo, it will be performed as a Reader’s Theater in the old Merced Court House on Sunday, Feb. 28 in the afternoon. I don’t have any more details than that so if you are interested, email me!

Here is what is being offered in our neck of the woods!

Gallo Center for the Arts
The Kinsey Project
Feb. 2: 7 PM

TOPS Sweeney Todd
Feb. 12: 7:30 PM
Feb. 14: 2 PM

The McCartney Years
Feb. 18: 7:30 PM

Feb. 19 and 20: 8 PM
Feb. 21: 2 PM

Prospect Theater Project
Death of a Salesman
Feb. 19- March 5
8 PM and 2 PM

Newman Westside Theater
Newman Schools present: The Wizard of Oz
Feb. 19- Feb. 28

The McHenry Museum
Feb. 13: 2 PM free
Dolls with Myrna McDaniel

Our high schools have awesome theatre departments; down to stage craft, costumes, hidden talent and amazing music. We often overlook high school theatre, but we shouldn’t. These are performances by the next generation of professional actors, designers and musicians. Go out and see one of these shows this month!

Emotional Creature
Davis High Little Theatre, Modesto
Feb 26th & 27th at 7pm
Show by Eve Ensler regarding the struggles teenage girls go through.

Modesto High Auditorium, Modesto
Feb 26th & 27th at 7:30pm
World War II drama that addresses the power of love, family, and patriotism, set in London. (Also playing March 4th & 5th at 7:30pm)




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.