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PerformingView – January 2017

A Time To Perform in January 2017
By Kaye Osborn

Jeopardy Question: Popular Broadway musical is celebrating its 20th year and is the 10th longest running show in Broadway history? (See answer below)

Snappy New Year! I am hopeful it is full of promise and positivity. I surround myself with “sweet pickles” and theater supporters! My husband and I enjoy live performances and of course, movies! Being in a dark theater for a few hours allows me to be transported to another place, time and experience. As you think of your New Year’s Resolution, consider adding supporting local productions. Go a show and be carried away by joy of a brilliant performance.

Here’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods!
Gallo Center for the Arts

Rent 20th Anniversary Tour (Rent is one of my favorite musicals)
Wed., Jan. 18: 7 PM
Maybe you are a Rent head! I know I am!

Dirty Dancing- the classic story on stage (saw this in London, loved the dancing)
Tues., Jan. 31: 7 PM

Prospect Theater Project
Migrant Mother by Ken White
Jan. 13-22
(I saw his first production that was amazing!
This will be a full production with two female actors)

West Side Players in Newman
Auditions for Rumors: 5 male/ 5 females
Sun., Jan. 22 at 3 PM

Turlock Community Theater
Garrison Keillor
Tues., Jan. 17: 7:30 PM

Stanislaus State Theater Department
Jungle Book Children’s Show
Jan. 26- Jan. 29

Answer: What is Rent: first performed off-Broadway in 1996! Sadly the creator Jonathan Larson died of an aortic aneurysm hours after Rent’s final dress rehearsal and ten days before his 36th birthday.



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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.