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PerformingView – July 14

A Time to Perform in July By Kaye Osborn

So, dear readers, were you able to attend a local drama, dance or musical production? Our area has lots to offer if you are driving 10 minutes or an hour to attend a venue. I was saddened to learn about the extensive water damage at the Gallo Center but immediately touched by the community support. Tickets are being sold for the next season and looks very eclectic. There is something for everyone.

YES Company is in rehearsal for it’s upcoming show Peter Pan. This timeless show is for all ages. In fact, it is one of my all time favorites. Many years ago, I directed this musical at Lakewood School. It was truly magical and memorable. Make sure you secure your tickets for this delightful production. I will be interpreting the 3:00 matinee on July 19 with my amazing team, Connie Ambrosia-Wann and Mark Medina. If you have any Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing friends or neighbors, please spread the word!

So here is what happening in our neck of the woods!

Gallo Center July 18-27 YES Company – Peter Pan July 19, 3 PM show interpreted for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Thursday, July 17 6 PM – MJC 18th Annual Summer Sonata

Sunday, July 20 3 PM Alex Ramon #NewMagic A very unique magic show that has amazed audiences worldwide

Friday, July 25 7 PM KIDZ BOP KIDS – Music right for the whole family Purchase a VIP performance for $45 ticket includes meet-and-greet and photos after the show

Tempest by William Shakespeare – Center Stage Lower Level Theatre July 18-27, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm

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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.