PerformingView – June Arts

PerformingView A Time to Perform in June By Kaye Osborn

Now that May Madness is behind us it is time to focus on the Graffiti Month of June. There is a plethora of ways to celebrate American Graffiti with car shows, street dances and concerts. Do check out Gallo Center of the Arts 2013-2014 season at<>. There is a build your own package, choose any five shows for the new season and but tickets at a 15 percent discount. What a deal! Also, don’t forget to check out the events at the State Theater.

There is really nothing like a live stage performance. There are many local places where the performances are intimate and you feel so close to the action. Here are June Theatrical Offerings

Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Performing Arts Cabaret Starring New York professional union actors Charles Osborne as the Emcee, former Modestan Chelsea Costa as Sally Bowles and Brian Foy as Clifford Bradshaw June 28 and 29 at 7:30 PM/ June 29 and 30 at 2 PM Friday entertainment: May 24, 31, June 7 and 14

You can do it too! If you have wanted to be part of these productions, here is a try out. Modesto Performing Arts 42Nd Street Auditions Through July 1 (209) 524-5654 or visit

State Theater June 7 Cash’d Out: a musical tribute to Johnny Cash. You can’t go wrong with this on Graffiti weekend.

Modesto Junior College MJC presents its annual New Play Fest in June. Six new plays written and directed by MJC colleges’ theater students will be presented. June 13-22 at Modesto Junior College’s Little Theater Tickets are $8-$10, call (209) 575-6776

“Brazilians, Manscaping, Mom & Me” by Christine Allegretti “The Robbery of the Beauty School Burnout” by Paige Jenkins “Beloved” by Jennifer Stonecipher “The Rehearsal” by Christopher Wells “!5 Minutes” by Timothy Glidewell “Just One Man: An action Movie/Play” by Nidal Bukhari & Tyler Kelly

Center Stage Conservatory Lover Level Studios at 948 11th Street (209) 846-0179 Tickets are $10 Nickel and Dimed June 7-23 Examines the effects of welfare reform on working-class America Friday-Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM



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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.