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PerformingView – March

A Time to Perform in March
By Kaye Osborn

The process to choose a play begins many months before the actual performances. A script is chosen, auditions are announced, show is cast and rehearsals begin. The director directs, the choreographer teaches the dances, and the musical director enhances the songs. Actors memorize their blocking, their words, their dances and lyrics. The show begins to have a flow. The performers gel, becoming a supportive family! Excited about performing for an audience. This is a normal evolution for any theatrical production. Lakewood Youth Theater, the experience is enriched with Deaf and Hard-of-hearing children! Sign language interpreters bridge the communication for these performers. The final song is signed for our Deaf friends and community! Connie Ambrosia-Wann and Penny Hansen will interpret Opening Night. Very few productions offer the Deaf accessibility to a live show. If you would like to see an interpreted musical, please come see Shakespeare Comes to Calamity Creek on Friday, March 6 at 6:30 PM at Lakewood School.

Here is what is happening in our neck of the woods!
Lakewood School
Shakespeare Comes to Calamity Creek
March 6- 6:30 PM March 7: 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM
Directed by Kaye Osborn and Megan Miller
For tickets contact Kaye at<>

Downey High School
Bye Bye Birdie
March 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 PM
March 22 at 2 PM

Gallo Center for the Arts: Lots of musical guests in March
Sat., March 8: Emperor’s New Clothes, Foster Family Theater
4 PM
Fri./Sat. March 13 & 14: An Evening of Dance: 7 PM
Julienne Regional Youth Ballet
Tues., March 17: The Kite Runner with Khaled Hosseni 7:30 PM
Wed., March 18: Alton Brown Live 7:30 PM
Thurs., March 19: Cinderella (1930’s adaptation) Davis High Drama 7 PM
Sat., March 21 & 22: Mariachi Girl 2 PM
Bi-lingual Spanish/English musical
Thurs. & Fri.: March 26 & 27: Sister Act 7:30 PM
Fri./Sat. March 27 & 28: CWB – Let’s Dance Part 2 7 PM
Sat., March 28: Wanda Sykes 8 PM

Zombie Prom
March 6, 7
Modesto High school Auditorium
1st and H Streets
Tickets available at the door
8.00 for adults
6.00 for students
Zombie Prom is a musical pastiche of teen romance/50s horror comics. A rousing rock ‘n’ roll score accompanies a classic tale.

Center Stage Conservatory Lower Level Studio
Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph
An accidental love story written in the scars!
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

Modesto Junior College Performing Media Arts Center
Romeo and Juliet
March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 7:30 PM
March 29 at 2 PM



Posted in: community, stage & art

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.