PerformingView – March

From: Chris Murphy <> Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM To: Pete Grimaldi <> Subject: PerformingView

PerformingView by Kaye Osborn

Have you wondered about all the work that goes into producing a musical? Planning begins months before the show dates. The process looks like this: first choose a musical, gather your creative team including sound and light, musicians, stage manager, ticket sellers, program design, set design, properties, set dates for auditioning, audition, cast, post the cast, choreograph, rehearse, block, run the show from beginning to end to tighten it up! Advertise and hope people will come! So, it is a lot of work, very rewarding and lots of fun! The Lakewood Youth Theater proudly presents the musical Totally Awesome 80’s on March 7 at 6:30 PM, March 8 at 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM. What sets us apart is that everyone who auditions is in the show! Pretty cool, huh? Plus, the last song is always signed and Friday night’s performance is interpreted for the Deaf community! If you would like to see this show e-mail me at My wish is that more productions include interpreted performances. Happily, YES Company always has one show interpreted for the Deaf Community! I hope to see you at the theater!

Here’s what is happening during March

Shrek the Musical March 1-16 7:30 PM and 2PM Paly House Merced 452 West Main Street, Merced Tickets: Adults $22, Seniors (62+ $20) Students $12, Children 5-12 $10 725-8587

Prospect Theater Project is in their new home on K in Modesto Next Fall March 1 and 2 8PM 549-9341

Center Stage Conservatory Lower Level Studio CSYSC Youth production Cyrano March 21-30 846-0179

Gallo Center for the Arts Imagination Movers March 8 1 PM & 4PM

The Frog Prince March 9 2 PM & 4PM

Our Town March 14-16 8PM & 2PM

Alice in Wonderland March 19 7PM

Driving Miss Daisy March 28 7:30 PM and March 29 2PM

Don’t miss these amazing high school drama performances

Revival of Johansen High School Drama You Can’t Take It With You March 7 and March 8 7:30 PM Tickets available at the Box Office

Downey High School West Side Story March 21, 22, 28, 29, and 30 Tickets available at the Box Office or On-line

P.S. Check out the beautiful quilt display at the McHenry Museum! AMAZING!



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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.