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PerformingView – So Much Theatre


PerformingView
By Kaye Osborn

The dog days of August have arrived. There is still a lot of good theater to see and embrace. Season subscriptions are available with many theatrical companies locally and out-of-town. You can get more for your buck!

There are different ways to access and enhance a live performance. You can borrow a listening device with allows you to set your own volume for hearing the performers plus it blocks out annoying conversations or candy wrappers. Some shows have open captioning and even personal rolling computers with the complete script. If a Sign Language interpreter is preferred, give the theater ample time to make those necessary arrangements. Personally, I like all three options.

Now, let’s take a peek behind the curtains!

Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto Performing Arts
Newsies: based on the Disney movie
August 10-18: 2 PM & 7 PM
Gallo Center for the Arts

Valley Talent Project
Check out our local talent at this amazing talent contest.
This is a new one-day format with 24 talented contestants. This is a great evening of entertainment and surprises. Don’t miss this show and see who takes the top honors. Extra special guests from past Valley Talent Project shows will be performing, too!
Sat., Aug. 24: 7 PM

Prospect Theater Project
A Walk in the Woods
Aug. 2-4: 8 PM and 2 PM
The last show includes a talk back with the cast and director

West Side Theatre – Newman
Rob Ely as ELVIS THROUGH THE YEARS
Tickets $20 General Admission $25 Reserved Section
Students admitted for half price.
Doors open 7:00 Showtime 8:00
August 10, 2019

Rob is one of Northern Ca. most sought after Elvis tributes. He has performed
all over Ca. and beyond including performing on the field at the Oakland
Coliseum for the A’s singing the National Anthem as Elvis. Rob has also place in
the Top 3 in Elvis contest in Las Vegas, San Diego, Lake Tahoe, and Fresno. He
also was crowned “Best Overall Elvis” in 2013 at the Thunder Valley Casino.

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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.