Performing View By Kaye Osborn

March is full of theatrical opportunities for the whole family. The Stanislaus Literacy Center’s Spotlight of Reading Fundraiser was a smash hit! It was wonderful to raise awareness and support for a worthy cause. I enjoyed the chance to perform with a talented cast and crew. The performing arts make our city vibrant and exciting and arts in the school create talented and high performing students.

So let’s see what is being offered in our area this month.

The Drowsey Chaperone: homage to American musicals of the Jazz Age Modesto High School March 2,3,9,10 7:30 PM For information call 576-4401

Androcles and the Lion: the classic Aesop’s fable For grades K-5 March 5 at 2 PM Gallo Center for the Arts: Foster Family Theater

When the West Was Wild: a Western musical directed by Kaye and MeganOsborn Lakewood School March 9 7PM (interpreted for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing) March 10 2 PM, 7 PM For information contact 571-1275

The Best Me: This free show sponsored by Kaiser Permanente includes songs and dances to inspire elementary aged children and their families make healthier life choices. March 14 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM Gallo Center for the Arts: Foster Family Theater

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Davis High School present L. Frank Baum’s classic story. Don’t this special show that features munchkins from 22 schools! March 27 at the Gallo Center for the Arts and March 30, 31, and April 1 at Davis in the Little Theatre. Tickets for the Galloperformance start at $15. The Davis tickets start at $7

Are You My Mother? This musical is based on P.D. Eastman’s whimsical, well-loved picture book. For grades K-2 March 28 7:00 PM Gallo Center for the Arts: Foster Family Theater

Enochs High School will be performing a drama entitled ‘Acts of God’ by Mark Rigney on March 15-17 at 7:00pm on the main stage. It should be interesting and very thought-provoking

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.