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Time to Perform: July

By Kaye Osborn

Hello Summer! Traditionally, dramatic

offerings go on summer hiatus and some
students are on summer break. But others are
very involved in Youth Entertainment Stage
Company’s 20th anniversary production of
Hairspray. This year’s cast includes former
YES Co. performers along with the spians
in grades 7-12.

The shows are always entertaining, family

friendly and magical. Under the direction
of Melanee Wyatt, you will amazed by
the electrifying talents that grow right here
in our own Central Valley. Tickets can be
purchased on-line at www.yescompany.
org or at the Gallo Center for the Arts. The
show runs July 22-30 at 7:30 p.m. and July
24 and 31 at 3:00 p.m. The show will be
professionally interpreted on Saturday, July
23 at 7:30 p.m. Make arrangements with the
Box Office for special seating for Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing patrons.
Prospect Theater Project, the little theater
with an edge, is celebrating it’s 10th
season. Lee Marvin Be Thine Name will
be presented from July 15- August 7. A
third World Premier by Prospect’s favorite
playwright, Nick Zagone (Congresswomen,
2001; Our LA Man From Vegas, 2002) St.
Augustine once said,“Many who are not
pure know many truths.” Follow a priest
struggling with a crisis of faith as he is
pushed to the limits of his beliefs by a dying
man who claims to be the 60’s movie icon
Lee Marvin. Lee Marvin Be Thine Name is
a strange journey in the search for truth…
and underground Malibu.
Prospect Theater Project’s and Gallo
Center for the Arts collaborative show To
Kill a Mockingbird recently was honored
at the King Kennedy Center. Many of the
cast and crew attended this reception to receive
an honorary “Making a Difference”
plaque. The Mockingbird choir sang, the
director Jim Johnson graciously accepted
the gift with a moving speech written by
Reverend Greg Savage (AKA Rev. Skyes)
The event was well-attended and the cast
overwhelmed with gratitude.

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