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A Time to Perform in June
By Kaye Osborn and the ViewCrew

Hot summer nights are here! Time to embrace our rich past with classic cars, concerts in the park, and of course, attending a theatrical production. There are summer camps for children available in music, drama, art and writing: Hutton’s Hamlet Music in Oakdale, Candy’s Choristers or Creation Station at the Gallo Center are some suggestions. If you are interested in a 10-day young writing camp, July 10-21, at CSUS that I co-teach with Casey Giffen, please contact me at<> for more information.
Here’s What’s Happening in Our Neck of the Woods

Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory (a great space)
The Night No One Died
June 2-10
6:30 PM Friday and Saturday evenings, 1 PM Sundays
Tickets are $15, which includes food, drinks and the show
The tickets must be purchased in advance
(209) 664-9514

Center Stage Conservatory Lower Studio
The Miss Firecracker Contest (I loved the movie! A staged production will be better!)
June 16- July 2
Evening shows at 8 PM, Matinees at 2 PM
Tickets $10-$15
(209) 846-0179

Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto Performing Arts presents Oliver. Coming off of their huge 50th anniversary celebration, the talented folks at MPA are presenting one of their favorite presentations. Oliver is a classic for the ages and the music is some of the best. This show features amazing sets, fantastic choreography all presented at the Gallo Center. Paul Tischer and the crew never cease to amaze. Don’t miss this. Tix at
Saturday, June 17 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 18th 2 PM
Friday, June 23rd 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 24th 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 25th 2 PM

Don’t miss this production. It is a Tony winner! I saw it in SF and LOVED it! I was in this show at MJC years ago. The music is memorable and the story mesmerizing!
June 7 and 8th
7 PM

Coming Soon to the Prospect Theatre in July – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance July 7 – 23

Caption – Kay with MPA Alumn and Hollywood Casting Director Robert Ulrich at the MPA 50th



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.