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PerformingView – February Stage Events

By Kaye Osborn

February is filled with special holidays and celebrations: Presidents Day, Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day and for me, Picture Day for Lakewood School’s musical, Oz! Picture Day is magical because the cast comes in full costume and make-up! It is thrilling, exciting and energizing! Oz will be showing Friday, March 3 at 6:30 PM (it will be interpreted for the Deaf Community), Saturday, March 4 at 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Continue to support local productions!

Modesto Performing Arts will be celebrating 50 Years with an amazing show at Gallo on Sunday, April 24. Performers will be coming from all over the country to be in this one-time extravaganza. I was lucky enough to be in the 25th Celebration of Modesto Performing Arts. It was an amazing accomplishment for me! Loved rubbing elbows with Broadway performers. Come honor Paul Tischer with your presence. Make sure you get your tickets for this show today!

Here’s what is happening in our neck of the woods!

Gallo Center for the Performing Arts

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage
Wed., Feb. 1: 3 PM

BalletBoyz: Life
Sat., Feb. 4: 7:30 PM

I Don’t Want to Go to Bed
Sun., Feb. 12: 2 PM

ODD Squad Live (interactive with children)
Wed., Feb. 15: 6:30 PM

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
Thurs., Feb. 16: 7:30 PM

Sankofa: Colored People’s Time
Fri., Feb. 17 & 18: 7:30 PM

Prospect Theater Project
6th Annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash
Sat., Feb. 18: 8 PM

Glengarry Glen Ross
This scalding comedy is Mamet at his very best, writing about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream.
Feb. 24-March 12



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.