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PerformingView – Great fall selections

By Kaye Osborn and Chris Murphy

A Time to Perform in November
Refreshing cool autumn breezes embrace our community. Colorful trees line our streets like stoic statues. There are many theatrical venues to support. Were you able to catch a show last month? If not, check out the offerings below. I can guarantee that something will catch your eye.

Here’s what is happenin’ in our neck of the woods

Modesto Junior College
Main Auditorium, East Campus
Peter and the Starcatcher
The production offers a family-friendly prequel to Peter Pan adventure on the high seas and the faraway Mollusk Island, where an orphan, Peter, and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in a quest to keep a magical secret safe and save the world from evil. Tix at or (209) 575-6776
Nov. 1, 2 & 3 at 7 PM
Nov. 4 at 2 PM

Sunday Afternoons at CBS
Chris Pucci: opera tenor
Nov. 4 at 3 PM

Prospect Theater Project
Watch on the Rhine
Nov. 16-Dec. 2

Gallo Center for the Arts

Stand and Deliver
If you loved the movie, you’ll love the play!
Nov. 2-4: Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 PM and Sun. at 2 PM

MPA’ – It’s a Wonderful Life
Nov. 23- 25
Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 PM, Sun. at 2 PM

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Sat., Nov. 24: 2 PM & 7 PM

Prospect Theatre Project
Watch on the Rhine
Nov 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29
By Lillian Hellman
Told in compelling, human terms, the play is an eloquent and stirring tribute to the brave men and women who, despite all odds, struggled early on to stem the tide of fascism which was soon to spread throughout Europe and the world. A powerful and moving play by one of our most celebrated writers. A great success in both New York and London when first produced and when revived on Broadway.
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Our local high schools are delivering some fantastic performances this fall season
Johansen High Drama is presenting the Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis. This will be a whimsical performance in the Eleanod McNight-Haines Theatre.
641 Norseman Dr Modesto
November 2 & 3 7 pm
Tix $6 Students/ Seniors and $ 8 adults
Advance tix email:<>

Enochs High School
Don’t miss this presentation of the Crucible beginning December 1, 8, 14, &15th
Enochs Multipurpose Room Tix: $Students $5 Adults $7



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.