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PerformingView – Holiday Performances

PerformingView – Holiday Presentations
By Kaye Osborn and the View Crew

Happy Holidays! Tis the season to be merry and bright plus treat you and your family to some magical, captivating productions. Music, dance and performers will spice up your holiday traditions! Our valley has a lot to offer! Enhance this time of year with some tried and true magic!

Also, make sure to pay attention to the school holiday concerts and performances and let’s fill the auditoriums and show how we support arts and music in the schools. It is so important that the next generation learn music and the arts. Here’s what’s behind the curtain!

Gallo Center for the Arts
Babes in Toyland: MPA
Dec. 1 at 2 PM

Holiday Pops! MSO
Dec. 6 and 7

Yes, Virginia There is a Santa
Dec. 13-15: 7:30 PM & 3 PM

The Nutcracker: CWB
Dec. 13-15 & Dec. 20-22

A Very Choral Christmas
Dec. 21: 7:30 PM

Prospect Theater Project
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly
Dec. 1: 2 PM

Turlock Community Theater
U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden Wet: Holiday Spectacular
Dec. 9: 7:30 PM Free
Contact the box office at 668-1169

The Dickens’ Faire
Dec. 7: children’s event at the McHenry Museum 9 AM- noon
All day celebration at the Farmer’s Market/ McHenry Mansion
Electric Light Parade in the evening

Beyer High School presents the the exciting courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men on Thursday, December 12th, Friday December 13th, and Saturday December 14th in the Beyer High School Little Theatre. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance starting Monday, December 2nd. For more information people can contact drama director Elizabeth Rowan at<>.

The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Modesto Junior College Theatre Department presents Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy “The Cripple of Inishmaan” directed by Theatre Professor Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell. Dreams are in short supply on Inishmaan, especially for Billy Claven. So when a Hollywood filmmaker arrives on the neighboring island to make a movie, Billy goes after a part in the film, hoping to escape from the cruelty and bleakness of his life in master storyteller Martin McDonagh’s darkly comic Irish yarn. Cast includes Kayla Bennett as Kate, Corinne Cortez as Eileen, Matthew Ekstrom as Johnny Pateen Mike, Axel Kolody as Babby Bobby, Jeffry Jackson as Billy, Sarah Wilson as Helen, Sam Whitler as Bartley, David Davidson as Mammy, Kyle Ward as the doctor. Performance at MJC East Little Theatre

December 5 Preview at 7pm
December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7pm
December 15 at 2pm
Tickets are $11 general $9 for students & seniors.
Tickets (209) 575-6776 or online at



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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.