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PerformingView – March on Stage

Performing View
By Kaye Osborn

It has finally come to ride into the sunset for me with Lakewood Youth Theater. It has been an adventure filled with drama, laughter, dance, music, friendship, collaboration, creativity and of course, memories that will last a lifetime. The performers embraced Shakespeare, melodrama, Westerns, the 50’s, the 70’s, the 80’s, Robin Hood, Tom Sawyer, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland…so many shows over 24 years. The Lakewood School stage was embellished by constructive parents and teachers, Sets were painted and built to enhance every show, some so amazing like a life size pirate ship for Hook and Mini-Hook. It’s been so rewarding and amazing! Special gratitude to Charlie, Megan, Jerry, Marissa, Kate, Connie, Penny, Mary, Colton, David, Paul, Leslie, Chris, Becky, Abbey, Rick, Joanne, Rose, Karin, Julie, Bob, Karen, Lisa, Nancy, Ana, Alyssa, Melissa, Tim, Rene, Katie, the Lakewood staff, and the Lakewood community for all your support, love and friendship. It is my wish that you attend my final show: Wagon Wheels West! Come discover and celebrate the magic of Lakewood Youth Theater.

Here’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods and there are some amazing high school presentations this month you should not miss.

Lakewood School
Wagon Wheels West
Fri., March 8: 6:30 PM: This performance will be interpreted for the Deaf
Sat., March 9: 1:30 PM & 6:30 PM

Prospect Theater Project
The Flick
Fri., March 1-Sun., March10
8 PM & 2:00 PM

Play-Reading Project
Sun., March 17: 2 PM

Sunday Afternoon at CBS
Voena: a children’s chorus
Sun., March 10: 3 PM

Gallo Center for the Arts
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Tues., March 12- Wed., March 13
7 PM

CWB: Creations- Triple Bill
Fri., March 22- Sat., March 23
7:30 PM

March is the month for some amazing theatre performances. These kids have been working so hard to deliver something amazing. Take a chance and check them out.

Davis High is delivering curated folktales, poems, and songs that represent the diversity that exists in our community for our spring show entitled That’s Our Folks!, celebrating our differences in sharing stories from all over the world. The show will be performed at Davis High March 8-10 (tickets $7 student, $9 adult available at the door) and we will move to the Gallo Center for the Arts March 15 (tickets: $15-25).

Beyer Drama will be performing “I Hate Shakespeare” a comedic rundown of Shakespeare’s most famous works with a modern twist. Performances will be Friday, March 15 at 6 pm and Saturday, March 16 at 1 pm and 6 pm. Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes before the show begins. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

Joseph Gregori High’s Drama department will present, by special permission from Musical Theater International, “Mamma Mia” with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus, Book by Catherine Johnson. at 7 pm Feb. 28, March 1st, and March 2nd in the Multipurpose room. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. We will also have a $5.00 matinee show scheduled Friday at 2:30 pm, March 1st.
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Modesto High School Departments of Theatre, Music, and Dance present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, Cinderella. The updated Broadway version features new songs, new characters, and a new plot, but retains the iconic charm and wonder of the original in melodies such as “In My Own Little Corner” and “The Prince is Giving a Ball.” The show opens March 1 and continues March 2, March 8, and 9. All performances begin at 7:30. The box office opens at 6:30 and the house at 7:00. Plenty of tickets are available at the door. The Modesto High School Auditorium is located on the corner of 1st and H Streets.
Come rediscover the magic of dreams!



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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.