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PerformingView – Snappy New Year

By Kaye Osborn
A Time to Perform

Snappy New Year! Hope this year brings fresh starts and new beginnings. Embrace the sunrise of a bright future. Hard to believe it’s a new year and a new decade. Consider this month a blank slate. You can fill it will all things theatrical! The schools are working on new drama presentations for the spring semester and there are exiting new seasons from our local groups at the Gallo Center, the Prospect Theatre, Stage Conservatory and Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and more. Take a look at their upcoming seasons and plan your theatre viewing.

Let’s see what is behind this month’s curtain!
Gallo Center for the Arts

Broadway Dreams
Young artists sing, dance and act after intensive week-long training
Sat., Jan. 4: 7 PM

PJ Masks Live
Live musical featuring the heroic trio
Sun., Jan. 5: 4 PM

Beautiful: Carole King Musical (don’t miss this)
Jan. 17 & 18 (three performances)

The Piano Guys
Tues., Jan. 21: 7:30 PM

Cirque Flip Fabrique
Fri., Jan. 31: 8 PM

Prospect Theater Project
Lend Me a Tenor (winner of three Tony Awards and Four Drama Desk Awards)
Jan. 10-26

Sunday Afternoons at CBS
Duo Gadjo
Jan. 12: 3 PM
Congregation Beth Shalom

CSU Stanislaus
Three classic fairy tales (The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks and the Three Bears) begin in their usual “once upon a time” fashion; however, this time things change on the way to “happily ever after” as the pigs wonder what life would be like if the wolf were not always at their door, the billy goats gruff decide they can’t face another trip-trap over the troll’s bridge, and Papa Bear has had enough of the meddlesome little Goldilocks!
January 24, 25, 26 Shows at 11am 2pm & 7 pm
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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.