Ray G. Clark Theater

The Institute of Musical Arts (IMA) is pleased to invite you to our seventh (7th) season of programming which has hosted over forty storytelling concerts, as well as the “Tell Me A Story” workshop in the Ray G. Clark Theater. Since our inaugural 2010-2011 season we have been proud to present a wide array of storytellers, musicians and actors, some of whom have traveled from as far away as Maine and Australia, to share their gifts with you, our loyal and appreciative audience. Under the stewardship of our Creative Director, Barbara H. Clark, we have also launched the careers and cheered the performances of Women’s Voices, our own house ensemble of storytellers.

The intimate (50 seat) Ray G. Clark theater is ideal for live theatrical performances, storytelling concerts, poetry readings, student recitals and acoustical musical performances. Storyteller/playwright, Leslie Perry selected the theater for the production and presentation of his play ”The Muse”.

With it’s raised thrust stage, and traditional 1920s California-Spanish proscenium styled arch, it invokes a classical, old-school theater tradition . The theater auditorium and adjacent reception hall, are available for performances and rehearsals. Audio or video recordings and still photographs of performances are also available; and our catering staff can provide snacks and refreshments before or after your event.

 

Don’t miss the next performance at the Ray G. Clark Theater:

Women’s Voices – “But I Like Birthday Cake”

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, the Institute of Musical Arts is proud to present the nineth (yes, “nineth”) installment of our WOMEN’S VOICES Storytelling Concert Series at the IMA’s Ray G. Clark Theater.

Like it or not, birthdays always roll around. We can chose to ignore them or celebrate them. In our next show, a group of friends gather to celebrate one of their own with a surprise birthday party. All agree to disregard calorie count as they share a delicious birthday cake. Moved by the warmth of the gathering, these long-time friends start to share stories about changes that occurred in their lives as the result of past memorable birthdays. Whether a trip to visit family, a trip to the doctor, or a trip to see Oprah, these women have seen some hilarious birthdays.

Please save the date and plan to attend “But I LIKE Birthday Cake!” and experience the rich heritage of the spoken word tradition with this ensemble group of storytellers who will present performances of original, personal stories they developed in their “Tell Me a Story” workshop. Come and “eavesdrop” on this colorful group of women, and be transported as Helen Brown, Margaret Davis, Laura Duncan, Marion Hinton and Carrie Tyler present stories that celebrate their lives and memories. We’d love to have you share in the festivities and enjoy an afternoon of great entertainment with us.

You can buy tickets online: http://Ilikebirthdaycake.eventbrite.com, or by visiting our website: http://www.imalosangeles.com. You may also pay by cash, check or credit card, at the IMA office, while supplies last. As is our custom at the Institute of Musical Arts, a catered reception will follow the performance.

Ours is a small, intimate theater, and we do expect a robust response. So please do not delay in purchasing your tickets.  Tickets for the performance are $20.00.