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:

Aprille – “Makin’ Lemonade”

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Yes, it’s a first! A harp on our stage!  Harpist Aprille was discovered in our Tell Me Story workshop. With a little arm-twisting, we are proud to bring her to our  IMA stage for her premier storytelling show at the IMA’s Ray G. Clark Theater.  Please save the date, Saturday, May 20,2017 at 2:00p.m., and plan to attend “Makin’ Lemonade”.

From her childhood in the Pacific Northwest, to her VISTA service in Baltimore in the 60s,  through love, marriages, motherhood, and her corporate work-life at AAA, Aprille weaves humorous life tales, relishing  memories and reflections from the paths she chose that ultimately led her to become a Certified Therapeutic Musician and embark upon her current vocation:  “Comforting Harp Musician and Storyteller”.   This will be the last performance of the IMA’s 2016-2017 Storytelling Concert Series, so we would really love to have you share in the festivities and enjoy an afternoon of great entertainment with us.  Experience Aprille’s “herstory” as she and her Harp enchant you with personal stories and musical refrains demonstrating how to keep on Makin’ Lemonade while gaining wisdom & resilience.

You can buy tickets online: http://makinlemonade.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.

Ours is a small, intimate theater, and we do expect a brisk response. So please, purchase your tickets today.  Tickets for the performance are $20.00.  As is our custom at the Institute of Musical Arts, a catered reception will follow the performance.

We really hate the thought of disappointing anyone, so please call us at least TWO HOURS BEFORE the performance to verify ticket availability if you do not purchase your ticket in advance.  For additional information call: (323) 300-6578.