PRLog - April 17, 2014 - LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Jonas Sills, vocalist, conductor and actor has joined with Ray Buffer, formerly Artistic Producing Director of The Relevant Stage in San Pedro to create a new organization in Long Beach called Art-In-Relation. The company will house different aspects of intentional art, including Los Angeles Musical Theatre Youth Chorus as well as other music concert endeavors, a theatre company, and a holistic/healing arts component. The acronym for the organization, A.I.R. is a deliberate tribute to the Hindu word, Vāyu which represents wind as a deity that “breathes new life”. Sills and Buffer intend to breathe new life into plays, musicals and concert music.
Jonas Sills and Ray Buffer, Founders and Co-Executive Directors of AIR
Sills grew up in Manhattan Beach, CA and was a sought after performer even as a young child. He continued to perform in operas, musicals and plays while also working as a soloist for concerts and churches. Currently Sills is a teacher with LBUSD teaching music in elementary schools and is the executive/artistic director and conductor of the Los Angeles Musical Theatre Youth Chorus.
Buffer grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and migrated to California in 1999. Buffer has had a career of working in musical theatre performance and film as well as arts management. He has served as an Equity stage manager for several productions, worked in marketing and development for The Laguna Playhouse, spent a year as general manager for Long Beach Opera, and ran his own company in San Pedro for four seasons. Buffer has directed and produced a number of musical theatre productions as well as produced stand-up comedy events, burlesque shows and film festivals.
Art-In-Relation will present Los Angeles Musical Theatre Youth Chorus (LAMTYC) in concert in Los Angeles at Founder’s Church inside Holmes Chapel at 3281 6th Street, LA 90020 on May 18, 2014 at 5PM. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/
Special guest artist Richard Kinsey will sing with the children. Kinsey is known for his work as Javert in “Les Miserables” on Broadway as well as the national tours. Local audiences may know him from his work in Jane Eyre at Fullerton Civic Light Opera.
After the LAMTYC concert, Sills and Buffer will enter pre-production for Frankenstein – A New Musical to be presented in Long Beach in October, 2014 for several dates. The location is still being decided, but you may stay abreast with further development by following the group on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/