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Sun, Dec 17


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LJMA Black Tie Winter Recital 2023

Formal Black-Tie required performance.

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LJMA Black Tie Winter Recital 2023
LJMA Black Tie Winter Recital 2023

Time & Location

Dec 17, 2023, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Los Angeles, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA


About the event

It's that time of year again and we are so excited to be hosting another fabulous LJMA Spectacular evening of music!

If you are new to LJMA, welcome! Every semester the students of the Laura Jean Music Academy prepare 1-2 pieces and perform them on the big stage for their parents, friends, and family members. We have many who travel from all over just to see the show and it has become a firm family favorite.

Seating is now general and will be a first come first serve, so please get there early! We require every performer to purchase a 'Performer Ticket'. This ticket includes two Guest -tickets for parents.  Limited additional tickets can be purchased as well for additional guests.  

Thank you again for your support, we cannot wait to celebrate with you!  



Glitzy, glam, black tie - FANCY for all - not just performers, let's make a night of it!  No sneakers, shorts, joggers, sweats - we are talking tie, bow tie, suit, glittery dresses, pants suit, elegant gowns, anything that makes you feel glamorous and fabulous.  Parents who chose to attend in sweats and casual attire last year were given a VERY STERN telling-off by Laura.  It is unfair on the students who put in all the work to impress you for parents and guests not to make the effort to put on a nice outfit. Please support them as it makes them feel special and seen.  Don't want to be dragged into a corner and court marshaled? Slap on a tie.


We are going to return to our wonderful POT LUCK where every family is requested to bring a dish for the table so everyone can enjoy a beverage and snack during the intermission. This is such a fun time for everyone to mingle and a sign-up sheet will be sent so that we don't end up with 8 options for chips and salsa.

SOUNDCHECK: Recommended for all piano students to test out the piano before playing and get a feel for the dynamics. You are welcome to arrive between 2:00 pm-3:00 pm.


SOUND CHECK             2:00 pm  -  3:00 pm  (piano players only)

Arrival:                                3:45 pm  -  4:00 pm

ACT 1:                                 4:00 pm -  5:30 pm 

INTERMISSION:            5.30 pm  -  6:00 pm

ACT 2:                                 5:30 pm  -  7:00 pm

All students are expected to stay for the duration of the entire event and not leave after they have performed. Please be respectful and stay to support the whole group. There is also a group photo at the end of the show.  No children under the age of 5 will be permitted. 

PARKING: Free parking at the venue for all guests. 

PERFORMER TICKETS: Performers are required to purchase a Performer Ticket at ($90 per performer) which includes 2 x Guest - Adult Tickets to ensure both parents have a seat. 


We have very limited seating this year so all additional tickets will be priced the same.



  • Phones must be placed on silent and the only phones that are permitted to be out are of the parents of the current performer. Please do not let guests use devices during the shows. You can always airdrop or send them videos that they can send their friends AFTER the performance. NO ONE needs to be sending videos to ANYONE during the performance so please be present and in the moment so as not to risk ruining other student performances with bright screens and accidentally playing videos. 


  • DO NOT ask or try and persuade other guests to switch seats with you so that you can get a better view.  If you want better seats get there early. If we hear of this happening again we will remove performance privileges from the families that attempt to bully other families with this. This is absolutely unacceptable. 


  • No talking
  • No texting


  • No children under the age of 5 (absolutely no babies, NONE )


  • We will remove anyone who cannot sit still during shows and that includes young audience members and their caretakers.  Last time we had a family bring a baby and allowed them to continue to talk throughout the entire show and had multiple complaints from many many parents and now because of this children under 5 are no longer permitted at LJMA Black Tie Recitas. If you have a young child and they are likely to chat or get restless during the show please leave them at home with a babysitter.   We offer multiple casual events throughout the year for younger audience members to enjoy but these Black Tie Events are not those.   Black Tie Recitals are high-quality performances that students have spent months preparing for. To bring guests and allow them to talk for the duration of the show without having the decency to remove yourself ruins months of hard work and is unacceptable. 
  • If your child cannot sit still or stay quiet during the performance please escort them out and stay out for the rest of the performance as it is clearly not a suitable environment for them. Allowing them to talk over a performance is not cute, it is incredibly disrespectful. If this happens then you and your child will be asked to leave and you will not be let back in.


  • For those that need to visit the bathroom facilities during the performance please wait outside until there is applause before returning and making your way quickly to your seats.
  • If you know you are someone who needs frequent use of the bathroom then please choose to sit at the edge of the seating area so that you can leave quietly without disturbing anyone.


  • Seat saving is not permitted. Please have your whole party arrive on time and line up so you can all sit together. It is a small venue with stadium seating so all seating is great.  You cannot have Gradma arrive early, save the entire front row, and then casually turn up late.  Want front-row seats? Get there early.  These seats will be your seats for the entire show and no one will be able to steal new seats in the intermission so let's not go crazy.


  • No food is permitted in the performance space, only bottled water. 


  • Performer Ticket

    Includes: 1 x Performer (required by all performers) 2 x Guest Tickets

    +$2.25 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Extra Guest tickets

    1st come, 1st serve on seating at the venue.

    +$1.13 service fee
    Sold Out

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