Imagination Stage 2012 Gala Set For Saturday

The children’s theater and arts education program at 4908 Auburn Ave. will have its annual gala and silent auction on Saturday to help support its shows, after-school programs and summer camps.

To celebrate the occasion, gala-goers will see a one-night only performance of “James and the Giant Peach.”

Tickets are $250 a person. The company will also present singer Mario Arnauz Bonds with its Imagination Award. The Lanham, Md., native was a contestant on the second season of “The Glee Project,” and despite being blind has become a successful musician, songwriter and voiceover artist.

Past recipients of the award include actors Dennis Haysbert and Christopher Reeve.

The event will also include a silent auction, which along with a cocktail reception kicks off the evening at 6:30.

Featured items include the chance to be Nickelodeon CEO for a Day and tickets to see Wynton Marsalis.

For more information on the gala, visit the event website.

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