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Address: 12852 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-5207
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+1 714-741-9550

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A Night At The Gem Theater, Seeing Always Patsy Cline

My husband decided to treat me to see the Production Of Always Patsy Cline at the Gem Theater last night. Wow what a quaint theater this is we have always seen this theater but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Ruby C
Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband decided to treat me to see the Production Of Always Patsy Cline at the Gem Theater last night. Wow what a quaint theater this is we have always seen this theater but have never been so we decided to go because of this production. My father was a huge fan of Patsy's so I grew up listening to... More 

Thank Ruby C
Garden Grove, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awful, Awful Awful!!! The theater may have been grand in the 1980's but now it is a sad broken down warehouse that can't afford decent lighting or sets. Direction of productions is very very poor. The quality of performance is embarrassing. They should be paying the audience to show up and stay the length of the show. Stay away, save... More 

3 Thank FlyingWitch13
orange county
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Been to this local theater a couple of times to see Sweeney Todd and there Holiday Specatular performers are top-notch, not a bad seat in the house.

Thank mona35
Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

My wife and I have been season ticket holders for years and love their work. Wonderful theatre, and Damien and Nicolle are the greatest...and appear in nearly every production as well. Can't say enough about the quality and diversity of their work. Every show is a must-see! They are also involved in and give back to the local community. You... More 

1 Thank Scott W
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Came to the gem theatre to see Sweeney Todd the last weekend. Although it wasn't my favorite play I still loved it. The cast is awesome and professional. Great set and props! The theatre really is a GEM!! We sat in almost the back row but it felt like we were right there! Not a bad seat in the house!... More 

1 Thank Budda11
Garden Grove, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Gem is a fun and funky little theater that puts on wonderful productions in a quaint and intimate setting. The folks who do the heavy lifting (i.e. - the producers, actors, and stage hands) are often in the lobby taking tickets, serving refreshments, and greeting patrons. The shows are well done and often unique so you see some things... More 

1 Thank LoserDave
Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I grew up in Garden Grove and have never been in the Gem. Well when I bought the tickets to see Always Patsy Cline i was so excited!!! Show was great and the people there were so nice and friendly and you could tell they were very grateful we were there! Plus my friend won the raffle how fun was... More 

2 Thank Tina B
Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

One More Productions at The GEM Theater is producing the best shows in Southern California! The 158-seat historic theater is the perfect setting for a quaint theater going experience with talent and production values that will blow you away. And every production features live musicians! The passion and commitment to the arts and the community is undeniable. And the prices... More 

1 Thank RubyDoo1325
Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We saw "Next to Normal" here. This was our first visit to the theatre, at the suggestion of friends. Great production with a talented cast. This is a deep show, and with a lesser cast it would not be a great experience. Looking forward to their next production "The Secret Garden", and expect to see many more shows here.

Thank Sometime_Wanderer
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

Quaint little theater where there is no a bad seat in the house. Very personable and friendly. The talent is phenomenal. Have seen a lot of musicals and plays and was totally blown away on how outstanding the production of "Anything Goes" was. Highly recommend this theater.

Thank LDM52

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