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The GEM Theater

12852 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-5207
+1 714-741-9550
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Community Theater in Garden Grove

This is a cute, well managed small theater with outstanding productions. The Best of all is the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joyce N
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Huntington Beach, California
The Gem is a gem!

I've traveled a lot and visited a lot of theaters all over the world. Rarely have I witnessed such... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Goodness4you
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Newport Beach, California
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12852 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-5207
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cute, well managed small theater with outstanding productions. The Best of all is the Holiday Gem, a custe Christmas play that they will be running for the last time this year. It isn't too early to get tickets now, it is very...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I've traveled a lot and visited a lot of theaters all over the world. Rarely have I witnessed such unbridled enthusiam as the actors, and management, exhibit as I saw at the Gem. They love what they do and it shows. Tickets are resonably priced...More

1  Thank Goodness4you
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

OH my gosh, the GEM is the best venue in the OC. I can't wait to see this production again and again! Casting fantastic, music superb. Loved it!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have seen a number of plays here; and each and every one were well done and entertaining from stage and set design to music to acting. It may be older and in need of some updating but it is one of the best neighborhood...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Though it may look a bit rundown, a lot of productions here are actually very outstanding. I performed in a musical under a kid's production; but even though it was a youth group, the performance was amazing. With that, most productions here have a relatively...More

Thank Daniel N
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

On a lark we went to the second to the last performance of "The Music Man" to see a friend perform. We had such low expectations. And the TripAdvisor reviews of The Gem Theater" were mixed. But we were blown away by everything ... the...More

3  Thank help32250
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is by far the BEST local theater production I have ever seen! We decided to try something new last Friday night. Picked up tickets for Music Man at the The GEM Theater in Garden Grove. Very small town (1 block), very small theater (158...More

2  Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

This was my first time at The Gem Theater, and was very impressed. The theater is small, actually intimate. The staff was friendly and accommodating. All seats have a great view. Even though the building is old (and historic), the lobby, auditorium, and restroom appeared...More

Thank Gene S
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

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...More

Thank Ruby C
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

23  Thank FlyingWitch13
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Rozanne D
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The show is probably 2 hours long. As for things to do depends on where you are going for dinner. GEM theater is located on Main Street which is nice to stroll down, there is a COSTCO across the street if you need to shop... More
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