The Holiday Gem
November 26th-December 19th
“With more than its share of heartfelt moments and well-earned laughs, this delightful “Gem” glows with holiday cheer. It’s wholesome without being saccharine – and highly recommended for all ages.” – Eric Marchese, OC Register
“[The Holiday Gem] hearkens back to all those great old Holiday variety specials of the 1960’s that television was overflowing with every December.” – Leo Buck, Bucking Trends
“The show offers a number of beautifully performed and choreographed musical numbers, some outstanding solo pieces, even a few touching moments of honesty from the cast.” – Thom deMartino, OC Tribune
Ring in the holidays at The GEM Theatre with a 'fun for the whole family' holiday musical! Backed by live musicians, stunning costumes and a whimsical set; Santa Claus, his tap dancing elves and a cast of talented performers close out our season in true holiday fashion!
The celebration begins with a journey into the magical world of Christmas Fantasy Land, where you'll discover that anything is possible as long as you believe. Featuring well known standards and contemporary holiday classics that are sure to fill you with the spirit of the season. Enjoy favorites such as Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Baby It's Cold Outside and Sleigh Ride as you've never heard them before.
The magic continues when the second act curtain opens to reveal a breathtaking scene reminiscent of Victorian England from Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Dressed elegantly in ball gowns and top hats and tails, the cast brings to life the traditional songs of the season including Carol of the Bells, White Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear and Silent Night.
Lighthearted, fun and entertaining, The Holiday Gem dazzles from start to finish. Both brilliantly spectacular and genuinely moving The Holiday Gem is sure to create joyful memories that last a lifetime!
Performances run November 26th - December 19th. Tickets available now!
So far this season...
Always... Patsy Cline
After a year of being on lockdown due to the COVID-19, we are getting ready to re-open our doors! And what better show to kick off our re-opening than a reprisal of Always Patsy Cline! Performances run April 22nd - May 16th.
Heart for the Arts
Join us for an evening of celebration! During our 17th anniversary fundraiser gala you will enjoy a themed 5-course dinner with libation parings, and live entertainment by renowned jazz artist, Debbi Ebert. There will also be cocktails, table games and a silent auction.
One night only, July 17th, 2021.
On Life After Lockdown
Join Damien Lorton and Nicole Cassesso in reflecting on life after lockdown. During their cabaret Nicole and Damien will share the GEM stage once again. Listen to them share stories, sing songs and welcome you back home.
Performances run July 29th - August 1st.
A Celebration of Women in Jazz
Renowned jazz artist, Debbi Ebert brings DIVALICIOUS! back to the GEM! This incredible show is a revue in song that celebrates women in jazz. Debbi's aim is to emulate not imitate; revealing the influence of the artist in Debbi's own style.
Featuring the music of the legendary Lena Horne.
Performances run August 20th - 22nd.
A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Set on the bare stage of a Broadway theater, the musical is centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line.
Performances run September 9th - October 3rd.