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Our Story

1920

Vaudeville Beginnings

The GEM Theatre initially began over a century ago, housing vaudeville performers from all over the country.

1932

A turn to Cinema

With the advent of motion pictures, The GEM was among the first American theatres to transition to a cinema house.

1965

Return to Roots

As the institution of live theatre became a rarer and rarer commodity, The GEM returned to its origins as a live theatre venue and began its commitment to preserving theatre culture.

present

A Thriving Institution

Today, The GEM continues upholding its commitment to the arts by presenting original shows written, produced, and performed by local thespians, artists, and musicians.

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Cast & Crew

Get to know the people who make our dreams possible.

Amanda Stuart

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Victor Ealey

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Kara Dillard

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Jon Hyrkas

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Brian Bolanos

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Jeff Segal

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Wally Huntoon

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Harold Mendenhall

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Tad Fujioka

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Dan Baird

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Nicole Cassesso

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Damien Lorton

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No matter your background, there's a place at The GEM for you.

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