Orange County Theatre Reviews

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Bullets Over Broadway @ The Gem Theatre in Garden Grove – Review

Written by Daniella Litvak 

The term jukebox musical is used to describe a musical that features popular songs from the past. Shows like Mama Mia and Rock of Ages are popular examples. Bullets Over Broadway belongs to the jukebox musical category too. Reaching a little further back into musical history than the aforementioned examples, the show features songs from the 1910s to the 1930s. These are not exactly the songs you would envision yourself head banging to, but the musical numbers are most definitely energetic and vibrant. Continue Reading

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Totally 80’s – The Wedding Singer : The Musical @ The GEM Theater in Garden Grove – Review

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Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

I’ve given it some real consideration, and I think everyone should try to see a comedy semi-regularly –something fun and lighthearted.  If it’s a musical then go ahead and consider that a bonus.  The world is overflowing with dark and edgy stories about tragedy and pain, so for gosh sake LIGHTEN UP! One way to do that would be to see the Gem Theater’s current production of The Wedding Singer. Continue Reading

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AMB Theatre Podcast #50 presented by OCR : Always Patsy Cline @ The Gem Theatre in Garden Grove – Podcast

Always…Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Having first heard Cline on the “Arthur Godfrey Show” in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan. A chance meeting at Patsy’s concert started a friendship that lasted until Cline’s untimely death in a plane crash in 1963. Taken from the Website

April 7 – May 1, 2016

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AMB Theatre Podcast #46 presented by OCR : Funny Girl @ The Gem Theater – Podcast

From “ugly duckling” to Vaudeville star, the career of Fanny Brice spanned from The Ziegfeld Follies, to Hollywood films to radio; making her one of the most celebrated entertainers of all time. But behind all the glitz and glamour was a woman searching for love and battling a stormy relationship. FUNNY GIRL is her story. Featuring the timeless hits I’m the Greatest Star, Don’t Rain On My Parade, People, The Music That Makes MeDance, and You Are Woman, I Am Man. FUNNY GIRL remains one of the greatest musicals ever written. Taken from the Website

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Funny Girl In Concert At The Gem Theater – Review

Written by Mike Martin 

The Gem Theater’s production of Funny Girl has a lot going for it. It is fast paced, well-executed, sounds nice, and looks nice. It’s also good to see a production of this particular show, which doesn’t get produced very often and has a lot going for it in terms of music and script. I watched it on Valentine’s Day, and the show seemed to hit every note save one. The audience certainly enjoyed themselves, and all-in-all, Funny Girl is another feather in the cap of the Gem, which has quietly made a name for itself as one of the very best in Orange County at producing musical theater. Continue Reading

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