Our 2017 Season

Follies
Follies

Book by James Goldman

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Damien Lorton

February 10–19, 2017

A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created. The winner of 8 Tony Awards, Follies is a surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart wrenching and epic musical written by musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim and author James Goldman.

In Follies the time is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here," and "Broadway Baby."

Join us for One More Productions 9th Annual Hearts for the Arts Fundraiser! By popular demand, we’ve added 3 additional performances! For 2 weekends only, we’ll bring to life a concert version of this Broadway classic. Performed by your favorite OMP talent and backed by a live orchestra.

Valentine’s Weekend performances will each include a Catered Champagne Reception.

February 10 — Opening Night: Treat the one you love to an unforgettable night as we open Follies and kick off the 2017 Musical Season! Enjoy an evening of unparalleled entertainment on stage and off. The fun continues after the show with a Catered Champagne Gala with the cast. Performance begins at 8pm.

February 11 — Silent Auction: Make this Valentine’s one to remember with an evening at the theater! Enjoy fine wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres as you place your bids on the premium items in the Silent Auction! After the bidding closes, you’ll be escorted into the theater for an evening of music you won’t forget. A decadent dessert and coffee bar will be open at intermission as winners are announced. The Silent Auction event begins at 6:30pm with Performance to follow at 8pm.

February 12 — Sweets for the Sweet: Join us for an afternoon of indulgence! Following the performance, you’re invited to treat yourself and the one you love to an assortment of delectable desserts and champagne sure to tickle any sweet tooth’s fancy! Performance begins at 2pm.


Always Patsy Cline
Always Patsy Cline

Book by Ted Swindley

Music and lyrics by Patsy Cline

Directed by Damien Lorton

March 2–26, 2017

Back by popular demand! For a limited engagement!

Starring Dee Shandera as Louise and Nicole Cassesso as Patsy Cline!

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.

Over a pot of strong coffee, the two women spent the night chatting about their common concerns about life and family. Though they exchanged addresses, Seger never imagined their relationship would continue. Yet she received the first of many letters and phone calls from Cline shortly after. Their pen-pal correspondence provides much of the dialogue for the show.

Seger supplies the narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing her famous tunes, including Anytime, Walkin’ After Midnight, I Fall To Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy; all backed by a live country band.

The show combines humor, sadness and reality. It offers fans who remember Cline a chance to look back, while giving new fans an idea of what seeing her was like and what she meant to her original fans.


Music Man
Music Man

Book by Franklin Lacey

Music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson

Directed by Damien Lorton

April 20 – May 14, 2017

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is sure to dazzle on The GEM Theater stage this Spring!


The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer

Book by Tim Herlihy and Chad Beguelin

Music by Matthew Sklar. Lyrics by Chad Beguelin.

Directed by Damien Lorton

June 29 – July 23, 2017

It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.

Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer is full of heart and 80's fun!


Cabaret
Cabaret

Book by Joe Masteroff

Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb.

Directed by Damien Lorton

September 28 – October 29, 2017

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome Im Cabaret! Au Cabaret! To Cabaret! Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood, CABARET tells the story of a seedy nightclub in 1930’s Berlin where a young English performer strikes up a relationship with an American writer, all while a zealous Master of Ceremonies commands the action at the Kit Kat Klub.

Kander & Ebb’s genius, Tony Award winning score brings to life some of American Musical Theater’s most epic and admired songs; Willkommen, Cabaret, Mein Herr, Maybe This Time, The Money Song and Two Ladies.


The Holiday GEM
The Holiday GEM

Book by Nicole Cassesso and Chris Harper

Directed by Damien Lorton

November 24 – December 17, 2017

The GEM Theater
FINAL WEEKEND AT:

The GEM Theater
12852 Main Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840
714.741.9550 x221

Reserve your tickets now!Reserve your tickets now! For more info, call 714.741.9550 x221 or e-mail us at boxoffice@onemoreproductions.com

Ring in the holidays at The GEM Theatre with a “fun for the whole family” holiday review! 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!


One More Productions, Inc. is a non-profit organization.
Section 501(c)(3) - DLN #17053028019048
OMP Website v2.1 - June 2008 (Updated June 2015)

Website and flash design by Polar Horizons
Original "One More Productions" letterhead by Teddy Bill
Select photos by Fred Ortega Photography, Nicki Peek, and Joey Kincer