1st Annual Taste of Downtown Garden Grove

Seussical The MusicalI just heard about the 1st Annual Taste of Downtown Garden Grove and this event sounds like it will be a heck of a lot of fun. I have been waiting for years for this type of showcase event to grace the sidewalks of Garden Grove’s Historic Main Street. 

On July 27th Downtown Garden Grove celebrates to return of perfomances to the Gem Theater in Garden Grove with the premier of Seussical The Musical, in addition to highlighting the the fantastic choices of cuisine offered in the neighborhood. Join downtown merchants for a progressive evening beginning with hors d’oeuvres and delicacies at downtown Garden Grove restaurants, while enjoying live entertainment by local talent from The Colony theater group, and then attend an exclusive showing of Seussical The Musical at the Gem Theater at the 1st Annual Taste of Downtown celebration. After the production, guests will have the opportunity to meet the production’s actors in person.

Festivities and food begin at 6:00 p.m., to give you plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely tour of Garden Grove’s downtown businesses and to take in the Colony’s performances. Shortly before 8 p.m., everyone will gather at the newly reopened Gem Theater to enjoy a lively homage to Dr. Seuss.

Seussical is the premier production presented this season at the Gem by One More Productions, featuring the mischievous Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and all of the Whos of Whoville. The classic, colorful tales are seamlessly brought together by JoJo a young boy and “thinker of strange and wonderful thinks”! As each story unfolds, you will marvel at how relevant and profound Seuss’s subtle themes are making this musical one that appeals to all ages.

At this point in time participating restaurants include the Azteca, Doug’s Downtown Grill, Zlakets Market, and Main Streeet Pizza who will each feature samplings from their most popular fare as well as beer and wine.

Be sure to reserve your place early, as seating is limited. Tickets for dinner, live entertainment and Seussical the Musical are $48 each and can be purchased from the Garden Grove Downtown Business Association at 12866 Main Street Suite 100, or call (714) 534-0992 for more information.

  12 comments for “1st Annual Taste of Downtown Garden Grove

  1. wtf?
    July 19, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Call me crazy, but I don’t really want to know what Garden Grove tastes like.

  2. OC Gator
    July 19, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Allready have my tickets, we need more of the same here in Garden Grove.

  3. July 19, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    last time i was on main street, it smelled a bit rancid.

  4. Eric
    July 20, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Will this event be in Vietnamese or English?

  5. Vern Nelson
    July 20, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    …or Korean, Spanish, or Samoan? It’s a real melting pot up there (as I know from playing piano for the GGHS choir)

  6. Scott Weimer
    July 20, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    We appreciate the plug, as well as your ongoing support of Main Street Garden Grove! If you like delicious food and great theater, this one night event should be a great time for everyone. The show opened last night to a full house and I’ve heard nothing but raving reviews all day. “Seussical” is the premier production of the Gem Theater with it’s new operators ONE MORE PRODUCTIONS, since being dark for several years.

    Furthermore all proceeds from this special fundraising event will go to benefit the Garden Grove Downtown Business Association. This local non-profit organization was formed in 1953, and is made up of individuals who are dedicated to the preservation of the downtown’s irreplaceable historical atmosphere and heritage, insuring that Main Street’s 100 year legacy of cultural, economic and social benefits will be maintained for all present and future generations here in Garden Grove. Please visit us at: http://www.mainstreetgardengrove.com

    Scott Weimer; President, Garden Grove Downtown Business Association

  7. sheri rodriguez
    July 20, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    I am so excited!!!! Its about time Garden Grove is getting with the program and getting some culture. I know that it is going to be a great night with great Garden Grove People, Good Food and Great entertainment. The Down Town Area is moving up!
    Tell a friend and join us!
    Sheri Rodriguez /Main St Business owner

  8. Mark Rosen
    July 20, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I was in the audience last night. “Seussical the Musical” is fantastic! Don’t forget that next door at the Ampitheatre, Shakespeare Orange County is putting on “Henry V”. We are very proud of our theaters in Garden Grove.

    Mark Rosen
    Mayor Pro Tem

  9. Raphe Margolin
    July 21, 2008 at 1:43 am

    The four restaurants serving food that night are all excellent: Zlaket’s, Azteca Mexican Restaurant, Main Street Pizza, and Doug’s Downtown Grill. The show will be a blast, also. I am looking forward to the event. Come check it out and Main Street the rest of the year.

    Raphe Margolin
    Member
    Garden Grove Downtown Business Association

  10. July 21, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Do come join Downtown Garden Grove, the kids performance before the production, the food from all our restuarants and the great production. Everyone participating in this event has extensive background in putting together a top notch event. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by to experience what is truly happening in the heart of Orange County.

  11. July 21, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Come on people of Garden Grove. As of Noon, Monday 7/21, a minuscule number of tickets had been sold. We need a good turnout to stuff the junk in the first few posts above in a place of theirs where the sun don\’t shine. We have no profit ax to grind as we sold our Main Street store a few years back and retired. We just want to see the town that we love and live in rise to its proper place in the eyes of the likes of the readers of this web page.

  12. CHARLES MITCHELL
    July 21, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    My wife and I saw the show last Saturday. We loved it and we’ll be seeing it again on the 27th. It will be a great event for Garden Grove and to help get our Gem theater off to a good start.

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