IÂ just heardÂ aboutÂ the 1st Annual Taste of Downtown Garden Grove and this event sounds like it will be a heck of aÂ 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.Â
On July 27th Downtown Garden GroveÂ 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 theÂ 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 byÂ 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 PizzaÂ 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.