Wow! From the moment you walked into the theater, you could feel the energy and excitement in the air. The event was packed, a SOLD-OUT event from what I heard. It was wall-to-wall people. I received a glass of champagne as I entered by a young GEM actor. The live music as I walked around was a pianist playing some really nice music. There were many delicious trays of appetizers, including deviled eggs, that were being served. At first, I couldn’t see the beautiful baskets displayed all around the lobby for the silent auction because of the crowd. There were some amazing items including a Disneyland Park Hopper, a spa pass, a girls night out, and even a doggie treats basket.
The GEM actors served as waiters and escorted us to the tables which were onstage. Damien and Nicole, the co-founders of One More Productions, welcomed us with some sweet stories of how they started. This was their 15th anniversary and you could tell that they put a lot of hard work getting this far.
As various courses were served, we enjoyed songs sung by Debbi Ebert who was fun and oh what a beautiful voice she had. She was very entertaining, too… The food was prepared by Head Chef Michael from Louie’s on Main Street. It was delicious and well prepared. The whiskey that was served with the dessert was a nice surprise.
This was so much fun and everyone in the room was so supportive of the theater. I especially liked it at the end, when all of the GEM actors sang a song led by Nicole and conducted by Damien. It’s so amazing and I was so thrilled to be part of the family that helped these future talents get the chance to experience and learn from the Gem Theater. This was an amazing experience and if you missed it, make sure to see the other musicals coming up in the season, to support them.