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This show closed on December 23, 2018

About Emma

The story revolves around Emma, a well-meaning, but disaster-prone matchmaker, who ignores her own romantic feelings while setting out to find a suitor for her friend Harriet. Her efforts go awry, of course, leading to comic complications.

Chance Theater invites you to fall in love again with one of Jane Austen’s most adored characters, featuring an intelligent and buoyant score from Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre).

“A picture-perfect Orange County Premiere”. “I couldn’t have loved it more.” — StageSceneLA

“A universally strong ensemble keeps this show in harmony, in character, music”. “lovely, sweet, and has just enough tartness to keeping it all from getting too sticky to enjoy”. “a wonderfully charming alternative to the holiday themed shows out around this time.” — Broadway World: San Diego

“Engrossing” — Orange County Register

"flawless 'Emma' is a must-see". "brims with effervescence and wit" -- Voice of OC

"Wonderful". "The acting by all cast members in this show is truly superior to a fault.". "Remarkable, mind-bending voices blend effortlessly in all the company numbers with true professional quality" -- The Show Report

“It would not be wrong to be in love…with this musical” (–and you most assuredly will be!)" --Broadway Stars

"a bonbon to satisfy the sweet tooth of holiday theatregoers" -- Talkin' Broadway

"Delightfully appealing and positively buoyant" -- Broadway World Los Angeles

Run Time

2hr (Inc. Intermission)

Start Date

End Date


Wonderful for the entire family, ages 4 and up. Babes in arms and children under four are not permitted.

Chance Theater at Bette Aitken theater arts Center

5522 E. La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807

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