Date(s) - 08/19/2022 - 09/11/2022
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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BUY TICKETS $35-55 including all fees – Free validation parking is available for up to 3.5 hours. Student Rush tickets are available at the door one hour before showtime, $25.
Xanadu, the musical hit that enchanted South Bay audiences for 11 weeks in 2011 at The Retro Dome, returns for a limited run at San Jose Playhouse. Performances will take place as part of 3Below Theaters’ “Up On The Roof” program, an outdoor entertainment festival taking place on the roof of the 2nd Street and San Carlos Garage above 3Below Theaters.
Douglas Carter Beane penned the book for Xanadu based on the film of the same name. The score, by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, includes the hits, “Magic,” “Xanadu,” “All Over the World” and “I’m Alive” — all top 20 Billboard hits. Lynne wrote and produced all of the music of Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O). Farrar was also responsible for most of the hits that were performed by Olivia Newton-John in the 1970s.
Taking audiences back to 1980, this hilarious musical follows the beautiful Kira, who travels to earth to inspire a struggling young artist named Sonny. A vision in leg warmers and wind-swept hair, she helps this hunky painter find his voice, discover true love, and build the world’s first roller disco (not necessarily in that order).
- Showtimes: Tuesdays through Sundays at 8 PM
- Post-show Q&A with Cast & Crew: Thursday, August 25 and Thursday, September 8
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IMAGE courtesy of Guggenheim Entertainment (Public Domain)