at 3Below Theaters
288 S Second St, San Jose, CA
288 S Second St, San Jose, CA


05/19/2022 – 06/12/2022

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman & David Thompson

Produced and Directed by Scott Evan Guggenheim
Choreographed by Shannon Guggenheim
Musical Direction by Stephen Guggenheim

The Songs of Kander & Ebb

A brilliantly constructed retrospective of prolific musical theatre collaborators and multi-Tony award-winning team, John Kander and Fred Ebb. AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND is a stunning revue of their songbook and has the title of the most successful musical revue in New York theater history. 

AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND is brought to life by a small, multi-talented cast. San Jose Playhouse at 3Below Theaters invites you to enter the world of this distinguished and celebrated writing team of Kander and Ebb. Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. Five individuals find themselves careening through the world of love, babies and coffee. From Cabaret to Chicago, this nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems, including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York,” seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre.

“Sometimes you’re happy and sometimes you’re sad but the world goes ‘round.” Life with its glories, indignities, hopes and quiet dreams is the subject of this musical revue. As one of Broadway’s most daring and successful teams and masters of the heart-grabbing Broadway showstopper, Kander and Ebb have an unparalleled way of exploring the vast range of human experience in song after impeccable song. AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND features unforgettable gems from throughout their career in theatre, film and television, spotlighting songs from Cabaret, Chicago, New York, New York, Woman of the Year, The Rink, Zorba, Funny Lady, Kiss Of The Spiderwoman, and more.

  • Tickets

    Admission: $25 – $55

    $55 Regular

    $50 Students, seniors, educators, and military

    $45 Youth

    $25 for Previews

    Group Discounts and Fundraising Opportunities available | Learn more

  • Showtimes

    Thursdays at 7:30pm 

    Fridays at 7:30pm

    Saturdays at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

    Sundays at 2:30pm

    No Saturday matinee on May 21

    Post-show Talk-backs: Thursday, May 26 & Thursday, June 9

  • Length

    The World Goes ‘Round runs 2 hours and 15 minutes including one 15 minute intermission. 

  • Age Guide

    The World Goes ‘Round is recommended for guests age 10 and up

The World Goes ‘Round is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.