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

Auditions

San Jose Playhouse holds one General Audition each year and auditions for productions and events throughout the year as needed. Join our e-list and check the “casting and auditions” group to receive job and casting notices.

The producers employ artists for the following programs annually:

  • Live Professional Theatre
    • A professional season employing a minimum of 30 AEA artists per year for runs of 3-6 weeks with mid-size casts in classic and original musicals.
  • Resident Young Artists Program
    • Performing in SJ Playhouse Professional Series when appropriate roles are available
    • Performing in “Clubhouse” events; this program, designed for youth and families, includes 4-person, original musical theatre productions celebrating holidays including Easter, Halloween, and Christmas as well as other themed events
    • Serving as hosts and technicians for live, weekly events including Broadway Karaoke, Family Game Nights, and Open Mic Nights
    • Serving as educators for year-round series of theater arts classes for all ages
    • Cabaret Series
      • These once-a-month events feature professional singers and musicians performing unique sets of favorite and new music 

      Now Casting

      Artists of all ages; artists of color; artists with differing abilities; women, trans and gender non-conforming actors; and other members of historically and currently marginalized communities that are not well represented or misrepresented onstage in theatre productions – all are encouraged to submit. Please do not “type yourself out” by assuming roles from listed productions must be filled as they may have been historically.

      Now Casting: Singers/actors who dance/move well for “Man of La Mancha.” Seeking artists for all roles except Don Quixote and Aldonza. Music: Mitch Leigh; Lyrics: Joe Darion; Book: Dale Wasserman. Rehearsals Begin January 2, 2022; Previews January 27 & 28, 2022; Performances January 29-February 27, 2022. Prepare 32-bars of a song with accompaniment in the style of Man of La Mancha. Reels and previously recorded videos will be accepted. All roles paid; AEA SPT Tier 4 contract. See below for audition materials submission process. Video submission due by November 1, 2021.

      Now Casting: Singers/comedic actors who dance and roller skate for “Xanadu.” Seeking artists for all roles except Kira, Sonny, Danny, and Melpomene. Artists of ALL types will be considered for the Muses. Book by Douglas Carter Beane. Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farar. Based on the Universal Pictures film. Screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel. Rehearsals Begin: June 27, 2022. Previews July 21-22, 2022. Performances July 23 – August 21, 2022. Prepare 32-bars of a song with accompaniment in the style of Xanadu. Reels and previously recorded videos will be accepted. All roles paid; AEA SPT Tier 4 contract. See below for audition materials submission process. Video submission due by November 1, 2021.

      Now Casting: Singers/Comedic Actors who Dance for “Just Bunnies!” Seeking energetic performers who are comfortable with comedy, slapstick, and non-stop action; who can quickly pick up and execute choreography (Broadway-style dance, 60s dance, and basic musical theatre movement); and who can quickly learn music as well as hold one’s own in tight, four-part harmony. “Just Bunnies!” features 4 artists, 2 for characters that identify as male and 2 for characters that identify as female, singing a collection of ’60s-era pop hits in this mini-musical with audience participation. All roles paid; AEA Theatre for Young Audience contract. See below for audition materials submission process. Video submission due by December 1, 2021.

      Now Casting: Singers/Comedic Actors who Move Well for “Tea With Alice!” Seeking energetic performers who are comfortable with comedy, slapstick, and non-stop action; who can quickly pick up and execute choreography (basic musical theatre movement); and who can quickly learn music as well as hold one’s own in tight, four-part harmony. “Tea with Alice!” features 4 artists, 2 for characters that identify as male (The White Rabbit and The Mad Hatter) and 2 for characters that identify as female (Alice and The Queen of Hearts), for this mini-musical with audience participation. All roles paid; AEA Theatre for Young Audience contract. See below for audition materials submission process. Video submission due by December 1, 2021.

      Now Casting: Singers/Comedic Actors who Dance for “School Days!” Seeking energetic performers who are comfortable with comedy, slapstick, and non-stop action; who can quickly pick up and execute choreography (basic musical theatre movement); and who can quickly learn music as well as hold one’s own in tight, four-part harmony. “School Days!” features 4 artists, 2 for characters that identify as male and 2 for characters that identify as female, for this mini-musical  featuring 50s pop songs with audience participation. All roles paid; AEA Theatre for Young Audience contract. See below for audition materials submission process. Video submission due by December 1, 2021.

      Now Casting: Singers/Comedic Actors who Dance for “Monster Bash!” Seeking energetic performers who are comfortable with comedy, slapstick, and non-stop action; who can quickly pick up and execute choreography (basic musical theatre movement); and who can quickly learn music as well as hold one’s own in tight, four-part harmony. “Monster Bash!” features 4 artists, 2 for characters that identify as male (Frankenstein and Dracula) and 2 for characters that identify as female (With and Bride of Frankenstein), for this mini-musical featuring Halloween songs with audience participation. See below for audition materials submission process. Video submission due by December 1, 2021.

      Now Casting: Singers/Comedic Actors who Dance for “Santastic!” Seeking energetic performers who are comfortable with comedy, slapstick, and non-stop action; who can quickly pick up and execute choreography (basic musical theatre movement); and who can quickly learn music as well as hold one’s own in tight, four-part harmony. “Santastic!” features 4 artists to portray Santa’s elves this mini-musical featuring Christmas songs with audience participation. All roles paid; AEA Theatre for Young Audience contract. See below for audition materials submission process. Video submission due by December 1, 2021.


        Audition Submission Process

        Due to ongoing safety precautions relating to coronavirus, auditions will be held via video.

        Using the form on this page, submit your resume, headshot, and a video(s) of your intro and song(s).

        Video Audition:

        Part 1: Introduction – Use this 1-2 minute introduction to help us get to know you a bit.  If you need some prompting: share a favorite holiday memory…tell us about a favorite moment on stage or in an audience…dogs or cats?…why?

        Part 2: Song – Do as many takes as you need to get a recording you feel shows you off singing a song of your choosing OR following the instructions provided in the above casting call information specific to the production for which you are auditioning. 

        Part 3: Song #2 (optional) – If your first song only shows one aspect of what you can do, feel free to submit another piece.

        Complete the form by answering the questions and look for an email confirming receipt of your submission.

        Casting Intake Form




        • Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, png, Max. file size: 1,000 MB.
        • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 1,000 MB.

        • Audition Song Video Upload:
          Use an online provider to host your audition videos like YouTube or Vimeo and then paste the link(s) below.
          Also accepted: you may upload your video using the uploader feature below.
          Intro and one song required; a second song optional.