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

Auditions

Now Accepting Submissions For:

  • 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. San Jose Playhouse presents:
      • Broadway and Off-Broadway works (like our past productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Nine, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Sondheim On Sondheim, and future considerations like Hadestown, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins)
      • New works (like our past productions of A Spoonful of Sherman, Disenchanted, Shout! The Mod Musical, Sisters Of Swing: The Story of The Andrews Sisters)
      • Original works created by our in-house creative team (like The MeshugaNutcracker!, Thanks For Playing…The Game Show Show!)
  • 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 

    Casting Call

    We are currently seeking two types of artists:

    For our Live Professional Theater series:

    • We are seeking accomplished, professional singers who act and dance/move well. 
    • Qualified artists will be capable singers with the musicianship required to handle challenging musical theatre scores. 
    • We are not seeking “entry level” performers for these productions; qualified artists will have previous professional experience in musical theatre.
    • Artists of all ages; artists of color; artists with disabilities; 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 with the above performing skillset are encouraged to submit.
    • Please do not “type yourself out” by assuming roles from listed productions must be filled as they may have been previously. Unless a playwright calls for an actor that is race/ability/gender/age-specific, the producers will hire the most capable artists to create an inclusive ensemble.

    For our Resident Artist Program:

    • Participation in the Resident Young Artists Program will give the actors and stage manager the opportunity to complete creditable weeks of work to enter the Equity Membership Candidate Program (EMC). The EMC permits actors and stage managers in training to credit theatrical work towards eventual membership in Equity. Local housing and pay.
    • Our Resident Young Artists Program is designed for pre-professional triple threats, age 21-30. 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 with the above performing skillset are encouraged to submit.
    • Qualified artists will be energetic performers who are comfortable with comedy, slapstick, and non-stop action; who can quickly pick up and execute choreography (traditional Broadway-style, tap, and basic musical theatre movement); and who can quickly learn music as well as hold one’s own in tight, four-part harmony.

    Submission Process

    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 – Take as long as you need 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 any song of your choosing. We do a lot of Sondheim and classic musical theatre so you can head in that general direction but we also produce shows that need singers who are comfortable with rock ‘n roll, Motown, and big band.

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

    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.