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

Thanks for Playing!
The Game Show Show

09/24/2022 – 10/16/2022

Previews 09/22 & 09/23

Created by Shannon, Scott, and Stephen Guggenheim
Book & Lyrics by Shannon Guggenheim 
Music by Shannon Guggenheim, Stephen Guggenheim, and Thomas Tomasello

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


Night after night in the 1950s and ’60s, network game shows kept Americans glued to their sets waiting to see who would become the next big winner. With original music that celebrates a bygone era, audience participation, unpredictable contestants, and fabulous prizes, THANKS FOR PLAYING! brings this fast-paced world to life. This original musical is a kick for anyone who loves TV game shows like “What’s My Line,” “Price is Right,” “Queen for a Day,” “Beat the Clock,” “I’ve Got a Secret” and “Match Game.” The creators pay homage to all of those game shows and many more in this new musical, which combines the excitement of live TV game shows with the scandal of the 1950s rigged quiz show investigations. 

“Gleefully Kitschy” ~ Metro Silicon Valley

You won’t want to miss this original musical with catchy songs, era- perfect sets and costumes, and unpredictable audience participation that adds an extra dimension of fun allowing a few members of the audience onto the stage to literally play the game. It’s so much fun you’ll laugh your blank off! 

  • 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 2:30

    No Saturday matinee on September 24

    Post-show Talk-backs: Thursday, September 29 & Thursday, October 13

  • Length

    Game Show! runs 2 hours and 15 minutes including one 15 minute intermission. 

  • Awards

    2012 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards Winners Announced – THE GAME SHOW SHOW Wins Big!

    Best Local Musical The Game Show Show! – The Retro Dome!

    Best Direction of a Musical Scott Guggenheim – Thanks for Playing the Game Show Show

    Best Choreography Shannon Guggenheim – The Game Show Show! 

    Best Leading Actor in a Musical Stephen Guggenheim – The Game Show Show!

    Best Leading Actress in a Musical Shannon Guggenheim – Thanks for Playing the Game Show Show

    Best Costume Design Julie Engelbrecht – The Game Show Show! – Retro Dome

    Voted Stand-out New Work by Silicon Valley Small Venue Theatre Awards

  • Age Guide

    Schoolhouse Rock Live is recommended for guests age 8 and up

Originally Produced and Directed for the Stage by Scott Evan Guggenheim for The Retro Dome in San Jose, California 

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