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


07/23/2022 – 08/14/2022

Previews 07/21 & 07/22

Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farar
Based on the Universal Pictures film
Screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel

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

The Hit Broadway Musical. Seriously!

XANADU is the hit musical that took audiences and critics by surprise when it transformed an obscure film into the hottest comedy on Broadway. With its score of pop gems, a script that redefines musical theatre satire, and a finale lit by glitter balls and glow sticks, XANADU is a hilarious, roller disco musical adventure.

“Xanadu Will Leave You Rolling With Laughter” ~ The Silicon Valley Voice

Xanadu is all at once a romantic comedy, a celebration of retro music, and an endless cavalcade of ‘80s kitsch and the most ridiculously wonderful time you’ll ever have in a theatre! Douglas Carter Beane’s book is based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. 

“XANADU is a crowd-pleasing, feel-good bop of a Technicolor musical that has audiences jumping out of their seats in tongue-popping bliss! If you can’t beat ‘em, slap on some roller skates and join ‘em.” ~ The New York Times

The show’s energetic cast sets the stage ablaze with a lively set list entirely comprised of hits by the Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John, including the songs “Strange Magic”, “All Over The World”, “Suddenly”, “I’m Alive”, “Evil Woman”, “Have You Never Been Mellow” and “Xanadu.” This Tony Award-nominated musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired. It’ll leave you rolling with laughter!

  • 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 July 23

    Post-show Talk-backs: Thursday, July 28 & Thursday, August 11

  • Length

    Xanadu runs 2 hours including one 15 minute intermission. 

  • Age Guide

    Xanadu is recommended for guests age 8 and up

Xanadu is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.