288 S Second St, San Jose, CA


08/19/2022 – 09/11/2022

Schedule Alert 09/06/22: For the safety of our cast, crew, staff, and audience, the Tuesday, September 6 performance of Xanadu has been cancelled due to extreme heat. If you have tickets for the 09/06 show, you have been sent an email and phone calls were made at 11am today alerting you to the situation and asking how you’d like to proceed, either with an exchange or refund. If you haven’t heard from us, please contact us. Thanks for your understanding.

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
Production Design by Julie Engelbrecht

Exciting news: XANADU is heading Up On The Roof! 

June 28, 2022: In order to give more people the opportunity to see this fantastically fun musical in the age of coronavirus, we’re moving the show outdoors, under the stars, up on the roof of the 2nd St and San Carlos Garage. We’ll build an outdoor theater complete with a stage, projection, lighting, and sound equipped to give you a terrific night out. NOTE: Since this production relies on projection and lighting that can only be viewed while in the dark, we will not be offering matinee showtimes.

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 Campy, Classy, and Terrific Fun”~
Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle

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 & Location

    Xanadu is presented outdoors on the roof of 3Below Theaters, the top level of the 2nd St & San Carlos Garage

    Admission: $35 – $55

    Traditional theater chairs with armrests and cupholders:

    • $55 Regular
    • $50 Students (age 13+), Seniors (62+), Educators (with ID card), and Military (with ID card)
    • $45 Youth

    Banquet-style chairs without armrests:

    • $45 Regular
    • $40 Students (age 13+), Seniors (62+), Educators (with ID card), and Military (with ID card)
    • $35 Youth

    Group Discounts and Fundraising Opportunities available | Learn more

  • Showtimes

    Tuesdays through Sundays at 8PM

    Post-show Q&A with Cast & Crew: Thursday, August 25 & Thursday, September 8

  • Length

    Xanadu runs approximately 95 minutes with no intermission

  • Age Guide

    Xanadu is recommended for guests age 8 and up

Annie Hunt


Jason Kimmel


Jim Ambler*


B Noel Thomas*


Brian Conway*


Isai Centeno


Osher Fein


Brie Martin*







Musical Director


Assistant Director


Stage Manager


Costume and Set Designer


Lighting Designer


Sound Designer

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