SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT: 3Below Theaters 2019 Line-Up includes Off-Broadway, Guest Artists and more – March-December in San Jose!

3BELOW THEATERS ANNOUNCES 2019 SEASON

Line-Up Includes Off-Broadway Musicals And Visiting Guest Artists 

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(March 4, 2019). Open just over a year, 3Below Theaters has announced the line-up of shows coming to the downtown San Jose venue in 2019, and unveiled its first subscription package, which guarantees the same seat to every show in one of three series packages; an Off-Broadway Series, a Guest Artist Series, and a Sing-Along Film Series. Each subscription package is offered at a significant discount over single ticket prices.
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3Below is owned and operated by Guggenheim Entertainment, the same group that ran the successful Retro Dome in West San Jose for 6 years, before it closed in 2013.  The varied programming model of producing live, professional musicals; and presenting comedy shows, classic and independent films, and visiting artists in different theaters under one roof is a business model that serves them well. 
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“It is because of the variety of entertainment options we offer that it has been difficult for us to offer season tickets in the classic model,” says Executive Director, Scott Guggenheim.  “It is becoming necessary to show a strong subscriber base in order to get some of the better shows, so we have decided to offer three distinct packages to appeal to the varied tastes of our loyal patrons.”
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First is the Off-Broadway Series, consisting of four professional productions of musicals that recently played in New York or London, and are not going on Tour.
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The line-up includes:
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A Spoonful of Sherman    (U.S. Premier) 
Book, Music & Lyrics by ROBERT J SHERMAN
Music & Lyrics by RICHARD M SHERMAN & ROBERT B SHERMAN / AL SHERMAN
April 11 – May 5, 2019
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The Sherman Brothers are one of Hollywood’s most successful writing partnerships, penning the songs for some of ‘classic’ Disney’s most famous films including Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh and The Aristocats as well as endearing hit man, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Their father was the famous Tin Pan Alley songsmith Al Sherman (“Comes-A-Long-A-Love”, “Save Your Sorrow”), who wrote for the likes of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.
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Straight from London, A Spoonful of Sherman is the compelling story of one family’s century-long, award-winning musical journey and includes the Brothers’ repertoire: “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, “Chim-chim cher-ee”, “It‘s a Small World (After All)”, “Winnie the Pooh”, “Feed the Birds”, “The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers”, “I Wanna Be Like You” and “Hushabye Mountain”, as well as Al Sherman’s classics; ending on a rousing rendition of “Let’s Go Fly a Kite!”
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DISENCHANTED!
Book, Music & Lyrics by DENNIS T. GIACINO
June 20 – July 21, 2019
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Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses star in this hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm.
A hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical, DISENCHANTED! gives a saucy makeover to your favorite fairy-tale princesses and their stories as old as time. During it’s long New York run, the show defied the trend for Off-Broadway with its sold out performances and critical acclaim.
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The third show in the 2019 Season is a TBA, that Guggenheim promises will not disappoint, but cannot (for contractual reasons) divulge until early Summer.  “I am so confident that this West Coast premier will do well in the Bay Area that we are leaving room in the calendar for it to extend an additional month,” Guggenheim explained. 
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WHO’S HOLIDAY!
Book by MATTHEW LOMBARDO
Starring SHANNON GUGGENHEIM
December 6 – December 21, 2019
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After the success of last year’s premiere at 3Below, Cindy Lou Who is coming back for more.
WHO’S HOLIDAY! is a wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that fateful Christmas Eve when she first met the Grinch… and what happened next. The little tyke has become a bottle-blonde adult who spends her days in a trailer atop Mount Crumpit. Only those with a naughty sense of humor will be ready for this holiday offering that dirties up Christmas while ultimately reveling in its spirit.
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In addition to the four live musicals produced by Guggenheim Entertainment, 2019 will also bring five shows in a subscription package called the Guest Artists Series.  Those shows include:
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An Evening With Groucho Marks
Starring Frank Ferrante  –  March 22, 23, 2019
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One Man Star Wars Trilogy
Starring Charles Ross – May 31 – June 1, 2019
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Candid Camera’s LOL Tour
WIth Peter Funt – August 2-3, 2019
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Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies
Starring Jessica Sherr – August 23-24, 2019
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One Woman Sex And The City
Starring Kerry Ipema – November 8-9, 2018
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3Below is also offering patrons the opportunity to subscribe to any six of their very popular sing-along film screenings. The Sing-Along Series includes: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Grease, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, The Princess Bride, The Sound of Music, and The Wizard of Oz.
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PRICES: Subscription prices range from $155 per seat for the four-show Off-Broadway Series, $169 for the five-show Guest Artists Series, or $84 for six sing-along screenings.
3Below has also announced a VIP Membership package priced at $346 per person ($195 savings).  The VIP membership includes tickets to all shows in every series, in addition to complimentary popcorn and soda and the opportunity to join the cast in a post-show reception after most performances.
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LOCATION: 3Below Theaters is located at 288 South 2nd Street in downtown San Jose’s SoFA Arts District. Validated parking is available directly above the theaters in a city-owned garage. 3Below is within easy walking distance of dozens of San Jose’s best restaurants, nightclubs, museums, arts galleries and other entertainment centers.
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For additional information about 3Below and Guggenheim Entertainment, go to 3BelowTheaters.com
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