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San Jose Theater 2016 & 2017

Calendar of Upcoming Performances

The San Jose theater calendar includes a variety of Broadway hits, classic opera shows, and other well known productions. Every year, you can see performances such as Annie, A Christmas Carol, and The Barber of Seville.

It's easy to get to the theaters from San Francisco or anywhere around the Bay Area. Read on for details the 2016 and 2017 schedule of performances.

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Half-Priced Tickets

Here are a few of the best tickets at up to 50% off on Goldstar.

  • 10/19 - 10/30: Cavalia, Odysseo, Full price $134 - $284, Goldstar price $74.25 - $152*

  • 11/8 - 11/11: The Sound of Music, Full price $73 - $83, Goldstar price $48 - $58*

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San Jose Theater Shows by Month

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

  • None scheduled at this time.

June 2017

July 2017

Top Performances: Details

All of these San Jose theater performances are at the Center for Performing Arts unless otherwise noted.

The Sound of Music

The Sound of MusicDates: November 8 - 13, 2016

Location: Center for the Performing Arts

Discounted Tickets: Find tickets to select performances at up to 50% off on Goldstar

Tickets: All performances on Ticketmaster

Don't miss your opportunity to see this beloved musical live on the San Jose theater stage. Directed by Tony Award-winner Jack O'Brien, this brand new production of The Sound of Music brings back the romance and wonder of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.

Get swept away by the story a young woman who falls in love with a widowed father and his children, and together have to flee Nazi-controlled Austria. You'll enjoy famous songs from the award-winning score, including "Edelweiss," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain."


AnnieDates: January 6 - 8, 2017

Location: Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: All shows available on Ticketmaster

Watch this classic musical come to life in a brand new incarnation of the original, directed by Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro.

This is a tale about an enchantingly optimistic and adventurous orphan, Annie, who escapes the tyranny of Miss Hannigan and winds up in the hands of billionaire Oliver Warbucks, asking for his help to find her parents, who she believes are still alive.

You'll love this production, with its renditions of "It's the Hard Knock Life" and "Tomorrow" at the San Jose theater.

Kinky Boots

Kinky BootsDates: January 24 - 29, 2017

Location: Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: On sale now

The popular new musical Kinky Boots, directed by Jerry Mitchell of Legally Blonde and Hairspray, has won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Choreography.

In a wonderful tale about a unique friendship, you'll get to know poor Charlie Price, who is struggling to keep his father's gentleman's shoe factory in business, and find out what happens when he meets Lola, a fabulous performer seeking a new pair of stilettos.

Matilda the Musical

Matilda the MusicalDates: March 7 - 12, 2017

Location: Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: Pre-sale tickets available now

Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel Matilda, this Broadway musical brings to life onstage the charming story of a bright, imaginative little girl who dares to change her own destiny.

This Tony Award-winning popular production has performed to sold-out audiences all around the world, so don't miss it!

The Bodyguard

The BodyguardDates: April 25 - 30, 2017

Location: Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: On sale soon

This award-winning musical is based on the hit film The Bodyguard and stars R&B singer Deborah Cox.

It is a romantic thriller that tells the story of unexpected love when bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from a stalker. The score includes "Queen of the Night," "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," and the unforgettable "I will Always Love You."


CabaretDates: June 6 - 11, 2017

Location: Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: On sale soon

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company proudly presents Sam Mendes' and Rob Marshall's Tony Award-winning production of Cabaret in San Jose.

The musical is set in pre-WWII Germany, where the Nazis are rising to power, and inside a seedy Berlin nightclub, a young English cabaret performer becomes involved with a young American writer.

The score includes such songs as "Willkommen," "Maybe This Time," and, of course, the title song "Cabaret." Make sure to catch one of these performances on the San Jose theater.

The Book of Mormon

Book of MormonDates: July 11 - 23, 2017

Location: Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: On sale soon

This immensely popular musical, The Book of Mormon, has won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Brought to you by the creators of South Park and co-composer/lyricist of Avenue Q, it has been dubbed one of the funniest musicals of all time.

It is a religious satire that depicts the hilariously uncomfortable encounters of two Mormon missionaries in a Ugandan village that is facing other problems. Find out what all the hype is about, right here at the San Jose theater.

Other Performances

The Music Man

Music ManDates: October 15 - 23, 2016

Location: Montgomery Theater

Since this classic musical by Meredith Willson first debuted on Broadway in 1957, it has charmed generations and won several Tony Awards. It tells the story of con man Harold Hill, who pretends to be a band organizer and sells instruments to an unsuspecting Iowa town.

Marian, the town's librarian and piano teacher, is the only one who sees through his plan, but instead of revealing his secret, she begins to fall in love.

A Christmas Carol

Christmas CarolDates: November 11 - 20, 2016

Location: Montgomery Theater

It wouldn't feel like the holidays without a live performance of the classic Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

This November, go see your favorite Christmas characters--Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future--come to life on San Jose theater stage with CMT Rising Stars, featuring a talented cast between the ages of 6 and 14.

The Barber of Seville (Opera)

Barber of SevilleDates: November 12 - 27, 2016

Location: California Theater

Opera fans, here is your chance to see Rossini's world-famous comic opera, The Barber of Seville. Funny and clever, it tells the story of witty Figaro, a barber who is hired to steal beautiful Rosina away from her guardian so Count Almaviva can win the girl.

The opera is sung in English with English supertitles.


HairsprayDates: December 2 - 11, 2016

Location: Montgomery Theater

Travel back to the 1960s with this fun and bold musical about Tracy Turnblad, a teenage misfit chasing her dreams.

In spite of all the bullying and prejudice, this plus-sized heroine's confidence takes her far--meeting new friends in detention, learning new dance moves, becoming a local TV star, and even getting the guy.

Silent Night (Opera)

Silent Night OperaDates: February 11 - 26, 2017

Location: California Theater

The opera Silent Night by Kevin Puts brings to life a night of peace and hope amidst one of the deadliest wars. Witness the beauty of Scottish, French, and German soldiers coming together for Christmas under a carol that floats softly over no-man's land.

The piece is sung in English, German, French, Italian, and Latin with English supertitles.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

Willy WankaDates: February 23 - 26, 2017

Location: Montgomery Theater

Based on one of Roald Dahl's favorite wacky tales, this Willy Wonka play will take you on a great adventure into the mysterious world of a famous candy manufacturer. You'll meet the five children who win the golden ticket for a special tour of the factory, and follow them into this fantastic world.

This San Jose theater play is brought to you by real-life kids, the talented actors of CMT Rising Stars.

Princess Ida (Lyric Theater)

Princess IdaDates: March 25 - April 2, 2017

Location: Montgomery Theater

This piece falls into the genre of lyric theater; it's the only Gilbert and Sullivan opera with three acts and dialogue in blank verse.

This comic opera satirizes feminism in the context of conservative Victorian England, where a princess founds a women's university preaching female superiority, and the prince to whom she had been married as a child sneaks into the university to claim his bride.

La Boheme (Opera)

La bohemeDates: April 15 - 30, 2017

Location: California Theater

This April, the San Jose theater has the privilege of hosting the famous La Boheme opera by Giacomo Puccini.

It tells the story of a group of young bohemian artists in Paris' Latin Quarter who find happiness in friendship, but struggle economically.

The opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Gianni Schicchi + Trial By Jury (Operas)

Giani SchicchiDates: June 17 - 25, 2017

Location: Montgomery Theater

If you love opera, you are in luck! This production is a double bill of two great works: Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial By Jury.

They are both comic operas, the former based on an incident mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy, and the latter lightheartedly revolving around the legal technicalities of the promise of marriage.

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