3Below Theaters & Lounge presents


The Ultimate Musical

Event has passed (Thu Oct 17, 2019 - Sun Nov 10, 2019)
$36 - $54
Music, Theater, Musicals


Based on Federico Fellini’s Academy Award winning semi-autobiographical film "8 1⁄2", NINE, The Ultimate Musical opened on Broadway in 1982, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Musical, and again winning the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical in 2003. NINE celebrates our mothers, our sisters, our teachers, our wives, our mistresses and our muses. Our women, our world.

From the romantic streets and canals of Venice, comes the exquisite and captivating story of Nine. Set amidst the glamour of the 1960s, this dark, glittering musical centers on celebrated Italian film director Guido Contini whose last three films have been flops. He is struggling to find an idea for his next movie but is suffering debilitating writer’s block while facing a crumbling marriage and a mid-life crisis. Facing personal and professional bankruptcy at age 50, Guido must call on the nine closest and most powerful women in his life to put him back on the road to success and happiness and to rescue his creative and private lives from the brink of destruction.

As he begins production on a new film, Guido confronts the extraordinary women – from his past, present, and future – who have influenced his life including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his producer, an American journalist, the whore from his youth, and his mother. Maury Yeston’s lush Tony Award-winning score, features “Be Italian”, “Unusual Way”, and over a dozen more songs. Staged at 3Below Theaters, Nine is a kaleidoscopic fusion of reality and creativity. Dissecting the boundaries between life and art, Guido mines his personal life for inspiration, leaving a trail of devastation in his wake.

Nine is a rich tapestry of everything Broadway, with knockout power songs, captivating choreography and a deeply moving story that makes you think about your life and the people in it. Nine has become an essay on the power of women by answering the question, “What are women to men?” It celebrates our mothers, our sisters, our teachers, our wives, our mistresses and our muses.

What the critics say:
"A galloping fantasy with a ravishingly inventive and tuneful score." - The New York Times
"A rich and thrilling night of theatre. " - The New York Post

"An abundant musical, one which gleefully expands the limits of the theatre. A startling act of the imagination, independence and daring; and, hence, a show to treasure." - WCBS-TV

Video Antonio Banderas performs “Guido’s Song” on the 57th Annual Tony Awards: https://www.youtube.com/watch
Video: Laura Benanti sings “Unusual Way” from the 2003 Broadway revival of Nine: https://www.youtube.com/watch

PHOTOS: Mark & Tracy Photography.
Three shot (left to right) Susan Gundunas as (Guido’s wife) Luisa Contini, Stephen Guggenheim as Guido Contini, and Becky Elizabeth Stout as (Guido’s mistress) Carla Albanese.

Wide Shot: The cast of NINE. Guido and the nine most important women in his life.

More Info

408.404.7711 (Box Office)


3Below Theaters & Lounge
288 So. Second Street
San Jose, CA
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  1. 3Below Theaters & Lounge
    288 So. Second Street, San Jose, CA