From 2009 to 2013, The Retro Dome delighted fans in its one of a kind performing arts located at the corner of Saratoga Ave and Prospect Rd in San Jose, CA. Regrettably, the success would be short lived for the owners’ plans to demolish the dome shaped theatre were realized in January 2014.
Although the venue is gone, the company that operated The Retro Dome is still working hard on a number of projects:
|Preserving the remaining Domes
||Taking their original musical to New York City
||Searching for a new home
|Guggenheim Entertainment, the team behind The Retro Dome has been actively engaging the community and city officials to preserve one or more of the remaining Domes in San Jose. The petition started by The Retro Dome and signed by over 8,700 people has reached the San Jose Mayor’s office and city council members affecting great change. Discussions are ongoing with the company that holds the ground lease with new developments each month. Click here to join our e-list to receive updates on the progress of the preservation efforts.
||While groundwork is laid to preserve the domes and search for a new home, the folks behind The Retro Dome have been busy preparing their original musical for its New York debut. The MeshugaNutcracker! is scheduled to open in an Off-Broadway theatre November 2014 and run for the holiday season. Since this is no small feat, the producers are reaching out to the community for support: you can visit the fundraising page to pledge your tax-deductible support and help send the show to the Big Apple.
||Our search for the perfect home to continue our wildly successful programming is ongoing. We’ve visited every vacant theatre and alternative use location in the region and continue to keep our eyes open for the best spot to bring back our Sing-along Cinema, professional live theatre, and performing arts classes for youth and adults, as well as serve as a home for other high quality performing groups in the region. We welcome your ideas for a great location. You can contact us here with your thoughts about a new space or questions about the next step for The Retro Dome.
You can also visit The Scene
to learn about our award-winning Musical Theatre Summer Conservatory or visit The Academy for the Creative and Performing Arts
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