Kayos Theatre Company is a youth theatre based in Inverclyde
In October 2018, Kayos Youth Theatre performed ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock. Our cast worked incredibly hard, had a blast and are rightly very proud of this production. Now they want to take the show on the road to Edinburgh.
Total Kayos and Kayos Youth Theatre will be joining forces on Friday 29th March in the Beacon’s Gallery Suite to provide an evening of songs, scenes and monologues from the last 100 years in the theatre. With pieces ranging from Top Hat to Matilda, the Total Kayos cast have been working hard in their efforts to raise funds to perform on the main stage at the Beacon Arts Centre in 2020.
After the success of their production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in October, Kayos are hoping to take the show to this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival, using this evening to launch their crowdfunding page and hoping to convince their audience to contribute through performances from some of the best known musicals of the last 100 years, including Miss Saigon and Rent.
Winner of Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences with effortless wit and humour. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
Six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious, touching stories from their lives, the tweens spell their way through hoping to never hear the soul-crushing “ding” that signals a mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
Auditions for our next musical will take place this Sunday, 22nd April in the 175 Lodge, West Stewart Street Greenock. If you are aged 15 – 21 and would like to audition please prepare 16 bars of any musical theatre song and a short monologue if possible. If you do not have a monologue prepared we can provide one on the day. If you would like any more information please send us a message through facebook.
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