Bangkok Community TheatreThe largest and longest running English-language community theatre group in Thailand
BCT holds a monthly Club Night event for our members. We provide a variety of activities such as workshops, play-readings, movie nights and theatrical pub quizzes. Club Nights are also open to non-members of BCT for a nominal entry fee, which makes them a great way to find out more if you’re thinking about joining us.
Many thanks to the production teams, casts, and all others involved in this year’s Fringe event. Held at Creative Industries (M Theatre) from May 26-27 to sold-out shows, Fringe offered new styles, perspectives, and experiences! We appreciate everyone’s support for this great event, and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Whether you love being on stage, behind the scenes or in the audience, BCT is for you. English doesn’t have to be your first language, and you’re welcome whatever your level of experience. As a member you’re encouraged to take part in BCT shows and activities however you like, even if that’s just to meet new friends.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the two time Tony winning show, will be performed on Friday and Saturday, September 29, 30, October 6 & 7 at Creative Industries – M Theatre. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 14 for 850Bht.
The story: an eclectic group of six-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. In addition to these six quirky adolescents who compete in the Bee, the competition is run by three equally quirky grown-ups.
With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is about a fictional spelling bee set in the Putnam Valley Middle School. An unusual aspect of the show is that four real audience members are invited on stage to compete in the spelling bee alongside the six young characters.
The whole makes for a charming and entertaining show that is appropriate for audiences aged 15 and over.
Casting is complete and rehearsals are underway; stay tuned for updates via BCT’s Facebook and website!
A play reading evening is a form of theatre without sets or full costumes where participating “actors” read from interesting scripts with minimal stage movement. Our multi Bobs award-winning narrator and host Mimi Carter has chosen some interesting short pieces and this is guaranteed to be a laid back, fun social evening for all thespians!
So come along and bring your friends and join us at Bistro 33 at 7:00PM on Thursday, July 6th, to have some good food and drinks, meet some pretty cool people. And it’s free for BCT members and a mere THB100 for non-members… you can’t beat that for an entertaining evening out.
See you there!
Coming soon from BCT: A Christmas Carol!
The all-time Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol will highlight the BCT Christmas season this December. Performances are set for Friday and Saturday, December 1, 2, 8 and 9. A Christmas Carol will be staged at Creative Industries – M Theatre. Tickets go on sale Monday October 30 for 800Bht.
The story: stingy businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is known as the meanest miser in Victorian London. He overworks and underpays his humble clerk, Bob Cratchit, whose little son, Tiny Tim, is crippled and may soon die. He also has nothing to do with his nephew, Fred, because he disapproves of his marriage. He has no use for Christmas and condemns it as a ‘Humbug’.
On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is haunted by the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley. Later he is visited by three ghosts and is given one last chance to change his ways and save himself from the grim fate that befell Marley. The ghost show Scrooge the deeper meaning of Christmas and how to live with charity and compassion towards his fellow men.
Audience: the play is appropriate for audience aged 10 and over.
Stay tuned with BCT’s Facebook page and our website for audition and other details, you old humbugs!
Next up for BCT’s monthly Club Night: yes, it is a dance night with award winning choreographer Meirav Botly (Bob Award Winner 2017–and we say that with love). Meirav Botly recently choreographed our very entertaining Aladdin (2016) and she will teach us basic dance steps that might come in handy for any musical auditions. She will choreograph a Broadway song and by the end of the evening we will be ready to perform that musical number.
This may also come in useful for our upcoming auditions of BCT’s next Broadway musical project. So grab some comfortable shoes and wear something comfortable to move in, tell your friends and join us at Bistro 33 at 7:00PM on Thursday, June 1, have some good food and drinks, meet some pretty cool people.. and it’s free for BCT members and a mere THB100 for non-members. You can’t beat that for an entertaining evening out.
BCT would like to thank everyone involved with this year’s highly successful–and fully sold out–Fringe Festival. Directors, casts, crews, and everyone working behind-the-scenes put in hours of work to pull off this event designed to initiate BCT members and non-members alike into the world of theatre, and it all paid off! Many thanks go out to all of our great audience members too; we hope you had as much fun enjoying the shows as we had making them!
Stay tuned for photos of the productions, and check out our Facebook page for further updates.
It’s almost time!
With only two weeks to go, we are excited to announce the official lineup for Fringe 2017, a festival of one-act play and musical productions acted and directed by many BCT members and guests. With shows ranging from comedy to an original musical, it’s sure to be a great run guaranteeing laughing and frivolity at Creative Industries from May 26-27, 2017.
What’s next for BCT’s monthly Club Night? Musical auditions and some hints for BCT’s next musical production!
Auditions are usually the most nerve-racking experience actors can have and musical auditions are the worst. If you are a singer/actor, this coming BCT club night is the perfect opportunity for you to get some tips on how to audition for musicals and get that singing role you’ve always wanted.
Knowing your voice, finding the perfect song, getting vocally and mentally ready before your fine minutes in front of 3-5 person panel will become a lot easier. Also, you will get some hints from the director and music director of BCT’s next Broadway musical project. So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar and bring the music sheets of your audition songs and join us at Bistro 33 at 7:00PM on Thursday, May 4th, have some good food and drinks, meet some pretty cool people and bring along you own friends too. And it’s free for BCT members and a mere THB100 for non-members… you can’t beat that for an entertaining evening out.
When: May 4, 2017, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Bistro 33
Who: Anyone wanting a great evening out!
Musical auditions for BCT’s next musical production
Bangkok Community Theatre is casting a Broadway musical and auditions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 6 and 7 at 7PM at Bistro 33 on Sukhumvit Soi 33. The musical will be performed in September.
To audition for a BCT production, you must be at least 16 years of age. Singing requirements – bring sheet music that is ready for the accompanist to use. Your audition song must be a musical theatre song and a character or comedic song is preferred. For complete details, character descriptions and vocal ranges and an audition form, email email@example.com.
For directions to Bistro 33 go to: http://bangkokcommunitytheatre.com/club-nights/
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Facebook/Bangkok Community Theatre
Men and women of all nationalities are invited to attend auditions for Bangkok Community Theatre’s Fringe Festival: an evening of short plays and scenes, to be performed in English at Creative Industries at M Theatre in May. The festival consists of 6/7 one-act plays/scenes and musical/dance numbers, staged by talented directors and ranging from 10 to 20 minutes long, each with large and small roles.
With an abbreviated rehearsal period and rehearsal schedules limited to once or twice a week, this is the perfect opportunity for every would-be actor. If you are usually too busy, the one-rehearsal-per-week schedule of some of the productions is right for you. If you’ve never acted before, the very supportive audience of BCT members and friends will reduce the butterflies and stress. If you just want to get back on stage, there are some great plays going into production, and one is surely perfect for you!
As always, enthusiasm is much more important than experience, and auditions will be relaxed and informal. Plus, we have been fortunate enough to cast everyone who auditioned for the last Fringe Festivals and will try to do so again this year.
Please come by to learn more and join in the fun. We need you to make it happen! We are also looking for backstage cast and crew, so if you’d like to help out behind the scenes please contact us.
If you’re interested call 084 388 5650, or email email@example.com to register.
We hope to see you there!
Mark your calendars now! The April 6 club night will be run by the ever entertaining and enlightening Cian Green!
Have you ever wondered how actors effortlessly become another person? Have you ever wanted to act but are scared of getting up in front of others? Well this month’s BCT club night will be perfect for you. ‘Acting on the fly’ is meant for beginners that want to act but don’t know where to start. This BCT club night will give you the tips and tricks needed to pick up any script and start thinking about theatre space and moving through it. Learn what to expect from a director and most importantly how to pick up a script and turn words on a page into a fully fleshed character.
The club night is open for beginners that want a good grounding and any experienced actors that want a fun refresher. It is tied together with theatre games, improvisation activities and script work to give you an excellent grounding in all things acting.
Check our Facebook page, and stay tuned for more details. It’ll be a blast as always!