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THE IDEA

“The idea for ‘Make Your Own Musicals’ came after teaching a class of young children at Glasgow Acting Academy, where I worked as a musical theatre teacher. I got the class to write a song together, encouraging them to come up with the story, lyrics and tune while I provided accompaniment with my guitar.

We ended up writing a song about a monster called “Zarq Bezark” and the children were so proud of what they had created together, they even asked me if they could record it so it could get to number one! 

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Rewards

For our crowdfunder, we have different levels of rewards based on how much you pledge. Scroll down to see the different rewards available.

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Why are we Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding campaigns attract people that want to help a cause. We’re trying increase young people’s accessibility to the arts and know that Kickstarter™ and theatre communities are some of the most supportive groups who can rally behind our mission to help us achieve this.

We also wanted to put this project on Kickstarter™  because it's the fastest way for us to get the box into your hands and make improvements as a community along the way. We think this new version of our musical activity box is great, but could use your help making it even better! If you have any ideas or feedback please get in touch at hello@tuosocreative.com.

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I loved seeing them enjoy themselves whilst writing it, so I was shocked to find that there weren't really any products available that encouraged children to create their own songs, let alone their own musicals. So I decided to make my own.”

Jonathan O'Neill

Co-founder of MYOMusicals

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We’re sure we’ll all get on great when we’re allowed out of our homes, and at least until then, we have plenty of musicals to make together!

 

Stay safe everyone!

Jonathan, Isaac & Adam

Co-creators of MYOMusicals

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THE TEAM

'Make Your Own Musicals' is made up of three musical theatre creatives: Jonathan, Isaac and Adam.

Jonathan and Isaac are writing partners who met whilst studying in Glasgow and Adam is a London based director, producer and creator of Adam Lenson Productions. Funnily enough, we've never met in real life, only face to face to face on Zoom! 

After meeting through an online event for new musical theatre writers, we’ve been combining our knowledge to bring you the best musical experience possible.

1 - The Backer Your Seat

A traditional dedication for a theatre supporter...a plaque on the 'backer' your seat! (Get it now?) You'll have your name on a seat in our Tuoso Digital Community Theatre, a dedicated page on our website with a digital theatre seating plan and a seat for every supporter. Type your name in, find your seat (even snoop at who’s next to you.) Let’s make this theatre the biggest the world has ever seen! Plus, all backers get a 10% off voucher for our subscription service when launched.

Pledge £10

3 - Star of the Show

Curtain up! Light the lights! Explore your creativity with The Musical Theatre Box bursting with fun themed activities. Either buy one for yourself, a child or young person you know, or donate it to Make Bank to help a disadvantaged young person get creative. If you’re quick, catch an early bird discount for up to 20% off!

Plus, you'll receive a 20% off voucher for our subscription service when launched AND a dedicated seat in our Digital Community Theatre. 

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Super Early Bird Discount     Pledge £35 (20% off RRP)
Early Bird Discount                Pledge £40 (10% off RRP)
Standard Price                       Pledge £45

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2 - Songwriting Prodigy

Get a taste of the real deal with this songwriting starter kit. You’ll get access to a fun original backing track and digital resources to help you create catchy lyrics and a marvellous melody to your very own show-stopping number.

Plus, a 10% off voucher for our subscription service when launched AND a dedicated seat in our Digital Community Theatre.

Pledge £25

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4 - Lloyd Webber Who?

Join us and some very special guests for a digital masterclass where we’ll share the secrets of songwriting, assign interactive tasks and invite participants to receive feedback on a lyric or song they’ve written using our packs or independently. There will be two separate sessions lasting three hours each, one aimed at children and young people, and one for adults.

Plus, The
 Musical Theatre Box AND a dedicated seat in our Digital Community Theatre.

Pledge £100

5 - Cartoons Up

Become immortalised as an illustrated character drawn by our in-house illustrator, Jess! We’ll use your character in our next box and you’ll get a digital copy for your own use. But that's not all, we’ll also print it on a mug, notebook or t-shirt and send it to you. Type which product you'd like at checkout and add your size if it's a t-shirt.

Plus, a space on our digital masterclass, The
 Musical Theatre Box AND a dedicated seat in our Digital Community Theatre.

Pledge £250

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6 - A Tailored Tune

The creators of Tuoso (award winning songwriters may we add) will write a song for you about absolutely ANYTHING! It could be a romantic ballad to win over your secret crush, a belty show-stopper tailored to your voice or a memory immortalised in lyric. In the words of Elton John, this is your song.

Plus, a personalised illustration, a space on our digital masterclass, The
 Musical Theatre Box AND a dedicated seat in our Digital Community Theatre.

Pledge £500

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7 - Hey, Mr. Producer

You’ve received your box, you (or your young person) has written a musical. Now, we’ll have a whole troupe of actors put in on and film it for your viewing. Sit back and relax as we bring your creation to life, with your name as the producer credit. And as an extra special supporter, we’ll check in with you every few weeks to help with the writing, designing and staging of your musical so we can get your vision just right.

Plus, a tailored tune, a personalised illustration, a space on our digital masterclass, The
 Musical Theatre Box AND an extra special dedicated VIP seat in our Digital Community Theatre.

Pledge £4,000

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The Subscription Service

For this crowdfunder, we're offering The Musical Theatre Box as a one-off, but when we launch next year, it will be a bi-monthly subscription service where you receive a different themed box every two months.

You’ll receive a transforming theatre box for your first order and then the following two boxes will come in smaller boxes which add to the original box. This will save you money (£5 off each of the subsequent boxes), storage space and the planet! Each subsequent box will have a new theme, new backing tracks, new activity packs, programmes, slot-in-backdrops, character designs and stickers. We’ll send subscribers a new transforming theatre box every three boxes to keep it nice and tidy!

If you back our Kickstarter™ campaign, we’ll send you exclusive discounts for when the subscriptions service starts next year!

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Timeline

Today
You back our campaign (pretty please?)

December 2022
All digital rewards are sent out to our backers. This will include the songwriting taster pack, digital illustration files, and access to your named seat in the Tuoso™  Digital Theatre.

We'll be in touch with the 'Cartoons Up' backers for merch selection and sizing as well as the 'A Tailored Tune' backers for song ideas and a commission brief.

Final box and content designs will be approved and sent to start manufacture of the actual subscription boxes.

March 2023
For the 'Lloyd-Webber Who?' backers and above, our online musical theatre writing workshop will happen in March. This gives you a chance to have a go at a musical using your box and think about anything you want to ask the musical writing pros.

Beyond
We’ll keep all of our backers updated with what we’re up to backstage at Tuoso™ and give early supporters exclusive access and discounts.

We’ll keep in regular contact with our 'Hey, Mr Producer!' backers so that we can start putting on your show as soon as you’ve written it and help with writing along the way!

 

End of October 2022
The campaign ends successfully and we all perform a big finalé to celebrate (we hope!)

February 2023
We aim to have The Musical Theatre Box on your doorstep just in time for the half term holidays! We’ll be in contact a month or so before to reconfirm shipping details and allow you to choose your box’s theme if we unlock our third stretch goal.

April 2023
Tuoso™ will launch The Musical Theatre Box subscription service to the rest of the public and send our early backers exclusive discounts off their subscription!