KATS brings British humor to life — from the streets of Kennett Square to the Kennett High School auditorium — our fun is free or less than the price of a movie ticket!
Founded in 2001, our non-profit organization has three main tenets in its charter:
- To have fun
- To be inclusive
- To provide an opportunity for amateurs to try their hand at any aspect of theatre
The Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS) has over 100 members actively participating in our productions. We bring the community together like nothing else — our trademark Panto that started it all has become a beloved holiday tradition.
KATS is a local theater company for adult amateur actors, singers, musicians, production team members and writers. It was founded in August 2001 by a group of friends who live in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The society was created to stage an annual pantomime in the British style (each January). We also do improvisational “murder mysteries” (each August), and we solicit and stage plays and other entertainments. All our productions are written by specifically for KATS.
Board members: Peter Giangiulio (Chairman), Chris Ramsey (Treasurer), Beth Holladay (Secretary), Caroline Smith, Karen Miller, Kecia Crowl
2002 Dick Whittington and his Cat
2003 Aladdin and his Magical Lamp
2004 Robin Hood and his Merrie Men
2005 Cinderella and the Glass Slipper
2006 Mother Goose and the Pirates
2007 Paul Bunyan in the Great North Woods
2008 Puss in Boots and the Marquis of Carrabas
2009 Young Stormalong and the Mermaids
2010 Red Riding Hood and the New Jersey Wolves
2011 Dick Whittington and his Cat
2012 Cinderella and the Frog Prince
2013 Pride & Prejudice – the Panto!
2014 A Midsummer Night’s Tail
2015 Comedy of Errors & Pirates
2016 Sherlock & the Beanstalk
2017 Little Beau Peep and the Smugglers
2018 Sleeping Beauty and the Tangley Wood
2019 Alice and the Stolen Tarts
The Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS, Inc) is incorporated according to the laws of the State of Delaware as a nonprofit corporation and is registered to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Internal Revenue Service has determined that KATS Inc is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to KATS Inc are deductible under section 170 of the code. KATS Inc is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. KATS Inc is also classified as a Public Charity under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Code. Effective date of exemption: September 17th, 2001.