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  • Our Next Production - Acorn Antiques @ The Beacon School, Nov 2016

    Acorn Antiques is a small antiques business run by sisters Miss Babs and Miss Berta in the fictional town of Manchesterford. They are “helped” by Mrs Overall, their friend Mr Clifford and two new and rather

    dense trainees, Hugh and Mimi. Miss Berta was once the fiancée of Mr Clifford but he suffered a bang on the head and has lost his memory. Despite this, Miss Berta still loves him and longs to be his wife.

     

    Sales in the antiques business are not good and one day disaster strikes as the landlord has sold their shop and all the other shops along the street to a property developer and the traditional businesses are being replaced with “faceless chains”. Disaster is looking them in the face.....do they want a Hong Kong thong, Botox booth and Grubby Garter pole dancing in Manchesterford?

     

    Desperate for additional funds for Acorn Antiques the unlikely plot unfolds, a fortune needs to be found....but where?

    Are there really triplets?.........and who is their mother?

    Tony, a loan shark, is sniffing around but will he get his wicked way?

    Will Acorn Antiques survive? Will there ever be a happy ending?  How far can soap operas be sent up?

    All these questions and more will be answered .....eventually, if you can stop laughing long enough.

     

    2nd to 5th November 2016; Nightly at 7.30pm and Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm; Evening 7.00pm.

     

    CLICK HERE for information on the show in our Future Productions menu

     

  • Our Last Spring Production - Jesus Christ Superstar, April 2016

    Borrowing from the Gospels of the New Testament, the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus Christ’s life from the point of view of Judas Iscariot. As the show opens, Judas is growing concerned that Jesus’ followers will be perceived as a threat to the occupying Roman Empire. Indeed, priests Caiaphas, Annas and others gather and agree that Jesus and his movement must be crushed. An exalted Jesus arrives in Jerusalem only to find the temple filled with unsavoury merchants and moneylenders.

    Overrun by a flood of people needing his help, he tells them to heal themselves, and his confidante Mary Magdalene has to calm him down. Judas, fearing the movement is getting out of Jesus’ control and hoping to force Jesus into revealing himself as the true Son of God, goes to the priests and the Romans and tells them Jesus will be in the Garden of Gethsemane the following night. He receives 30 pieces of silver as payment. At the Garden, Judas arrives with Roman soldiers and identifies Jesus with a kiss on the cheek.

    Jesus is arrested and sent to Caiaphas, then Pontius Pilate, King Herod and finally Pilate again, who condemns his to death on the cross after abdicating responsibility. Judas realises that his plan has failed and hangs himself shortly before Jesus is crucified, knowing that he will be remembered only as a traitor and not as the true disciple he saw himself to be.

  • Our Last Autumn Production - Side by Side by Sondheim, October 2015

    Side by Side by Sondheim

    is a musical revue featuring the songs of the Broadway and film composer Stephen Sondheim. Its title is derived from the song "Side by Side by Side" from Company.

     

    The sophistication, wit, insight, heart and genius of Broadway’s most innovative and influential artist is at the centre of this tribute. This dazzling array of some of Sondheim’s best-known songs features numbers from landmark shows that revolutionised musical theatre with their masterful craft and astounding creativity: Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Anyone Can Whistle and Pacific Overtures, not to mention the classics written with musical theatre giants Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers, West Side Story, Gypsy and Do I Hear A Waltz? Also included are delectable rarities from the television musical Evening Primrose, the film The Seven Percent Solution” and the hit revue The Mad Show.

  • Interested in joining?

    We are always looking out for new talent both performing on stage and supporting back stage.

     

    CMTC is a Musical Theatre group so for onstage performance you will need to be able to demonstrate basic singing ability, in addition for shows there would be dance auditions and obviously part auditions which would look at acting, singing and if required movement and dance. To join the company initially you will have to pass an audition in front of the committee, this is a basic get to know you and confirm your singing talents.

     

    For backstage there are a variety of roles that are needed to be filled during shows, they range from Stage Management, Lighting design and operation, pros management and in some instances we may do set building and painting.

     

    There are also roles for makeup, hair, front of house that all need willing volunteers to assist with.

     

    Contact us for any of these roles by email or telephone from here.

     

    Please note that performers are required to have had their 16th birthday before the start of a show week to be eligible for membership.

  • About Chesham Musical Theatre Company

    Entertaining Chesham for 90 years

     

    CMTC has been delighting audiences for over 90 years. The company has seen generations of talented singers, dancers and actors treading the boards in a melody of theatrical productions. In the early days, the company performed traditional Gilbert & Sullivan operas. Over time, however, our repertoire became more diverse with shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, The Pajama Game, Guys and Dolls, Me and My Girl, Annie Get your Gun and Kiss me Kate.

    With the opening of the New Elgiva Theatre, we seized the opportunity to take a fresh approach, turning to new musicals such as Oliver, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Copacabana, Happy as a Sandbag, South Pacific, Hot Mikado My Fair Lady , It's A Musical World and most recently Carousel. Whether we produce a modern musical, or a more traditional classic, we always try to keep them innovative, exciting and bursting with creativity to ensure that both our audiences and our members enjoy the show!

    Our last production was the well-received Side By Side By Sondheim, in Autumn 2015, and we are now rehearsing for Jesus Christ Superstar. This will be on stage at the Elgiva in Spring 2016.

    Early Bird ticket offers only last until 31st January, so get those orders in soon!

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  • Acorn Antiques is a small antiques business run by sisters Miss Babs and Miss Berta in the fictional town of Manchesterford. They are “helped” by Mrs Overall, their friend Mr Clifford and two new and rather

    dense trainees, Hugh and Mimi. Miss Berta was once the fiancée of Mr Clifford but he suffered a bang on the head and has lost his memory. Despite this, Miss Berta still loves him and longs to be his wife.

     

    Sales in the antiques business are not good and one day disaster strikes as the landlord has sold their shop and all the other shops along the street to a property developer and the traditional businesses are being replaced with “faceless chains”. Disaster is looking them in the face.....do they want a Hong Kong thong, Botox booth and Grubby Garter pole dancing in Manchesterford?

     

    Desperate for additional funds for Acorn Antiques the unlikely plot unfolds, a fortune needs to be found....but where?

    Are there really triplets?.........and who is their mother?

    Tony, a loan shark, is sniffing around but will he get his wicked way?

    Will Acorn Antiques survive? Will there ever be a happy ending?  How far can soap operas be sent up?

    All these questions and more will be answered .....eventually, if you can stop laughing long enough.

     

    2nd to 5th November 2016; Nightly at 7.30pm and Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm; Evening 7.00pm.

     

    CLICK HERE for information on the show in our Future Productions menu