95 years and 126 productions, CMTC continues to provide top class entertainment to Chesham and the surrounding areas.
Spring 2018 we will be performing Sister Act.
Our Next Spring Production - Sister Act, April 2018
Deloris Van Cartier is an aspiring singer in Philadelphia, where she is auditioning to perform at her gangster boyfriends nightclub.
Deloris believes that Curtis is going to introduce her to a big producer, but is upset when he tells her she is not ready. Hurt and rejected, Deloris decides to break up with him, but when she goes to find him she accidentally sees him kill one of his cronies. Deloris runs to the police, who place her in hiding at a convent until Curtis is brought to trial.
At first, Deloris feels as though it will be the worst thing in the world, chafing against the constraints of convent life and an immovable Reverend Mother, but once she is introduced to the struggling choir at the convent, everything changes.
She finds that many of the nuns at the convent are not that different from her, and that they are quite fun to be around. They help give her a bigger purpose in her life, showing her a genuine love and affection that was missing prior to her arrival at
Sister Act is a joyous show that uses music to bring different communities, and lifestyles, together.
Our Last Autumn Production - An A to Z of CMTC @ The Elgiva Theatre, October 2017
In CMTC's 95th year we present a review of every show we have performed since 1922!
Something for everyone here from G&S through to Modern Classics and the standards of the heyday of Musical Theatre.
Our Last Spring Production - GYPSY @ The Elgiva Theatre, April 2017
26th to 29th April @ 7.45pm and 29th April @ 2.30pm
Rose and her two daughters, Baby June and Louise, play the vaudeville circuit around the United States in the early 1920s. Rose, the archetype of a stage mother, is aggressive and domineering, pushing her children to perform. While June is an extroverted, talented child star, the older girl, Louise, is shy.
This is the first production of GYPSY for CMTC and we will be bringing Vaudeville and Burlesque theatre to the Elgiva in April 2017.
About Chesham Musical Theatre Company
Entertaining Chesham for 95 years
CMTC has been delighting audiences for nearly a century! The company has seen generations of talented singers, dancers and actors treading the boards in an array of theatrical productions, sending members out into the professional world and welcoming former professionals into the ranks.
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 or 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 Victoria Wood's Acorn Antiques in Autumn 2016, and we are currently rehearsing the great American musical, Gypsy. This will be on stage at the Elgiva, Chesham from 26th to 29th April, 2017.
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.
Go HERE for information on the costs involved... sorry there are some but they are not extortionate for what you get out of it
Please note that performers are required to have had their 16th birthday before the start of a show week to be eligible for membership.
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