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 a revue titled "An A to Z of CMTC" in Autumn 2017 and we are currently rehearsing the new musical, Sister Act. This will be on stage at the Elgiva, Chesham from 18th to 21st April 2018

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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

the convent.

Sister Act is a joyous show that uses music to bring different communities, and lifestyles, together.

 

Our last Spring production was Gypsy

 

Images from the show below

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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