CMTC is a Musical Theatre group and we are always looking out for new talent both on stage and behind the scenes - one cannot happen without the other, after all.
For onstage performance you will need to be able to demonstrate at least basic singing ability; there is an audition in front of the committee when you first join the company. This is to get to know you and confirm your singing talents. Then there are acting, singing and dance auditions for roles in each show and these are in front of an audition panel.
There are many different backstage roles that all need to be filled, which range from stage management to lighting design and operation to art and programme design to set building; this last is a great way to learn to handle tools at the same time as building camaraderie. There are roles for makeup, hair, front of house; these all depend upon willing volunteers and are vital for the smooth running of a show.
Social activities too: the company strives to be a social hub as well as a theatrical producer and members are always welcome to help out with time, ideas, etc. Sometimes an event might have the aim of raising funds for a given production, but at other times it is just for the sake of a good old get-together. Barbecues, quiz nights, theatre trips, picnics - these are just a few examples.
Please note that, although children are able to take part in shows when required (Fiddler on the Roof most recently), full membership is available to performers who have had their 16th birthday before the start of a show week.
A few images from our most recent productions
We are always looking for new members, follow the link to the membership page, where you can find out more. Why not contact us and arrange to come along to a rehearsal and meet like minded people who both perform on stage and the workers who keep everything going back stage.
We are a local amateur musical theatre society, we have been around since 1922 and will celebrate 100 years in 2022.
Mission: To educate the public in the dramatic and operatic arts, to further the development of public appreciation and taste in the said arts, to assist and further such charitable purposes as the committee shall from time to time determine.