Welcome to caods – Chelmsford’s leading amateur musical and dramatic society. Providing local audiences with West End style quality productions since November 1920, caods uses professional directors and musicians to support its talented amateur cast. Affiliated to the National Operatic & Dramatic Association, caods have achieved rare status in winning numerous NODA awards for its productions in recent years.
caods presents two shows a year at the Civic Theatre, and with its modern, yet intimate auditorium, and state-of-the-art staging and lighting perfectly showcases the society’s top-drawer productions. caods appeal for Chelmsford audiences seems to be our ability to simultaneously surprise and delight. From Gershwin to Berlin, Lerner & Loewe to Lloyd Webber caods eclectic mix of musicals ensures continued success and an enviable reputation.
caods has charitable status and has been self-funding since its inception.
We’re putting on the Ritz
Visit our Current Show page for all information on ‘Top Hat’, our next show directed by Sallie Warrington who recently directed ‘All Shook Up‘, ‘Legally Blonde‘ and ‘Sister Act‘ for caods. With ‘All Shook Up’ winning both a NODA and Panic Award you can guarantee ‘Top Hat’ will be a dancing dream of a show.
The Box Office is now open so book your tickets now for the Essex premier of ‘Top Hat’. Keep an eye on our website and social media for sneak peeks and competitions! Or why not join our Mailing List for news straight to your inbox.
We’re heading to the swamp!
We are pleased to announce that our Spring 2020 show will be ‘Shrek the Musical’! We hope you are as excited as we are – what a fabulous show for the start of our Centenary celebrations during 2020/2021. Keep an eye out on website and social media pages for all upcoming shows – and why not look back our Past Shows.
We will be announcing our very exciting Autumn 2019 show next year so keep your eyes peeled. We promise it’s worth the wait!
My Fair Lady
Dates for you diary
Our Spring 2018 show will be ‘My Fair Lady’ directed by Ray Jeffery. Auditions will be taking place on Saturday 20 October and audition information can be found on our Next Show page.
Why not join us at our Open Evening on Wednesday 3 October to find out more about our next show and caods, whether you are looking to join or are a fully fledged member. And we aren’t just looking for people to tread the boards – if you are interested in costumes, props or scenary it’s a great chance to find out more. Remember you can get all the caods news direct to your inbox by joining our Mailing List.