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
The Box Office is now open so book your tickets now for the Essex premier of ‘Top Hat’. The Saturday matinee is 53% sold so book now so you don’t miss out!
We also have lots of upcoming publicity days so keep an eye on our website and social media for sneak peeks and competitions!
All Shook Up
Awards for ‘All Shook Up’
Congratulations to the cast of ‘All Shook Up’ for their win at the NODA Awards for ‘All Shook Up’ as ‘Best Musical in Region 8’ for 2017 and The Panic Awards for the “Independent Theatre Production of the Year” for our recent production of ‘All Shook Up’. Thank you to everyone who voted and to everyone involved in the show, with a special congratulations to Sallie Warrington (Director) and Clare Penfold (Musical Director) for both our awards
We are pleased to announce our Spring 2018 show will be ‘My Fair Lady’ directed by Ray Jeffery. Our Next Show page will be updated with details as they are released.
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Keep in touch with caods
Keep an eye on our website and social media for details on all our upcoming shows! To get all the news direct to your inbox why not join our mailing list by emailing us at email@example.com! Or why not become a non-acting member for £15 a year to support caods.