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.
My Fair Lady
Auditions on 20 October
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 Current Show page.
And we aren’t just looking for people to tread the boards – if you are interested in costumes, props or scenery it’s a great chance then get in touch to find out more. Remember you can get all the caods news direct to your inbox by joining our Mailing List.
We’re heading to the swamp!
We will be announcing our very exciting Autumn 2019 show next year so keep your eyes peeled. We promise it’s worth the wait! We can however 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. All details will be posted to our Next Show page.
We’re putting on the Ritz
What a fantastic show week for ‘Top Hat’. Congratulations go to the cast, crew, front of house and all those who assisted during and in the run up to show week. Audiences loved it and we are now putting away our tap shoes and getting out our flowers for our next show, ‘My Fair Lady‘. Take a look at photos and reviews for ‘Top Hat‘.
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