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.
KIPPS – THE NEW HALF A SIXPENCE MUSICAL
Postponed to March 2022
It is with a heavy heart that caods have decided to postpone our next show – ‘Kipps – The New Half a Sixpence Musical’ due to the current situation surrounding Covid-19. This decision has been made to keep our Society, patrons, cast and crew safe in these difficult times. caods are pleased to announce that we have postponed this show to March 2022. We are hopeful that our auditions and rehearsals for our ‘Sweet Charity‘ will begin as planned in October.
caods wishes you all the best in these uncertain times and we thank you for your support during these difficult times.
SHREK THE MUSICAL
SELL OUT SHOWS
caods had a fantastic week performing ‘Shrek The Musical’ with sell out shows from Friday onwards at the Civic Theatre Chelmsford. A fantastic time was had by all and thank you to our wonderful audiences for making each night special. Take a look at our reviews and photos on our Shrek page. We have also been nominated for the Essex Community Theatre Production of the Year for both ‘Shrek The Musical‘ and ‘Evita‘ – voting is now open.
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