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
Flash Bang Wallop – What a Show!
caods are also pleased to announce that our Autumn 2020 show will be ‘Kipps – The New Half a Sixpence Musical’. This amazing update of the classic musical will be a first for caods and the Civic Theatre. Audition dates have been released and all information can be found on our Next Show page. The Box Office is also open so get your seats whilst you’ve got ‘Money to Burn’.
Our next Open Evening will be taking place on 10 June so if you have ever wanted to join caods either on or off stage then why not look at our Join Us page for all the information.
SWEET CHARITY & CALAMITY JANE
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 will open shortly.