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.
SHREK THE MUSICAL
BOX OFFICE OPEN & AUDITIONS
caods are excited to announce that tickets are now available for ‘Shrek The Musical’ opening at the Civic Theatre Chelmsford in February 2020. Call 01245 6060505, visit in person or click here to book your tickets online.
We are looking for children to join our cast to play Young Shrek and Young Princess Fiona. Auditions for these roles will be taking place on Wednesday 9 October from 7.30pm. Adult auditions are taking place on Sunday 20 October. All information is available on our Current Show page.
‘Shrek The Musical’ is based on the Dreamworks film with all your favourite characters hitting the Civic Theatre stage. Keep an eye on our social media and website for all the details and be sure to book your tickets to the swamp before they all go!
SELL OUT SHOWS
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.
caods are pulling out all the stops for our centenary celebrations. With a fantastic season of shows you will want to book your tickets and be a part of the action. 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.