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'Singin' in the Rain' Rehearsal Schedule Update.

Please can the following Cast Members ensure they try on their Costumes on Tuesday 29th March's Rehearsal;

  • Graham Tippett

  • Russell Henry

  • Luke Moody

  • Ben Long

  • Keith Goldsbrough

The following amendments have been made to the Rehearsal Schedule:



  • Tuesday 12th April - *ADDITION* Revision of all Filming Sequences. All involved required.

  • Sunday 17th April - *CHANGE IN TIMES* Lunch at 1300. Set 'Moses Supposes' at 1330. Set 'Beautiful Girl' at 1430.

  • Tuesday 26th April - *ADDITION* Revision of all Filming Sequences. All involved required.

  • Tuesday 3rd May - *ADDITION* Act 1 Revision. All required.

Any problems, please contact one of the Production Team. Thanks.

Reminder - Spring Get Together

Friday 29th April 2011

Dinner Dance at Giorgio's Restaurant.


Please may I remind you that payment for the Dinner Dance must be received by 19th April.

Adults £21 per person.

Children under 12, £12 per person.

Tickets available from the Green Room or by sending a cheque to Mr B Long, 11 Chingford Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 4US

All cheques to be made payable to: CMTS Social Account


Menu choice tick list will be supplied with your ticket

Any queries please contact Ben on 07507572840 or 01255 433533.

'Singin' in the Rain' Chorus Parts. Act 2.

As per Act 1, the following parts will be played by members of the Chorus.

Act 2 Scene 2:


  • Sound Engineer: Richard Taylor.

Act 2 Scene 5:



  • Rod: Doug Garner.

Act 2 Scene 5c:



  • Rod: Doug Garner.

  • Chorus in Audience: Jane Parkinson, Steve Collitt & Colin Davies.

'Singin' in the Rain' Chorus Parts. Act 1.

As you are aware there are many small speaking parts that will be played by members of the Chorus. You will be needed when the Scenes are set; please ensure you check the Rehearsal Schedule NOW and ensure you are there!

Any problems, please contact David Thompson, Director.

The following people will play the following parts. This list does not include Principles. They are as follows;

Act 1. Scene 1:


  • Crowd: Doug Garner. India Frank. Richard Taylor. Sam McCarthy. Russell Henry. Kelly Baldwin. Jessica Hewett. Janet Ross. Jean Murphie. Chris Bareham. Julie Codling. Julia Clarke. Wendy Orton. Gabrielle Tyler. Georgina Philpot. Rachael Johnson. Emily Lamb. Angela Smith.

  • Newspaper Seller: Luke Moody.

  • Photographer: Colin Davies.

  • Policeman: Terry Ratcliffe.

  • Stripper: Angie Long.

  • Filmstars and their Escorts: Zelda Zander's Escort: Steve Collitt. Olga Maria: Tracey Williams. Olga's Escort: Graham Tippett. Mary Margaret: Gillian Flynn. Mary's Escort: Peter Barnett. RF Simpson's Wife: Gwen Porter. Film Starlet: Leanna Symes. Starlet's Escort: Scott Morgan (TBC).

  • Clowns: Catherine Crowe & Kerri McCarthy.

  • Bouncer: Colin Davies

  • Barman: Steve Collitt.

Act 1 Scene 2:



  • Villian 1: Terry Ratcliffe.

  • Villian 2: Colin Davies.

  • Villian 3: Peter Barnett.

Act 1 Scene 3:



  • Rod: Doug Garner.

Act 1 Scene 4:



  • Policeman: Terry Ratcliffe.

  • Female Fan 1 & 2: Angie Long & Kerri McCarthy.

  • Female Fan 3 & 4: Julie Codling & Catherine Crowe.

  • Photographer: Colin Davies.

  • Tango Couples: Cosmo with Gabrielle Tyler. Dexter with Gillian Flynn.

  • NB: All of the Crowd from Act 1 Scene 1 will be needed except: India Frank. Angela Smith. Doug Garner. Gabrielle Tyler.

Act 1 Scene 5:



  • RF Simpson's Wife: Gwen Porter.

  • Maids: India Frank & Angela Smith.

  • Butler: Terry Ratcliffe.

  • Girl on Cosmo's Knee: TBC

  • NB: All Stars & Escorts are required from Act 1 Scene 1.

Act 1 Scene 6:



  • Dexter's Assistant: Chris Bareham.

  • Workman: Richard Taylor.

  • Hairdresser: Wendy Orton.

  • Wardrobe Lady: Jean Murphie.

  • Stage Hand: Russell Henry.

  • 1st Assistant: Sam McCarthy.

  • Clapperboard Man: Luke Moody.

Act 1 Scene 7:



  • Dexter's Assistant: Chris Bareham.

  • 1st Assistant: Sam McCarthy

  • 2nd Assistant: Terry Ratcliffe.

  • 3rd Assistant: Peter Barnett.

  • Hairdressers: Wendy Orton & Angela Smith.

  • Wardrobe Ladies: Jean Murphie & Gwen Porter.

  • Make Up Girls: Jane Parkinson & India Frank.

  • Props Girl: Janet Ross.

  • Sid Phillips: Colin Davies.

  • Lighting Man: Steve Collitt.

  • Cameraman: Richard Taylor.

  • Clapperboard Man: Luke Moody.

  • Ladies in Waiting: Julia Clarke & Gillian Flynn

  • Stage Hand: Russell Henry.

Act 1 Scene 8:



  • Leanne Symes, Julia Codling and Gabrielle Tyler plus all the Characters from Act 1 Scene 7 will be required.

Act 1 Scene 11.



  • Hairdressers: Wendy Orton & Angela Smith.

  • Sid Phillips: Colin Davies.

  • Stage Hand: Russell Henry.

  • Dexter's Assistant: Chris Bareham.

  • Ladies in Waiting: Julia Clarke & Gillian Flynn.

  • Props Girl: Janet Ross.

  • Clapperboard Man: Luke Moody.

  • Cameraman: Steve Collitt

  • Make Up Girls: Jane Parkinson & India Frank.

  • 1st Assistant: Sam McCarthy

  • 2nd Assistant: Terry Ratcliffe.

  • 3rd Assistant: Peter Barnett.

  • Sound Engineer: Richard Taylor.

Act 1 Scene 12A:



  • Terry Ratcliffe, Georgeina Philpot, Colin Davies will be required.

  • Ladies in Waiting: Gillian Flynn & Julia Clarke.

  • Man Servant: Sam McCarthy.

  • Villian: Peter Barnett.

Act 1 Scene 14:



  • Angie Long, Peter Barnett, Rachael Johnson, Jane Parkinson & Jessica Hewett will be required.

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'Singin' in the Rain' Provisional Cast *UPDATED*

The Provisional Cast for 'Singin' in the Rain' is as follows;

  • Dora Bailey - Edna Mountstephens
  • Zelda Zanders - Jane Parkinson
  • RF Simpson - Bill Davies
  • Roscoe Dexter - Neil Murphie
  • Cosmo Brown - Keith Goldsbrough
  • Lina Lamont - Katie Barnett
  • Don Lockwood - Ben Long
  • Young Don - Jack Speck
  • Young Cosmo - Harry McCarthy
  • Kathy Seldon - Laura Thompson
  • Miss. Dinsmore - Tracey Williams
  • Male Diction Teacher - Graham Tippett
  • Production Tenor - Scott Morgan

Dancers:

  • Kelly Baldwin
  • Catherine Crowe
  • Jessica Hewett
  • Rachael Johnson
  • Emily Lamb
  • Angie Long
  • Kerri McCarthy
  • Georgina Philpot

Non Movers Chorus:

  • Peter Barnett
  • Steve Collitt
  • Colin Davies
  • Doug Garner
  • Russell Henry
  • Sam McCarthy
  • Luke Moody
  • Jean Murphie
  • Wendy Orton
  • Terry Ratcliffe
  • Janet Ross
  • Richard Taylor
  • Graham Tippett

Chorus Movers:

  • Chris Bareham
  • Julia Clarke
  • Julie Codling
  • Gillian Flynn
  • India Frank
  • Jane Parkinson
  • Gwen Porter
  • Angela Smith
  • Leanne Symes
  • Gabrielle Tyler
  • Tracey Williams

Chorus Tappers:

  • Julia Clarke
  • Julia Codling
  • Gillian Flynn
  • Jane Parkinson
  • Gabrielle Tyler

Earn extra money for CMTS whilst shopping for 'Singin In The Rain' items!

An Amazon account has been set up on the Fundraising page of the CMTS website. Any 'Singin In The Rain' items sold via the links on the page will earn revenue for the society!

'Singin' in the Rain' Provisional Cast.

The Casting Committee would like to thank everyone who did Audition today.



Congratulations to the following Members who were successful in their Audition for 'Singin' in the Rain';





  • Dora Bailey: Edna Mountstephen

  • Zelda Zanders: Jane Parkinson

  • R F Simpson: Bill Davies

  • Roscoe Dexter: NOT CAST

  • Cosmo Brown: Keith Goldsbrough

  • Lina Lamont: Katie Barnett

  • Don Lockwood: NOT CAST

  • Young Don: NOT CAST

  • Young Cosmo: Harry McCarthy

  • Kathy Seldon: Laura Thompson

  • Miss. Dinsmore: Tracey Williams

  • Male Diction Teacher: NOT CAST

  • Tenor: NOT CAST


Chorus:




  • Chris Bareham

  • Julia Clarke

  • Julie Codling

  • Gillian Flynn

  • India Frank

  • Lucy Mellow

  • Jane Parkinson

  • Gwen Porter

  • Angela Smith

  • Leanne Symes

  • Gabrielle Tyler

  • Tracey Williams


Non-Movers Chorus:




  • Jean Murphie

  • Wendy Orton

  • Janet Ross

  • Peter Barnett

  • Steve Collitt

  • Colin Davies

  • Russell Henry

  • Sam McCarthy

  • Neil Murphie

  • Terry Ratcliffe

  • Richard Taylor

  • Graham Tippett


Chorus Tappers:




  • Julia Clarke
  • Julie Codling
  • Gillian Flynn
  • Lucy Mellow
  • Jane Parkinson
  • Gabrielle Tyler


Dancers:




  • Catherine Crowe

  • Jessica Hewett

  • Angie Long

  • Kerri McCarthy


We are to re-audition for the following on Thursday 17th March 2011.



Any Member is allowed to Audition for these Principle parts;




  • Roscoe Dexter

  • Don Lockwood

  • Young Don

  • Male Diction Teacher

  • Tenor


The Casting Committee is also looking for 2 more Dancers. Previous Casting Terms and Conditions apply.



The Casting Committee would like any Member that would like to go for any of the uncast roles to come to the CMTS HQ on Tuesday 15th March 2011 to learn the required Audition pieces.



Please remember you must be a paid up Member to Audition.



Any questions or queries, please contact Sam McCarthy, Chairman, on 01255 427256 or 07788 414757 or chairman@c-m-t-s.co.uk

Reminder: 'Singin' in the Rain' Auditions.

Just a reminder that the 'Singin' in the Rain' Auditions are tomorrow (Sunday) at the Clacton County High School, in the main hall.

Remember Principles at 1100 and Chorus, Non Movers and Dancers at 1400.

See you there!

CMTS Shrove Tuesday Pancakes


'Heroes' Concert DVD Preview Night


CMTS Easter Eggstravaganza!


Members Discount for Using CMTS HQ.

The Management Committee have agreed that Members may hire the CMTS HQ at a reduced rate.

The following conditions apply:


  1. The Management Committee reserve the right to withdraw this benefit at any time.

  2. The Discount only applies to Members who are hiring the HQ for their own use and not on behalf of non-Members.

  3. The Discount will be reviewed annually by the Management Committee.

  4. The HQ must be booked through the HQ Manager.

  5. The Management Committee's decision is final.

  6. All other terms as per HQ Booking Form apply.

The Discount Rate for this year, 1st August 2010 to 31st July 2011, is £9 per hour minimum donation.

Spring Get Together

A Royal Wedding Celebration
Friday 29th April 2011
Dinner Dance at Georgio's Restaurant, Holland on Sea
7pm for 7.30pm
3 Course Meal plus entertainment £21 per head
Children under 12, 2 Courses £12 per head.
Tickets are limited and available now on a first come first served basis. Once payment in full is received an official invitation and menu choices will be distributed.
Payments can be made either via the Green Room or by sending cash/cheque to Ben Long 11 Chingford Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 4US
Cheques must be made payable to: CMTS - Social Account
Dress Code: Glad Rags and Dancing Shoes!
Hope you can join us in what will be a fantastic evening.

'Heroes' Concert

The Management Committee would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to all those Members who were involved in the 'Heroes' Concert. From the Production Team to the Front of House Helpers to the Cast and to the Back Stage Crew; Thank You!

Initial figures show another success in terms of audience members and profit!

Watch this space for more details!

'Singin' In The Rain' First Rehearsal Reminder.

Just to remind you that this evening is the first Rehearsal for 'Singin' In The Rain'.

Half 7 at the CMTS HQ, make sure you're there to see what all the fuss is about!!