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CMTS Youth Performers Concert 'Music Through The Ages' Update

As with our previous Youth Performers Concert, we would like the Youth Members to wear a plain Black top and black trousers.

We do not expect anyone to go out and buy something for a Costume. If you do not have an item, please speak to our Wardrobe Mistresses, Denise Corbett & Rachel McCallum, and they will source it for you.

The rest of the Costumes required for this Concert are as follows:
  • Bugsy Malone numbers (Fat Sam's Grand Slam & You Give A Little Love) - As per Show or a suitable Hat and/or Tie.
  • Michael Jackson number (Black or White) - White Accessories.
  • 70s Medley - Retro Colours Accessories.
  • Matilda numbers (Revolting Children & When I Grow Up) - School Uniform and/or School Tie.
  • Bruno Mars number - Stay in Blacks.
  • Queen number (Another One Bites The Dust) - Punk Accessories.
  • Take That number (Shine) - Blacks with Top Hat & Cane (CMTS will provide these)
  • Spice Girls number ( Wannabe) - Accessories relevant to Spice Girl (Sporty. Baby, Scary, Ginger & Posh)
  • Beatles number (Yesterday) - Any bright Top and Jeans.
  • Basement Jaxx number (Do Your Thing) - Girls; Tutu. Boys; Hip Hop Cap
  • Elton John number (Your Song) - Girls; TBC. Boys; Cool Jacket.
  • Green Day number (Holiday) - Punk Rock Accessories.
  • Eliza Dolittle number (Pack Up) - Just Blacks.
  • Abba Medley - Just Blacks except Soloists 70s Accessories.
  • Grease number (Beauty School Drop Out) - Girls; Dressing Gowns. Aaron; Suit Jacket, Shirt & Tie.
  • Shrek number (I'm A Believer) - Ashleigh to sort.
  • Vera Lynn number (White Cliffs Of Dover) - Camouflage wear.
  • Hairspray numbers (Good Morning Baltimore) - Boys; Coloured Skinny Ties. Girls; Coloured Neckerchiefs. Alex; As per Character.

Provisional JatB Cast - Updated.

After the second round of Auditions the Provisional Cast for JatB is as follows:
  • Jack - Lucy Harris
  • Miranda - Gabrielle Tyler
  • Dame Durden - Simon Brett
  • Simple Simon - Peter Spilling
  • Greenbean - Tracey Williams
  • Harriet - Katie Leech
  • Grisly - Charlie Vaughan
  • Goodknight - Ray Sharp
  • Blunderbore - Peter Barnett
  • Daisy - Ashleigh Masters & Ashlea Moore
Dancers:
  • Katie Barnett
  • Sam Cantrell
  • Tesha Giles
  • Jessica Hewett
  • Rachael Johnson
  • Katie Leech
  • Angie Porter
Children:
  • Aaron Embleton
  • Katie Finn
  • Jack Flynn
  • Amy Gees
  • Ella Hern
  • Erin Ilett
  • Harry McCarthy
  • Chloe Mellowship
  • Tegan Nice
  • Athina Nicolaou
Chorus:
  • Peter Barnett
  • George Buxton
  • Steve Church
  • Gillian Flynn
  • Katie Leech
  • Ashleigh Masters
  • Ashlea Moore
  • Keith Peck
  • Gwen Porter
  • Richard Taylor
  • Daniel Williamson

JatB Rehearsal - Thursday 27th September 2012

Just to remind everyone that the whole Cast is called on Thursday except Miranda and Dame.

NETG Showcase Festival Award Winners 2011/12.

N.E.T.G. SHOWCASE FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS 2011-12 KING COSTUME AWARD: Little Waltham Drama Group: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves JEAN JONES AWARD FOR SET DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION/DRESSING: Bocking Theatre Club: Robinson Crusoe TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT: L.A.D.S: creation/operation of the Audrey 2’s in Little Shop of Horrors ADJUDICATORS’ AWARD: Joint Winners: Colne Engaine Drama Group: the “Essex” boys and girls for ensemble playing/dancing in Beauty and the Beast Platform Musicals: the ensemble playing of the cast in Salad Days BEST YOUNG ACTOR: Winner: Witham Operatic Workshop: Jake Davis as Ren in Footloose Runner Up: Westcliff Theatre Youth Group: Joe McCarthy as Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof BEST YOUNG ACTRESS: Winner: K.Y.D.S: Rachel Shortland as Squire Trelawny in Treasure Island Runner Up: K.A.T.S: Shannon Hannah as Fairy Sweetheart in Goldilocks and the Three Bears BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Winner: Kelvedon Players: Tony Winn as Tumbleweed in Old Mother Hubbard Runner Up: Clacton Musical Theatre Society: Neil Murphie as Stromboli in Pinocchio BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Joint Winners: Witham Amateur Operatic Society: Kath Adkins for various roles in Godspell Witham Amateur Operatic Society: Rachel Clapp for various roles in Godspell BEST DAME: Winner: Orpen Players: Scott Sophos as Mother Goose in Mother Goose Runner Up: Bures Stage Society: Stephen Ferrari as Widow Twankey in Aladdin BEST ACTOR: Winner: Clacton Musical Theatre Society: Simon Brett as Dave Bukatinsky in The Full Monty Runner Up: Platform Musicals: Gareth Gwyn Jones as Timothy in Salad Days BEST ACTRESS: Winner: B.A.T.S: Lesley Mercer as Nancy in Oliver! Runner Up: Witham Amateur Operatic Society: Deborah Anderson as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls COLLYER MARINE TROPHY FOR BEST MUSICAL: B.A.T.S: Oliver! directed by Val Eldridge ERIC DYSTER CUP FOR BEST PANTOMIME/CHILDREN’S PLAY: Village Players (Nayland): Dick Turpin directed by Mary Moriarty TIMMENS AWARD FOR MUSIC: Bentley Green Players: Fiona Bodmer for her musical direction and accompaniment in Oliver! THE TERRY SADLER MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR FRONT OF HOUSE: Joint Winners: Bures Stage Society: Aladdin Seaview Players: Ten Times Table and The Three Musketeers THE MILLENNIUM WRITER’S AWARD: Indi Allen – Mad Theatre Company.

Jack and the Beanstalk Provisional Cast

The Casting Committee would like to thank all the Members who auditioned today. The decision was very difficult as the standard of the auditions was very high. If anyone would like any feedback on their audition, please contact Sam McCarthy.

We were unable to cast some of the parts and we will have a second round of auditions on Thursday 20th September. Anyone wishing to audition is required to attend Rehearsals on Tuesday 18th to learn the singing and movement audition pieces.

The parts are:
  • Fairy Greenbean
  • Dame Durden
  • Simple Simon
  • (One half of) Daisy the Cow

The Provisional Cast for JatB is as follows:
  • Jack - Lucy Harris
  • Miranda - Gabrielle Tyler
  • Harriet - Katie Leech
  • Grisly - Charlie Vaughan
  • Goodknight - Ray Sharp
  • Blunderbore - Peter Barnett
  • Daisy - Ashleigh Masters (One half!)
Dancers:
  • Katie Barnett
  • Sam Cantrell
  • Tesha Giles
  • Jessica Hewett
  • Rachael Johnson
  • Katie Leech
  • Angie Porter
Children:
  • Aaron Embleton
  • Katie Finn
  • Jack Flynn
  • Amy Gees
  • Ella Hern
  • Erin Ilett
  • Harry McCarthy
  • Chloe Mellowship
  • Tegan Nice
  • Athina Nicolaou
Chorus:
  • Peter Barnett
  • George Buxton
  • Gillian Flynn
  • Ashlea Moore
  • Keith Peck
  • Gwen Porter
  • Richard Taylor
  • Daniel Williamson

CMTS Youth Performers Concert - 'Music Through The Ages' Sunday 28th October 2012

Congratulations to everyone who Auditioned to be in the next Youth Performers Production, 'Music Through The Ages'.

The Concert will be on Sunday 28th October 2012.

The following Members have been given a Solo spot in the Concert;
  • A Line in a Song or a Solo Chorus in a Song:
  • Emily Adams
  • Mollie Barrett
  • Emilia Dullage
  • Arron Embelton
  • Amber Hern
  • Tegan Nice
  • Athina Nicholou
  • Millie Seaman
  • A Solo Song and/or a Duet:
  • Maddie Corbett
  • Leila Dutton
  • Katie Finn
  • India Frank
  • Lucy Harris
  • Ella Hern
  • Harry McCarthy
  • Star Moore
  • Holly Roberts
  • Olivia Roberts
  • Shania-Grace Thompson
  • Gabrielle Tyler
  • Ellie Watling
The Following Members will also be included in the Dancers Numbers:
  • India Frank
  • Harry McCarthy
  • Gabrielle Tyler



Past Show DVDs and Photos.

The following DVDs and Photos discs are now available to Members:
  • Pinocchio 2012 DVD
  • Pinocchio 2012 Photos
  • Rewind to the 80s Concert 2012 DVD
  • Bugsy Malone 2012 DVD
  • Bugsy Malone 2012 Photos
  • The Full Monty 2012 Photos
Please note that we ask for a donation to cover the costs of producing these discs. Therefore the DVDs are £6 and the Photos are £4.

The Concert DVD will only be for £3 as unfortunately the first 10 minutes of Act 2 was not recorded correctly due to a fault with the tapes.

If you would like to have any of the above, please complete the order form, which is on our Documents page of our website or on the Social Committee notice board, for each item you require and return to Sam McCarthy. Please can you pay when you order. Thank you.

'Jack and the Beanstalk' Auditions Guidelines.

The Auditions tomorrow (Sunday 16th September) are Open, which means if you are a paid up Member you are able to watch them.

To ensure the Auditions run smoothly and in a open and fair way, the Management Committee would ask Members to abide by the following guidelines please, thank you.

Audition Guidelines:
  1. All Members wishing to audition must be a paid up Member for the current year.
  2. Members wishing to audition must complete an Audition Form.
  3. Members under 16 years old must have their Audition Form signed by their Parent or Guardian.
  4. Members of the Casting Committee can not audition for a Principle role.
  5. Auditionees have to complete a Dialogue, Singing and Movement/Dancing Audition as required by the part they are auditioning for.
  6. Members are required to learn their audition pieces off by heart.
  7. If you are auditioning for more than one Principle role, you may use the words but you must still learn at least one Characters audition piece.
  8. Costumes may not be worn.
  9. Members auditioning may use one Prop.
  10. Members will be notified of any restrictions for the Production. For example, minimum age of the Dancers, etc.
  11. Members are required at the point of audition to inform the Casting Committee of any restrictions they may have which could hinder their audition. For example, a Member is unable to complete a Movement piece due to a disability, etc.
  12. The Casting Committee are entrusted to find in an open and fair process, the right Members for each role, taking into consideration the standard of the audition and the Casting Committee's opinion of the Members suitability and ability to fulfil the role.
  13. The Casting Committee may look at a Members commitment for previous Productions and take this into consideration when casting.
  14. Members should bring to the Casting Committee's attention at the audition, any holidays or reasons for being absent from Rehearsals which could have a bearing on the Member being successful in being cast into the Production.
  15. Once cast, every Member in the Production is provisional for 30 days or to a point where the Production Team are satisfied that the right Member is in the right role.
  16. The Production Team in conjunction with the Management Committee reserve the right to remove any Member from the Production, who in their opinion is not playing the part to their full potential and having an adverse effect on the Production.
  17. Show Fees are due 30 days after your audition.
  18. Paid up Members are allowed to watch the auditions.
  19. Parents are not allowed to watch the auditions, unless they are a Member. Membership does include being a 'Friend' or 'Patron' of the Society.
  20. Members watching are asked not to applaud any auditions.
  21. Members are asked to be respectful of other Members auditioning and not to do anything that may distract or hinder someone else's audition.
  22. Members who are going for the same Principle role, maybe asked to leave the room.
  23. Once all the auditions are completed, the Casting Committee will discuss each Auditionee in detail and will take a vote on who should be cast in each role.
  24. Successful Auditionees for Principle roles will be contacted by the Chair of the Casting Committee.
  25. The Provisional Cast will be posted onto the Society's Blog, Website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

CMTS AGM Information.

The CMTS AGM will be on Wednesday 10th October 2012. Starting at 8pm at our HQ.

The Management Committee would like to apologise that the AGM is later than normal but this is due to the Accounts being late back from our Accountant as he was on holiday.

You will receive your AGM Pack shortly by email or by post.