Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society
- CUMTS

The Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society (CUMTS) was founded in October 1998 with the aim of performing high quality musical theatre in Cambridge. CUMTS is devoted exclusively to musical theatre, providing plenty of scope for you to try your hand at all aspects of production: we welcome performers, orchestral players, directors, choreographers, musical directors, producers, technical directors and more.

As a society we aim to produce quality musicals in various venues around Cambridge. Performing at both the ADC Theatre and the Arts Theatre, we put on a wide variety of shows, thus allowing our members a comprehensive range of roles from which to choose. Previous productions include 'West Side Story' (2003, Arts Theatre); 'Hot Mikado' (2003, ADC Theatre); 'Little Shop of Horrors' (2004, Arts Theatre); 'Putting it Together' (2004, Edinburgh Fringe), 'Merrily We Roll Along' (2004, ADC Theatre); 'Me and My Girl' (2005, Arts Theatre); 'The Threepenny Opera' (2005, Edinburgh Fringe); 'Hair' (2005, ADC Theatre); 'Singin in the Rain' (2006, Arts Theatre); 'See What I Wanna See' (2006, ADC Theatre); 'Oklahoma!' (2007, Arts Theatre).

Throughout the year we host Songs from the Shows bar nights, as an alternative to a full run of a musical, which give performers in Cambridge a chance to display their talents in a relaxed and supportive environment, as well as providing high class entertainment for students wanting a good night out.

There are many ways to get involved in so many different areas and, at whatever level of commitment you want to make, we would love to hear from you. CUMTS is a society that not only enables people to be involved in, and learn and gain experience from productions, but it also provides the perfect setting to meet new faces outside of college. More than any other genre of theatre, musicals provide the perfect atmosphere for socialising and having fun whilst creating a disciplined and inspiring production. We pride ourselves on the professional quality of our shows, but we are just as keen to provide the friendly and encouraging support needed for our members to enjoy musical theatre work in Cambridge!

As the society continues to grow, and more opportunities become available for our members, we are gaining a reputation as one of the largest, most successful, and highly regarded student musical theatre societies in the country.

If you are interested in being involved in the society, have any ideas, or just want to know more, please contact us.

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Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: If you're a Fresher wanting to get involved with Musical Theatre at Cambridge then check out our 'Getting Started' page! It has all the necessary resources, opportunities and info to make Cambridge theatre seem a little less daunting. Come find us at the Freshers Fair Oct 3rd & 4th 10am-4pm to meet the committee and find out more info! Feel free to message us with any more questions and queries

21st September 2017 2:01pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Our smash-hit sell out show is returning to Cambridge! Check out the chance to win two free tickets to see Queens divorced, beheaded, live in concert below

17th September 2017 3:29pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: COME SEE OUR BRAND NEW MUSICAL BEFORE IT BLOWS UP EDINBURGH THIS AUGUST!

14th June 2017 6:07pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: We are SO excited that our week 4 musical is going to be GYPSY!!! Get those applications in!

26th May 2017 8:46am


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18th May 2017 10:46am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: CUMTS love <3 <3

17th May 2017 9:46am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: AUDITIONS IN LESS THAN AN HOUR!

12th May 2017 1:10pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: DON'T MISS OUT ON LOVE STORY! This is a stunning production that is not to be missed. Only 3 shows left! Here's what Varsity had to say about it... https://www.varsity.co.uk/theatre/12936 TICKETS HERE: https://www.adctheatre.com/lovestory

11th May 2017 1:29pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: CUMTS ARE REOPENING APPLICATIONS FOR THE WEEK 4 MUSICAL ! ! ! Get excited for CUMTS's BIGGEST SHOW OF THE YEAR! What's more? YOU could be the director! Have a musical you're dying put on the ADC stage with a big budget!? This is the slot for you. This year we've decided to create a shortlist of potential shows that we think would be great as the ADC Week 4 Mainshow, and that we know the rights are available for. Have a look and see if you think you could direct one of these - and then apply to the ADC via this website: https://www.adctheatre.com/get-involved/applications/ Into the Woods A Chorus Line My Fair Lady Fiddler on the Roof Evita Footloose Don't fancy directing these? Don't be put off - you can apply with anything you like and all applications will be considered equally. These are just potential suggestions to whet your appetite! Deadline is the Friday 19th May at 1pm.

10th May 2017 4:39pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW ! ! !

6th May 2017 10:41am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Get excited for CUMTS’s BIGGEST SHOW OF THE YEAR! What’s more? YOU could be the director! Have a musical you’re dying put on the ADC stage with a big budget!? This is the slot for you. This year we’ve decided to create a shortlist of potential shows that we think would be great as the ADC Week 4 Mainshow, and that we know the rights are available for. Have a look and see if you think you could direct one of these - and then apply to the ADC via this website: https://www.adctheatre.com/get-involved/applications/ Into the Woods A Chorus Line My Fair Lady Fiddler on the Roof Evita Footloose Don’t fancy directing these? Don’t be put off - you can apply with anything you like and all applications will be considered equally. These are just potential suggestions to whet your appetite! Applications are open for all other slots too. If you have a show you think CUMTS might be interested in then we’d love you to apply! Deadline is the Friday 5th May at 1pm.

4th May 2017 12:25pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ONE WEEK TO GO

3rd May 2017 7:14pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF SOGGY BOTTOM: The Bake-Off themed Musical!!! We had the privilege of seeing it live and can confirm it was just as amaZing as the reviews have said it was: "I have never seen such a standing ovation in a theatre in Cambridge before" "so fluent that sometimes I just couldn’t believe that the musical was not scripted" "The improvised melodies were so catchy that I heard them sang on the streets by the audience leaving the theatre" "I haven’t seen such creative improvisation as this on stage before" If you missed it (boo) - check out the recording!

22nd March 2017 1:15pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: **AUDITIONS FOR WEEK 2 CORPUS MAIN: LOVE STORY** Fri 10th March 12:30-14:30 (location tbc) Sat 11th March 11:00-15:00 (location tbc) Auditions are open for CUMTS Easter Week 2 show Love Story!!! If you’re interested in being in a BEAUTIFUL AND POIGNANT CHAMBER MUSICAL, then please sign up for an audition slot on the spreadsheet below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o2lycHjy4qMn0XtC2EW0jl8j5Akme_j_HYhEJmTr0Ag/edit#gid=0 We will be auditioning for two strong and committed singer/actors (one male, one female) to lead the show, as well as four brilliant and versatile ensemble members. These ensemble roles will be far less commitment-heavy, with rehearsals limited as far as possible to weekends only once term starts in order to minimise exam term stress and hopefully enable more people to be able to get involved! For your audition, please prepare a musical theatre song of your choice, and bring along some sheet music for our accompanist. There won’t be extracts on the door, but please arrive in plenty of time! If you have any questions, or cannot make any of the audition slots specified, please email smbf2@cam.ac.uk. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

6th March 2017 5:10pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: The final CUMTS show of the term! We're all hugely excited about this one...the FIRST EVER FULLY IMPROVISED MUSICAL ON THE ADC STAGE!!! Get your tickets: https://www.adctheatre.com/zerohour

3rd March 2017 12:05pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: We're SO excited to be teaming up with the Cambridge Impronauts. Don't miss the Zero Hour Musical - one of the most exciting shows of the year!

27th February 2017 10:39am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Check out our CABARET photoshoot by the amazing Johannes Hjorth! http://photo.johanneshjorth.se/cabaret/ And don't forget to book tickets - they're going fast! https://cumts.tessera.info/tickets/cumts-presents-cabaret

23rd February 2017 10:13am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Have you got your ticket to Cabaret yet? Make sure you get one before it sells out - and don't forget to click 'going' on the Facebook event...

13th February 2017 5:28pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Book tickets before the sell out - see how on our website www.cumts.co.uk

2nd February 2017 9:17pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: *5 DAYS TO GO UNTIL LONDON ROAD HITS THE ADC STAGE* Future you will be SO UPSET if you miss it...

2nd February 2017 7:39pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Don't miss the chance to buy tickets for HOT GAY TIME MACHINE next week with Toby and Zak!

29th January 2017 11:53pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Check out our NEW WEBSITE as designed by Megan Gilbert!!!! www.cumts.co.uk

27th January 2017 7:54pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: CABARET - Auditions: THIS Saturday 6-9pm, Sunday 3:30-7pm, Monday 3-6pm in Keynes Hall at King's SIGN UP FOR AUDITIONS HERE: http://doodle.com/poll/897qv76yrs5n3nkp

19th January 2017 10:35am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: This highly anticipated one night stand is likely to sell out - don't leave it until the last minute!

18th January 2017 7:56pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Come taste the wine, come hear the band...

18th January 2017 7:40pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: We're teaming up with the Cambridge Impronauts to bring you the ADC's first fully improvised musical. Don't miss out on AUDITIONS! If you love performing musical theatre but haven't got any experience improvising - don't be put off! You don't need to be a perfect improviser already, the rehearsal process will involve learning that skill. Sign up for a slot and give it a try. This promises to be one of the most exciting musical productions of next term. https://www.facebook.com/events/1674087096235571/

22nd November 2016 10:23pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: A sneak preview of a Little Shop of Horrors rehearsal! We think it's looking great, but have a look for yourself...

29th October 2016 10:01am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: People of Skid Row! (and Cambridge) Make sure to like the page and click attending for the event for our Week 4 ADC Musical 'Little Shop Horrors' It's gonna be absolutely horrific...in a good way https://www.facebook.com/littleshopadc/?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/events/1298482533509699/

20th October 2016 9:37am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: APPLICATIONS TO **WRITE/COMPOSE** THE CUMTS ORIGINAL MUSICAL AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE 2017 The Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society, for the first time will be taking an ORIGINAL MUSICAL to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2017. Applications are now open for writers, composers and writing teams. If you have an idea for a musical, or just want to write or compose a show (but might not have an idea yet), then send your application in to president@cumts.co.uk before the end of 12th November. It is an amazing opportunity to have your work performed and produced by a fantastic team, and seen by many people at one of the most prestigious theatre festivals in the world. You can apply as a combined writing team or as separate contributors. It won’t necessarily be to your disadvantage to apply alone, but if you do then it is likely to strengthen your application if you have an idea for the show in mind (even if it is in very early stages), although this is not required. This is particularly true for those applying as librettists/writers. Please see below for what is expected in your application, and if you do have an idea for a show, see below also for information of the kind of musical we are looking to put on. COMPOSERS: You’re very welcome to apply with or without a story or songs in mind. You will be expected to work alongside a librettist and director during the formation of the show but won’t necessarily be needed in August when the show is being put on. With your application, please provide some evidence of your Musical Theatre-style composition. You can show us music you’ve written in the past or ideas for the show. You can apply as a composer/lyricist or just a composer. Neither is more preferable than the other. WRITERS: Although it is not required, if you are applying alone as a writer (or team of writers) then you will ideally be pitching an idea for a show. If you are pitching a specific idea for the show then please very briefly lay out your idea in the application (you will be able to explain in more detail during an interview), and explain what stage you are at in the writing process. (It really doesn’t matter how developed the idea is at this stage). Please include details of your relevant experience. You will be expected to work alongside a composer and director during the formation of the show but won’t necessarily be needed in August when the show is being put on. It will also be helpful for you to include some lyrics you have written, either for your show idea or something you’ve written in the past. It doesn’t need to have been put to music, and it is also not a definite requirement to include it. COMPOSER/WRITER TEAMS If you apply as a composer/writer team then it would be ideal for you to have some idea of what the show will be. If you are pitching a specific idea for the show then please very briefly lay out your idea in the application (you will be able to explain in more detail during an interview), and explain what stage you are at in the writing process. (It really doesn’t matter how developed the idea is at this stage). Please include details of your relevant experience. You will be expected to work alongside a director during the formation of the show but won’t necessarily be needed in August when the show is being put on. Please also include song(s) and lyrics that you have either written as a team or separately. These don’t necessarily need to be from the show idea you are pitching. WHAT KIND OF SHOW WE ARE LOOKING FOR: By the time the show is performed at the fringe, we would expect it... to be about an hour in length to be able to sell well to fringe audiences (e.g entertaining, attention-grabbing title etc.) to not be a ‘huge’ production (e.g cast size no larger than 10) WHAT KIND OF COMPOSERS/WRITERS WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Ultimately, we want this to be a fun, creative, and mostly a collaborative process. We are looking for open-minded applicants to work alongside a fantastic team in creating what could be one of the most exciting Cambridge shows at the Fringe next year! Please feel free to email any questions to president@cumts.co.uk

18th October 2016 1:36pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: THIS IS LITERALLY YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE LAST FIVE YEARS. IT IS EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL AND EXCEPTIONALLY PERFORMED BY Lucy Dickson AND Robin Franklin. TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST DO NOT MISS THIS ONE. https://www.facebook.com/events/972523286227345/ https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/the-last-five-years/

15th October 2016 1:57pm


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