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: SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN BUT 23 DAYS EARLY AND FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! Come along to the ADC on Friday 1st December at 11pm to celebrate the end of term and the start of Christmas

14th November 2017 11:03am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: For one merry night only the Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society presents 12 Days of Christmas! Let your Christmas countdown begin with a cabaret night of chart-topping festive tunes, comedy and cheer, performed by Cambridge’s finest musical theatre talent. Come rock around the Christmas tree with CUMTS to celebrate the end of term and the beginning of the holidays!

14th November 2017 10:54am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Join us for our final bar night of the term! Monday's bar night promises a couple of hours of unmissable show tunes from some of Cambridge's most talented performers, all of whom will be from Cambridge's BME community! Snap your tickets up ASAP because they're already selling like hot cakes: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/musical-theatre-bar-night-1/ And if you want to audition for the BME bar night come along to ADC dressing room 1 on Friday 17th from 3-6pm with a song of your choice. Much hype.

13th November 2017 11:26am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Here's the inimitable Ben Cisneros singing 'It's Hard to Speak My Heart' at our second Bar Night of the year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EONfNAoyQU8&;t=13s

10th November 2017 10:22pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ⭐ TONIGHT - The Glass Cage (A New Musical in Concert) - For One Night Only⭐ If you like Hamilton you'll love this... Book now to avoid disappointment: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/the-glass-cage/

7th November 2017 4:53pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: The Cambridge University Musical Theatre Socitey and the ADC Theatre presents: ‘The Glass Cage’, an original musical from composer Noah Fram, breaks down what we think we know, forcing us to question our own belief in a concrete reality whilst challenging the assumptions and struggles of a woman in the military, the institutional wrongs exerted on both serving and ex-service men and women, the trauma of war and sexual assault, and the nature of memory. - FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY - Katherine Murphy, Larry Carson and George Fairley served the American army in Afghanistan. Now, Katherine Murphy is dead. George is in prison, accused of her rape but unable to face his memories of that day. Larry is decorated for heroism, but is increasingly cold to his wife and daughter. As politicians try to manipulate the three veterans for their own purposes and their memories and mental health become tangled with lies, the facts become increasingly difficult to find – and we begin to wonder whether the truth as we know it is really the truth that we wish to believe in.

5th November 2017 9:33pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: *Drum roll please* Introducing our next bar night host for this Monday’s bar night... LEO REICH! ‘HELLO, I’m Leo and I’m so excited to be hosting the second Bar Night of term. I am a seasoned veteran of the Cambridge musical theatre scene, having performed in such esteemed CUMTS shows as: The Fresher’s Bar Night; end of list. I am also infamously a triple threat (I can read, add up AND do the Kanye West rap from ‘American Boy’) and have achieved Diploma level in several different voice styles, including Screaming Britney Over the Club Music Even If They’re Not Playing Britney, despite never having had a single lesson. I am currently preparing to appear in the Footlights Pantomime 2017: The Hunchback of Notre Dame - I won’t say what part I’ve got, but let’s just say I’m going to be DAME good in it!!! Haha. I’m in the chorus.’

4th November 2017 10:26am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Be our Guest at Bar Night (and quiz

3rd November 2017 2:13pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: With our second Bar Night around the corner, here's the incredible Meg Coslett singing 'Losing My Mind'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG-R6MDwoSI

2nd November 2017 3:18pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: You heard the man... "just whip up a cheeky application" Applications close on Sunday 11:59pm If you have any questions or queries send them over to president@cumts.co.uk

2nd November 2017 3:03pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Less than 20 seats left for tonight's performance of our "exceptionally ambitious" production of

2nd November 2017 1:49pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ⭐️The last few shows are selling fast- get your tickets for Gypsy before it's too late! On until 4th November- adctheatre.com/gypsy ⭐️ Photo Credit: Ed Bankes

1st November 2017 8:58pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Following the success of our last bar night, come to the next one on Monday 6th! Featuring the best of Cambridge's musical theatre talent, a variety of cracking show tunes and a fabulous host, come down to the ADC bar for a fun and entertaining cabaret evening. Next week there will also be a QUIZ after the show run by the wonderful Tom Taplin. Open to absolutely anyone who wants to test their MT trivia - it promises to be a very competitive showdown.

30th October 2017 8:36pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Meet Sophie, the newest addition to our cast

29th October 2017 6:26pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Katherine Murphy, Larry Carson and George Fairley served the American army in Afghanistan. Now, Katherine Murphy is dead. George is in prison, accused of her rape but unable to face his memories of that day. Larry is decorated for heroism, but is increasingly cold to his wife and daughter. As politicians try to manipulate the three veterans for their own purposes and their memories and mental health become tangled with lies, the facts become increasingly difficult to find – and we begin to wonder whether the truth as we know it is really the truth that we wish to believe in. ‘The Glass Cage’, an original musical from composer Noah Fram, breaks down what we think we know, forcing us to question our own belief in a concrete reality whilst challenging the assumptions and struggles of a woman in the military, the institutional wrongs exerted on both serving and ex-service men and women, the trauma of war and sexual assault, and the nature of memory.

27th October 2017 9:38pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Check out the first of our series of Bar Night Videos. Here's the amazing Tom Baarda singing 'Giants In The Sky'.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgwlANMKCyM&;t=48s

26th October 2017 2:15pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Here are a few snaps from our first Bar Night of the year!!! Congratulations to all who performed and thank you to those who came to watch - we hope to see you again at our next Bar Night on November 6th

25th October 2017 4:57pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: There's only 6 days to go until Gypsy opens at the ADC! Here's what Rose (Ashleigh Weir) has to say about everyone who hasn't got their tickets yet.... https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/gypsy/

25th October 2017 8:19am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Take a sneak-peak into the rehearsal room for Gypsy with the wonderful Laura Pujos (Louise) and Heather Conder (June) singing 'If Momma Was Married'. The show opens at The ADC next week- be sure to get your tickets before they all go: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/gypsy/

24th October 2017 5:01pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Meet our host for tomorrow's bar night... the inimitable Robin Franklin!! 'Hey thar! I'm Robin and I'll be hosting the Fresher's Bar Night on Monday. Musical Theatre is my fave thing in the world - you might have seen me in Spring Awakening, London Road, The Last Five Years or the 2016 Footlights Panto - so pretty chuffed to be helping the freshers on their first steps towards theatrical self-discovery while at uni. Sing it loud and proud, kids!' Get your tickets here: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/musical-theatre-bar-night-1/

22nd October 2017 6:27pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: It's the first bar night of the year!! Featuring some of Cambridge's best musical theatre talent, come along to the ADC bar for one of our ever-popular cabaret evenings. We have many fabulous new Freshers performing and the line up includes a wide range of musical theatre classics. You'll be losing your mind if you don't get a ticket!

21st October 2017 2:38pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: HALF AN HOUR UNTIL AUDITIONS ~fReShErS~ Come along to the Larkum Studio, ADC Theatre, between 3 and 6pm with any Musical Theatre song of your choice! We can't wait to see you!

20th October 2017 1:24pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: "Wherever we go Whatever we do We're gonna go through it together" 'Gypsy' follows ultimate showbiz mother Madam Rose as she desperately tries to force her two daughters, June and Louise, into a life of Vaudeville. Even as Vaudeville is dying in 20s America, Rose is determined that her kids will be stars of the Orpheum circuit -- just so long as she can convince everyone that they are no older than 9. When June abandons the act to become an actress in her own right, Rose forces the less talented Louise to take her spot, desperate that one of her children should be a star. Rose finds herself in a theatre world which is caught between drab Vaudeville and sleazy burlesque, but how far is she willing to go to make her daughter the star she dreamed of? 'Gypsy' is a story about love, motherhood, ambition and drive, all brought together by Styne's phenomenal score and Sondheim's lyrical wit. Buy tickets here: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/gypsy/

18th October 2017 6:34pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Auditions for the CUMTS Christmas Cabaret: 12 Days of Christmas are this week! WEDNESDAY 18TH from 3 till 6 in the ADC Bar THURSDAY 19TH from 4 till 8 in Dressing Room 2 Please sign up for a slot here: https://doodle.com/poll/vrsh7bwtbhneucf3 For the audition, we would like you to prepare a musical theatre OR pop song (it doesn’t have to be a Christmas song!), and if you have sheet music, please bring it along. Alternatively, if you would feel more comfortable sending us a video, please record yourself singing your song, preferably with a backing track, and send it to jd680@cam.ac.uk (if the video if too big for email, I would recommend using Wetransfer, a reliable site for sending big files.) We can’t wait to see you there! For more info about the show, please check out the Camdram page: https://www.camdram.net/shows/cumts-christmas-cabaret-2017-12-days-of-christmas

15th October 2017 10:07pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Nervous about auditions? No idea what to expect or what to prepare? Or simply wanting to brush up on your audition technique? Get some hands-on practice with CUMTS at our first ever *AUDITION WORKSHOP* ! The workshop will give you an overview of how auditions are normally run, and help you make sure you perform your absolute best in them. It will be run by two CUMTS alumni, Ellie Coote and Joe Beighton, both now pursuing careers in the industry. Ellie has recently been working as an Assistant Director on NYMT's production of 'Imaginary', and on '35mm' at the Other Palace. Joe is an ex-CUMTS President currently studying at Mountview on the Musical Direction course, and MDd countless productions during his time at Cambridge. This workshop is open to all, no matter your experience, and we'd particularly encourage Freshers to come and try it out whether you've sung before or not!

12th October 2017 11:46am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: More musical theatre joy for this Michaelmas! Our Christmas Cabaret is a great chance to get involved and get some experience in a smaller-scale show, so get applying!

8th October 2017 2:48pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Pop along to the Larkum Studio now to audition for our biggest show of the year!

5th October 2017 1:14pm


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