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.

Contact Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society

Get involved with Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society shows:
  • LUCKY is holding auditions: in Robinson Msuic Room from 10:00 to 14:00 on Sat 28th Apr - more details
  • LUCKY is holding auditions, contact alistair.henfrey@hotmail.co.uk , gabriel_george@hotmail.co.uk - more details
  • LUCKY is looking for: Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Set Designer, Costume Designer , Stage Manager, Publicity Photographer - more details
News

Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ‘Everybody’s got the right to be happy...’ Exercise yours and get your tickets to Assassins now!

28th January 2018 11:02pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: CUMTS are excited to announce our next social to see Jason Robert Brown's songs from his shows in concert at the London Palladium in April (not the traditional summer CUMTS trip, this is a special exception!) The event is likely to sell out quickly so if you're interested in seeing the show please click going on the event by ***SATURDAY 3RD FEBURARY*** From then we will message you with a request for payment, which must be paid by ***MONDAY 5TH AT 12PM*** to ensure your place on the trip. Tickets will cost £29 for a seat in the Upper Circle. Being a concert, the view shouldn't be too important anyway! (Please note that this is an out-of-term trip, so be aware of any travel arrangements you might have to make) Post on the event with any queries!

27th January 2018 1:51pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Thank you to everyone who came to MISCAST bar night on Monday night! It was a roaring success and we loved watching men being nuns and green witches, and women being Mexican men and 8 year olds... Here are a selection of photos from the night! Our next bar night is DUETS on Monday 5th February, with auditions on Saturday 3rd - can't wait to see you there!

25th January 2018 5:15pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Tickets are selling like hot cakes for tonight’s bar night!! The theme is MISCAST and so obviously James chose a song about being popular... buy your tickets now so we can all help him make friends..! https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/musical-theatre-bar-nights/

22nd January 2018 3:35pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: BUY TICKETS: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/assassins/ "And all you have to do is squeeze your little finger. Ease your little finger - you can change the world." A darkly humorous blend of fiction and history, conspiracy and truth, Stephen Sondheim's Assassins depicts the disturbing lives of the nine individuals who have attempted to or successfully assassinated American Presidents. Feeling betrayed by the broken promises of their ideal nation, they decide to strike out against its ultimate symbol: the President. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, the rules of time and place are bent as these disillusioned misfits meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the 'American Dream'. This funny yet bleak "revusical" combines lyrical ingenuity with multiple musical styles to explore the perverse motivations and characters behind these history-defining acts.

21st January 2018 4:16pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: "And all you have to do is squeeze your little finger. // Ease your little finger back - you can change the world." A darkly humorous blend of fiction and history, conspiracy and truth, Stephen Sondheim's Assassins depicts the disturbing lives of the nine individuals who have assassinated, or attempted to assassinate, American Presidents. Feeling betrayed by the broken promises of their ideal nation, they decide to strike out against its ultimate symbol: the President. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, the rules of time and place are bent as these disillusioned misfits meet, interact and inspire each other to commit harrowing acts all in the name of the 'American Dream'. This funny yet bleak "revusical" combines lyrical ingenuity with an array of musical styles to explore the perverse motivations and characters behind these acts that shaped American history. ~ Publicity Design by Ciaran Walsh ~

21st January 2018 2:15pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: PRESENTING your bar night host for this Monday's MISCAST bar night... the incomparable Ashleigh Weir! 'Ladies, Gents and People of and/or in Cambridge, boy am I excited to be your host for this term’s first bar night! The theme is miscast and NO that DOESN’T mean we’re shipping over Pierce Brosnan and Russell Crowe to heave their way through songs they should never have sung in the first place. We’re cutting loose from convention and throwing type to the wind. Forget age, gender, physical appearance and tradition, if it can be sung it MUST. Buckle your seatbelts, it’s going to be a belter. As a bar night regular, CUMTS show veteran, Footlight and all-round musical theatre nerd I cannot wait to try my hand at hosting. Hey, I might even do a little ditty myself you lucky little vol-au-vents. Oh just before you go, YES that IS me on the back of the ADC brochure so... all I’m saying is that I’m on the up and you should probably try to catch me now before I get too famous.* See y’all there m’lovelies.' *stressed, deranged and unable to face the light of day or public eye. Tickets are selling like hot cakes so get them now before they go! GO GO GO https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/musical-theatre-bar-nights/

21st January 2018 10:58am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: AND THE WINNER OF CLOCKY IS... Catherine!!! She says: 'Thank you so much for the opportunity to practise my favourite hobby of telling the time! I'm over the moon!' Wow, the 24 Hour Musical is already making dreams come true, and it's only 12:30... Join Catherine and the fabulous 24 Hour Musical teams tonight at the ADC!!!

20th January 2018 12:35pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: GOOD MORNING CAMBRIDGE The world's gonna wake up and see... 5 frantic teams learning and staging 'Get Me Out of Here' the musical! In just over 14 hours, the world debut AND final production ever of this show will be performed on the ADC so, what are you waiting for?! Book your ticket, get your hairdo sprayed into place and head over to the ADC at 11pm

20th January 2018 8:37am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: THE 24 HOUR MUSICAL HAS BEGUN!!! Get your tickets now for Get Me Out of Here the Musical, at the ADC tomorrow night at 11pm for one night only: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/cumts-24-hour-musical/

19th January 2018 10:59pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ELLE: I'LL BE THERE ON MONDAY 9 O'CLOCK... WELL YOU'LL BE TOO LATE ELLE, BECAUSE THE 24 HOUR MUSICAL IS ON SATURDAY AT 11 O'CLOCK!!! Book your ticket now and turn up on time to feel so much better than before: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/cumts-24-hour-musical/

17th January 2018 11:38am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: THE FLOOR IS NOT HAVING A TICKET TO THE 24 HOUR MUSICAL!!! DON'T be like lame Melchior and get yours now: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/cumts-24-hour-musical/ OR if you like not having to pay money for things, share our post from yesterday to be in with a chance of winning your ticket AND your very own clocky on wheels...

16th January 2018 10:41am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ***WIN A SNAZZY ALARM CLOCK AND A TICKET TO THE 24 HOUR MUSICAL THIS SATURDAY***

15th January 2018 12:14pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: The first bar night of 2018 will have the theme 'Miscast'! It promises to be a night of incredibly talented performers singing songs they will never otherwise get to sing. Expect men singing about being women, older students singing about being school kids, attractive people singing about being ugly... a fun night for all! Tickets are already selling well so be sure to get yours here before it's too late: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/musical-theatre-bar-nights/ *** AUDITIONS: Auditions are happing this FRIDAY 19th in the ADC Bar from 3-6pm. Bring along any song sung by a character you would never play, simply because you were born into the wrong casting bracket. Now's your chance to fulfil your dream role, no matter how crazy or far-fetched! Looking forward to seeing you there!

14th January 2018 8:12pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: The clock is ticking until the 24 HOUR MUSICAL takes the ADC Theatre by storm on SATURDAY @ 11pm! IS IT 24 HOURS LONG OR IS IT PUT TOGETHER IN 24 HOURS?! You know the only way to find out: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/cumts-24-hour-musical/

14th January 2018 6:07pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Hamilton cast: WHY DO YOU WRITE LIKE YOU'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME?! 24 Hour Musical writing teams: BECAUSE WE HAVE LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO WRITE A SONG Jealous of all the people seeing Hamilton because you didn't buy tickets five years ago? Come to the ADC on Saturday 20th Jan for a probably similarly brilliant new musical!!! Get your tickets here: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/cumts-24-hour-musical/

11th January 2018 11:50am


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ⏰ THE CLOCK IS TICKING ⏰ There are only TEN DAYS until the CUMTS 24 HOUR MUSICAL 2018!!! Come along to the ADC at 11pm on Saturday 20th January for a hilarious, brand new musical created in just 24 hours

10th January 2018 12:13pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Cambridge's top musical theatre talents join forces to create an original musical in just 24 hours! Creative teams are given a theme for a musical, and each team write, compose and rehearse a song over the 24-hour period... The result is a hilarious, eclectic and brand-spanking new show, and a spectacular celebration of new writing!

3rd January 2018 6:48pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: Get excited everyone, the clock is ticking... ⏰

24th December 2017 3:51pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: The ADC Theatre is ready for the 24 Hour Musical, are you?! The countdown has begun for the silliest show of Lent term so book your tickets now! https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/musical/cumts-24-hour-musical/

18th December 2017 9:27pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ON THE 12TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, CUMTS BROUGHT TO ME... A fabulous Christmas Cabaret at the ADC!!! The show is looking and sounding so festive and fabulous, you really don't want to miss out... Get your tickets here: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/cabaret/cumts-christmas-cabaret/

1st December 2017 6:51pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, CUMTS BROUGHT TO ME... Luke the Star shining and dancing his way to the ADC for the Christmas Cabaret tomorrow night! If you look VERY closely, you can see actual real life snow, and if that isn’t enough of a sign that you should come then what is? https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/cabaret/cumts-christmas-cabaret/ ☃️

30th November 2017 5:28pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS (we are so close!!) CUMTS BROUGHT TO ME... Santa’s FAVOURITE elf Molly-May on her way to the ADC to put some presents under the tree for the Christmas Cabaret on Friday. WARNING: they’ll only be there until midnight on Friday when Molly-May turns into a pumpkin, so buy your tickets now to avoid missing out on prezzies: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/cabaret/cumts-christmas-cabaret/

29th November 2017 10:27pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: The sitzprobe for our Christmas Cabaret is in full swing and sounding fa la la la labulous! Tickets will sell out so make sure you snap them up in advance!! https://www.facebook.com/events/127999147873219/

29th November 2017 2:58pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, CUMTS BROUGHT TO ME... Teaser trailer no.2!!! #SantaClausIsCominToTown but this Friday 1st December instead of the 24th!!!! And apparently he's ONLY coming to the ADC at 11pm, then he's going back to the North Pole until next year!!!!!!! So, buy your tickets here unless you don't want any presents and you hate joy and love: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/cabaret/cumts-christmas-cabaret/

28th November 2017 10:25pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS CUMTS BROUGHT TO ME... Ruari falling in love with the ADC Bar Christmas tree

27th November 2017 7:31pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ON THE SEVENTH DAY* OF CHRISTMAS CUMTS BROUGHT TO ME... Lydia Claus popping onto your feed to remind you that you only have 5 DAYS LEFT to get your tickets for the CUMTS Christmas Cabaret

26th November 2017 9:38pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: A few slots left to audition for our annual GALA NIGHT and the 24 hour musical!

24th November 2017 4:10pm


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