CHMS produces three main shows every year with the hard work and dedication of our amazing members! The shows vary in scale, so there is bound to be a show that suits everyone.

FEB SHOW

As it says in the name, Feb show takes place in February (Spring term), and auditions take place in Autumn term. This is CHMS' biggest show in terms of cast, production team, and production scale. The show is performed in the Joseph Rowntree Theatre every year.

 

SPRING SHOW

Spring show takes place at the end of Spring term and auditions at the end of Autumn term. With such a quick turnover, this is the smallest show CHMS produces. The show is performed in the John Cooper Studio @ 41 Monkgate.

SUMMER SHOW

Summer show is the middle ground in terms of scale between Feb show and Spring show. The show takes place at the end of Summer term and auditions at the end of Spring term. This show is also performed in the John Cooper Studio.

 

Below is a list of our past productions, and you can click on any of them to have a look at some production photos!

Dogfight

Dogfight

5th - 7th March 2020 John Cooper Studio @ 41 Monkgate

Chicago

Chicago

13th - 15th February 2020 Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Rent

Rent

20th - 22nd June 2019 John Cooper Studio @ 41 Monkgate

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

21st-23rd February 2019 Joseph Rowntree Theatre

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

21st - 23rd June 2018 John Cooper Studio Theatre

I Love You Because

I Love You Because

7th - 9th March 2018 Dixon Drama Studio

Sister Act

Sister Act

15th - 17th February 2018 Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

June 2017 Joseph Rowntree Theatre

A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

16th-18th June 2016 Upstage Centre Youth Theatre

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days

24th-27th February 2016 Pitcher and Piano

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

4th-6th February 2016 Central Hall

Dogfight

Dogfight

29th - 31st October 2015 The Edge

The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee

18th - 20th June 2015 Upstage Centre Youth Theatre

Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World

5th - 8th March 2015 The Orillo

The Witches of Eastwick [2015]

The Witches of Eastwick [2015]

CHMS' 2015 production transported its audience to Eastwick, where we followed the story of three women isolated from the rest of the community, whose lives were changed by the arrival of the charismatic Darryl van Horne. But what would the rest of the gossip-loving town think?

Jesus Christ Superstar [2014]

Jesus Christ Superstar [2014]

CHMS’ 2014 production told from the point of view of Judas Iscariot, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Weber's musical depicts the last week of Jesus' life before his crucifixion. With classic songs such as 'Heaven on Their Minds' and ' I Don't Know How to Love Him', this 1970s musical was brought into the 21st Century with an exciting new vision.

West Side Story [2013]

West Side Story [2013]

CHMS' 2013 production. The immortal Shakespearean story of Romeo and Juliet is transported to Manhattan and explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two violent teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Puerto Rican Sharks are constantly taunted and abused by the white, blue-collar Irish-American Jets.

Into the Woods [2012]

Into the Woods [2012]

CHMS' 2012 production was this enchanting musical, where fairy tales are told with a twist and a collection of familiar characters reveal all new personalities. An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale.

Rent [2010]

Rent [2010]

CHMS' 2010 production was this rock opera which tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day New York. The story centres around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life.

Jekyll and Hyde [2011]

Jekyll and Hyde [2011]

CHMS’ 2011 production retold the story of a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father’s mental illness lies in the separation of Man’s evil nature from his good, Jekyll unwittingly unleashed his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the maniacal Hyde.

The Full Monty [2009]

The Full Monty [2009]

CHMS brought ‘The Full Monty’ to Central Hall in 2009. The Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film showed six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects who make the decision to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales.

University of York

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Heslington

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