We are thrilled to announce our production of ‘Proud! A Musical Review’ will be performed at the Cambridge Junction this June 2024.

Did you know that up until 1968, British theatre was at the mercy of censorship?  All plays intended for public performance had to be approved and licensed by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, which was a legal requirement under the Licensing Act of 1737 and the Theatres Act of 1843. Essentially, this was to prevent anything indecent, offensive or blasphemous taking place in theatres; censorship was particularly strict on homosexuality.

Thankfully our creative team is free to make Proud! A musical review, a creative and safe space for all.  Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally – everyone is welcome.

Proud! A Musical Review celebrates the telling of stories from the LGBTQ+ community through music and song. 

Our creative team

We’re delighted to welcome Rowan Alfred as our Director / Musical Director and Toni Ogilvie as Choreographer.

Rowan is a writer, director and performer. Specialising in music theatre, he has spent the last fifteen years producing work for the stage as a director, musical director, playwright and lyricist.  Alongside his theatrical output, Rowan works as a composer, arranger and orchestrator as well as being a passionate educator.  Previous credits include: Joe Waits (for Steve Bingham), The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (For String Quartet and Narrator), The Owl and the Pussycat (A Play in Three Acts), and My Father’s Child (A Musical in One Act).  Full credits at www.rowanalfred.com 

Toni has been dancing since a young age. She qualified as a tap dance teacher at 16 and taught in both Ely and Cambridge. Musical theatre has always been her passion and as, well as performing in many shows in Cambridgeshire, she has also taught musical theatre at a local dance school and choreographed for several Cambridgeshire groups. With a love of tap, ‘Crazy For You’ (Festival Players) and ’42nd Street’ (Saffron Walden Musical Theatre Company) have been particular highlights.

Auditions

For this production of Proud! A Musical Review, we’ll be accepting video submissions only.  Audition videos must be 90 seconds to 2 minutes long with a musical theatre song choice that focuses on storytelling and is within your playing age and vocal range.

Submissions close on the 3rd March 2024 at 12pm. 

Please upload your audition video and further information about you via this link.

We encourage applicants from the Global Majority, as we recognise this group is underrepresented in the industry.  It’s also important to us that we have a trans inclusive cast, and we welcome applicants who identify as trans or non-binary in addition to allies of the LGBTQ+ community.  Our hope is to have a cast and company that is genuinely diverse and representative of our communities.  However you identify, you are welcome.

You must be over the age of 17 to audition.

We can’t wait to see your clips!

Rehearsals & Production week

Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, 12th March 2024, then every Tuesday & Thursday evening onwards; plus,

  • Sunday 12th, 19th May (TBC); and,
  • Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th June (evening) TBC

Production Week

Thursday, June 27, 202412pm – 10pm (TBC)Technical & Dress
Friday, June 28, 20247pmPerformance
Saturday, June 29, 20243pm & 7pmPerformances

Production fees & expectations

Production fees will be £20 including a £10 membership fee.  If you’re already a CaOS member or performed in 9 to 5 The Musical this year you’ll only need to pay £10.

We do expect attendance at all rehearsals and performances – so please make sure that before you audition that you’re able to attend the rehearsals listed above.