The cast is sworn to secrecy about their role and the title of the show they're performing. They don't know who else is in the cast.
There are no rehearsals. The cast prepare on their own with notes from the Director and Music Director.
The cast arrives one hour before performance time and meet each other for the first time.
The audience arrives, not knowing what show they're about to see.
The show begins and the secret is revealed.
History of CMTP
The Confidential Musical Theatre Project is a concepted created by Marion Abbott in July 2014. The first musical ever presented this way was Sunday In The Park With George. The sold out audience gave it two standing ovations and it received a rave review.
The Confidential Musical Theatre Project went on to thrill audiences and artists in Los Angeles, Ottawa, Montreal, Cape Breton, New York, Pittsburg, Pickering, Kitchener, Halifax, Vancouver, Chicago and other cities. It is estimated that over 1500 artists have kept the secret and both amateur and Broadway pros have accepted this unique performing challenge.
Check out this mini documentary done by CBC, featuring the Cape Breton debut of the Confidential Musical Theatre Project: