NAPTA Awards

NAPTA - stands for Northern Area Perfomance Theatre Awards.

CMTS is a member of Musical Theatre New Zealand. Zone 1 - which encompasses theatre societies and theatre members from Pukekohe to Whangarei holds an award night every year. Their goals are to recognise exellence and talent within the zone. They also aim to promote and develop theatre through education, sponsorships for training and to further the advancement of theatre in New Zealand.

Children's Musical Theatre Studio has been a member of Musical Theatre New Zealand since 2015. 

In the 2016 Napta Awards CMTS had two nominees:

 Melody Lui-Webster for her role of Ariel in our production of Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.


Lucy Maher - nominated and Winner of Best Female in Youth Theatre for her role of Ursula in our CMTS production of Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.


This year Music Theatre International - Australasia sponsored two new awards for Best Youth Perfomer Male and Female.

We are so proud to announce our CMTS nominees and winner for 2017.


Bowen McBride

Winner of Best Male in Youth Theatre for his role of Edna Turnblad in our CMTS production of Hairspray Junior.


Melody Lui-Webster

Nominated for Best Female in a Youth Production for her role of  Tracy Turnblad in our CMTS production of Hairspray Jr.



Victoria Parsons

Nominated for Best Female for her role of Little Inez Stubbs in our CMTS production of Hairspray Jr.

Victoria won Best Dressed at the Awards Night.


Sarah Steele won the award for Volunteer of the Year.

We are so proud of you Sarah!

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Sarah Steele is an integral member of the CMTS team — not only as the mother of one of the children but also being Parent Liaison for all the shows, Front of House Manager and managing the teams of people involved in various areas of producing a show involving up to 90 children.
Sarah is the first point of contact for the parents freeing up the Directors of CMTS to concentrate on producing the shows. She also supervises the greenroom during audition times and during rehearsal times organises space for the various teams of people to work on wardrobe, set painting, building and other activities associated with the shows.
She willingly paints sets, makes up lolly packs for Front of House, tallies up ticket sales and numerous other tasks associated with the shows. She also makes a great cup of teal!
During all this Sarah never fails to have a smile on her face and a magnificent attitude. She has become CMTS's ‘right hand person‘ and most of all everyone's friend.