Cassandra Klaphake

Artistic Producer
Brief info

Cassandra began training for a career in the performing arts at a very early age. Her passion for theatre, combined with a flair for the dramatic, meticulous attention to detail, and superior standards of excellence, would unknowingly prepare her to one day lead the artistic wing of what has become one of Arizona’s leading professional theatre organizations. Cassandra holds a Master of Music Degree in Voice from the New England Conservatory. Cassandra has performed with opera companies and symphonies both nationally and abroad. Favorite opera roles include Mimi/La Bohème, Violeta/La Traviata, and the title roles of Lucia di Lammermoor and Tosca. Recent ABT roles have included Ursula/Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Mona/The Best Little Whorehouse, Mary Magdalene/Jesus Christ Superstar, Nancy/Oliver!, and Mrs. Lovett/Sweeney Todd. As Artistic Producer, Cassandra concentrates her efforts on current as well as future artistic goals with a specific focus on the development of new and exciting programs and events. Cassandra is also a mother of two exceptional young boys, Kieran and Tristan, her most beloved and well-played role to date.

Cassandra began training for a career in the performing arts at a very early age. Her passion for theatre, combined with a flair for the dramatic, meticulous attention to detail, and superior standards of excellence, would unknowingly prepare her to one day lead the artistic wing of what has become one of Arizona’s leading professional theatre organizations. A former student of Patricia Craig (renowned American soprano of the Metropolitan Opera), Cassandra holds a Master of Music Degree in Voice from the New England Conservatory. An award-winning actress and musician, Cassandra has performed with opera companies and symphonies both nationally and abroad. Favorite opera roles include Mimi/La bohème, Violeta/La traviata, and the title roles of Lucia di Lammermoor and Tosca. Musical Theatre: Lilli (Kiss Me, Kate) (ariZoni nomination), Lucy (Jekyll and Hyde), Sally (Cabaret), Grizabella (CATS), Chaperone (The Drowsy Chaperone), Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard), The Witch (Into the Woods), Ursula (Disney’s The Little Mermaid), Mona (The Best Little Whorehouse), Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar), Nancy (Oliver!), Francesca (The Bridges of Madison County), and Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), all with ABT. As Artistic Producer, Cassandra concentrates her efforts on current and future artistic goals with a specific focus on developing new and exciting programs and events. She attributes Arizona Broadway Theatre’s success to the incredibly creative and dedicated employees that are the heart of ABT. Cassandra is also a mother of two exceptional young boys, Kieran and Tristan, her most beloved and well-played role to date. 

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