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Cassandra Sandros

Cassandra Sandros Cassandra is a BroadwayWorld Contributor for Detroit and Chicago. She currently performs in the Grand Rapids area and is engaged in the production of her first full-length play, The Killing Jar, to take place in October 2015 with Blue Star Players.


BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS Soars into Grand Rapids
November 16, 2014

The hottest ticket in West Michigan right now is indisputably Mary Poppins. Selling out even their final dress rehearsal, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre has brought together a technical powerhouse that will thrill the most seasoned audiences.

Winners of the 18th Annual GRAND RAPIDS GRAND AWARDS Announced!
October 14, 2014

The Grand Rapids Grand Awards are West Michigan's theatre awards ceremonies, which celebrate local theatre and present special recognition to the outstanding artists in Grand Rapids' community and college theatres.

18th Annual GRAND RAPIDS GRAND AWARDS Are Announced
October 13, 2014

The Grand Rapids Grand Awards are West Michigan's theatre awards ceremonies, which celebrate local theatre and present special recognition to the outstanding artists in Grand Rapids' community and college theatres. The awards raise money and awareness for the Combined Theatre Scholarship Fund.

BWW Reviews: Bo Wilson's THE BOATWRIGHT Premieres at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
September 16, 2014

The Boatwright tells the story of Ben Calloway, a retired state trooper, struggling to come to terms with the changes brought to his life by his wife's death and his resulting emptiness, and of Jaime Watson, the next-door-neighbor's son, who is coping with mental illness and a loneliness of his own.

BWW Reviews: Chaos Reigns in ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS (Circle Theatre)
July 27, 2014

After being fired from a skiffle band, Francis Henshall struggles to make ends meet by taking on the employ of two different bosses, neither of whom is aware of the other. Ruled by his baser natures, his struggles to fulfill his need for food, for sexy bookkeeper Dolly, and just to save his own skin, rule this hilarious and chaotic comedy.

BWW Reviews: Electrifying and Unplugged: CORIOLANUS (Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company)
June 20, 2014

Based upon the legendary Roman general, Caius Martius Coriolanus, William Shakespeare's play, Coriolanus, tells the story of a man whose excessive hubris leads to banishment from his country, and a bloody downfall.

BWW Interviews: Dennis Henry of CORIOLANUS
June 18, 2014

Dennis Henry is a visiting director, working with the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company. Their production of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus opens on June 19 at the Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

BWW Reviews: Laughs Come Easy in DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER at Circle Theatre
June 12, 2014

In Don't Dress for Dinner, Circle Theatre of Grand Rapids has created an entertaining, well-crafted bedroom farce featuring brilliant physical comedy and a whirlwind of action that keeps the audience on the edge of their seat from start to finish.

BWW Reviews: From Everything to Nothing: GREY GARDENS the Musical (Actors' Theatre)
June 11, 2014

based upon the 1976 documentary of the same name, by Albert and David Maysles, the offbeat and somewhat perplexing musical Grey Gardens acts as a pseudo-documentary of the rise and fall of the reclusive mother/daughter duo of 'Big' Edith Bouvier Beale and 'Little' Edith Bouvier Beale. Aunt and cousin, respectively, of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the story follows their lives from high society to abject poverty, living in a decomposing mansion overrun with flea-infested cats.

BWW Reviews: Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's 9 TO 5 Will Leave You Smiling
June 2, 2014

9 to 5 is the musical comedy based upon the 1980 film of the same name, with music and lyrics penned by Dolly Parton. It is Dolly herself who opens the show via video, taking the audience back to 1979 and all its glass-ceilinged, technologically-impaired glory, setting the scene for the opening number, the rollicking title song, "9 to 5".

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Michigan
June 5, 2014

With so much to choose from in Michigan theatre this summer, BWW's Cassandra Sandros lists her top picks

BWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company)
May 15, 2014

Although outside it still feels like winter in West Michigan, inside the Dog Story Theatre, it is midsummer! The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company has created a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream that is sparkling with vitality and physical energy.

BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Circle Theatre)
May 15, 2014

Circle Theatre has opened its 2014 season with a bold and beautiful production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, to remarkable success.

BWW Interviews: Carol and Bill McAndrew of PRINCESS IDA
May 14, 2014

The story is about a prince and princess from two different kingdoms who were wed at infancy. While the prince anxiously anticipates meeting his now 21 year old bride, she has started a women's university, preaching the virtues of woman over man, and that 'man is nature's sole mistake'. When Princess Ida does not show up as agreed upon, Prince Hilarion and a couple of friends infiltrate the university as new students, and hilarity ensues. The two kings threaten war to solve the problem, the prince offers love. Ida must decide whether she can continue her noble experiment.

BWW Reviews: PRINCESS IDA (West Michigan Savoyards)
April 7, 2014

A Gilbert and Sullivan classic, first produced at the Savoy Theatre in 1884, Princess Ida is a humorous medieval-themed romp that addresses the topsy-turvy philosophies of gender roles, relationships, women's liberation, and of course, love.

BWW Reviews: 'TIS A PITY SHE'S A WHORE (Lake Effect Fringe Festival)
February 22, 2014

By re-creating performance and rehearsal conditions experienced by actors in the 17th century, creates a exceptional theatrical environment where the sets are sparse, the costumes minimal, and performances electric. Energy and spontaneity reign supreme as tempers and tension build until the inevitable violent conclusion, where love and revenge stab one in the heart.

February 13, 2014

'Jackson' is the bloody bloody brilliant musical rendition of one of America's most historically controversial figures.