Photo credit: Javier Sotres
Name: Cassandra Szabo
Major: BFA in Acting
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Get to Know Cassandra
What is your favourite travel destination? I loved my time in France. It was absolutely beautiful and I definitely plan on going back as soon a possible. I’d love to visit Versailles next time I go.
What are some of your favourite tunes? Ruled by Secrecy by Muse, A New Life from Jekyll and Hyde, Spargi D’amaro Pianto from Lucia di Lammermoor.
Do you have a favourite quote? “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
What is your dream job? A role in a musical for a major touring company.
Cassandra and Theatre at UBC
What made you decide to get involved with theatre? I’ve always loved performing. There was never really a decision to get into theatre, I just always knew I wanted to be on stage. My high school drama program was filled with people who were talented, inspiring, and just as quirky as I was. So theatre became a sort of home for me as well as something I loved to do. I started considering it as a possible career choice in my senior year of high school after we did A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Who are the actors that you look up to? Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Lines, and of course Meryl Streep.
What are some of your favourite theatrical productions, and why? I absolutely loved the 2010 Bard on the Beach production of Much Ado About Nothing. It was the show that made me fall in love with Shakespeare. Aside from that, the 25th anniversary tour of Les Mis was fantastic. Every aspect of the show exceeded my expectations and I was blown away by the music, cast, and production value.
Any upcoming projects? I’m in Theatre at UBC’s upcoming musical Triumph of Love, which opens March 19 and runs until April 4.
Relationship status: Single
Biggest turn-on: Wit and a great sense of humour.
Biggest turn-off: Judging my obscure pop-culture references.
Celebrity crush: Ryan Gosling