Name: Cassandra Dupler
What is your current project?
I am currently playing Woman in MARRY ME A LITTLE, as well as the female swing in YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.
Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?
The Gallery Players theatre is a wonderful, intimate setting which allows the actors to connect with the audience in an extraordinary way. This is ideal for the material we’re singing in “Marry Me a Little”. Our show is about the personal lives of two ordinary people, home alone on a Saturday night. Gallery’s theatre gives the audience an opportunity to get a personal, almost one-on-one glimpse into their private moments.
What’s next for you?
I’m back to auditioning, searching and hoping to do a piece as meaningful as this one.
Who is your biggest inspiration right at this moment and why?
My great aunt, Carol Sawyer, (the original Fruma-Sarah in the 1964 Broadway production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) has had an incredible impact on my life. As long as I can remember, we’ve talked about theatre, preparing for auditions and roles, and so much more. She has shared her personal insights about her Broadway and summer stock experiences at Tamiment. I grew up hearing anecdotes about such legends as Jerome Robbins, Zero Mostel, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein, Neil Simon, Hal Prince and George Abbott, to name a few. She helped give me a deep foundation and a unique perspective on the world of theatre.
NYC credits: MARRY ME A LITTLE (Woman), YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (female swing) at The Gallery Players (upcoming!), FIRST COMMUNION (Barefoot Theatre, starring Anna Chlumsky)
Regional credits: SISTER ACT (Sister Mary Patrick) at The Fireside Theatre, THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES (Maggie-lead) in Kooman & Dimond’s musical at the Goodspeed Opera House, GYPSY (Electra) at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, starring Leslie Uggams.
Other favorite roles: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Mrs. Meers), ON THE TOWN (Hildy Esterhazy), CAROUSEL (Carrie Pipperidge), LES MISERABLES (Madame Thenardier), SMILE (Maria Gonzales), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Katherine), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Beatrice), TWELFTH NIGHT (Olivia), YOU OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES (Libby Tucker), THE GINGERBREAD LADY (Polly Meara), THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT (Doris W.), THE TIN WOMAN (Sammy), BERMUDA AVENUE TRIANGLE (Rita), WEST SIDE STORY (Rosalia), WORKING (Rose Hoffman), BOOK OF DAYS (Ruth Hoch), SCAPIN (Zerbinette)
Proud graduate of the Hartt School, BFA in Music Theatre
Show information (venue, dates, ticket info)
The Gallery Players