Cassandra Hodgins

Cassandra is a 17-year-old graduate from Beal's Musical Theatre Program, and calls London, Ontario home. She says she got her start on stage when she saw other kids doing Thumbelina at The Theatre School. She wanted to join and eventually landed the lead role.

At the age of nine, Cassandra won a local London Idol singing competition and she looks up to Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone and Barbra Streisand.

When she's not performing, she's hard at work playing Minecraft and other video games. Cassandra says her dream is to perform for large audiences in professional theatre productions.

While she doesn't have a dog, Cassandra does have a cat named Cupcake. Her favourite song to sing is Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid and she has taken inspiration from Broadway, where she has seen over 12 productions.

Cassandra says she has the ideal vocal range for playing Dorothy, and can bring her enthusiastic personality to the role like no other girl can.