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Lord Beaverbrook High School, 9019 Fairmount Drive SE, Calgary
9 am to 3 pm daily

2019: "A Vampire’s Tale - the musical"

The 2019 Musical will be another great adventure for participants and audience members alike. This year our presentation is a Cassa original called “A Vampire’s Tale,” written by Darren Dyck and Ken Morgan, with music by Derek Stoll and updated for 2019.

From August 6  to 13,  forty students will produce a full length musical. This amazing experience includes acting, singing, dancing, set building and costume design. This high level artistic extravaganza is designed to challenge dedicated students and have them involved in a fast-paced learning environment. 

Are you a cast member looking for a link to download the music? Go here.

High School Credit Eligibility

Cassa and the Calgary Board of Education have a formal partnership which offers students ages 9-21 with a high level Musical Theatre experience. Students in grades 9-12 may be eligible for 3 Advanced Acting Touring credits for their participation in the leadership experience and additional on-line work. See Calgary Board of Education's Course Outline  Advanced Acting and Touring for details.

For more information Contact Cassa  or email the Director (

Sign Up Today and Join the Cast!

Don’t miss out because of financial reasons; scholarships are available to those who need them. 

It’s remarkable enough that Cassa Musical Arts is in its 25th year. Couple that with the fact that Cassa has supported talented youth and incubated original works and musical performances. There is much to celebrate.

Featuring a team of professionals, cast members will be enriched with this unique musical experience.

Discover your inner strength. Sign up today and join the cast today.

The Program runs Aug 6-13th with a live performance Aug 13, 7:00 pm.


Cassa Musical 2018

Cassa Mentorship Program

What happens when you carefully mentor clever and creative playwrights, composers, actors and singers together for six days? They grow both personally and professionally and put on an amazing show!

Cassa’s Mentorship Program is designed to follow the leadership program, retaining the wonderful talent and community surrounding Cassa, while also focusing on support for the up-and-comers.

Mentorship responsibilities includes:

  • Regular communications with Cassa members both on and offline including friendly reminders via social media channels for sign-ups, events, etc.
  • Assisting team in program roles and bridging communications between students and instructors.
  • Extra support for students requiring strategies for memorization, acting and musical technique, confidence building (including moral support for issues like anxiety, gender diversity and social inclusion).
  • Support teaching staff and leadership team in any way required.

Cassa Musical Arts is dedicated to enriching lives through music, providing unique learning experiences for all ages and stages. An exemplary team of music and theatre professionals with dynamic programs, foster confidence and community.

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CASSA and Calgary Board of Education in Partnership

Several years ago the CBE and CASSA formed a partnership to provide an amazing musical theatre experience to 40 students ages 9 – 21.  Cassa Musical is now a collaboration with the Calgary Board of Education and Chinook Learning Summer School. We offer Leadership I, Leadership II and Advanced Actor Touring, high school credits.

Students will create a full-length musical with all of the components. These include  set design, set construction, costumes, make-up, dance, singing, acting and technical. This experience is designed as an enrichment opportunity for students who are dedicated to the arts, have previous musical theatre experience (preferred, not required) and who are willing to create magic in just 6 days. 

If you know of any children aged 9-21 who would love to be a part of this type of experience please pass along a link to this page and encourage them to contact Cassa Musical Arts. They will not be disappointed I assure you. 

For further information, email me (

Darren K. Dyck,
Principal, Nellie McClung School

“Cassa Musical always amazes me; putting on a full length musical in six days is unheard of. Everyone aims for success and we have never failed to put on a phenomenal performance.”

Our Participants (and their parents) Really Do Love Cassa Musical

  • “(This is) a great place for this type of camp. Fun musical!"
  • "Cassa provides an opportunity to learn about music, dance and production.  A great place to make friends."
  • "This musical theatre environment suits me because I like accomplishing stuff if I’m going to spend my time going to rehearsal… It is a challenge here, but I like it."
  • "I love the atmosphere, positive energy and re-inforcements, teachers and when personal help is needed it is given in full and more."
  • "CASSA has been like a family to me, a stage to express my love for musical theatre. I love the people, music, shows."
  • "I really enjoy the dynamic group of people and the amazing effort that everyone puts in to pull the show together in six days.”
  • "Wow, Wednesday evening was so superbly great and enjoyable. My guests supremely enjoyed the evening and were singing some of the tunes in the car on our way home. Loved your choreography, stage sets and the live music!  Students did a fine job of acting and singing, learning their parts in such a short time.  A great show for all, both the actors and audience.  You shared the fun with everyone.  Great job by the ‘boss’, and all directors!"

Comment from a long-time participant and now a playwright:

“Cassa has been a huge, positive influence on my life since the age of eight.  I cannot stress how special this program and these people are.  I was an avid writer of musicals as a kid, and when I joined Cassa, I was so inspired.  The teachers are extremely experience, knowledgeable, and have helped me build confidence in my potential.  The actors and musicians are so talented, so supportive, and every year I am speechless at what we all accomplish as a team.  Cassa incubates friendships, teamwork, and community.  It has sparked many of my most valued friendships since the age of eight.  

My very first Cassa friend was Kindra Lee, and our first show together was the Wizard of Oz.  We both played munchkins.  To this day, she remains m very dear friend.  The older actors were so welcoming and took us under their wings.  I aspired to be like them. I also had the amazing experience of not only Cassa musical theatre, but also the Jazz Piano Program.  The instruction is phenomenal.  I learned more in one day than I ever though possible.”

Justine Cherry-Deslisle


We Acknowledge Talent, Skill and Progress 

These students received certificates for outstanding achievement at Cassa Musical or took advantage of the
E-Learning or Leadership Skills courses:

Advanced Acting and Touring 2019

  • Raymond De Guzman
  • Nya Evans
  • James Goodacre
  • Katherine Maybaum
  • Kailee Meckelborg
  • Vanessa Meister
  • Chelsea Taylor

Advanced Acting and Touring 2018

  • Amanda Beingessner 
  • Patience Bush 
  • Kolby Dyck 
  • Izabella Dubon 
  • Kristiane Free 
  • David Grof 
  • Taylor Levy 
  • Thea Person 
  • Romin Shimozawa

Scholarship 2017 

  • Justine Cherry-Delisle

Advance Acting Touring 2017 (High School Credit Course)

  • Emma Broughton
  • Kolby Dyck
  • Shianna Jamito
  • Janay Kent
  • Hallie Kent
  • Emily O’Neil

Advance Acting Touring 2016 (High School Credit Course)

  • Jonah Morris
  • Janay Kent Hallie Kent
  • Marley Sterner
  • Tara McIvor

E-Learn 2015

  • Kira Giovinazzo
  • Leadership I 2015
  • Justine Delisle
  • Kira Giovinazzo
  • Leadership II 2015
  • Emily Troyer
  • Robyn Burney
  • Tara McIvor
  • Jonah Morris
  • Marley Sterner

Prior Years 

CBE E-Learn  

  • Robyn Burney
  • Tara McIvor
  • Mahala Morris
  • Jonah Morris
  • Marley Sterner
  • Amy Nelissen
  • Emily Troyer

Advanced Acting Touring (formerly Leadership)

  • Robyn Burney
  • Tara McIvor
  • Mahala Morris
  • Jonah Morris
  • Marley Sterner
  • Emily Troyer
  • Amy Nelissen
  • Kindra-Lee Dyck
  • Catherine Fong

Special Projects

  • Linaya Bertschi
  • Keely Olstad

Videotaping of CASSA productions and performances is not permitted. DVDs of performances are available through CASSA. Friends and relatives may take photographs, but to avoid distracting the performers, please do not use flash photography during the performance.

Photos on this page courtesy of Gus van Helden

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