"Olivia could not be better, or better cast..."
- Steven Stanley , Stage Scene LA, for We Are the TIgers
"...Olivia who gives Rock of Ages its pulsing, neon-lit heart.
- Maureen Lee Lanker, Entertainment Weekly,
for Rock of Ages Hollywood
"...played with sensitivy and taste by Callandra Olivia. Possessing a soaring soprano, Olivia is at her best."
- Cary Ginell, The Acorn, for Oklahoma!
Callandra Olivia is a singer and actress based out of Los Angeles. This blonde, blue-eyed beauty is a big-city girl who hails from the sweet, small-town of Windom, Minnesota.
Callandra starred as the original Sherrie Christian in the new immersive sit down production of Rock of Ages at The Bourbon Room, led by the extraordinary Broadway creative team.
Since an early age, Ms. Olivia had a love for performing. She went on to graduate with honors from Minnesota State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre in 2014. At the end of her collegiate career, Callandra won the prestige Irene Ryan and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
In her first year in L.A., she was privileged to play Laurey in Cabrillo's Oklahoma!. Shirley Jones, who played Laurey in the 1955 Academy Award-winning film adaptation of Oklahoma!, not only attended opening night but told Callandra in an interview, "you're going to be big in this business. I can see it now!" Shortly after Oklahoma!, Ms. Olivia originated the role of Riley in the World Premiere of We Are the Tigers at the L.A. Hudson Theatre. She was also a member of the first cast of Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theatre at Disneyland. In television, Callandra guest-starred on Kay Cannon's new Netflix original series, Girlboss, and starred in an episode of Unusual Suspects and Blood Relatives.
"Callandra belts out her songs with impressive vocal prowess that could knock Newton-John to the curb"
- Madeline Christensen, Kearney Hub, for Grease