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As Annie in the world premiere of Alien vs. Musical:

"Little Orphan Annie (Allie Costa) singing 'There'll be no more tomorrows' with such subversively heartfelt passion and playfulness that it literally altered the very chemistry of my own personal worldview in a matter of minutes. It was without a doubt the absolute pinnacle moment for me at the Fringe." - Bitter Lemons

"Allie Costa turns in the performance of the decade in her role as Annie.  She gives the character true life and her song There is No Tomorrow is the highlight of the show." - Indie Voice

"Annie, played by Allie Costa, is beyond superb. A knockout performance. She fully encapsulates the character with more truth and cut than any other actor in the show; she also sings the hell out of her songs." - Gia on the Move

"Standout performer, a perfect belting Little Orphan Annie (Allie Costa), whose Tomorrow parody is a standout number, both for its writing and its vocal interpretation!" - Bonnie Sludikoff

"Alien vs. Musical was by far my favorite show at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival... It moves beyond parody and actually blazes its own ground, culminating in such scintillating moments as Little Orphan Annie/Newt (Allie Costa) singing There is No Tomorrow with heartfelt hilarity... the most entertaining, best executed, and the most surprisingly subversive and poignant of all the shows I saw at the Fringe." - Bitter Lemons

"Costa steals the show with her wonderfully earnest Annie, and her rendition of No Tomorrow is moving." - Stage Raw, Recommended and Top Ten

"And Annie? Oh, Little Annie. She's the innocent here - but she will not be innocent for long. Perhaps the show's crowning achievement is the devastating sincerity when she admits that she has reached the emotional breaking point and declares There is No Tomorrow. It just might break your heart." - My Haunt Life

"Allie Costa steals the show with her embodiment of the stereotypical bright-eyed Annie and then growing into a cynical broken child with excellent comedic timing." - #SeeItLA

"Every musical theatre fan will feel unbelievably satisfied watching Annie sing There is No Tomorrow." - CAC Studios

"Allie Costa (Annie) offers one of the strongest performances as the little orphan girl. She fearlessly exudes her character and exhibits her superior voice in all of her songs." - Tin Pan L.A.

"Let me tell you, there's nothing funnier than seeing Little Orphan Annie (Allie Costa) in a hilarious parallel to Newt from Aliens, rocking back and forth wide-eyed and singing a depressing version of her famous song, you know, the one that goes Tomorrow, Tomorrow..." - Killer Horrorcast, 5 out of 5 stars

"Standouts Allie Costa and Rachel Tyler bring excellent vocal and acting chops to their roles as, respectively, Little Orphan Annie and Elphaba." - Discover Hollywood Magazine

"Great voices, great personalities, with Brianne Sanborn and Allie Costa shining as Maria and Annie respectively... My favorite songs and performances [include] the incredibly broken and impossibly lovely song There is No Tomorrow." - Erik Blair

"The standout is Allie Costa as Annie." - BroadwayWorld

"...a uniformly splendid cast, especially Allie Costa as a beleaguered Annie." - Charles Ziarko

"The show is a must-see for musical theatre aficionados... Allie Costa, Ally Mulholland, and Suzanne Petrela have the strongest voices." - Rob Stevens

"Alien vs. Musical leaves its audience with two inarguable conclusions: Steve Troop's designs for the various alien creatures are totally brilliant, and Annie (Allie Costa) is truly indestructible." - Show Mag

"Every year there's one new musical that takes Hollywood Fringe by storm. This year that show is likely to be Erik Przytulski and Steve Troop's deliciously genre-bending Alien vs. Musical. LeVanna Atkinson-Williams, Josh Bednarsky, Christopher Bunyi, Allie Costa, Nick Emmett McGee, Ally Mulholland, Matthew Noah, Brianne Sanborn, Rachel Tyler, and Andrew Wade are all so terrific, they could easily star in the next Music Man, Hairspray, Grease, or Dreamgirls revival." - StageSceneLA

The production was honored with multiple awards, including Best World Premiere, the Encore Producers' Award, and Outstanding Songwriting. It was also named Pick of the Fringe.

 

Allie Costa in Wake

 

As Sam in the West Coast premiere of Wake:

"Allie Costa is feisty and adorable." - BroadwayWorld, Critic's Pick, 5 out of 5 stars

"Allie Costa is a particular delight as the teenaged Sam." - StageHappenings

"Costa carries off the teenager thing quite credibly indeed, imbuing Sam with spunk, sass, and heart." - StageSceneLA, WOW! Recommended

"Precocious Russophile teen daughter Sam (Allie Costa)'s reaction to an assignment of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters is priceless. The funniest and most tender moments derive from the trio of talented women, who enhance Crim's wry repartee." - Stage Raw, Recommended, Pick of the Week, and Top Ten

"Allie Costa seems a natural as the tween Sam, balancing her own frustrations with her family's situation with a bubbly, hopeful view of the life she wants to drag her mother into." - StageStruck

The production was honored with multiple Scenie awards, including Memorable Ensemble Cast Performance in a Comedy-Drama for Nancy B. Berggren, Alison Blanchard, Michael Connors, Allie Costa, and Lauren McCormack.


Allie Costa in Before a Fall

 

As Darla in the world premiere of Before a Fall:

"Once you see this young actor's work, you will never forget her. A brilliant, beautiful, and heartfelt performance as the lead. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting Ms. Allie Costa." - Mary Steelsmith

"Brilliantly played by Allie Costa, Darla forces the adults surrounding her to struggle for wisdom." - Lynne Moses

"Allie Costa and Worth Howe give wonderful, truthful, and in-depth performances, never telegraphing what may come next but keeping you engaged and wondering what the story's next move will be."- Jeff Alan Nichols

"Allie Costa's portrayal of the sweet and withdrawn Darla Hawkins is the epitome of both tragedy and hope." - Experience LA

"Allie Costa played Darla June Hawkins, the young woman at the center of the drama, with much aplomb. She demonstrated a nice balance of too much unwanted experience with the world against an innocent trust in the universe." - Victoria Josef

"Allie Costa and Jamie McRae are wonderful." - Bitter Lemons

 

Allie Costa
 

As Becca in the world premiere of Hi-Tech Hijack:

"Allie Costa, Shannon Martinous, Luke Klipp, and Kila Packett pull out all the stops...with a tremendous amount of personality, especially Ms. Costa who full-on vibes her own personal version of a Breakfast Club Ally Sheedy." - Gia on the Move

 

Allie Costa in Pope Joan

As Young Joan in the world premiere of Pope Joan:

"The song A Simple Thing, sung by Allie Costa, is the show's highlight of vocals." - SoCal Magazine

"Allie Costa echoes beautifully in a bell-like voice as Young Joan." - CurtainUp Los Angeles

"Young Joan (Allie Costa) singing in her sweet, innocent voice...absolutely terrific performer. These are first-rate performers doing first-rate work." - StageSceneLA

"The supporting ensemble is as credible as any to be found on Broadway, highlighted by its commedia-esque The Englishman's Daughter." - Variety


Allie Costa in Spring Awakening

As Martha in Spring Awakening:

"Allie Costa's Martha (a victim of daily beatings by her father) has an intriguing quality that blends morbidity with accommodation...her character is determined by the performer's qualities rather than by the twists and turns of the play's circumstances." - LA Weekly

"The play could not be better cast, with the young people actually looking young and being true to their characters... A commendable performance by Allie Costa as sad Martha." - Tolucan Times

"Allie Costa provides sensitive work." - Back Stage West

"The ensemble is superb depicting young people going through the pressure of growing up." - Critics' Pick

 

Allie Costa in What the Moon Saw

As Matchgirl in the world premiere of What the Moon Saw:

"She is heartbreakingly transparent and vulnerable...moved members of the audience to tears." - Smash Paper

 

Allie Costa in Hamlet

As Guildenstern in Hamlet:

"Rosencrantz (deftly played by Timothy Edward Stampher) and Guildenstern (charismatic Allie Costa) pay a hefty price. This is a more intimate version of Hamlet. Recommended." - Tolucan Times

 

Allie Costa in Failure to Communicate

As Emma in the world premiere of Failure to Communicate:

"Failure to Communicate, written and directed by Allie Costa, was the quirkiest and funniest play of the evening. I loved the palpable humor of this piece, and the repartee between the young woman (Allie Costa) and the salesman (Gabriel Grier)." - TheaterPulseLA

 

Allie Costa in The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

As the Narrator in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde:

"Allie Costa provides deft characterizations and sly comedy." - LA Weekly

"Allie Costa and Beth Ricketson have their effective moments in a variety of roles." - StageSceneLA

 

Allie Costa writer of Can You Keep a Secret?

As the writer of Can You Keep a Secret?

"Can You Keep a Secret is smart and fun and dangerous." - Kathleen Cecchin

As the writer of Two:

"A step closer to home, but deceptively deep, Two was written by Allie Costa, directed by Nastazja Somers, and performed by Emily Sitch and Joshua Webb. The segment started as a paean to music and good times. [Then] the true purpose of this piece is revealed: both female and male survivors of rape relating their respective experiences - except that as we hear them talking, we find there is very little difference between them - the violation is identical." - Female Arts Magazine, 4 star review

As the writer of Raise Your Hand:

"A 21 gun salute to 2Cents Theatre Group for their 3-day INK Festival of 21 Plays... My favorite was Allie Costa's sensitive Raise Your Hand about the disintegration of a love affair, directed by Miranda Stewart." - Theatre Spoken Here

As the writer of Drop in the Ocean:

"Allie Costa's Drop in the Ocean ended the evening on an upbeat note, giving the audience hope and optimism for the future with a reminder of humankind's potential. It was a graceful ending to the program." - Arts Louisville

As the writer of She Has Seen the Wolf:

"With subjects such as rape, violence, and ageism, the pieces at the Herstory festival held no punches - gritty, mesmerising, and just plain real. She Has Seen The Wolf by Allie Costa [was] chilling." - Francesca Mepham

As the writer of Boxes Are Magic:

"In Boxes Are Magic, read by Julie Cargill and Laurel Calhoun, playwright Allie Costa shines a light, in a fun, creative, compassionate, and constructive way, on climate change and its effect on one very small family - and by extension, potentially on, well, any of us." - Micki Shelton

As the writer of Don't Shoot the Messenger Pigeon:

"...an intriguing game of one-upmanship with many neat and amusing twists of plot and expectations along the way." - Berkshire on Stage

"For Allie Costa's Don't Shoot the Messenger Pigeon, [director] Julianne Boyd takes a sardonic tone in a merry comedy of manners and self-interest. Jane Pitsch and Lucky Gretzinger get to exchange the sort of looks that actors love to use, those confusing elemental emotional gazes that sometimes say more than the words behind them... This is a production of mini-masterworks by a group of very talented playwrights." - The Berkshire Edge


Allie Costa co-director of 35MM

As one of the directors of 35MM: A Musical Exhibition:

"Modern rock takes over in Why Must We Tell Them Why?, a driving up-tempo ensemble number energetically directed by Allie Costa... This is an artful evening of rich, sexy, smart songs delivered by a capable cast and a high-powered band. Do yourself a favor and go." - BroadwayWorld

"Six fabulous performers, a dozen-and-a-half gorgeously eclectic songs, some terrifically inventive staging, and a sizzling live band make The Unknown Artists' Los Angeles professional premiere of Ryan Scott Oliver's 35MM: A Musical Exhibition something quite special indeed... The charismatic sextet of Cody Clark, Emily Clark, Nate Parker, Vincent Perez, Dana Shaw, and Katherine Washington bring their distinctive vocal gifts to one Oliver gem after another, each staged as its own musical short story by one of eight inspired directors: Lucas Alifano, Meghan Allison, Amy Bartlett, Jeff Scot Carey, Emily Clark, John Ross Clark, Allie Costa, and Kate Purnell." - StageSceneLA, WOW! Recommended

The production was awarded Scenies for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Ensemble Cast Performance.

 
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