Allie Costa

Allie Costa

As Margaret in the world premiere of The Bully Problem:

"Allie Costa's Margaret just blew the doors off, with a voice twice her size." - TVolution

"Allie Costa gave him a run for his money in the role of Margaret - what a talent. Costa had the energy of a dozen teenaged girls all in one person, with dazzling vocals and non-stop bold choreography."

"There are many fantastic performances delivered by the cast, none more so than the work of Allie Costa and Jordan Mitchell-Love. Costa soars as both the adorkable love interest as well as the moral center of the show." - Jim Blanchette

"Allie Costa was the standout, playing love interest Margaret with such energy and sincerity as to make you smile along with her every awkward chance she gets." - John Patrick Daly

"Allie Costa brings an infectious enthusiasm to Margaret that makes her immensely likable from the drop." - Brett Moore

"Standout performance by Allie Costa, who is reliably fantastic." - Lisa K. Wyatt

"Allie Costa's voice soared with sweetness and power." - Sebastian Munoz

"...a surprising and beautiful duet between fellow nerd student Margaret (played by the absolutely wonderful Allie Costa) and Kevin, who realize via the song that they have a mutual interest in each other that goes one step beyond sheer geek-brotherhood. It is the strongest song in the show, about what it feels like to, well, like someone. The moment where Margaret ever so slightly extends her hand out from her side to be met by the stretching gesture of Kevin's pinky finger - what feels like a canyon of space separating them even as we know it wouldn't take much to make their hands meet - that is the kind of moment we go to watch plays like this for." - The Theatre Times

"Allie Costa has a big voice and a well-defined character, both of which she deploys for maximum effect. The best song in the score is Off Balance, sweetly sung by Kevin and Margaret." - Show Mag

"All are strong vocalists in the ensemble, with some very notable solos and memorable performances by leads James Everts and Allie Costa, especially in the moving [song] Off Balance." - The Los Angeles Beat

"Standouts in the cast include Allie Costa as Margaret, who proves girls have an important place in the technology world and deserve leadership roles." - BroadwayWorld

"This show is ready for Broadway now. Time stood still as the entire sold-out audience was totally mesmerized by the amazing talent on stage, especially the work of James Everts as the protagonist Kevin, Jordan Mitchell-Love as the robot Oscar, Josh Hillinger as the chief bully Gordo, and Allie Costa as the effervescent Margaret. This is definitely one of the best musicals we have ever seen at Fringe." - Indie Voice

"Kevin (James Everts) and Margaret (Allie Costa) were both phenomenal. They had great chemistry on stage." - Amanda Luce

"Jordan and Allie in particular shone like true stars.” - Allyson Lazar

"Allie Costa was a standout." - Libby Baumgartner

The production was nominated for seven awards, including Best Musical, Best World Premiere, and Top of the Fringe. It was also named Pick of the Fringe and received the Encore Award.


Allie Costa

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." - See It LA

"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

"Allie Costa steals the show as Annie. It is worth seeing this show for her phenomenal performance alone!" - Esther Mira

"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 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.

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 Generosity of Strangers

As the narrator of the audio book The Generosity of Strangers:

"I would really like to thank Allie Costa for sincerely embracing the main character and bringing this story to life. I could not have asked for a better narration. Allie has a gift, and I'm thankful and honored that she shared it!" - author Thomas E. Antonaccio

The audio book is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Audible.

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 Two Girls:

"Allie Costa's piece takes your breath away, even as it addresses the terror of sexual assault. Works like this are what theatre is all about: touching the heart, strengthening the soul." - Words of Choice

As the writer of Music of the Mind:

"Beautiful and poetic, with a razor-sharp edge, Costa's dialogue leaps through time, finding relevancy and traction in our contemporary world. An exquisite examination of women and the history of mental health treatment, bringing a century's old conversation into our hearts and minds." - Rachael Carnes

As the writer of Phantom Pains:

"Costa does a masterful job both capturing what our military men and women must go through as they return to the U.S. after an injury, and as a storyteller, hooking the audience and then delivering one hell of a powerful final moment, one which immediately prompts a revisiting of everything that's come before. Phantom Pains is an exquisitely crafted short story." - Matthew Weaver

"A stunning monologue, taut and relentless, that opens up into a cadence so clear and poetic. Costa finds a taproot of grief in this remarkable moment." - Rachael Carnes

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 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 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 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 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

"Costa's imagistic and tender play resonates with loss, of a future. Its intelligence balanced with bold theatricality, this dialogue creatively takes on climate change from a new vantage point. Costa's nuanced language delves from the cellular to the celestial, tripping us up in the midst of our concerns, with an uncanny sense of hope. Not sure how she even does this! A perfect addition to a festival on the environment and climate change." - Rachael Carnes

As the writer of Boxes Are Magic:

"A fantastic short play: funny, smart, and full of heart. Allie Costa cleverly verbalizes the inner thoughts of our feline friends. Whether you are a cat person or not, you will find it absolutely hysterical. Both characters are terrific roles that actors will love to play, especially Cali. Boxes Are Magic would be a great part of any short play festival." - Steven Hayet

"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 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

As the writer of Cut and Run:

"Such a charming two-hander. Costa's dialogue sparkles, and Holly and Olive are two of the warmest, most relatable characters I've read in a long, long time. I love the way the plot unfolds, never maudlin or ham-fisted, but delicately, and with great humor and strength. A wonderful showcase for two women." - Rachael Carnes

As the writer of Low Light:

"Low Light by Allie Costa follows a grim tale of two detainees. The more they expose their pasts, the scarier their predicament becomes... A novel premise that delightfully requires some deducing. Figuring out the revelations helps make the plays engaging." - Lansing City Pulse

As the writer of Heartsong:

"A lovely piece, charting an artist's experience and determination, in a dialogue between older and younger versions of herself. Costa interweaves music effortlessly, creating a magical interplay for the audience, likely dropping them into memory, too." - Rachael Carnes

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

35MM was awarded Scenies for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Ensemble Cast Performance.

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