February Alaina films an episode of Night Shift as a memorable smoking patient with a secret.
December Alaina films an episode of Graves with Nick Nolte. New NBC series.
September Alaina directs Almost Adults, Aaron Levantman’s evening of LGBT one acts at Warehouse 21.
June Alaina directs Aaron Levantman’s production of Revelations of a Character Actor, and Deborah Magid’s play May Sarton Dreams Deep for the Santa Fe Playhouse Benchwarmer Series.
April Alaina is the First Wyrd Sister in Patrick Briggs’ production of Macbeth at the Santa Fe Playhouse starring Matt Sanford and Kelly Kiernan.
May As part of the SFUAD Musical Theatre Workshop, Alaina conceives and directs Lost and Found as the final project in the Fogelson Library.
January 22- February 1st. Alaina directs Mariella in the Desert by Karen Zacarias for Teatro Paraguas featuring Catherine Donovan and Nick Ballas.
August Alaina joins the teaching staff of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, teaching musical theatre and directs NINE-ish, a scaled down version of her Broadway musical.
June Alaina plays Mankabena in Miss Jairus for David Olson’s Theaterwork at the James A. Little Theatre. This is a rarely produced piece. Actors include Sabina Dunn, David McConnell, Jack Sherman, and Angela Janda.
March 27-30, April 3-6, 10-13 Alaina is Rita Lyons in The Lyons at the Santa Fe Playhouse. She is also exec producer with Janet Davidson directing. Also featuring Paul Walsky, Vince Kadlubek, Maureen McKenna, Melissa Chambers and Craig McAdams.
January Alaina films Abe Makes a Movie by Ryan Turri and Matt Peterson. She is lead Marla West. Watch for this comic masterpiece.
January 17-19 Salt and Pepper is reprised at Teatro Paraguas with Alaina playing opposite Larry Glaister.
December 28 Love, Loss and What I Wore for Aux Dog Theatre in Nob Hill, Alaina portrays Gingy.
November 1-3, 8-10 Salt and Pepper, an evening of one acts about aging written by Robert Benjamin directed by Beth Kennedy Jones. Alaina plays opposite Larry Glaister at Teatro Paraguas.
October 19th Love, Loss and What I Wore at Aux Dog Theatre in Nob Hill, Alaina reprises her role as Gingy in Albuquerque.
September 20-29 Dottie in For Giving Production’s Good People at Santa Fe Performing Arts. This is a regional debut for the most produced play in America.
August 9-September 1 Juliana Tesman in Hedda Gabler at Aux Dog in Nob Hill, Albuquerque. Directed by Jessica Osbourne, this is the Brian Friel adaptation of Ibsen’s classic.
June 6-14 Mankabena in David Olson’s Theaterwork production Miss Jairus at the James A. Little Theatre in Santa Fe. This is only the third time this Michel de Ghelderhode play has been presented in the US.
April 13 & 14 Gingy in Love, Loss and What I Wore in Durango, CO at the Durango Arts Center. Directed by Janet Davidson, this production is from the Santa Fe production of For Giving Productions.
February 14 Alaina is She in A.R Gurney’s Love Letters. This is the third production for Alaina, this time featuring Tad Jones and offered at the Renesan Center in Santa Fe as a Valentine Day special event.
January 14 Alaina appears in NYC at the Pershing Square Signature Center on W. 42nd St. in the Kathi Moss Rama Lama Lama Ding Dong reunion, a benefit for Kathi with whom she performed on Broadway in the original companies of Grease and Nine. This was a reunion of many cast members from both the 1972 Grease and the 1982 Nine companies.
October Alaina creates the role of Charlotte in the Santa Fe Playhouse production of The Moon Over Buffalo directed by Barbara Hatch.
September 22 & 23 Gingy, in Love, Loss and What I Wore, directed by Janet Davidson at the Santa Fe Playhouse. A staged reading of Nora and Delia Ephron’s off-Broadway hit.
July 6 - August 12 Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Santa Fe University bandshell. Alaina created a Wall!
June 10 at Collected Works Bookstore with Barbara Hatch. Lillian and Ethel, a speculation by Doreen Dunn. The fifth presentation in Alaina’s Two Hander Series created for Collected Works.
November 3-6, 10-13: Berthe in Pippin with Santa Fe Rep. With Campbell Martin. Scott Harrison of Ironweed Productions: “I had such a great time at Pippin last night. And your performance was terrific - it was great to see you play that kind of role, you're so versatile. And your number "No Time at All" was a real show stopper.”
October 20-23, 27-30: Mary Todd Lincoln in Jerome Kilty’s two person play Look Away, about MTL’s last night in the insane asylum. With Danielle Reddick, directed by Suzanne Lederer at Teatro Paraguas. 505.424.1601 Dieu Donné Productions (my company) produced. From Michael Graves: “Your Mary Todd Lincoln was brilliant; still in my memory!” Leslie Dillen, playwright and actor: “Your work was so beautiful and moving. Just great. You really brought Mary to life. Absolutely top notch and inspiring!”
June 5, 2011: Olga Knipper in I Take Your Hand in Mine by Carol Rocamora . With Nicholas Ballas as Anton Chekhov at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo, SF 505 988.4226 3 pm Play reading, fourth in the Two Hander Series. Donation
June 4, 2011: Vita & Virginia with Suzanne Lederer, SilverStarlight Lounge @ Rainbow Vision, 500 Rodeo Rd., 505 428.7777 8 pm
May 6-8, 2011: Women’s Voices at Warehouse 21, Alaina is Roxanne in Quality; The Shoe Play (thee scenes) directed by Suzanne Lederer. www.santaferep.org
February 3-25, 2011: Three Men on a Bench, written and directed by Ron Bloomberg and A Literary Afternoon, written by Charles Tichenor, directed by Jay Durrwachter.
January 23, 2011: Alaina is Mrs. Patrick Campbell in a reading of Dear Liar at Collected Works Bookstore with Jonathan Richards. 3 PM. Donations. Third play in Alaina’s 2 Hander Series. 505-988-4226
Through January 2: 6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks at the Santa Fe Playhouse.
December 16-January 2: Alaina is Lily Harrison in 6 Dances in 6 Weeks in the 2 character play at the Santa Fe Playhouse with David McConnell, directed by Larry Lee. 505 988-4262
October 27: Creative Santa Fe Benefit @ Vanessies. Alaina closes the evening, performs Vodka with Kelvin McNeal. 6:30-8:30 pm.
2010: Luella in Seriously Funny, a radio comedy written by Ron Bloomberg for KSFR, Santa Fe. Running role. mother of Blue Pearl.
July 18, 2010: Alaina is Vita Sackville West in Vita & Virginia, play written by Eileen Atkins, with Suzanne Lederer at Collected Works Book Store. Second in a series of two person play readings that Alaina established.
July 13, 2010: Alaina appears at the KSFR fund raiser at the Santa Fe Playhouse. Live recording of Seriously Funny. She closes the evening with the song Vodka from her cabaret act, written by George Gershwin, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and Otto Harbach, accompanied by David Geist.
June 11-27, 2010: Helene in Paul Rudnick’s The New Century at the Santa Fe Playhouse, directed by Clara Soister.
March 25 - April 4, 2010: Ann in Robert Benjamin’s two person drama Time Enough, directed by Clara Soister at Warehouse 21 in Santa Fe. When Bill Verderber suddenly passes away, three days before opening night, Tad Jones steps in.
February 14, 2010: Love Letters by AR Gurney with William Verderber at Collected Works Book Store, Santa Fe.
October 15 - November 1, 2009: Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter at the Santa Fe Playhouse, directed by Suzanne Lederer. Played opposite the amazing Bill Verderber as Henry II.
August 27-September 13, 2009: Judith Bliss in Hay Fever at the Santa Fe Playhouse, directed by Carol and Jim McGiffin.
June 18-21, 2009: Mombo by Alan Gelb, directed by Bernie Kukoff at PS21 in Chatham, NY. Alaina reprised her roles as Mrs. Edelstein in three acts, and Ma.
March 27 - April 5, 2009: Morningtime Train by Gerry Fried at the Armory for the Arts, directed by Charles Maynard and Rachel Peck. Alaina played the Spirit of Zachary.
January 23 - February 14, 2009: Benchwarmers 8 at the Santa Fe Playhouse, Alaina appears in two character play Wedding Night written and directed by Deborah Magid.
October 26, 2008: Aged to Perfection Cabaret with Alaina Z & Lisa J, music director, Kelvin McNeal at GIG, 1808 Second Street, Santa Fe, $20. For reservations and information, call 505.466.2666. Click here for flyer.
May 10, 2007: Animals! Animals! Alaina creates a fund raiser for the regional Columbia-Greene Humane Society with guest artists, mezzo Mary Hack, musical theatre personality Rob Dalton, and special appearances by Fr. Gary Gelfenbien, musical direction by Michael Clement and Mistress of Ceremonies, Rochele Bartolo. St. James Church, Chatham, NY.
July 2007: Alaina invited back to Lake George Opera to appear in La Boheme, directed by Helena Binder.
August 2007: Alaina appears as Maria in Barrington Stage Company’s production of Uncle Vanya, with Ken Tigar, Pittsfield, MA.
August 18 2007: Soloist for Bach Magnificat at PS21, Summer Sings, Chatham, NY, Gwen Gould conductor, Michael Clement accompanist.
November 18, 2007: Alaina, as guest artist, provides special music at the Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living. Kelvin McNeal, musical director.
December 24, 2007: Alaina is guest soloist at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Albany. Michael Clement, musical director.
January 13-22, 2006: Alaina recreates the raucous Dorothy in Bye Bye Broadway, this time for the Copake Theatre Company in Copake, NY.
May 26-28, 2006: Alaina performs in Saloon Songs, double bill with Face on the Barroom Floor, with Hudson Chamber Opera at the Basilica. 518-828-7042.
June 25, 2006: Benefit reading of Arsenic and Old Lace (Alaina as Abby), for North Hall in Huntington, MA.
July 1, 5, 9, 2006: Alaina makes her debut with the Lake George Opera in the DEBUT of Ned Rorem's opera Our Town playing one of the Select Dead.
July 4 2006: Alaina sings Bernstein and more at Olana Historic Site, Hudson, NY.
July 16, 2006: Benefit reading of Alan Gelb's Mombo, a series of one-acts about Mothers. Alaina plays three of them. To benefit the Chatham Synagogue. 518-392-0701.
September 22-30, 2006: as a guest Equity Artist for Russell Sage College in Troy, NY, she plays Mother Superior in an updated Nunsense.
October 14, 2006: for the Hudson River Classic Theatre, Alaina creates Ophelia (Fifi) for the staged reading of The Klucking of Hens by Carole Lockwood.
December 14, 2006: The Three Divas of Christmas. Alaina with fellow sopranos Deborah Rocco, Bien Baez, and musical director Michael Clement create a holiday benefit for the capital campaign of Emmanuel Baptist Church, State Street, Albany, NY.
April 1, 2005: All Liszt and Hoiby Too! Songs by Liszt, opera monologue The Italian Lesson, St. James Church, Chatham, NY.
July 4 2005: Alaina sings Gilbert & Sullivan at Olana Historic Site, Hudson, NY with Mary Hack, John Davey.
July 22-24, 29-31, 2005: Alaina created the role of Dorothy in the American debut of Bye Bye Broadway at North Pointe Cultural Arts Ctr. in Kinderhook. Dorothy is a boozy, predatory, aging diva who has a stunning transformation. See photos.
October 7-8, 2005: Mrs. Gobineau in the Hudson Chamber Opera's production of Menotti's The Medium at The Basilica in Hudson. Directed by Dean Anthony.
March-April 2004: Buttercup in HMS Pinafore at the Ghent Playhouse, Ghent NY, directed by Richard Lapo, music direction by Ted Fiebke and Pat Randall.
May 16, 2004: Seizi Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, Oh Bless the Lord (Godspell) and Spread a Little Sunshine (Pippin) benefit performance for Multiple Sclerosis.
July 4, 2004: An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan and Bernstein at Olana, with Mary Deyerle Hack, John Davey, Peter Van Derick, accompanist Pat Randall .
July 23, 2004: Trio Con Brio. Songs by Bach, Roussel, Chaminade, and Adam with flutist Akal Dev Sharonne, cellist Helen Annas, pianist Uel Wade, St. James Church, Chatham, NY.
August-September 2004: Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret at the Theater Barn, New Lebanon, NY.
November 7, 2004: The Italian Lesson by Lee Hoiby at the Hudson Opera Theatre, Hudson, NY.