May 20th, 2012

Alison will be performing in a staged reading of the new musical, Journey by Elia Wise and Scott DeTurk. Produced by Kevin Bailey and directed by James Mellon, Journey takes place at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th at 7:30 PM.


December 20th, 2011

You can see Alison during the holidays in the Southern California favorite, “Yo Ho Ho, A Pirate’s Christmas” at the No Ho Arts Center in North Hollywood. Alison portrays Grainne O’Mally, a female pirate with both grit and charm. A musical comedy for the whole family, “Yo Ho Ho….” runs through December 31st, 2011.

“Two Thumbs Up for this
Holiday Treat!”
-LA Stage Scene


August 8th, 2011

Alison has been starring in the “hilarious retro-musical”, Boomermania since February, 2011. A “smash hit Los Angeles show”, Boomermania is a musical parody that lampoons the lives and times of the Baby Boomers and that highlights Alison’s vocal and comedic style perfectly. Written and directed by TV writers, Debbie Kasper (Roseanne, The Rosie O’Donnell Show) and Pat Sierchio, and set to the hits of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, Boomermania is playing at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, California.

“Once again, a talented cast portrays the Boomers: Daniel Amerman, Scott Reynolds, Alison Friedman, Anne Montavon, Dylan Vox, and Sarah Weismer dance and sing with superb timing. Their exuberance is perfect as sugar-crazed 50s children; their passion is contagious when they are protesters in the 60s; their confusion in the 70s is endearing; and they are heart-breaking as they smack into the reality of adulthood in the 80s.”
-Laurel Belgreen,

“Friedman is simply fabulous throughout, showing off power pipes that reach the rafters.”
-Steven Stanley, Stage Scene L.A.

“Relive the good ol’ days through a riotous scrapbook of the fads, fashions, hairstyles, dances, and events that defined American’s second greatest generation”.


December 3rd, 2010

Alison will be reprising her role as showgirl, Alice Kahal in “Harry Who” at the Arcadia Masonic Center in Arcadia, CA on December 19th, 2010.

The musical, presented by Theaters of Vision Productions, tells the story of Warren’s life as a Hollywood composer whose songs were far more well-known than he was. Some of Warren’s most famous compositions include: At Last, That’s Amore, I Only Have Eyes For You, Chattanooga Choo Choo, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, and Forty-Second Street.

Introducing Harry Warren….The Tin Pan Alley Years Picks Up in the Los Angeles Area

October 29th, 2010

Alison will be reprising her role as showgirl, Alice Kahal, singing the showstopping Three’s A Crowd at the Sierra Madre Playhouse in Sierra Madre on Sunday, November 7th at 7:00PM.

The musical, written by Harry Warren’s granddaughter, Julia Riva, tells the story of Warren’s life as a Hollywood composer whose songs were far more well-known than he was. Some of Warren’s most famous compositions include: At Last, That’s Amore, I Only Have Eyes For You, Chattanooga Choo Choo, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, and Forty-Second Street.

Alison Moves On To “Sound Of Music”

February 20th, 2010

Alison moves on to perform in the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Sound of Music as Sister Sophia for part of the run, and the Baroness Elsa Schraeder (Captain Von Trapp’s love interest, prior to Maria) for the other part. This marks the fourth Rodgers and Hammerstein show of Alison’s career, after having previously been in Oklahoma, Cinderella, and South Pacific. The Sound of Music plays from March 11 through May 2 at the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre in Wytheville, Virginia, outside of Roanoke.

The Sound of Music
March 11 – May 2

The Wohlfahrt Haus is alive with The Sound of Music. Be captivated by Maria as she leaves the convent to become governess to Captain von Trapp’s 7 children. The children come to love her after she introduces them to the joy of music. As Maria and the Captain begin to fall in love, witness the struggle of romance in 1938 Austria, which is quickly disrupted by Nazi Germany’s Annexation. Climb Ev’ry Mountain, Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss and of course The Sound of Music are just a few of the Rodgers & Hammerstein compositions included in this epic story.

Alison performs in the musical “Fame”

January 25th, 2010

Alison will be performing as Ms. Greta Bell, the “artsy dance teacher” in the musical Fame, from February 10th-14th, 2010 in the Mystic Showroom at the Mystic Lake Hotel/Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The 2,100-seat state-of-the-art theatre provides “one of the most exciting live entertainment destinations in the Midwest….certainly in the Twin Cities.”

When Alison returns to New York City, look for her at Don’t Tell Mama…343 W. 46th St. (between 8th and 9th), singing Broadway favorites, cabaret-style.

Alison continues in “News in Revue”

October 15th, 2009

Alison continues her role in News in Revue in the Cabaret at Queens Theatre in the Park starting Saturday, October 17th and ending Saturday, December 19th.

Great reviews for “News in Revue”

October 7th, 2009

Says The New York Times….”a delight”, WNBC-TV….”very clever”, the Miami Chronicle: “A talented cast performing bulls-eye satire” and The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, “[The News in Revue] packs the kind of wallop that causes ear-to-ear grins. All I can say is, it works.” The group’s newest show is written and created by Nancy Holson, writer/director of the Off-Broadway hit musical BUSH WARS and the co-creator/writer of the fabulously funny PARENTING 101″, which is playing to standing ovations across the country. Created in 1992 (and making audiences laugh ever since), THE NEWS IN REVUE has performed continuously in various cities throughout the country and has won five Emmy awards for its series of PBS specials, two of which were for Ms. Holson’s writing.

The group has performed throughout the country entertaining dignitaries such as President Gerald R. Ford, various Cabinet members, assorted Senators, Congressmen, Mayors, and the Speakers of the House from all 50 states. They have had troupes in residence in various cities in Florida, Connecticut and Colorado, and for fifteen summer seasons in the Berkshires. The talented New York cast includes long-time THE NEWS IN REVUE favorite Jay Falzone, along with Stephen Smith, Melodye Brandt and Alison Friedman. Fast-paced and side-splittingly funny, each actor plays multiple characters in the course of the 90-minute show, including Hillary Clinton’s globetrotting escapades and a behind-the-scenes-look at the Obama White House with the First Grandma as our tour guide. The News in Revue promises more laughs than a Sarah Palin interview and will generate more applause than Dick Cheney leaving office. Mountain Times

Alison in “News In Revue”

September 2nd, 2009

newsinrevueAlison just finished the first part of her East Coast tour in News In Revue (playing various newsworthy roles, including Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin) to sold out audiences in New York and Connecticut. The tour continues for three weeks starting September 19 and running through October 11, in Killington, Vermont, just in time for the popular fall foliage season.