"Now that I have completely buried the lede, Alcántara gives a near-perfect performance as everyone's Abuela Claudia.
Not only does she convey the wisdom, grace, and humor of her character, but she does so with such innate charisma that you feel as if this role had been written especially for her.
She has a tremendous voice; especially as she delivers her revelatory performance of "Paciencia y Fe."
Alcántara communicates a deep insight, not only into Claudia, but, into the characters that she shares the stage with as well. Her performance alone, is worth the price of admission."
"Alina Alcántara is the heart and soul of the neighborhood-and the show-as the endearing Abuela Claudia.
Her shining moment, and the words echoed so frequently throughout the show, lives within her solo "Paciencia Y Fe" (Patience and Faith).
Alcántara connects emotionally with the audience from the moment she enters, but keeps them close to her heart throughout the show and this graceful number.
Her connection with the audience proved to be a powerful one considering the amount of tears that were shed throughout the entire theatre during one of the show's most heart wrenching scenes revolving around Abuela Claudia.
(The echoes of sniffles both on-stage and off can vouch for that.)"
(Interview in Spanish)
Air Date: October 4, 2021
Promo for Opera Orlando’s 2021-22 season.
Song - “Quisqueya”, an old Spanish standard written by Rafael Hernandez Marin.
Air Date: September 16, 2022
2022 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Celebrating Latin American Heritage Month with musical guests Los Amigos Invisibles!
(Intro, and Outro only)
Air Date: July 31, 2023
Interview with Maggie Rodriguez, as part of a press tour for the play LA GRINGA, at American Stage in St. Petersburg, Florida.