"Sophie — in a well-sung and tenderly played breakout performance by Olivia Hodson"

​Pam Kragen, San Diego Union Tribune

"Olivia Hodson is excellent as her daughter Sophie. Hodson has a lovely pop-music voice, with an occasional flash of Broadway power, and was believable as a vivacious young woman alternately delighted by the prospect of marriage and anxious to know who will walk her down the aisle." (MAMMA MIA, Welk Resort Theatre)

Ron Bierman, Broadway World

"Olivia Hodson’s Amy begins as quite silly and simple-minded, but with Hodson’s skilled ability she transforms from a 12-year-old girl to a young woman in just a few scenes." (Little Women, The Barn Stage Company)

​Beverly Nault, The Vally News

​"The center of the theme of this musical are Olivia Hodson as Luisa and Drew Bradford as Matt...Their voices blended perfectly on several of the duets​". "...Hodson and Bradford show tremendous emotion as they fall in love..." (The Fantasticks, Scripps Ranch Theatre)

TR Robertson, ​The Vista Press

"It helps to have adorable, lithe and lovely-voiced Olivia Hodson as Luisa, the ingenuous girl who fancies herself a princess and longs 'to be kissed upon the eyes.'". (The Fantasticks, Scripps Ranch Theatre)
Pat Launer, Times of San Diego

"Kelly DeRouin along with Nicki Elledge and Olivia Hodson gave memorable performances in one of the shows standout songs, “Matchmaker”. (Fiddler on the roof, Welk Resort Theatre) 

TR Robertson, The Vista Press

"All three of the daughters – Drouin, Elledge, Hodson – are lovely singers and actors as well." (Fiddler on the Roof, Welk Resort Theatre)

​Jean Lowerison, The Escondido Grapevine

"Then, Hodel’s sister Chava (Olivia Hodson) drives a stake through Dad’s heart by falling for the non-Jewish soldier Fyedka (Drew Grant)...." Derouin, Elledge and Hodson make “Matchmaker” their own with ear-pleasing harmonies" (Fiddler on the Roof, Welk Resort Thetare) 

​James Hebert, San Diego Union Tribune

​"Alternating in the role of Cinderella is...Olivia Hodson (Gabi Leibowitz shares the role), who has a lovely soprano voice and a charming stage presence." (Into the Woods, California Youth Conservatory)
Pat Launer, ​Times of San Diego


Olivia was born in San Diego but spent most of her childhood in the Dallas Texas area where she had extensive training in dance and competitive cheer. In 2011, she relocated with her family to San Diego where she fell in love with the theatre and is now pursuing a career in acting and musical theatre. 

Performances :

Sophie Sheridan, Mamma Mia Welk Resorts Theatre 

Amy March, Little Women The Barn Stage Company

Dance Capt./Busker/Maid/Ascot, My Fair Lady ​Welk Resorts Theatre

Luisa, The Fantasticks Scripps Ranch Theatre

Female Ensemble, Jesus Christ Superstar Welk Resorts Theatre

Chava, Fiddler on the Roof  Welk Resorts Theatre

Glory, Almost Maine  La Costa Canyon Theatre

Terk,Tarzan  Moonlight Youth Theatre 

Peter, Peter Pan  Star Theatre Co

Cinderella, Into the Woods California Youth Conservatory

Featured soloist  "A Night on Broadway " CYC

with Megan- Starr- Levitt.

Featured soloist "A Night on Broadway" with Rodney Hicks

Featured soloist  "Star Gala" with Megan Starr-Levitt

Candy, Zombie Prom Star Theatre 

Cheshire Cat,  Alice in Wonderland  CYT 

Judy,  A Pair of one Acts Star Theatre Co

Kim McAfee,  Bye Bye Birdie NCSARTS

Evangeline  Harcourt,  Anything Goes  Star Theatre Co

Curley/ Peter Pan u/s , Peter Pan  NCSARTS

Gingy, Shrek the Musical  NCSARTS

Molly/ Swing/ Dance captain 13 the Musical  CYC

Teen Dance ensemble Footloose ​CYT

Thing one,  Suessical the Musical NCSARTS

Annie, Annie  ​Star Theatre Co

Queen,  Cinderella  Star Theatre Co