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About Bonnie Priever Curtain Up!

I am a theatre reviewer extraordinairre. I attend and cover theatres ranging from large to small venues, and every subject from musical theatre to dramatic presentations. Also please check out my reviews at www.examiner.com and www.tolucantimes.com my email is bonniedeb13@hotmail.com

Cheers to Karen MACARAH in “Wine Time With Roni”

“Wine Time with Roni” is an intimate portrait of one woman (Veronica), conflicted by life, love, and of course, wine. She appears first, with glass in hand, and throwing caution to the wind, she proceeds by telling of her episodes … Continue reading

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And the Vets Go “Marching On” @ The Wallis

“Marching On,” a production of CRE (create, reflect, empower) Outreach, directed by Greg Shane, throws a powerful punch, with shocking honesty, to shake us up into consciousness and awareness of the veteran’s plight and the transition back into civilian life … Continue reading

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A Delightful Duo in an Evening of Musical Theatre @ The Wallis

Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler, longstanding musical theatre faves, both on east and west coasts, graced the stage of the Sorting Room at the Wallis, as part of the summer 2018 “Sorting Room Summer Series.” This enjoyable evening of upbeat … Continue reading

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Forget your Troubles, come hear “The Book That I’m Going To Write,” by Judy Garland @ the Fringe

Jason Powell perfectly captures the passion, the talent, and most of all the angst of the legendary Judy Garland, in his solo show at the Fringe 2018. This is a new, original play adapted from spoken word recordings, and Powell … Continue reading

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All I can say is WOW! for “Ageless Wonder”

“Ageless Wonder” is the catch-all phrase that succinctly captures the essence of writer/performer Mindy Fradkin’s solo show at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.   She starts off by telling her audience that she was once one of the Beatles’ screaming fans … Continue reading

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Filling the House @ The Pico Playhouse for “A Giant Void in my Soul”

How to fill a void in one’s soul has been the existential question of the universe forever.  Playwright Bernard Cubria tackles this conundrum head on in a brilliant, artistic exploration between Fool 1 (Karla Mosley) and Fool 2 (Kim Hamilton), … Continue reading

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Put “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” on your Short List

“Long Day’s Journey Into Night” is truly a renowned literary masterpiece, from whose own personal life, playwright Eugene O’Neill created a story both evocative and powerful. His writing and style is extremely relatable, with characters so real, their emotions worn … Continue reading

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