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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

Choose Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” @ The Geffen

The messages in stories like “Scrooge” and “It’s A Wonderful Life” come to tell us of the importance of gratitude, friends, family , and community, especially at the holiday time, when we may feel most alone and vulnerable, rather than … Continue reading

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A Magical Transformation…in The Nutcracker @ Dorothy Chandler

For those who can never get a full “fix” of holiday music and dance, Christmas luckily comes early at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, performed by the Miami City Ballet. The familiar (exquisite) Tchaikovsky score , … Continue reading

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Keep your Head up… in “The Bitter Game” @ The Wallis

“The Bitter Game,” which just completes its run at the Wallis Annenberg Promenade Terrace, is a sophisticated, honest telling of a hugely important subject matter affecting our society today, more than ever, and that is: black lives matter. Keith A. … Continue reading

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From Russia … with love @ Jewish Women’s Theatre

Having the privileged opportunity to visit Moscow last October, on a Jewish Federation sponsored mission, it was that much more meaningful to attend “The Cold War Gets Hot,” a Jewish Women’s Theatre event held at the Wende Museum. This show, … Continue reading

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“Cal in Camo,” now in California @ V.S. Theatre

PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is all too common these days, and so therefore will resonate with many an audience member of “Cal in Camo,” now at The Rogue, presented by Red Dog Squadron and V.S. Theatre. Cal (Bree Turner) … Continue reading

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Love Amidst the Bleachers in “Double Play”

Rating: 5 stars The Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre in Larchmont presents “Double Play,” written by Dennis Danziger and directed by Matthew Leavitt. This play is so timely, as we’ve just completed the 2018 World Series and are still in baseball … Continue reading

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“Steambath” sizzles @ the Odyssey

Steambath Sizzles at the Odyssey Paul Rodriguez, amongst a very talented cast, shines in the execution of the time honored play, “Steambath,” now at the Odyssey Theatre. From the fabulous mind of Bruce Jay Friedman comes this show, that he … Continue reading

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