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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

Write Act Repertory makes no wrong turns…in “Freeway Dreams”

“Freeway Dreams ” marks the reentry of the Write Act Repertory from New York to Los Angeles and appropriately pays homage to the city’s complex freeways, and frustrations thereof.  It validates the amazing quality and value of this company’s productions … Continue reading

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That’s A Spicy Schtick… in “My Mother’s Italian My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy”

Now playing at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, this play, written by Steve Solomon, and portrayed by Peter Fogel, is the story of one man, a Jewish-Italian hybrid, as it were.  Steve’s only true passion, right from an early age, … Continue reading

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Jewish Women’s Theatre: Courage at the Core

So many classics and memoirs have been written, centering on the theme of courage; to name a few, “Red Badge of Courage,” and JFK’s “Profiles in Courage.” On that note, the Jewish Women’s Theatre & Newground: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for … Continue reading

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LAJFF 2017 – Henry Jaglom Centerpiece Premiere

From page to stage to screen, Henry Jaglom’s “Train to Zakopane” will premiere at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Fest 2017, at the Laemmle Music Hall, Beverly Hills, on Saturday April 29th, 8 PM.  “Train to Zakopane’s” tag line is … Continue reading

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Quite the Ride… in “Elevator,” at Coast Playhouse

“Elevator,” written and directed by Michael Leoni, now playing at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood, is an intense, thrilling ride of a show, leaving audience members at the edge of their seats throughout. All too often, we may think … Continue reading

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Whitefire makes beautiful ‘moves’ in “Martha”

“Martha,” by Ellen Melaver, tells the story of one of the most iconic dancers/choreographers our world has ever known : the one, the only Martha Graham. Starring Christina Carlisi in her one woman show, she gives voice to this incredible … Continue reading

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Come to the Cabaret…at Brickhouse Theatre Noho Arts

  There’s no doubt that composer extraordinaire Michael Antin has a vivid story to tell, amidst the dark backdrop of early World War II (1932), in “Lili Marlene,” set in Berlin, Germany. This original musical, directed and choreographed by Mark … Continue reading

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