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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

Hungry For Laughter…in “Renee Taylor’s Life On A Diet” @ the Wallis

“You can never be too rich or too thin (or too famous!)” may be the perfect tag line for Renee Taylor’s life. Charmed as it may be, her life story is revealed in the most intimate of settings at the … Continue reading

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Prancing With “Wolves” Scores Big @ The Echo

Adolescent angst is a prevalent theme in TV; film; and stage productions, but nowhere is it more poignantly and tactfully portrayed than in Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves,” where she takes teen age girl talk on a soccer team to a … Continue reading

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Dance of Flight & Fancy @ The Wallis

Cuba’s renowned Malpaso Dance Company brings a slice of Havana, ‘hot dance in the city’ to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The selection of music is a mix between classic and contemporary to complement and enhance the … Continue reading

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Suspense is in the Air…in “The Sound or Murder”

“The Sound of Murder” is yer another gem from the creative forces at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills. David Hunt Stafford is the main character (Charles), a very successful children’s book writer, who, in actuality, hates children (one of the … Continue reading

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A Show of ‘Elephantine Quality,’ @ The El Portal

Based on the true story of John Merrick, “The Elephant Man” at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, transforms a simple space into a major theatrical production into a show with spectacular appeal. Written by Bernard Pomerance and directed … Continue reading

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Purim Megi-la-la-la @ WBT Westside

OMG, what could be a bettah treat than a Purim Shalach Manot, than watching my four favorite songstresses/comediennes performing a spiel on my favorite show, entitled “The Marvelous Mrs. Shulshan.” Shelly Goldstein, Rena Strober, Monica Piper, and Wendy Hammers were … Continue reading

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One can Never Have “Too Much Sun…”

Is there ever really “too much sun?” when summer vacationing at the seaside paradise of Cape Cod (personally my favorite spot!). Such is the premise in “Too Much Sun,” by Nicky Silvers, now showing at the illustrious Odyssey Theatre. This … Continue reading

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