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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

‘The Nicest Kids in Town…’ in Act 1’s Hairspray

“Hairspray , the Musical,” comes to the stage at Theatre 68, presented by ACT-1; produced by Sierra Fisk and directed by Chera Marks. It is a paeon to the film cult classic, written and directed by John Waters. It dares … Continue reading

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Our Janis…forevermore

“My Janis,” recently playing to sold out crowds at the Hollywood Fringe Fest 2017, is the passionate one woman show of the iconic singer, who flamed out like a candle in the wind much like her counterparts in an entourage of … Continue reading

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A Royal Feast at Concern Foundation Block Party 2017

It was an evening fit for a king (or queen), set in the majestic backlot of Paramount Studios, all in the name of cancer research by the noble organization, the Concern Foundation.  Pulled brisket sliders and fried onion topping was … Continue reading

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Shimmer and Shine: “Living on Soul”

  This film is the amazing story of Sharon Jones, an extremely talented singer/songwriter, who like so many of her varied mentors, could turn any song into a veritable masterpiece.  This also  is the story of the musical groups that … Continue reading

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No Filters: Ronnie Marmo is Lenny Bruce

  A one man show on the brilliant life (and tragic death, age 40 of an overdose); and legacy of the ‘god of comedy,’ Lenny Bruce just had to be made, and the perfect combination to do it are actor … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Women…in “The Female Brain”

Such a mystique to understand the inner goings on of the female brain and neurology, and Whitney Cummings tackles it hands on in her new film, “The Female Brain,” premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival 2017. In a q&a … Continue reading

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Bewildered, Bedazzled, “Beguiled”

The Los Angeles Film Fest 2017 recently premiered the new film by esteemed Oscar winning director Sofia Coppola at the LACMA Bing Theatre.  “The Beguiled” is a remake of Don Siegel’s 1971 Civil war drama starring Clint Eastwood.  It is … Continue reading

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