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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

13th Spring’s Upon Us…at the Fringe

“Thirteenth Spring,” written by Amanda Jane Shank and directed by Fernando Belo, is a completely original version of the Anne Frank story.  The first five minutes take place completely in the dark, nary the sound of groans of people obviously … Continue reading

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Charlotte Weaves a Web of Creative Shorts

Recently premiering at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Fest, “Charlotte’s Shorts” is an amalgam of stories from the creative template of Charlotte Dean.  She talks about dysfunctional types attracted to one another, putting the ‘fun’ back into ‘dysfunction.’ A wonderful eclectic … Continue reading

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First Ladies of Song First Class Performance

Famed and fave conductor of the Pasadena Pops, Michael Feinstein, graced the outdoor  stage on a sultry summer night at the Arboretum in Arcadia, performing beloved tunes of the “First Ladies of Song.”  His mesmerizing voice, along with guest vocalists … Continue reading

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A New Day, with Lady Day at the Fremont

With a “new day” upon us, for women making history, the Fremont Theatre in South Pasadena’s presentation of “Billie Holiday Front and Center,” the story of Lady Day, Billie Holiday, is heartwarming, nostalgic, empowering, and bittersweet in one. Sybil Harris’ … Continue reading

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Five Shorts worth their weight in gold

Los Angeles Jewish Film Fest 2016 presented an evening of five extraordinary shorts, each profound in their own way.   “The Setup,” a story of a blind date gone awry.  At first, the young man, a seemingly perennial bachelor on … Continue reading

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Richard Shelton Sings His Heart Out….

Richard Shelton is quite the performer extraordinaire…as he sings  of the Sinatra songbook and a treasure trove of jazz faves at a recent West Hollywood venue amongst friends and fans.  As part of Britweek 10, 2016, this enlightening Englishman swooned and … Continue reading

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Make a date to see “Stella’s Last J-Date” at the Whitefire

In biblical days, the world before J-Date, speed dating and meetups. it was all so simple and actually successful!  The romantic meeting place of choice was the well, springing up romance between Isaac and Rebecca; Jacob and Rachel; Moses and … Continue reading

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