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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

Life is But A Dream… In “Merrily”

  “Merrily We Roll Along” graces the stage at the Wallis Annenberg, as the story, written by George Furth comes to life, recalling Broadway playwrights and actors following their dreams through the decades. The show features memorable first rate songs … Continue reading

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Schtick Gone Holiday…in “Santasia”

“Santasia, A Holiday Comedy,” now playing at the esteemed Whitefire Theatre, is a musical song and dance compilation that is hilarious, captivating and gaudy in one.  This journey through the tawdry side of Xmas is brilliantly captured by the all … Continue reading

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Waiting to wed; Grace under pressure in “Waiting for Grace”

Grace’s (Sharon Sharth) only wish is to find true love and have it all, not necessarily in that order. The story and fairy tale wish that she has told herself forever , was a guy who’d promise to love and … Continue reading

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Ring in the holiday season with “A Nice Family Christmas”

“A Nice Family Christmas,” now playing at the Group Rep Lonny Chapman, written by Phil Olson and directed  by  Doug Engalla would be more aptly  titled “A Dysfunctional Family Christmas.” This is yet another  wonderful, witty  production  by the esteemed … Continue reading

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“I’m Talking To You” go see “Scorsese” at the Wallis

  It’s been 26 years since Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” hit the silver screen to rave reviews and now the Wallis ANnenberg’ s tribute “Scorsese  American Crime Requiem” is a welcome reprise. It’s an endlessly remarkable, brutally honest and violent at … Continue reading

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The Sad News of Newtown: Documentary

“Newtown,” a film by Kim Snyder and produced by Maria Cuomo Cole, premiered at the Sundance film festival in its US documentary competition.  It is a moving tribute to the families devastated and torn apart by this tragic, senseless rampage, … Continue reading

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It’s a New day; it’s a New World at the Chromolume

Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs For a New World,” now playing at the Chromolume Theatre, is a powerful, poetic paeon to the struggles of the 4 main characters: man 1 (Kenny Gary); man 2 (Matt Mancuso); (woman 1 (Bailey Humiston); and … Continue reading

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