A Conversation with Pretty Woman’s Kingsley Leggs

Roy Oberison introduced us to the song of Pretty Woman back in 1965. In 1990, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere starred in the movie by the same name.  A film that I watch every time it comes on television, it’s so romantic.  I never thought it would come to the stage but it has.  I... Read more »

Chicago’s Navy Pier Offers Free Public Programming

Navy Pier is not only a Chicago icon but one of my favorite places to visit and take family and friends.  I didn’t realize the great free programming the Pier offered until I had a conversation with my good friend Michelle Boone who is the Chief Program and Civic Engagement Officer, Navy Pier. Bonnie:   Michelle... Read more »

BLACK PANTHER IS FIERCE

I have been sitting at my desk trying to figure out how to write this review.  As a film critic I am supposed to be objective and somewhat aloof in writing a review.  As a Black American female I am so emotionally wound up I can’t sit still. Forget it, BAF wins out.  The film... Read more »
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Bonnie’s Eye on Films of 2017

2017 was a great year for films in all genres. Some were really great and some; well let’s just say they should have used the money in a better way.  Here are 4 of my favorites and 4 of the ones I thought what were the worst in films this year. I would love to... Read more »

WICKED IS WICKEDLY WONDERFUL

WICKED  is one my favorite shows and I have seen several productions.  In my opinion none could stand up to the production I saw in New York on Broadway starring Kristen Chenoweth as Glinda and Idina Menzel as Elphaba.  I was sure that no one would be able to do it better…until now.  The Broadway... Read more »

Bonnie's Eye On Movies - COCO

This past weekend I had a wonderful time spending the entire day at the movies, eating popcorn, and watching previews. One of the most heartwarming films I have seen in awhile is COCO.  I laughed, I cried, and I received an education on a tradition I have always been curious about known as The Day of the... Read more »
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You will not waste away at “Escape to Margaritaville”

Bonnie’s Eye On – Escape to Margaritaville Anyone who has visited Florida, Jamaica, or Mexico has seen a Margaritaville resort or restaurant or perhaps you have heard of the man that started it all, Jimmy Buffett. Stepping into the Oriental Theatre here in Chicago, I left the traffic of Randolph Street behind me and entered... Read more »

A CONVERSATION WITH TRENYCE OF "MOTOWN THE MUSICAL"

Motown was a major part of my life.  In Champaign, Illinois we didn’t have radio stations that played “Soul” music but we had WLS out of Chicago that would play the Motown Sound.  Berry Gordy allowed his artist to stretch their talents and grow into songwriters and producers. Everyone was interested in his relationship with... Read more »

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL “LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico” is a Colorful Experience

It isn’t a big secret that I love Cirque du Soleil performances.  I remember in 1991, stepping into the blue and yellow tent for the first time on Chicago’s lake front to see Nouvelle Expérience. I walked out wishing I could be carried away to the land I just visited and became a diehard Cirque... Read more »
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HAMILTON’s Education Program Has Made History Come Alive

Back in the dark ages when I was in high school history books were big worn pages of words taught in a strict cadence by one of the oldest teachers in the school.  I don’t remember Alexander Hamilton’s name even coming up. The HAMILTON Education Program Chicago invited me to the PrivateBank Theatre to witness... Read more »