Tag: Bonnieseye on Entertainment


Ralph Breaks the Internet is the follow-up to the 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph which was a major success at the box office. Going into the screening of the film I thought I would get more of the first film.  I got my popcorn and soda and set back ready to chuckle in parts and decide when... Read more »

A Conversation with Brandon Whitmore from Hello Dolly!

You may not know but my undergraduate degree is in Theatre from Illinois State University.  I have performed in all forms of theater. I’ve starred in a few professional shows but in musicals I was always an ensemble player.  I think that is why I pay more attention to them when I review a show. ... Read more »

The NRA Show Is Food, Vendors and Fun

I know what some of you are thinking, “Bonnie went to a NRA show? I didn’t know she was into fire power.” I’m not; the only fire power I’m into is in an oven or on a grill. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) show is one trade show I look forward to attending every year. ... Read more »

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 »


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 »


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 »

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 »


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 »