Back to five suitcases for Bonnie Kilroe

LANGLEY – What do Marilyn Monroe, Dolly Parton, and Cher have in common with Edith Bunker, Mae West, and Lady Gaga? Answer: Bonnie Kilroe. And after an insane (in a good way) year of globetrotting, this Vancouver entertainer is bringing her one-woman tour de force Divas: Vaudeville meets Vegas show back to Langley this coming weekend.

“I have been the busiest ever the last year and a half performing everywhere from Shanghai to Dawson City, Monte Carlo to Ohio,” Kilroe said recently.

“So much travelling.” In fact, she called from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to share how excited she is about bringing her new show to her fans in Langley.

She had been performing in the Mexican resort town for all of January and February, but said this week’s visit is all about vacationing.

“I only had to bring one suitcase – what a dream,” she said with a chuckle.

“Not even a carry-on. This has been especially sweet having just got back from a two-week run in Rosarito, Mexico carrying around five suitcases.”

While in Rosarito, Kilroe decided to stop in Vegas for a few days on her drive home, and catch some shows. More importantly, she said, she shot some “great and funny footage” for a new Cher video montage she’s created to show her audience during the last big costume change of her shows.

“I love using media, and I even shot some footage at the casino,” Kilroe said, excited to

share that.

Asked more about the show she’s bringing to Langley on Sunday, June 22, at Cascades Casino, she said it is a celebrity impersonation spectacle made up of onepart tribute, one-part farce that will have people laughing and crying – sometimes within a single breath.

“I have a new medley that I do before I get into my real characterizations,” Kilroe shared. “It’s about seven minutes long and I do a little bit of everybody from either

Edith Bunker to Marlene Dietrich to Shakira, and I am adding Prince to the mix.

“I also have a bigger role for Sharon Osbourne in the show,” she added, noting she can’t wait to share it with what she calls one of her favourite audiences in Langley.

Show tickets are $32.50 and are available from the casino guest services, by phone at 604-530-2211 and at Ticketweb.ca. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. rhooper@langleyadvance.com

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