Vancouver entertainer Bonnie Kilroe returns to Langley’s Cascades.


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 back to Langley next week.

“I have been the busiest ever the last year and a half performing everywhere from Shanghai to Dawson City, Monte Carlo to Ohio,” Kilroe told the Langley Advance Wednesday. “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 one-part 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. 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,” Kilroe shared.

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

Tickets are $32.50 and available from the casino guest services, by phone at 604-530-2211, or at Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 7:30 p.m.

With more than 40 songs, more than 20 characters, and just as many costume changes this extravaganza will make people’s heads spin.

From start to finish it is all voiced, sung, and acted by Kilroe, who encourages audience participation.

“She looks, acts, sounds and sings like the stars she re-creates,” said the Langley’s show promoter Rob Warwick, who noted she’s won numerous awards for her costumes and performances alike.

Kilroe has been bringing Divas: Vaudeville meets Vegas to audiences for more than a decade.

But, not content with the status quo, she is constantly seeking new ways to thrill and delight, and even Warwick is excited to see what she’s added lately.

“A truly multimedia experience, this professional production is filled with huge laughs and surprising twists. Natural comedic timing, versatile vocals and a striking appearance result in a mesmerizing show that will dazzle the senses.”

A pair of tickets to Bonnie Kilroe’s DIVAS show

A pair of lucky readers will receive tickets to the June 22 show at Cascades Casino.

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