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 Bonner Church was an absolute hoot as MarlaFaye. Fresh off the heels of performing in Duch Apple's previous production, "Holiday Inn," Church didn't waste any time transitioning into MarlaFaye. As she'd formerly portrayed Ouiser in "Steel Magnolias" (a play with a similar vibe) and is a Kentucky native, she was a natural fit for the part. Toss in a little of that Kathy Bates "Fried Green Tomatoes" edge, and it was easy to see why MarlaFaye was a crowd favorite.

                                                                                                               Melissa Hunnefield Ephrata Review 1-16-20

                                                                                                       (Savannah Sipping Society     Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre)

In addition to back taxes, Jim inherits Louise (Bonner Church), who worked on the farm for many years. She's comic relief for those moments when things get even slightly serious. And Church knows how to mine for plenty of laughs.  

                                                                                                                     Jane Holahan Lancaster Online 11-28-19

                                                                                                                               (Holiday Inn     Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre)

As the seemingly smug Vivian Snustad, Bonner Church is warmly ingratiating, even as she passes  judgment on most everything and everybody, engendering many laughs with her malapropisms and  pitch perfect accent. 

                                                                                                    Jeffrey Ellis Broadway World.com/nashville 5-23-17

                                                                                                               (A Second Helping     Cumberland County Playhouse)

 Bonner Church brings Vivian Snustad to life. Vivian is a staid and stalwart woman, widowed for thirty  years. As a good Lutheran she shows no emotion. She does not know how to be happy, then her fellow  church ladies see changes in her life. The new church janitor, also widowed, is stopping by now and then.  She endures unaccustomed teasing from her fellow kitchen ladies. Maybe Lutherans can enjoy life after  all. 

                                                                                                         Pat Robbennolt The Crossville Chronicle 4-13-17

                                                                                                               (A Second Helping     Cumberland County Playhouse)

 Bonner Church... in her silver-white wig and spectacles, is the epitome of the spouse of Father  Christmas. Church displays fine comedic chops, a sweetly engaging demeanor, and a beautiful singing  voice – she's the yin to Santa's yang.

                                                                                                                                          Jeff Ashcraft The River Cities Reader 11-14-16                                                                                                                                                                                (Holly Jolly Christmas     Circa 21)

 Sylvia (Bonner Church) is the fast-talking mouthy one who throws out a barrage of off-color innuendos.

                                                                                                                                  Di Saggau The Island Sun 2-19-16

                                                                                                                                               (Stepping Out     Herb Strauss)

 Bonner Church shines as Ralphie's teacher Miss Shields, particularly when part of his daydreams,  belting and tapping her way through the showstopping number "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out." 

                                                                                                              Thom Whte The River Cities Reader 11-11-13

                                                                                                                                                                                    (Christmas Story     Circa 21)

 Bonner Church also scores laughs as roly-poly Pink Lady Jan (she never met a lunch she didn't like).

                                                                                                                            Chris Silk Naples Daily News 6-30-12

                                                                                                                             (Grease     Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre)

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