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Title: Correspondent - Collier Citizen
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Bill O'Neill writes theater reviews for the Collier Citizen.

Position History

  • Correspondent - Collier Citizen
    05/10/2008 - current

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Recent Work

  • Curtain Up: Catch these seasonal treats at Sugden and Gulfshore theaters Published 12/11/2013 at 2:24 p.m.

    Warm the cockles of your heart this holiday time by catching the offerings of two of our local theater troupes. “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” at GulfShore Playhouse is a new take on a perennial favorite and is both interesting and ...

  • Curtain Up: You will not find better community theater than 'Les Miz' by Naples Players Published 07/01/2013 at 12:48 p.m.

    There is nothing not to like about The Naples Players current production of "Les Miserables."

  • Curtain Up: Marco Players put forth good effort with 'Deathtrap' Published 03/26/2013 at 3:33 p.m.

    The Marco Players are presenting "Deathtrap" through April 7. It has been many years since we saw this play, and I had forgotten just how clever it is.

  • Curtain Up: TheatreZone puts on tremendous show with 'Grand Hotel' Published 01/18/2013 at 3 a.m.

    TheatreZone is presenting “Grand Hotel: The Musical,” in one of the most solid productions we have seen from this talented group.

  • BILL O'NEIL: On the Town - Looking beyond season for performing arts Published 05/12/2010 at 4:42 p.m. 1 Comment

    It’s time to get in the last licks on the busy performing arts season and start thinking about venues that don’t shut down for the summer. The Sunday Times had its annual supplement describing summer festivals and special events nationwide, ...

  • Mercato’s ‘First Friday’ is fab Published 01/06/2010 at 10:20 a.m.

    Mercato hosts a monthly “First Friday” event, featuring specials and outdoor entertainment. This hopping new downtown, with popular retail stores, restaurants and watering holes, turned out to be the place to be on Friday night.

  • LaMancha delivers the dream Published 12/09/2009 at 2:48 p.m.

    It’s hard to put your finger on what went wrong with The Naples Players’ production of “Crimes of the Heart.” The play won a Pulitzer prize. The set is just about perfect. The performances - although there is some distracting ...

  • BILL O'NEILL: Phil's 'Giovanni’ short of greatness Published 11/24/2009 at 3:11 p.m.

    Don Giovanni” is often said to be Mozart’s greatest opera, perhaps the greatest opera of all time. Its themes of justice and retribution, its gorgeous music, its compelling characters – not only the title character, but also some of the ...

  • BILL O'NEILL: Treat yourself to Silverspot Published 09/30/2009 at 11:05 a.m.

    once had the privilege of seeing and hearing the great Bobby Short at his Manhattan haunt, the Cafe Carlyle. After his opening number, Short greeted the audience, saying, “It is so good to be here among all you r-r-r-rich people.” ...

  • BILL O'NEILL: Cahlua & Cream fresh as ever Published 08/19/2009 at 4:49 p.m.

    It may still be August, but there are hints that the season will be upon us before too long. The brochures have been arriving for next year’s offerings at the Phil and other local venues and Cahlua and Cream are ...

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