The Cher Show Review – A Musical Romp through Cher’s Life

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Now making its Pre-Broadway Premiere, The Cher Show, is playing at the Oriental Theatre through July 15. Cher is such a huge superstar, it takes a cast of three women into play her. The three represent Cher as a young girl, Cher as a little older and Cher, older still who talk and sing to each other throughout the show. And it works. For six straight decades, Cher was the “Queen of Pop” who was won the trifecta in the entertainment industry: a Grammy®, an Oscar®, and an Emmy®. Thanks to the imaginative designs of Bob Mackie, outlandish costumes became her signature mark on TV, live shows and everywhere she went. And the costumes themselves take on star power throughout the show!

The Cher Show is her story, taking the audience through her rags to riches story, two rock-star husbands, a devoted mother and 35 smash hits as well as high energy dancing. The audience gets a peek into Cher’s life beyond the stage with sets and costumes featuring so much glitter and sparkle, you need sunglasses to watch. The Cher Show is one fabulous evening of non-stop Broadway at its best!

The Cher Show stars Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Teal Wicks (Wicked, Finding Neverland), and Micaela Diamond (Broadway debut) in the role of the iconic singer and actress at various stages of her life and career. Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful, Jersey Boys) stars as mop-topped Sonny Bono with strong, wonderful vocals, the irrepressible Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse (Kiss Me, Kate; A Chorus Line) as Bob Mackie, Michael Campayno (Wicked) as Rob Camilletti, Matthew Hydzik (West Side Story, Side Show) as Gregg Allman, and Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner (Prince of Broadway, Side Show) as Georgia Holt.

The new bio-musical features a book by Rick Elice (Tony Award-winning best musical Jersey Boys), direction by Jason Moore (Tony Award-winning best musical Avenue Q), choreography by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), and orchestrations, arrangements and musical supervision by Tony Award-winner Daryl Waters (Memphis).

Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000 and online at BroadwayInChicago website.

Teal Wicks, Stephanie J. Block and Micaela Diamond in THE CHER SHOW at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre – photo by Joan Marcus

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