The Cher Show
The Cher Show dazzles in many areas. First the costumes are simply breathtaking. Designed by the iconic Bob Mackie (who designed for Cher throughout her career) the Tony nomination for costume design is a lock.
Then, there’s the choreography by Tony winning Christopher Gattelli. His work is always inventive and energetic, and the dancing is top notch. There is one number that features a solo dancer and it is also breathtaking.
The three women who play Cher at various stages of her life are all wonderful, but the main Cher (and the oldest) played by Stephanie J. Block, is stunning. She is totally in control and at ease as she depicts the legendary performer. This veteran Broadway performer’s voice is amazing. Block is the whole package, and even resembles Cher.
Playing Sonny, Jarrod Spector is another great addition to the show. Spector is adorable and sounds like Sonny Bono.
Now, these are all the good things about the Cher Show.
What is severely lacking though is the arc of the story. With book by Rick Elice, Cher’s story is told through the lens of all three Chers at once, causing the narrative to be a bit wonky and even cheesy. There are some chuckles, and even some poignant moments, but overall the biggest problem with this musical is the story line. Still, Cher fans will be satisfied to hear the songs (35 in the show) they adore so much, and to see them performed in such a fabulous manner.
The Cher Show, directed by Jason Moore, is entertaining and fun and sometimes you can’t help but get swept up in Cher’s fierceness. https://thechershowbroadway.com/
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