The Cher Show

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
The Cher Show

Three Chers Teal Wicks, Stephanie J. Block, Micaela Diamond Photo credit: Joan Marcus

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 Cher Show

Cher Stephanie J. Block. Photo: Joan Marcus

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.

The Cher Show

Sonny and Cher Jarrod Spector and Micaela Diamond. Photo: Joan Marcus

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.

For more theatre news and conversation, tune in to Valerie’s radio show “Bagels and Broadway with Valerie Smaldone”

Saturday mornings 9-10 on AM970 radio, online (, Alexa and podcast “The only theatre and food oriented radio show in New York”

Last week’s show was a one hour special on Wicked, the musical. Listen to the podcast here:


  • Valerie Smaldone

    Five-time Billboard Award-winning media personality Valerie Smaldone is a theatre, food, lifestyle and entertainment enthusiast. She is a celebrity interviewer, accomplished voice-over artist and actress. Recent appearances on episodic tv include Law and Order, Criminal Intent, The Other Two (on HBO Max), Tommy, Manifest and Blue Bloods. She is an audiobook narrator and producer. A live event emcee, moderator, and "Voice of God" at events and award ceremonies, Valerie has just directed and produced her first film featuring Gloria Gaynor and is producing a docu-series starring Erik Estrada. Visit her website at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.