Already closed | 2h 40m | CO

The Cher Show (Chicago)

Across 24 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Funny

About the show

The musical about the Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy-winning entertainer’s life comes to Chicago for its pre-Broadway run. Featuring many of Cher's hits including 'If I Could Turn Back Time,' and 'I Got You Babe.' More…

'The Cher Show' is her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: The kid starting out, the glam pop star. and the icon. 'The Cher Show' is 35 songs, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, and enough Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequin shortage.

2h 40m | Already closed | Oriental Theatre (CO)

Member Reviews (24)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Funny
78
Avg Score

88
Fabulous costumes, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love Cher. This is a different kind of jukebox musical that's a great time with phenomenal design and an all-star cast.

Don't see it if you don't have interest in learning about Cher's life story or don't enjoy her music.

89
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you like Cher & her music. Costumes, lighting and clever staging are creative . The entire cast, especially the 3 who play Cher talented.

Don't see it if you do not like Cher and are not a fan of juke box musicals.

Also This was a thoroughly entertaining musical. The only problem I found w... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great lighting, Great costumes

See it if you want to be entertained by a really talented cast tells the life story of the one and only Cher, with her catalog of hits.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Cher and have no interest in learning about her true life story.

Also A really powerful cast that knows how to entertain, although the book ... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Great singing

See it if Fun show if you love Cher still needs a little bit of Work Awesome costumes

Don't see it if If you don’t like Cher don’t go

70
Great singing, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You love Cher and have seen her life over he last 50 years or love amazing costumes.

Don't see it if You don’t like Cher or need a story that is thought provoking

Also It needed a significant amount of work when I saw it but was overall e... Read more Read less

82
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Great fun show. Clever how the show was staged. Singing was terrific and enjoyed the costumes as well

Don't see it if The young actress who played Cher was unprofessional. Her voice was off key and she took away, not added to the show

67
Great singing, Ambitious, Long, Great costumes

See it if like beautiful Bob Mackie designs, flashy production numbers, learn more about Cher

Don't see it if don't like Cher songs, like short shows, can't handle some skin

65
Disappointing, Cliched, Dated, Great singing, Slow

See it if You're a die hard Cher fan or a devotee of fashion - The Bob Mackie costuming is fabulous

Don't see it if you're expecting an intensel, at times painful rendering of her life like Carole King. Way too long; hope they remake substantially for Bway

86
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

See it if you ever liked Cher, or want to know about her. Great songs and dance drive the story or give it a setting in time. Super cast & COSTUMES.

Don't see it if you do not like Cher, a raw story, Bob Mackie costume styles, vulgarity.

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if The costumes are amazing and brings you back to a time period with colorful and flamboyant clothing. Its mysterious and has memorable songs.

Don't see it if You dont like loud sounds.

30
Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated

See it if You love Cher

Don't see it if Cher has a sad story and it is not a happy play. I love the costumes and a few songs. Wish it would have ended on a high note

100
Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Epic, Entertaining

See it if A must see

Don't see it if Won’t regret it

86
Funny, Edgy, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Incredible costumes, wow! Great use of lighting on the stage. Fun show!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals

90
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like Cher and appreciate her music.

Don't see it if Not a Cher fan.

89
Great singing, Intelligent, Intense, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You love Cher. If you love good music and don't know many Cher songs...you'll still love the tunes in this show.

Don't see it if You dislike Cher music. There won't be much in it for you.

67
Refreshing, Overrated, Fluffy, Cliched, Banal

See it if You’re a Cher fan or a tourist willing to have a broadway experience

Don't see it if You like shows with interesting plot line

79
Confusing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love Cher or Stephanie J. Block

Don't see it if you're not a big Cher fan or if you're not a big fan of the biopic musical

50
Disappointing

See it if You are a Cher fan and want to see 3 women try to act and sound like Cher but absolutely cannot!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Bob Mackie as the costumes were the only memorable thing.

90
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if love her voice, music and costumes. imagined the show would be entertaining and was even more impressed with approach to telling her story

Don't see it if You don’t like Cher or her music.

During previews
70
Entertaining, Great singing, Beautiful costumes, Great ensamble

See it if you love Cher. want to see all the beautiful costumes!

Don't see it if you are in Chicago. It needs more work. The 3 Cher's are great but it needs some help.

During previews
65
Entertaining, Disappointing, Inconsistent

See it if You lived through the early years of Cher's career you'll enjoy taking a look back. Performances were good. Show needs fixing.

Don't see it if You are interested in more than a nostalgic review of Cher's career.

Also I saw the first preview. There is a lot of fixing and editing ahead. N... Read more Read less

During previews
78
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Fantastic costumes, Unfocused

See it if you love Cher, you love her music, or you want to see & hear several performers with amazing vocal talents.

Don't see it if you don’t like bio musicals that lack focus & specificity, or you lose patience when a show is long & over complicated.

Also Visiting “The Cher Show” a couple weeks after my first visit, things h... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you want to hear all of Cher's hits and learn a little about how her career began. You'll enjoy it if you like to see works in progress.

Don't see it if you prefer to see polished, workshopped material on stage. I am really looking forward to seeing how this show is presented on Broadway.

During previews
80
Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Great staging, Profound

See it if you are from the Cher era - you don’t have to like all of her songs to enjoy the throwback time machine of the style, flair, and fun.

Don't see it if You aren’t into jukebox musicals!


July 3rd, 2018
“Terrific casting, marvelous costumes,delightfully retro dance numbers from choreographer Gattelli and of course a bursting catalog more than 50 hits deep all go a very long way. But this earnest work-in-progress also feels both long in places and rushed in others. And the chief framing device, a...
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June 29th, 2018
"Captures a good amount of the vibrant personality and genuinely admirable perseverance that make Cher the ultimate celebrity survivor...The real star of the show, though, turns out not to be the stars of the show, nor the music, but Bob Mackie’s costume...But costumes can carry a show only so fa...
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June 29th, 2018
"Most celebrity-driven jukebox shows settle for belting out the hits...Others are more ambitious, focusing on intense emotional engagement. 'The Cher Show' will work only if it does both. And in order to do either, it first will need to lose its outer frame....And if the needless fictional show w...
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July 2nd, 2018
“Three women share the role of Cher...Rather than switching off chronologically, the three travel together...The result is sometimes clever, but not very fun...Despite the efforts of...Elice, the emotional details of Cher's life never have a chance to land as the musical zips from event to event....
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