It takes three “Chers” to tell the story of the real Cher. There’s a teenage Cher, a 20/30 year old Cher, and a “star” Cher. In chronological fashion, The Cher Show presents the story of how Cher met up with Sonny Bono and became a success, selling 50 million records. But, Sonny and Cher blew through all that money. When musical trends changed, Sonny and Cher were dropped by their record company and were broke. Sonny manages to sell the idea of The Sonny and Cher Show to CBS. The show ran from 1971 to 1974. Cher divorced Sonny and that pretty much cancelled the show. But, amazingly, Sonny and Cher reunited on TV in 1976 for a second iteration of The Sonny and Cher Show. But variety shows were going the way of the dinosaurs and the show was cancelled in 1977 because of low ratings. Cher then secures a recording contract and produces a series of hits during the 1980s and 1990s. Currently, Cher is touring the country with her Here We Go Again tour.

If you’re a Cher fan, you’ll enjoy this biographical musical. If you’re into female empowerment, The Cher Show is a perfect example of how determination and grit can produce success despite many setbacks. Do you have a favorite Cher song? GRADE: A
1. If I Could Turn Back Time
2. Half-Breed
3. The Shoop Shoop Song
4. I Got You Babe
5. When the Money’s Gone – All Or Nothing
6. Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do
7. Living in a House Divided
8. Bang Bang
9. Believe
10. Song For the Lonely
11. All I Ever Need is You
12. Heart of Stone
13. Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
14. Midnight Rider – Ramblin’ Man
15. Just Like Jesse James
16. Dark Lady
17. Strong Enough
18. The Way Of Love
19. The Beat Goes On
20. I Found Someone
21. You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me
22. Finale

18 thoughts on “THE CHER SHOW: THE MUSICAL

  1. Steve Oerkfitz

    I pretty much detest her singing and such horrible hit recordings such as Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves, If I Could Turn Back Time, and Half Breed. I’ll pass on this one.

  2. Michael Padgett

    Having it reappear in a currently running commercial has reminded me that “I Got You Babe” is a pretty catchy song. And that’s the only positive thing I can say about Cher.

    1. george Post author

      Michael, Cher had a lot of drama in her Life. This musical captures much of it. Plus, “I Got You Babe” gets sung a couple of times!

  3. Jeff Meyerson

    What Deb said. “If I Could Turn Back Time” makes me want to drive 15 inch spikes into my ears.

    I give her credit for making the most of a very, very narrow singing range. But I have no sympathy for anyone who “blows through” millions of dollars the way they did, plus Sonny’s politics were despicable.

    She should have done more acting after MOONSTRUCK. Zero chance I will see this.

    1. george Post author

      Jeff, Cher was just 16-years-old when she met up with Sonny Bono (he was 28). Youth could have been a factor in going broke the first time. The second time, Sonny robbed Cher with a terrible contract.

      1. Jeff Meyerson

        And, of course, it was the song used to punctuate every new (same) day in GROUNDHOG DAY.

      2. wolf

        Re US movies:
        Of course there are quite a lot of them on Hungarian tv. My wife watches some, but she’s very critical – always reminds me of Bruce Springsteen’s:
        57 channels and nothing on …
        For me the problem is that practically all movies are translated into Hungarian and sound strange to me. 🙂

        PS and totally OT:
        Game of Thrones has ended on tv – how did you see the last installment?
        My wife is already waiting for the translation into Hungarian, she’s a big fan of GRRM.
        Si she would be very angry if I told her any spoilers! 🙂

      3. george Post author

        Wolf, no GAME OF THRONES spoilers here. I have the series on Blu-ray, but I haven’t gotten around to watching them. I have read George R. R. Martin’s books, but the books and the TV series don’t match up on a number of plot points.

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