Almost anyone who has seen The Cher Show, the mildly diverting jukebox musical tracing the highs and lows of the iconic singer and actress, will agree that Stephanie J. Block, who plays the eldest of the talented performers playing the show’s namesake, is sensational. Sure to receive a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, this year might finally be Ms. Block’s time. Can you believe?
The production, like last season’s Summer, the Donna Summer musical, casts three women to play the central character at different points in her life. There is Babe (Micaela Diamond), the teenage Cher; Lady (Teal Wicks), who portrays the diva at mid-career; and Star (Stephanie J. Block), the older, wiser woman. Unlike Summer, the trio of actresses in The Cher Show appear in combinations on stage, at many moments all together. In between and during scenes, they discuss their (her) life, show business choices, celebrate the high moments, and lift each other up when all seems lost and hopeless.
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