The Cher Show, the musical based on Cher’s life starring three Chers (at different points in her life), is currently trying out in Chicago before going to Broadway. Cher was in the audience this weekend, and after the show, The Chicago Tribune asked her what she thought. Let’s put it this way: at no point did the cast and crew hear a low voice in the orchestra say, “Someone grab me a freakin’ pen so I can stab myself in the eye.” Cher said:
“Some parts of it are really fabulous. We’re going to work on the other parts. In many parts, it was much, much better than I thought it would be. And there were no parts where I wanted to gouge my eyes out. It needs work. I’m not supposed to say that but I don’t care.”
When asked what was going through her mind while she watched the show, Cher answered:
“That’s really hard to say. Some times, I was having a blast. Some times, my mind was wandering. I think those are the parts that are going to get better.”
On the upside, the producers of The Cher Show don’t have to work very hard to improve the musical and guarantee themselves a Tony-winning hit. All they have to do is scrap everything they have, call up RuPaul, and buy the rights to Cher: The Unauthorized Rusical. I bet if they ask nice enough, Miz Cracker will even loan them her Believe wig!