Theater News: ‘The Cher Show’ in Chicago, June 12, 2018

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CHICAGO – Cherilyn Sarkisian… yes, that is her birth name… is the redoubtable Cher, and it’s perfect timing for her to have a jukebox musical tribute. “The Cher Show,” covering three eras/songs of the six-decade career of Cher, opens for a Chicago preview before its Broadway run, from June 12th through July 25th, 2018.

The show will take place at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago’s Loop. For more information, including tickets, click here.

Teal Wicks, Stephanie J. Block and Micaela Diamond of “The Cher Show”
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck photo for

Cher will be portrayed by three women at various stages of her life… Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond (recently featured in the ensemble of NBC-TV’s live Easter Sunday “Jesus Christ Superstar”), and will follow the singer through her two husbands, Sonny Bono (Jarrod Spector) and Gregg Allman (Matthew Hydzik), the music, and her roller coaster life. The Costume Designer of the show is the legendary Bob Mackie, who first dressed Cher in 1967 on “The Carol Burnett Show.” He is also portrayed in “The Cher Show” by Michael Barresse.

Legendary Costumer Bob Mackie of “The Cher Show”
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck photo for

Photographer Joe Arce of was at the press conference introduction for the show on June 5th, 2018, and shot these Exclusive Photos. After the Chicago preview run, “The Cher Show” will open on Broadway in New York City.

“The Cher Show” opens on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018, for a pre-Broadway run through July 15th at the Oriental Theatre – 24 West Randolph Street in Chicago. Featuring Teal Wicks, Stephanie J. Block and Micaela Diamond. Book by Rick Elice. Directed by Jason Moore. For more information regarding the show, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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