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Cher’s fabulous costumes designed by Bob Mackie are seen in “The Cher Show,” a new musical
Cher has always been my favorite
performer because of her
grit, talent, survival skills and
the ability to wear with grace
and style the creative outlandish
and stunning costumes that
Bob Mackie created for her.
Her life story is told through
the talents of three performers
channeling Cher from
her childhood to the present.
She was “discovered” at 16
years old by singer/producer
Sonny Bono, who was a
mature 27. Together their first
album, “I’ve Got You Babe,” was
an enormous success — and,
as they say, the rest is history!
Her ups and devastating downs
are played out with the talented
performers who got a standing
ovation as they sang their finale.
But for me, there was one dance
performance by Stephanie Block,
Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond
that took my breath away with
the gymnastic moves and ongoing
singing. I take my hat off to choreographer
I’m so grateful to have been
able to experience Cher’s life
because I relate to those glorious
highs and devastating lows. It’s
a life well-lived and still rocks.
The powerful story, the music,
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the dancing, the costumes — it is
truly theater at its best, and one
of the few shows that I would see
again. You should definitely see
it for yourself!
Go, Cher, go!
I send my warmest congratulations
to my dear friend Claire Shulman on
the birth of her great-grandson, Colin
Maxwell Brown. He came into the world
on Thursday, Nov. 15, weighing 6 ½
pounds. The proud parents are Caroline
Elizabeth Shulman Brown and Paul Kevin
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Why do I love
it’s a universal holiday
that we all can share.For me,
I’ll be enjoying it at my daughter
Samantha’s home; she will be welcoming
30 of us there. My staff
is especially thankful this year, as
we’ve closed our office on Friday
for a four-day weekend.
I’m very impressed and grateful
to the people in the community
who take time to give
back, whether it be food pantries
to help feed the homeless
on Thanksgiving; or, as I saw
this week on Long Island, boxers
fighting their hearts out to raise
money for local causes. They got
the crowd screaming and yelling
— and opening their pockets, too.
There are so many examples
of such “acts of kindness” by our
readers, and we will be featuring
these each month.
Please send me acts of kindness
by email to vschneps@
gmail.com, and we’ll profile
them. We are delighted to feature
eople who make our world
a better place.
Run, don’t walk, and do
whatever it takes if you are a
Broadway fan to see “The Cher
Show” — something you don’t
want to miss, in previews now
at the majestic Neil Simon
Theatre, and officially opens
the beginning of December.
I was there last Sunday for the
matinee performance and, to
my amazement, when the lights
went down just behind me on
the aisle there was Cher herself,
sitting with two friends.
She wore dark glasses, a black
hat and scarf, and as I repeatedly
turned back to see her reacting
to the performers, she sat stone
faced. After all she is one of the
producers; I’d be anxious too if
someone was portraying my life.