UnBelieveable news as the Cher Show brings the story of a global megastar to Sunderland Empire
Can you Believe it? The Cher Show is coming to Sunderland.
A new production of the hit celebration of the international megastar’s life and career will open at Leicester’s Curve in April next year before hitting the road.
Directed by former Strictly Come Dancing star Arlene Phillips, choreographed by current Strictly star Oti Mabuse and boasting costumes by renowned designer Gabriella Slade, the tour will stop off at Sunderland Empire between Tuesday and Saturday, April 26-30, 2022.
With more 100 million record sales, an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, three Golden Globes and an award from The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Cher has influenced popular culture worldwide for decades.
Her on-screen career started in 1971 with her weekly television show and went on to include starring roles in iconic films from Moonstruck, for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress, to Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
The Cher Show tells the story of how the shy daughter of an Armenian American truck driver climbed to the dizzying heights of global stardom and introduces the audeicne to the influential people in her life, from her mother and Sonny Bono, to fashion designer and costumier Bob Mackie.
The musical is packed with 35 of her biggest hits, including ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, ‘I Got You Babe’, ‘Strong Enough’, ‘The Shoop Shoop Song’ and ‘Believe’.
“I have been a fan of Cher since I first heard I Got You Babe in the mid-sixties and cannot wait to direct her musical,” said Arlene Phillps.
"I love stories about strong inspirational legends like Cher and I am proud to be joined in the creative team by two women who have already made a huge impact in their careers: Oti Mabuse as choreographer of the many different genres in the show and Gabriella Slade for the iconic costume designs.
"This exciting show will be a non-stop journey of Cher’s rollercoaster life, bringing to the audience Cher’siconic songs, glorious dance numbers, unique costumes and her epic drama.
"All they need to do is come along and Believe.”
Tickets are now on sale. Call 0844 871 7615* or book online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland*
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